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Christmas in the Keys
Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:19 AM
Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:53 AM
Posted 03 December 2004 - 02:00 PM
Your only posting this to make those you leave behind in Mi. jealous, arn't you!!
Sorry I can't help with the fishing. All I can do is wish I was with you at christmas.
IT'S SANTA SWAP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 03 December 2004 - 02:23 PM
It's not totally set right now, more of just a possibility. All I need to do is get down there. Then I'll have a free vehicle and a place to stay somewhere around Miami. All depends on my cousin's schedule, and whether I can get a plane ticket down there for a reasonable price...
Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:30 PM
Florida that time of year is kind of a crap shoot. As long as cold fronts don't blow through, it could be pretty good. There aren't many places to wade fish down there, but you can try Boca Chica, the island just north of Key West where the Naval Air Station is. There was a Circle K on the highway, take the road that runs along side of it until you can't go any further. There is a sandy flat about a half mile past the end of the road. Hit it on an incoming tide, bonefish and permit are a possibility.
Another place is Bahia Honda state park. It's about 40 miles north of Key West. Park your car in the northern most parking lot and walk north along the beach to the cut. There is a nice sandy flat there, and I've had some good luck on incoming tides.
Posted 04 December 2004 - 08:16 AM
Tell me about the Crystal River/Yankee Town area. It came recommended for my stay down there.
Sorry Hatch, didn't mean to hijack your thread.
As for the Keys, a buddy of mine used to fish flies in the chum line of the boat on the Ocean side of Islamorada (sp) and did pretty good.
Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:01 AM
Posted 04 December 2004 - 12:27 PM
I'm not too familiar with the Crystal River/Yankeetown area. I've fished up there but it has been a couple of years.
Posted 06 December 2004 - 12:34 PM
Posted 06 December 2004 - 01:55 PM
Posted 09 December 2004 - 12:22 PM
You ever go to Bonefish Bob's down in Islamorada? I just got off the phone with him and he said the fishing should be pretty good during that time. Not sure if he just wanted to see another customer in his store or what. He was mentioned in a different forum as a good guy, so I decided to give him a call. Looks like if I do go I'll get a solid week of fishing in. Hopefully it all comes together...
Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:26 PM
Posted 10 December 2004 - 08:16 AM
Bonefish Bob is an institution down there, he very knowledgeable and will help you out. His shop is kinda pricy, tie your own flies his are real expensive. The last time I was in there he wanted $9 for a Merkin!
Posted 10 December 2004 - 09:29 AM
NYC, Jersey Shore, Eastern PA, occasionally Downeast Maine
Big fish don't get big by being stupid.
Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:14 AM