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Go to google earth and take a look... if any of the waters in that area have a specific name - I never heard of it... Look for tiny roads that might actually allow you to reach the waters you're looking at...
Because the Everglades has to flow to the south all the major east to west roads (Alligator Alley, Tamiami Trail...) have a series of small bridges to allow water to flow. Using those as a starting point, as well as all of the roadside canals.. will usually provide some sort of access - if you're brave enough to be on the water in a tiny skiff or paddle craft in areas where the 'gators might be bigger than your ride.... Like I said, go to Google Earth and check it out. that whole area is a car topper's dream or paddlers places to explore... No, I wouldn't advise any wading - and be careful where you step if you're on foot around those small bridges or you might get more adventure than you wanted... For anyone near the roadway, fly rod in hand... be careful of your backcast since you'll never have big enough gear for an 18 wheeler snagged accidentally while casting at baby tarpon or not so small snook...
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Me, I occasionally fish Fakahtchee Bay with my anglers - but that's fifty miles to the south of I-75 and State Road 29... You could spend a lifetime fishing that area - and never cover all of it...
and they love topwater plugs!
This is as much for sun protection as for bugs... Seriously, wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, sungloves, sunmask (I favor Buffs...), and shoes. For mosquitoes I like Deep Woods Off and simply spray every inch of skin and clothing if I know I'm headed into them... No-see-ums and deerflies don't even notice bug spray so staying covered up around them is your only practical defense. No-see-ums disappear the moment there's a breeze - but at dawn and dusk just swarm in some areas. Deer flies can be a problem and if one comes after you -kill it before it bites since it will be persistent...
Winter time is when most I know head back in to the bushes... period. In fall or spring you take your chances, depending on weather - during the rainy season (all summer long extending from early spring until November most stay out of those areas unless they're serious anglers (and pretty thick skinned...). At least that's my take on it. Out on the coast in summer is just fine but small creeks, bays, and places with lots of bushes on the water will host every biting insect around in the rainy season...
Hope this helps and it's something all of us deal with and just learn to live with it...
They generally use a stealth swarm and attack mode, when you feel the first bite, usually on an ankle, you need to drop everything and immediately move a few feet away from where you are standing and start slapping and stomping. It is a very painful bite and takes a while for the sing to ease.
For anyone who's never been to Huntsville - it's a great place to raise kids, lots of jobs, housing costs much better than where I live down in south Florida... The big downside? Entirely too far from saltwater. Of course for freshwater anglers... there's the TVA system, Guntersville, Wheeler, and Wilson lakes for a start...