Arnold Markowitz and a butterfly peacock he caught in a Broward canal.
Considering the amount of time we here at WLRN Miami Herald News have been talking about canals recently, due to our immersion into the Canoe Project, Arnold Markowitz, a listener, offered to us some information about an interesting characteristic of Miami canals: they have some pretty great fishing!
WLRN Miami Herald News reporter, Trina Sargalski, recently chatted with Arnold Markowitz, a local fishing expert here in Miami, about why he loves fishing in Miami’s canals.
Trina’s questions include some from comments on our blog and replies on Twitter.
Most South Florida residents don’t have the luxury of flying to the Amazon when they have an urge for adventure. Some might go to Shark Valley or drive up north for some good old-fashioned hiking, but if you are stuck in the city where can you get your fix?
WLRN contributor Terence Cantarella had an idea. In a city that is criss-crossed by canals, how often have you actually made use of them? His interest in the waterways gave way to research, and then intrigue. Only one person is known to have circumnavigated the county back in 1991, and with his death in 2010 the time is ripe for someone to follow up with a 2012 version.