This is another sequence I was lucky enough to get this week. For those of you who are in the North Central Florida area, make a special effort to get to the Suwannee River and see these spectacular fish. For the tongue in cheek of last week, no-one knows why they jump. It is thought to be a form of communication between each other, perhaps a way to get rid of some parasites, or they lose the sense of where the surface of the water is as they speed up as they move up the Suwannee River. I think there may be something to the first thought, as I have noticed as soon as one jumps, several more jump almost immediately. But who know...? Keep in mind, these fish get up to 9 feet long and weigh 300 or more pounds. This one was probably 6 feet or so and perhaps 150 to 175 pounds and it's nose was up 7 or 8 feet above the water.... Frame 1 of 4...
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