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lconn4 Offline
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Posted: Dec. 29 2004,12:38

Put in this morning just off Old Griffin Rd in the C10 canal, Dania. I had been looking at some maps of the different canals that would take me west. Figured the snook would be making their way towards the sawgrass with all the cold weather.

Had'nt fished the area before, but with a strong wind pushing me down the canal, I covered a lot of territory. Not much going on till I got west of I 95.

First a few moonfish and jacks and then my buddy the snook. Caught two small ones and then get hammered by a big boy that had me headed under the Rustic Inn cafe. Got broke off after it stripped drag and wrapped me in the first five seconds.  No chance do much, he was pulling me and yak and still stripping drag. Went right back from where he came.

There are some fishy looking docks along this canal, gotta believe there's a lot of snook headed west.
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Posted: Dec. 29 2004,14:17

That has always seemed like a hot area.  Sue Sea and usually sit cnannel-side at the Rustic and inbetween pounding crabs we frequently noticed some good 'uns swirling and feeding in the lights after dark.

I've heard there's a nearby launch, Louis, what's the nearest one, do ya know?

:capn:

ps...how bout throwin up a post bout your yakside dialogue with Kayak Willie.  Spread the word, I just KNOW he gave ya plenty of tips..


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Posted: Dec. 29 2004,17:00

there's a easy put in off 441 and River road under the clover leaf

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Posted: Dec. 30 2004,06:47

You can put into the Dania Cutoff canal at SW 30th Ave.  Southeast corner of the bridge, small city park, I think the park is called Griffin Marine Park.  Small parking area, about a dozen spaces..free, if I remember correctly, with a nice ramp designed for small boats.  Puts you into the canal about a mile west of I-95. I spent a hour checking it out a couple of weeks back, but haven't had the chance to capitalize on the recon yet.  I'm pretty sure that you can get into that whole series of lakes that sit under the I-75 overpass from there by going west in the canal about 1/2 a mile.  Looks very promising.
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Posted: Dec. 30 2004,12:33

How are these canals in terms of boat traffic? Are they slow/idle zones or are you at the mercy of powerboats? Thinking of going there with my wife tomorrow.

Thanks,

Ken
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Posted: Dec. 31 2004,22:08

I did a trip out of the 30th St ramp a few weeks ago just to see the Pond Apple swamp once- pretty neat little place on the New River just south of 595. It's pretty shallow, so go at high-ish tide. Lots of iguanas around both the cutoff canal and the river. I tried casting my red and white topwater some with no hits. I didn't paddle past 595 but in driving around there I don't think there is any access to the other lakes and canals back there. There certainly wasn't any from the cutoff canal or New River south of 595. There was very little boat traffic, but it was on a weekday. One of the boats was a commercial crabber, surprisingly.

Roger
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Posted: Feb. 17 2005,10:46

my how time flies.  Forgot that I had posted. I normally put in off Old Griffen Rd, its kinda steep but it's nearer the area I've been fishing. Found a 30 ft hole that was holding fish during a cold spell.

If you need more specific directions, you ain't gonna get em. :p
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Posted: Feb. 17 2005,11:35

Iconn,
Where do you put in ?  

I checked out the 30th street ramp and it looks good, with limited parking so if it gets well known the lot would fill on weekends fast. I think the boat traffic is limited by low bridge at the crabhouse, and shallow water in the cutoff canal that runs north to new-river along 84.

That area of the canal had a pretty good tidal current, plus wind. Looked like an Ok place to launch my yak and it would be an easy paddle east towards Rustic-crabhouse.

Spoke to a guy in a small flats boat who was trolling-motor'n along throwing a topwater, he said its a mixed bag, jack, cuda, snook.. depending on wind/tide/weather.

Any-one know the tide offset from PE at the 30th street ramp ?


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Posted: Feb. 17 2005,21:10

ChefMike, CapnJimbo & I explored some of that area awhile back. I took out the Gheenoe with Chef & Capn played with one of the super yaks. No luck fishing but we saw an awesome iguana. And low flying planes.

After my gheenoe was back on the trailer a couple of bigger boats blasted by at full speed. Tide must've been up...
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