We are blessed to live in paradise even if it is a little warm (OK, it’s very hot). If you want to cool off, you can go up into the mountains or just explore our Big Bend area’s spring-fed waters to chill. The spring waters stay a refreshing 69 degrees year-round. Snorkel for scallops or just wine and dine. They still have great clams around Cedar Key. Or try the other extreme cruise — south to visit the Florida Keys, where you can dive up some crawfish (or bugs, to locals).
You can’t get away? Not to worry — since so many of the locals are gone, there’s also great fishing here at home. Our visiting “professionals” have exited and life is great until the next tournament season. We have most of our fun and eating fish available now, without the crowds. School starting and then hunting seasons opening also contributed to a slowdown on the water. Don’t forget that snook season opens Sept. 1, so enjoy the calm while it’s here. We have so many options, so dive in.
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