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||Posted: Nov. 11 2007,04:26
Rattlesnake Key (Largo) was one of our favorite launches, back by Atlantis Dive, park along side the road. Only issues: about a hundred fifty foot carry or traverse over rocky ground - use a cart, bring some pool noodles cut in half to set your yak on.
Rattlesnake is southeast from the launch, and I strongly suggest you check out Roger's or another aerial before going so you can find the meandering channel outside the northwest end (very fishy). There's also a couple of very nice channels running through Rattlesnake.
I've seen and cast to everything there: shark, tarpon, snook, cuda and some nice bonefish. Catch a rising tide and sneak up to the northwest end (directly from the launch). Be slow and meticulous, very quiet, sightfish for tailing bones, determine their direction and set up, cast a shrimp way ahead.
Don't be in a hurry. Paddle very slow, drift, watch. You'll need a stake.
There is a wreck to the north of the eastern end. Cudas everywhere, cast to the many potholes around the mangroves and out to about 4 feet of water.
Best launch is a rising tide, you'll need water if you decide to circumnavigate. Can't speak for others but I am aware of no crocs in this area, the reservation is well north along Card Sound.
Edited by Capn Jimbo on Nov. 11 2007,04:59
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