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Flamingo: To The Shark, Hells Bay and Back....FMT Chip is my new hero

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It's been a while since my good buddy Robert and I fished together......Called him on Tuesday and said let's try Sunday...I have my new FMT chip and want to go play up in Hells Bay...

We started at 0430 from FLL and by 0545 we were at Don's to get our shrimp....and some plugs to troll....

Next Stop....Dion's for some chicken wings....

Then, off to Flamingo...the park was closed due to shut down...but, gate wide open and boats were streaming in for a day on the water.

We launched the MA17 on the White Water canal and made our way to Coot Bay and then on to the Shark...

 

 

 

 

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Down the canal......and the FMT Chip and Simrad is working like a charm.....

 

 

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We hit the open water at the end of Buttonwood Canal and ........uuuuuuhhhhhh Weatherman lied....oh, how unique.....so, instead of running the Whitewater we headed up the Joe River to the Shark....

 

OH...DID FORGET TO MENTION..IT WAS 53 DEGREES......at 30 mph..it was a bit nippy :)

 

We ran through the Shark and then off towards the Sable Canal and stopped off in a location where I like to hang out...and so do the reds.....

 

OH...BTW, did I tell you about the one foot negative.......errrr....here is what we found....

 

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Oh, and here is whiter the redfish live when there is actually water.....

 

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We waited a while...but, the water was still very dirty...so we headed off toward the points near the little shark entrance.....my buddy Robert found a nice dinner guest.

 

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We caught a dozen or so smaller snook...but, no big boys or girls.....I caught about 1/2 dozen of undersized...no rats...but, baaaaah humbug...no dinner dates...

 

From the Shark, we trolled for bout 1/2 hr...then headed to Hells Bay...

 

Using the FMT chip....we ran in through the Norman and then made our way to the back.....

 

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We saw the infamous HB chickie..then worked the shorelines....and found a bunch of these guys....

 

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We wanted to head back a bit early........so we made it off the water by 4PM....and began to head back.....

 

AND....WHAT'S A FLAMINGO TRIP WITHOUT A STOP AT ?????

 

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GOTTA LOVE DA MANGO SHAKES :)

 

The MA 17 ran like a champ......didn't miss a beat.....I we ran just over 60+ miles and it was a great day.....to be on the water.....

 

DC

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, CG RYAN said:

Nice pics Dino. How far is Flamingo from your home? I'll know in the next couple weeks if I'll be a Miami resident soon and that looks fun. 

FLL to Flamingo, with a stop @ Don's bait and another @ Dion's to get Chicken is right at 2.5 hours...if I am running without stops..about 2 hours...but, then no Chicken (LOL).

Where is your next post?  The airbase or Miami Harbo ?

 

dc

 

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5 hours ago, Wanaflatsfish said:

FLL to Flamingo, with a stop @ Don's bait and another @ Dion's to get Chicken is right at 2.5 hours...if I am running without stops..about 2 hours...but, then no Chicken (LOL).

Where is your next post?  The airbase or Miami Harbo ?

 

dc

 

I’m expecting either Opa Locka, Clearwater, or another year here in Houston. 

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Thinking of buying the FMT for my 18.5MA. Is it safe to follow the tracks with my size MA? Also do the charts have upgraded aerial mapping? Using a GO9 and not happy with the current quality of mapping.

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5 hours ago, makomark said:

Thinking of buying the FMT for my 18.5MA. Is it safe to follow the tracks with my size MA? Also do the charts have upgraded aerial mapping? Using a GO9 and not happy with the current quality of mapping.

yes, Glen created most if not all of the tracks in an 18.5 Egrett....you can run them in a 22 pathfinder if needed.......

Give Glenn a call...he's available to speak to all his customers....very  knowledgable person....loves the sport.

 

dc

 

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5 hours ago, Wanaflatsfish said:

yes, Glen created most if not all of the tracks in an 18.5 Egrett....you can run them in a 22 pathfinder if needed.......

Give Glenn a call...he's available to speak to all his customers....very  knowledgable person....loves the sport.

 

dc

18'9

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2 hours ago, DaveC said:

Great post Dino... love the pics bud!

Thank you...i have not been shooting in a few years....finally took out the D700 and man was I rusty :)

 

dc

 

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