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Old 01-24-2005, 03:58 PM
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I can't take it anymore
Freak'in cool weather is bad enough, but no dam fish out there either #$@!

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Where's the best place to go and fish...

- 3 Days
- Saltwater Fishing
- Between Febuary and May
- Under $1,500 (including gas, food, motel, fight, etc)
- and what Species
- Besides TOGG'in w/ GT
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I can't take it anymore
Freak'in cool weather is bad enough, but no dam fish out there either #$@!

Pftttt... Herring


Where's the best place to go and fish...

- 3 Days
- Saltwater Fishing
- Between Febuary and May
- Under $1,500 (including gas, food, motel, fight, etc)
- and what Species
- Besides TOGG'in w/ GT
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:05 AM
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I don't know, Scoob, my guess is Florida. The lure of the mighty Snook. The screaming run of the Bonefish. The dogged throbbing pull of the Redfish. It makes me want to sing... sing.... sing...!

"I'm a Fisherman, and I'm OK,
I sleep all night, and I fish all day!"

Yeah, guess winter is getting to me also.
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Hey, look! I got one of them lil taggy thingies!
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Haven't been there yet but this is in my future.

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Old 01-26-2005, 10:31 PM
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Scooby I agree with the others Florida is probably your best bet. I recall renting a car in Miami and driving down to the KEys. I would backpack with my rod for the day and fish my AR$@ off.

Did this the entire week stopping at different spots along the way. It was GREAT and mighty CHEAP!!!
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Scooby I agree with the others Florida is probably your best bet. I recall renting a car in Miami and driving down to the KEys. I would backpack with my rod for the day and fish my AR$@ off.

Did this the entire week stopping at different spots along the way. It was GREAT and mighty CHEAP!!!


I know about Bahia Honda SP, as well as the SP at the tip of Key West.

But where else did you stop? Pennecamp? other places?

Sounds great, and I want to head back there again.
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I've been to the Keys 5 or 6 times when I lived in Florida. One of my favorite places to fish is under a few of the many bridges on the keys... Find one that has a deep channel and a flat, grab a chum block and hang it off the bridge near the flat/deeper water, and catch sharks and barracuda til your arms fall off. It's simple fishing, I usually run 2 rods. A light rod for catching mangrove snapper and grunts, and a heavier rod to liveline the grunts for toothy critters. Go back to the bridges or lights at night and have a shot at some tarpon action also. It's unbeatable!
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This time of year, in the inland waterways (e.g., ICW), there are lots and lots of snook at night under dock lights. Bigger fish in the summer, but SO MANY now. Fly fishing small white, buoyancy neutral flies is really the way to go. A kayak would be great. I know the area around Stuart, as I lived there once still visit my mom on Hutchinson Island.

Snook lights (real bright ones down newar the water) were all over the place, but may have been blown away by the hurricanes and not replaced.

At the risk of repetition, here's a 20# snook fly caught under the Stuart Causeway bridge - charter boat, not yak; August, not winter.
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If you go this route: yak with anchor is best. Get into position ~50' away from the light. You'll often see snook in the pool of light, but there are usually more in the dark down current from the light, waiting to bushwhack minnows and shrimp. Cast a small white Polar fiber minnow into the pool og light or just up current from it, and strip. It's really cool - if they don't nail it right away, they will follow it into the dark, and you keep stripping waiting for the strike. They are very good at running back under the dock and wrapping on piling, so 30# fluoro leaders are best.
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Nice fish STEVE.
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So, where ya gonna go?
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Well at 1st I was thinking of doing a trip alone or with some friends, but now the wife wants to go on vacation during her "spring break" from school

So I'm not sure where I'm going.
All I know is that my fishing will now be limited.

Maybe I'll end up in the KEYS.
Thinking I should bit the bullet and take her somewhere she wants to go this time.

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Scooby, the keys is another affordable trip. You can do the same as SH said, but for tarpon rather then Snook. If you go this route, toss me and email or a post and I'll give you directions and details about a few spots that I know well. Please disreguard any changes and my directions though, my fishing spots in Key West consist of: fishing for an hour, then jumping on the moped to stop at a bar and pick up drinks: drive to the other spot, then back to get drinks, etc. Man, what a great time! Probably one of the only places in the US that you could do this! Sandyhooker- great snook! See you at the BASH!
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Paddle,

Know of any good B&D that cater to fisherman?
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