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Dumb idea?

My friend has a 12 foot jon boat with a 9.9 motor. We plan to launch from chokoloskee and fish the outer edge of the mangroves. How are the waves out there? Ive been there a couple of times recently with my canoe but never made it that far and only caught a small blacktip on squid. 

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,472 Captain
    Small car-topper type skiffs are perfect for working shorelines in sheltered bays as long you pick your days and are a bit cautious... That’s how many of us got our start fishing the backcountry.  Just make sure you have your safety gear and a small anchor (in case...).
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • FishingpervertFishingpervert Deltona, FloridaPosts: 1,010 Officer
    edited June 2020 #3
  • Ryan91027Ryan91027 Posts: 124 Deckhand
    I always carry safety stuff while on a boat, I was the first mate on my dads dive boat for a couple months so I have and know how to use all of the safety gear. My friend has a garmin so we dont get lost, and i carry a compass. We always use the kill cord and life vests while running.
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