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||Posted: Jan. 23 2006,07:57
I thought you were talkin bout West Lake in Hollywood, which has a reputation for lookin fishy but not really producing. Still Chef Mike and I discovered a few neat spots.
I know not much bout the Glades WLake. But with some notable exceptions I've had little luck at low tide, prefer a rising tide beginnin at max flow (mid tide) and fish through high tide. The bait and predators will be moving to and under the mangroves particularly in cold weather.
Of particular importance in the winter is focusing on sunny, wind-protected areas (lee side of keys, etc) that are near but free of current. Some predators wait under the mangroves on say a point, wait for the bait to flow by in the current.
You're into fly, I use spinning gear - learn to skip cast jigs or topwaters (literally) under the mangroves. Wait, wait, and work em very slowly.
Was recently over at Sanibel's J. Ding Darling park in VERY cold weather. Local guide advised me to work the culverts (very high flow) using a chartreause jig and curly tail. Got a nice slot snook, very feisty, nice fight who was waiting in the rocks just outside the flow and ambushed my jig. Nice...
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