Photos Fort Desoto
Feb 1 – 10, 2022
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Fort De Soto is located in the southwest corner of Mullet Key at the entrance to Tampa Bay. It consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). We are returning to Fort DeSoto on this trip because we love the private, beachfront campsites and the ease of wading out in the water in front of our campsite with a fly rod or spin rod….and hopefully, catch fish! We keep the canoe and our bucket of live shrimp anchored off shore in front of our campsite.
- during WWII the island was used for bombing practice by the pilot who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima (in fact, when wading in the shallow water we had to be careful not to step into one of these holes!)
The fishing so far, has not been very good. The weather has been windy and a bit cold, but we never give up and venture out every day and either walk the shores in our waders or paddle the canoe around the islands. Even without catching, every day out on the water is beautiful and fun!
Favorites: Our campsite, #218 on the water, is one of our favorites of our Florida RV trip. The campground is surrounded by mangroves, beautiful water, white sand, and close islands. It’s so awesome wading in water, fly fishing, and being so close to the outer islands.
Fish we caught:
Cary caught the one keeper (our first fish 2022) on a fly rod! Ladyfish. A fun fish to catch. It jumped high out of the water 4-5 times.