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Islamorada in July ???

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Islamorada in July ???

Postby maddog » Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:03 pm

going to be in islamorada with family July5-11. the boys want to fish for tarpon, bonefish or any other flats type fishing. i have 6 hr trip planned for one day with a guide but am thinking about renting a boat and going out on our own a couple of days. we have never fished there...any suggestions????

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Postby topangler » Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:02 pm

Hi maddog,

I’d go out with the guide on the first day and ask to fish for tarpon around the bridges. Pay close attention where and how he catches bait, or what bait he uses. And remember the spots you fished. And then try to mimic what you did with the guide on subsequent days.

Since you don’t know the area, you have two other possibilities I would recommend: (1) fishing the patch reefs for snappers and such, or (2) going offshore for dolphin. Either of these can be enjoyable without much local knowledge but may depend on the size of boat you will be renting…
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renting a boat

Postby fishaholic » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:34 am

make sure you check the boats out real good before going out. i rented one from bud's boats in marathon and after the 1st day told them there sounds like there may be a problem with the motor. they told me it was fine and said to just use it, so i did. well the next day the crank broke. so becareful of the quality of the boats.

Make sure you put the plug in the boat before you leave the dock. It makes for a wet day.
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Postby maddog » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:13 am

thanks for the input guys!!!!
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Postby RudyGomez » Fri Jul 04, 2003 10:48 am

Make sure you come back and let us know how you faired... :D
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