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Fishing in the Fakahatchee

by FOF member Chris Duerksen

With permission, we are sharing Chris’ article about fishing in the Fakahatchee, which was published in the Florida Sportsman magazine. To read more of this great article go to

“The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve offers a trifecta of freshwater lakes, brackish canals and ponds, and saltwater tidal creeks with a smorgas­bord of fish ranging from Junker largemouth and peacock bass, to snook and tarpon, not to men­tion outsized oscars and hard-fighting redfish”.

Fishing in the Fakahatchee by Chris Duerksen