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Old 06-29-2020, 11:08 AM
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Default Anchorage - Close to Ocean Reef

Meeting some friends that are coming down from the Grove - I will be coming up from Islamorada ...

Figure Angelfish Creek is somewhat in the middle

Any nice spots to swim relax in that are not too busy ?

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:12 AM
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All those creeks in that area are beautiful, but the current runs through there pretty hard and you do get boat traffic, so it is better to get in one of the side channels off the main channel. We did have issues before with biting flies when wind was low so be aware of that possibility.
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I usually anchor near Pumpkin Key. It's decent, its on the bayside right by Ocean Reef
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Have been back there many times.. there are places to swim but you really dont want to put your feet on the bottom there.... full of things that you don't want on your feet or legs.

These are the spots I'd go to in order of Preference.

25.339703, -80.264699
25.347101, -80.251596

If you can get them to come 10/15 mins more south I would take them here: 25.270386, -80.399862 - this is a MUCH nicer place than the other two..
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Originally Posted by thajeffski View Post
Have been back there many times.. there are places to swim but you really dont want to put your feet on the bottom there.... full of things that you don't want on your feet or legs.

These are the spots I'd go to in order of Preference.

25.339703, -80.264699
25.347101, -80.251596

If you can get them to come 10/15 mins more south I would take them here: 25.270386, -80.399862 - this is a MUCH nicer place than the other two..
can you be more precise

Thanks - will take a look... they are in a boat club so I dont know what kind of vessel they have reserved .... If its slow they wont want to come too far...

Old 06-29-2020, 10:27 PM
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Depending on the time/tide/seas, shoot for Mosquito Bank if it’s low tide. Nothing prettier in the area, although it’s about 20 miles south of Little Caesar.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:10 AM
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Just to the north of Angelfish creek is the Rubicon Keys, there is a lil flat on the westside of the islands with a deep cut that splits them. Pretty spot to chunk the anchor and snorkle around or just chill and have some drinks.
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Thanks guys .... Should I bring extra drinks for you ?
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Yes please. My boat is once again out of the water over a holiday weekend with a 10k repair bill. This will fix it for a while...right?

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