Ya I bet it's a lot different. It's been at least 10 years since I took my boat out there fishing. I bet there's all kinds of non native critters now though. My uncle just recently caught a huge clown knive fishing the border canal for lake Okeechobee.Conservation doesn't pay the bills.
Jimmy Riffle....The original heavy set Gator Boy used to work with me at the school board.
The show paid $50k a year. So he did both for a while. Then he became a partner in OLD FLORIDA BAR B Q. It went broke.
Now he is doing his own shows on the road.
Haven't seen him in years.
In the meantime the state took over Holiday Park and made it a much more lucrative tourist spot. Partially on the Gator Boys name.
It's not the quaint getaway spot it once was. With mostly locals and bikers off of U.S.27.
I had the only bike today.
Most of the traffic were tour busses.
But it's still a great spot to catch some very large, very funky fish.