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Old 07-08-2017, 01:41 PM
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Default If you had one year to live in South Florida, what would you do?

I was stationed in Miami (living in Broward) about 18 months ago and I am tour complete next summer. I spent the first 6 months acclimating to the area, new billet, and getting my family settled. Over the last year I have been stumbling upon new things such as the Guy Harvey HQ 20 mins from my house, the IGFA Hall of Fame in Ft Lauderdale (even w/out the museum) and a lot of great boat builders in the area.

Point of all this is that I am looking at my transfer next July so what things should be on my bucket list prior to departing? I had to sell my boat prior to moving here to cover deposits but have recently started hitting up charters out of Haulover Inlet and am looking into one out of Key West but haven't received a response back yet. What fishing trips or fishing related activities would you HAVE to do or see if you were here for only one year? Thanks.
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Ride a bull named Fu Man Chu?

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Boat club?
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Take a trip to Key West. From there take the ferry to the Dry Tortuga's and Ft Jefferson. Lots of info about it on line. No fishing but your family will love it. Do a sword charter either in the Keys, or right there in your area. Get recommendations on a Captain before you book someone.
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Pure Platinum. It's a one time must do!
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Pure Platinum. It's a one time must do!
As much as I would love to take the wife and kids, it only has 1.5 stars on Yelp so I'm gonna have to pass.
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Here's a few out of the way interesting things to do before you leave Miami

Go have a drink at the Biltmore

Take the kids swimming at Venetian Pool

Go bicycling from Coconut Grove south thru Matheson Hammock

Go have lunch at Garcias on the river for fresh seafood

Take a drive around loop road http://www.floridarambler.com/florid...tamiami-trail/

Bicycle or take the tram around shark valley in the everglades https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvis...ley-trails.htm

Grab breakfast from one of those windows at a cuban restaurant, cafe con leche, 3-4 ham croquettes and a guava/cream cheese pastry

Walk/bike the Hollywood Broadwalk

Snorkel a reef in the keys

Try a conch fritter at Alabama Jacks on the way down to the keys, card sound road route
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Get to Bimini.
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Here's a few out of the way interesting things to do before you leave Miami

Go have a drink at the Biltmore

Take the kids swimming at Venetian Pool

Go bicycling from Coconut Grove south thru Matheson Hammock

Go have lunch at Garcias on the river for fresh seafood

Take a drive around loop road http://www.floridarambler.com/florid...tamiami-trail/

Bicycle or take the tram around shark valley in the everglades https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvis...ley-trails.htm

Grab breakfast from one of those windows at a cuban restaurant, cafe con leche, 3-4 ham croquettes and a guava/cream cheese pastry

Walk/bike the Hollywood Broadwalk

Snorkel a reef in the keys

Try a conch fritter at Alabama Jacks on the way down to the keys, card sound road route
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Pure Platinum. It's a one time must do!
I prefer Tootsies
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post

Go have lunch at Garcias on the river for fresh seafood
Do this for sure. Also, go fishing with Carl Ball.
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Do an overnight Tortugas trip on the Yankee Capts https://yankeecapts.com/

Take a charter to Bimini , I think Bouncer does these , I have seen him there a few times . He can also put you on sails and tarpon locally http://www.captbouncer.com/

If you want day time swordfishing in the keys go with this guy http://budnmarys.com/broad-minded.html
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Get with a good guide in the keys and catch a tarpon on the fly rod, makes a lot of other fishing seem like child's play.
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Take a 3day 2night charter to the Tortuga's. Capt Yuri is the best but I've heard good things about Yankee captains as well.
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Fishing Hall of Fame and the Florida Keys.

Also worth checking out the 10,000 islands
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Live aboard on the West Coast over by Venice.
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Move to Stuart-
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Certainly, I wouldn't spend my time on here.
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Seems like a trick question.

"Go Fishing"....for the year.
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