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flatsdoctor

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About flatsdoctor

  • Rank
    Maverick Owner

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  • Occupation
    Fishician
  • Interests
    fishing &golf when not fishing
  • Location
    Miami, and Bonita, Fl.
  • Full Name
    Carlos Larocca
  1. Come to the marina now

    "Nothing stops a Mercury!" tops my list
  2. If they would only move the Prop higher, we wouldn't need the skeg !! It's the same with fishing back country, if your not getting snagged on the mangroves, you're not casting close enough !! By the way, always enjoy your pictures.
  3. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Joe, skip school with the grandkids and take them fishing for 6 hrs, just don’t tell grandma
  4. No pictures... and you ate the evidence = never happened
  5. Caesar's Creek Speed Trap?

    Not for this one
  6. Chine walking Chittum!

    Not a poling skiff!!
  7. Flamingo fishing in winter

    Like there's no boat that does everything well, there's no camper that does all well. This is a great toy for it's purpose, high end camping, towing a boat, and having a vehicle to move around without taking your home with you. . It's not a place to stay inside for extended periods, unless you"really like" the other person. We drove from Miami to Yellowstone in a smaller truck camper and had a great time. It gives you more choices I don't want to have a dedicated vehicle only for that purpose. A bigger truck (long bed dually) would allow bigger camper with more space and comfort, but is too big for me to drive and park in hospitals and office bdgs. Perfect for us to go away for a few days, take the dogs or the grandchildren to a campground with full hook ups and a bathroom (there's no privacy) and enjoy outdoor living.
  8. Flamingo fishing in winter

    Yes. That's the main reason why we picked this setup. Some campers are very short and don't overhang on the back. Some like the Lance 855 S, will need a 36" Tow Hitch extension and the beefed up suspension with air bags.
  9. Flamingo fishing in winter

    Yes, A. B & C loops are closed T loop was open
  10. Flamingo fishing in winter

    By the way, those are the closed loops, the T Trailer loop is open and in decent shape except for the lack of shade.
  11. Flamingo fishing in winter

    I see you found your "winterfest" bounty (drum, SH and snapper)very tasty meal !! (sheapshead is my favorite) That,s oyster bay isn't it? I wish I could get the Mojo again to do the back country and tiki camping !! How can I get my Lance camper there
  12. Flamingo fishing in winter

    They "closed all services" but couldn't or didn't kick out people already there. Campground is now managed privately, but reservations are still made through the park. Rangers came by and put signs on the bathroom doors "CLOSED DUE TO GVT, SHUT DOWN" but left the doors unlocked. All in good shape wen I left yesterday. Electrical hookups working. The camp host did came checking for reservations.
  13. Went to Flamingo and camped out Saturday (despite Gvt shutdown) Everyone seemed to be doing the “winter fishing after few days of west wind “, with knocker rigs or jigs on the bottom with shrimp, in canals, creeks and Lake Ingraham. No mosquitoes, cool weather, plenty of action with black drum, trout, sheepshead, snapper and a thousand catfish
  14. Lbs Test Leader - 20,30,40 ?

    I mostly use pink 30 lb fluoro 15 to 20 if targeting bones or permit heavier for tarpon or structure
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