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Old 12-18-2015, 05:31 PM
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I've fished the keys in the spring but thinking about towing the boat down for a week. Are the keys my best bet or is there a better area. Mostly inshore fishing. I have a 23 pathfinder. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:54 AM
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My best bet would be the Keys, but it will be expensive and crowded. Have you ever been to Pine island area? Good inshore fishing, plenty and reasonable accomadations, not as crowded as the Keys, and don't forget Matlatcha for fun. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 12-20-2015, 04:12 PM
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I live on Pine Island, the fishing there is great. Easy to get out of the winter wind with so many small islands but last year the island was extremely crowded due to the snow and cold last winter.
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It depends on what you're after. In Palm Beach County, January can be very productive if you target what's available. Snook fishing can be good under lights at night, jacks are usually available, and sheepshead are around in good numbers. Tarpon are mostly long gone but you can find pods of juveniles. Blues and Spanish mackerel are on the beaches in january too.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
It depends on what you're after. In Palm Beach County, January can be very productive if you target what's available. Snook fishing can be good under lights at night, jacks are usually available, and sheepshead are around in good numbers. Tarpon are mostly long gone but you can find pods of juveniles. Blues and Spanish mackerel are on the beaches in january too.
Now come on, the guy can go anywhere in the state for inshore fishing and you pick PBC? That's not very objective. Keys, Tampa area, Pine Island area, Stuart, Sebastian and more would be significantly better inshore fishing.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:16 PM
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The Everglades.
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The keys is always a great option, but i have always wanted to do the everglades in winter. Just because they say very large fish will move into the warm shallows. Can you imagine hooking a 10-15-20 pound grouper in the mangroves. Also no issues with getting out of the wind with all the twist and turn mangrove covered creeks.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:24 PM
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That's my experience, and the reason for my suggestion, hensleyfish. We routinely catch trout, reds, and snook on light tackle way back in the backcountry, snapper and grouper closer to the Gulf, we roll tarpon in the passes (and occasionally when tossing a jig for trout - but not for long...), and have caught and released jewfish along with nice grouper. We have fished both "ends" of the Park, and I prefer fishing out of Flamingo, but the north is really cool as well. The Glades are truly magical!
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