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Everything posted by flatsdoctor

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Backwaters wake up

    Our last weekend in Bonita beach getting our place ready to rent it out After several weeks of poor results, today we had a fun day, fishing backwaters. Finally some winter pattern is showing We caught several Sheepshead and perfect size black drum. They were lucky we had steak planned and were released. Patty had the hot rod. Caught several small snookies, a nice over the slot fat Redfish and lost a bigger one to a broken hook. look at the back/shoulders on that fish!!
  5. Flamingo fishing in winter

    Yes, A. B & C loops are closed T loop was open
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Had to say goodbye to my buddy of 11 years

    If you want to find out who really loves you, lock your spouse and your dog in the trunk of your car, come back in an hour, let them out and tell me which one is happy to see you again !!😊 sorry for your loss. Our boxer is close to 13 years old and had something happen, possibly a seizure last week. Didn’t think he was going to make it, but is still with us.
  11. Today in MBG History!

    Bought Hewes out?
  12. Last sunset from 20 17

    From Doc’s in Bonita Beach with an IPhone 7
  13. 2013 2200 TRS

    Price and location?
  14. Newborn angler

    He is still in NICU but getting bigger and stronger, hopefully he will be discharged home before Christmas
  15. Newborn angler

    Born 11/6 Brian Hunter, in a rush to come out, at 34 weeks gestation all is well but needs to stay in NICU at least another week. will need new fishing rod!!
  16. 2006 Tournament 2200 Pathfinder

    Price and location?
  17. I know them, great service. Joe the owner has helped me before
  18. Don’t know if my spots are still good!! what MA17?
  19. Newborn angler

    Thanks to all. I've enjoyed so much the other 2 grand kids... now comes this one, he is my 1st blood grandchild. I love them all. It;s a blessing
  20. Newborn angler

    He looked really good for his age, but still premature and has needed IVs Feeding tube and lights However they’re both doing great and progressing well. i know better, I’m a doctor, but still anytime I think of someone poking him, makes me want to punch them!!😏😳 even if I know it’s for better
  21. Canal Trolling

    This was trolling in Estero by the docks
  22. Flamingo rocks!! I gotta start going there again
  23. I've had friends coming from the north, meet me at the Turnpike Plaza on SW 120 street and leave their vehicle there. Again, don't leave valuables in sight.