August 23, 2014 · 10:00 AM
Gang, join in and paddle the Peace River located Southeast of Tampa in search for sharks teeth and other fossils. Millions of years ago Florida was covered with water and the Peace River is famous for revealing it's past. People find huge sharks teeth, ancient manatee bones, arrow heads, every day on this river.
I constructed a few boxs with grates to sift I just have to put some floats on them. Just as good bring your own old kitchen strainer and with luck we could find the Magaladon Sharks tooth, and other goodies. No doubt you'll go home with a few dozen small teeth with a little paddling and work.
The smaller the grate the more teeth you'll find. The larger the grate 1/4 " or larger the less teeth you'll find, but you may find the larger Meglaadon teeth. A small shovel is a good idea to use to put dirt into the grates as well.
We'll meetup at the Skyway Bridge's southside fishing pier at 8:30 AM then drive down 75 towards Arcadia we'll get to Arcadia around 10 am at Arcadia Boat Ramp (American Legion Dr. and SR 70) for the put-in. Parking available.
Directions: if coming from Tampa or St. Petersburg: I-75 south to SR 70 east just before you get to Arcadia look for American Legion Dr. on the Left.
Cost: $45 for kayak rentals - Free with your own kayak.
Bring: Water, sunscreen, towel, grates or kitchen strainers are good for sifting sand for the sharks teeth, camera, rope in case we need to tether the kayaks near a bend in the river while fossil hunting, water shoes or sandals WITH HEEL STRAPS, FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT A GOOD IDEA ON THIS RIVER.