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Will be down for three weeks of snook and tarpon and looking forward to a nice time off!!!  See ya o the other side!!!

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1 hour ago, ScottO said:

Will be down for three weeks of snook and tarpon and looking forward to a nice time off!!!  See ya o the other side!!!

Good luck I’d like to hear about it thinking of a trip there myself 

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Scott  there is large Wild Fire to east of your place, they had planned to have a burn but a Lightning strike said lets do it now, I 75 was closed as well as alligator alley due to smoke should be Ok by Saturday  Been Hot of late  high 90's,heat index105 so take it slow first few days also been getting afternoon showers,enjoy time off

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Thanks Al, it is hot and of course get here and over do it a little.  Today is a lay day of chills in and catching up on fluids.  Bugs are minimal, Irma apparently took most of them away.  Lots of dragon flies minimal mosquitos and some no see’ums at sun rise and set.  Hoping to fish tomorrow, big tarpon are in.   We will see.  

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On 7/2/2019 at 8:39 AM, ScottO said:

Jim ask away.  I have a rig here on the island.  

Do you need a boat or will a kayak get you there? .  Is the water mostly clear like the keys or stained?  I’m sure heavy bouts of rain affect that of course. 

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So for the summer the water is rather tannin stained.  Also large influx of freshwater so mostly snook and poons in the back country.  For trout and reds more towards the front is better.  Winter time the water is still stained it summer worse.  For winter and summer a kayak will suffice.  Lots of fish around Choko and in choko bay.  A boat is fun, more places to go but for the last 12 years have fished with a yak 95% of the time and had great success.  

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2 mins ago, ScottO said:

So for the summer the water is rather tannin stained.  Also large influx of freshwater so mostly snook and poons in the back country.  For trout and reds more towards the front is better.  Winter time the water is still stained it summer worse.  For winter and summer a kayak will suffice.  Lots of fish around Choko and in choko bay.  A boat is fun, more places to go but for the last 12 years have fished with a yak 95% of the time and had great success.  

Do you rent a house or stay in one of the motels?

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Own a lot at Outdoor resorts of America on the island.  But you can get a room at the captains table or look at verbose for some rentals, lots of places to stay.  40 minutes to Marco about the same to Naples.

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A very wet trip so far.  Lots of rain.  Got the new engine mounted on the skiff and she runs like a scalded dog, I chickened out at 34 mph.  Just too fast for a J16.  Then the rains and storms set in.  Hoping to get out later this week, Wednesday afternoon, the poons are in the passes.  The fishing is off a bit int the bay due to the large amount of freshwater.  Outside points are going off, reds are coming in.  

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Got out to the front today before the impending rains.  See if this works...

 

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