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Posted: Feb. 17 2004,14:47

Another one of my favorites! Other than a juicy shrimp as a top offering, has anyone had any luck with jigs?
I have had some success with flies also in the past. The old Crazy Charlie pattern.
This is another addictive fish to persue.  Lets get some dialogue going! Chef :O


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Posted: Feb. 18 2004,06:47

I have yet to even spook one of these guys, much less have a chance to cast to one.
All new to me.
Where are they at this time of year?


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Posted: Feb. 18 2004,19:02

There in Deep water now. Water temps need to be above 78 degrees to get any sign of them on a flat. Wait til spring when the water warms, ocean flats are good in the keys. Biscayne bay has some great flats if your up for a serious paddle!  :cool:

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Posted: Feb. 19 2004,07:11

Chef,
What do you consider a "serious paddle"?
Also, what would be the best launch point to reach these areas?
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Posted: Feb. 19 2004,08:36

Mike,

Are you talking about paddling out to the keys in BB? That's a haul!

Convoy point is a nice little area where there might be a fish or two (south BB). There's also some nice areas in N. Key Largo (near rattlesnake).
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Posted: Feb. 19 2004,18:43

Places that I have persued Bones in the past were around Elliott key and areas around there. A major haul in a kayak....however im familiar with the Largo areas and have seen numbers of tailing fish in the past. Need to look into Chicken Key and the areas around there....nice flats...bones have to buzz around some time.

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Posted: Feb. 23 2004,04:24

Sue Sea and I took a trip to Key West this weekend, stopped at the south end of Seven Mile Bridge.  Veteran's Park is on both sides of the road exactly where the bridge ends.  Free ramp on the bayside.

At the launch there is a small key (Little Money Key) just to the north, abandoned dock on the north side, surrounded by flats.  Tons of diving birds and bait.

Then under the Seven Mile to oceanside to Money Key near the south end.  The currents really rip here, hugh amounts of water were flowing out and I fished the flats to the oceanside of this key.  There are also flats to the north of it.

Anyway, I spotted and cast to at least 4 tailing bones, plus Sue Sea spotted a couple of Permit.  We spooked a bone that had to run 10 lb.

No hookups but it was great being on an active flat.  BTW, this was an outgoing tide, end of low, strong current flow.  Bones were in about 12 to 18 in. of water, permits in about 2 or a bit more.

BTW, I really paid the price with my hernia, don't think I'll be yakking again soon...


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Posted: Feb. 23 2004,17:20

Hey Jim-
You know those donut rings made of rubber, vinyl or some such that people sit on to alleviate discomfort? Wouldn't some kind of modified 'donut' thing for kayaking use help?
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Posted: Feb. 23 2004,17:27

good idea but wrong area.
Hernia's are not a so much a pain in the butt as they are a pain in the torso.
I'd hate to paddle with one. Don't even want to think about it.
oooouuuhhh!
Sucks, big time :(


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