Flamingo slob snook, sawfish sighting, and a rare and remote find.....

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    Post Flamingo slob snook, and a rare and remote find.....

    Last week we did some exploring in the backwoods of whitewater bay. After spooking 60+ redfish and a few monster snook in some 60 degree water we realized the fish weren't eating. After the sun warmed up the area I was able to manage this 38+" snook. With that we were able to catch our limit of 18-20" trout, and were able to see what I thought was a sawfish.
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    What exactly is a tannery?

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    possible, but the metal setup as well as the brick in the background and that tiny door leads me to believe that it may be equally possible that it was a pottery or metal working location and that that small door was an access to what would have been a high power furnace of some sort.

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    I guess anything is possible. My grandfather seems to think it's a devise used to boil water and mangrove leaves. This would remove the tannic acid from the leaves and It would be shipped elsewhere. What you don't see in the photos is a underground pipe about 2' in diameter traveling from this site to the bank to the west. He thinks that was used to transport the tannic water to boats.

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    Great snook! Good to see those big girls out there. What did you get it on? Artificial or live bait?

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    I say someone was making moonshine..

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    Artificial. Ate a jerkbait.

    I immediay thought moonshine. But the lack of a clean fresh water source kills that idea.

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    "The 1910 federal census record shows 49 people living in Flamingo and Cape Sable" area

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    very cool

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    Nice snook, sounds like an exciting trip.

    How big were the sawfish?

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