Uploaded on Dec 19, 2011
What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than kayak fishing on the calm waters of one of South Walton's hidden gems.
Peach Creek flows north from the wetlands of Point Washington State Forest, on the north side of Seagrove Beach, Florida. It's just a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico and Scenic Highway 30A.
What begins as a trickle, widens to SoWal's largest freshwater creek, opening up to a beautiful bayou flowing into the Intracoastal Waterway and the Choctawhatchee (Chock-tuh-hatch-ee) Bay.
Many species of fish can be found in Peach Creek with Largemouth Bass and pan fish prevalent up the creek a bit where it is mostly freshwater.
The bayou water varies from fresh, to brackish, to salty and back, depending on rain, tides, and wind. Also common are saltwater species such as Flounder, Trout, and Redfish, along with Bay Shrimp and Blue Crab.
The most remarkable thing about Peach Creek Bayou may be the fact that American Alligators and Bottlenose Dolphins share the same water. Both hunt for fish and other food in the calm estuary.
All types of birds inhabit the bayou, including Kingfisher, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Pelican, Seagull, Marsh Hen, Woodpecker, and the occasional Bald Eagle.
Peach Creek is easy to visit by using the boat launch at the north end of Scenic 395 in Point Washington, just past Eden State Gardens on Tucker Bayou. You can bring your own boat or xall one of the local rental companies to rent kayaks or standup paddle boards. Guides are available for fishing and paddling tours.
Guided motorboat tours are also available for exploring the nearby Choctawhatchee River delta.
Please find more area info at http://www.SoWal.com
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