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Posted: April 10 2006,20:03

Well, I took the advice of Capn Jimbo and a few others and hit John Lloyd Park Saturday. I launched at the first ramp that leads to the ICW. Launching was much easier here than around Deerfield/Boca, less traffic. I headed southbound and paddled against the current to the bridge and took a right into some really nice mangrove trails. There were fish jumping all over the place and several folks fishing nearby. I spent about 3 hours trying every jig I own and was unable to land a fish. I finally caught a few little guys on a topwater plug, I don't even know what kind of fish they were. I tried using the Gulp shrimp, but was unsuccessful. I think I need a few more pointers, so here's a few questions.

How do rig the Gulp shrimp? I put the hook through the head and out the back, but the weight of the hook turned it belly up, unlike a real shrimp. When you add a weight, do you put it right next to the jig, or up the line a bit?

Does anyone have any luck with the twin tailed, lead head shrimp jig? I've fished the white one quite a bit, but had no luck.

Does anyone ever catch any fish mid-day, 11:00am-3:00pm?

I know very little about saltwater fishing, so how about sharing some of those secrets with a poor ole newbee!
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Posted: Aug. 23 2006,09:44

Newbee here just wanted to say hi.
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Posted: Aug. 24 2006,10:06

How was the boat traffic? And how far is it from the parking area to the boat ramp (I don't have a cart)? I might try this on Saturday AM, weather permitting.
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Posted: Aug. 24 2006,13:17

John Lloyd Marina is an easy launch.  Just pull your car up to the curb just to the side of the ramps, then unload your yak 'n goodies in the grass, then go park.  Easy, close.  Never all that busy...

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Posted: Aug. 25 2006,14:02

Those fishy looking canals have lots of Jumping mullet but during the midday period the fishing is not good. For my money I would save the park fee and launch off the beach next to the Dania Pier just south of John Loyd. I fish off the bottom with a white bucktail Jighead sweetened with a dead shrimp or frozen mullet. I almost always get grooper and some snapper. Also bring a sabiki rig and a bucket if you catch bait aroound the pier you can catch snook along the beach or up towards the inlet.  Kingfish and Spanish are also good posibilities along with Jacks, Grunts and the ever popular Catfish. eelfish are also plentiful.

If the tide is on the high side and the water is moving you can also catch snook in Whiskey Creek which is an easy senic paddle although they kinda ruined some of the scenery by removing all of the non native trees.
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Posted: Aug. 28 2006,06:00

Quote (Capn Jimbo @ Aug. 24 2006,16:17)
John Lloyd Marina is an easy launch.  Just pull your car up to the curb just to the side of the ramps, then unload your yak 'n goodies in the grass, then go park.  Easy, close.  Never all that busy...

:capn:

Cap'n...

Are you referring to the boat launch ramps ?

I was at Dania bch, walking and casting on Sunday at daybreak. Saw a couple yak'sters beach launch and paddle the surf just out of casting distance. Bait, pilchards were abundant.

I noticed that since they have cleared out Looyd park, it looks like an easy launch would be just north of the public parking lots for the beach and pier, into Wiskey Creek, for ICW access.


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Posted: Aug. 28 2006,17:44

Sure that works.  But you will have to pay for your parking.  Sue Sea and I always buy a state park pass, and since we probably go to Lloyd sometimes twice a week, it sure pays for itself easy.

But that's a nice launch for ICW access.  The JL Marina Boat Launch works well also, plus if you want to try headin out the inlet, tho it might be a lot safer to launch by the pier and paddle over.

Lots of choices here...

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Posted: Aug. 28 2006,18:01

Being a noob to kayaks, with a Hobie pedal yak to boot, I have launched at JL ramp on a late outgoing tide, fished the outside and rode the tide in. It can get a little scary if there is a lot of big boat traffic when you get towards the jetty.

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Posted: Aug. 28 2006,18:29

I've found the easiest beach launch at John Lloyd is to put in at the boat ramp, paddle into Whiskey Creek over to the beach by the concession area, then drag it over the sand out into the surf. You can also do this in reverse to get back. It works nice if you want to go in or out the inlet and can't time the tides right to get a return trip.

If you park in one of the parking lots it's a long shlep from the lot to the beach. At the pier if you get there after 9am you have to drag the yak over a lot of sand afterlanding in the "permissable" area 200 yards north of the pier.

Does anyone understand why people can surf right next to the pier but a kayak is considered too hazardous to be around bathers on the beach?

(Capn's Note:  RDS is absolutely right.  This is a great way to get into the surf (and have some nice fries at the restaurant).  I completely forgot this one).  Thanks.)


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Tman Offline
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Posted: Sep. 01 2006,09:33

I still go to JL often and just park in the last lot and drag my yak across the sand. I always catch a few fish, plus, if you paddle back down towards the entrance of the park, you can find a nice quiet stretch of beach all to yourself. Always pleasant.
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