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Old 09-30-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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A few years back, we took a trip to the AlabamaGulfCoast and opted to stay in GulfState Park. We had a beautiful cabin, and we could see a lake. We had brought along some fishing gear, so we strolled out to see what we could find. We were stunned to learn that the lake is home to both saltwater and freshwater species. How does that happen? There's an article under the "Fishing" tab at www.thebeachiscalling.org that explains it. Follow the link to "What's Biting" and you'll find the story of the "]MysteryLake." An editor's note explains it this way: "One of the most amazing bodies of water anywhere, LakeShelby is the closest freshwater lake to salt water. LakeShelby consists of three spring-fed lakes but also has had an intrusion of saltwater throughout its history. When waves from hurricanes wash over the AlabamaGulfCoast, they often deposit speckled trout, redfish, white trout and flounder into the lake. When the storms subside, and the lake returns to its natural boundaries, LakeShelby then will home good numbers of both freshwater and saltwater fish." Lots of people book charters to go out into the Gulf in hopes of hooking a monster marlin, but we had a miniature version of that on our trip.
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