Episode 84: Lloyd Wruble – Gatekeeper of the Glades
Dr. Lloyd Wruble is a successful, retired oral and facial surgeon by trade, and one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. He’s a soft spoken man with a passion for fishing, not just fishing, but backcountry, Everglades fishing in South Florida. He has fished the nooks and crannies of the Everglades for decades. It’s a labyrinthine waterway of creeks, black mangroves, bays, cypress trees, pines and sable palms that weave in and out and around forever and ever. Inside its world of salt and brackish water swim snook, redfish, tarpon, bass and a multitude of other species. It’s beautiful and pristine, a sacred sanctuary! This is where Lloyd has given his soul. His relationship with the glades was initially cemented with the late pioneer, Herman Lucerne. He took Wruble deeper into the unknown and became Lloyd’s mentor and great friend. Herman showed him this remote country like only Herman could, as he knew it better than anyone else…
When Herman died in hurricane Andrew, Lloyd was crushed. He’d lost a brother, then devoted much of his time to preserving the life that Herman lived.
On today’s podcast, Lloyd Wruble speaks of many things few people has ever seen or know about.