Well. I made it out there, didn't get eaten by an alligator, and found pygmies at Wacissa. They seem to congregate under larger leafy floating plants only. Not at all in the hydrilla stem plants deeper down. They liked the cover that floating plants provided, so I brought some floaters back with me. There were small pockets of them all throughout the weeds on the far right side of the boat ramp near the cordoned off swimming pool area.
What actually worked best was to rent a canoe from up the road and paddle it around and park in the weeds on the right side. Then dip the net into the water at a 45 degree angle and then go directly up towards the surface. I was able to catch quite a few like that. And now have a very good size breeding population.
I am curious to know what the general hardness of the water is at Wacissa springs. I'd imagine quite hard but who knows. I'll see if my GH test still works.
High def pics to follow once I get them in their tanks.