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Flamingo vs Chokoloskee questions

Planning on trying to get to one of these soon. Live in Delray so nearly same distance.
Just want to make sure where I go is mirage drive friendly and get on some bites

Any recommendations on where to go? Pro's or con's of each?



  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 161 Deckhand
    All about the incoming tide. Each is a good place. Winter time can have low negative tides so depends on your day. Since I go for two day I usually go tho Chok and stay over night. Given one day I'll go too **** pound and try **** bay. Weekdays always better, less visitors. Check the tides.
    G3 Bay 18 DLX
    13' Native Slayer Propel
  • quatinquatin Posts: 600 Officer
    Choko has a lot of oyster beds and the water is always dirty. I've gotten the mirage drive stuck there running into a bed. Not that big a deal though, just have to watch out and sometimes back out with a paddle. Flamingo I think is more grass beds.
  • yakker88yakker88 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    Appreciate the advice. Weekdays unfortunately aren't possible for me. Maybe see if I have the old regular fins for the mirage.
    I gotta figure out when I'm going and check into tides. Hopefully this weekend.
    Will be a one day trip, at least the first time I head out there.
    Either of yall fishing out there this weekend?

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  • RizanglerRizangler Posts: 161 Deckhand
    low tide 4:09am (0.06ft), high tide 8:23am (1.21ft), low tide 3:38pm (0.35ft), high tide 8:14pm (1.83ft)
    Given this situation for Saturday I'd head out the marina and go left casting into the shore with white jerk gulp.Heading toward Joe Kemp Key. Once there I'd fish the points either side working my way to Snake bite and look for Red drum once there. Cut mullet into the deeper areas. You will find fish.
    G3 Bay 18 DLX
    13' Native Slayer Propel
  • ProduktProdukt Posts: 592 Officer
    Snake Bight is not mirage drive friendly
  • yakker88yakker88 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    ****, planning to make the trip saturday or sunday morning. Have a hobie Outback but can but standard fins on....
    think that will be a problem getting around there? not the most friendly boat to paddle...
  • ProduktProdukt Posts: 592 Officer
    yakker88 wrote: »
    ****, planning to make the trip saturday or sunday morning. Have a hobie Outback but can but standard fins on....
    think that will be a problem getting around there? not the most friendly boat to paddle...

    I guess it depends on tide. I went a few months ago on my Ocean Kayak Trident 13 and my buddy was on his outback and he couldn't follow me out to snake bight. He had to stay by Joe Kemp Key
  • yakker88yakker88 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    Going to give it a go, switching to the shorter fins

    going down on sunday
    better to fish snake bite or get back in **** bay???
  • Eric6708Eric6708 Posts: 46 Greenhorn
    I've fished snake night a few times in my outback. Once you get to the channel you are good. Now, you may not be able to fish the flats, I came close to being stuck out there with the tide falling.
  • Darylb23Darylb23 Posts: 254 Deckhand
    You guys are talking about pedaling right? Should be able to stand and pole around once on the flat right? I've been wanting to do a Choko trip but have never been to Flamingo so that is interesting too. I will have pedals by then but love to fish the flats standing.
    South River Outfitters Fishing Team - AmBASSador
  • yakker88yakker88 Posts: 54 Deckhand
    I was able to get around the channels pretty well with the mirage, when on flats I had to paddle, then used stakeout pole and stood to sight cast.

    Not much luck 2 weeks ago when I went. Saw some big tarpon rolling in the areas the channels met but couldn't get a hit. Saw a Red or so on the flats but nothing hitting. Only got catfish on cut-mullet in the deeper areas.

    Want to go checkout choko as well as fish back in **** bay. Not sure when I'll make it though
  • Darylb23Darylb23 Posts: 254 Deckhand
    I'd like to get out there before it gets too hot and buggy. Running out of time but my new kayak isn't here yet.
    South River Outfitters Fishing Team - AmBASSador
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