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Postby AndrewP671 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:06 am

Hi everyone, I just moved to homestead Florida recently and i am really interested in knowing where decent fishing locations are and what are the preferred methods of fishing. I'm looking forward to you guys help. thank you very much! :reeling: :happyfisherman:
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Re: New here in south florida

Postby krash » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:13 am

You have easy access to S. Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, and the upper Keys plus lots of fresh water ponds, canals, and lakes.

What type fishing are you interested in, and what type equipment will you use.. Do you have boat, canoe, kayak, SUP, or strictly foot patrol.

If you are living in any community with canal, pond, lakes.. its an easy start there. Grab a spinning, or bait cast, setup and start casting Rapala X-raps in black/Silver or Black/Gold is always a good choice to start with. Jump on Google Earth and start looking around your area, if you see water and a place to park without being towed, start casting. West of US1 should be fresh, East could be fresh, brackish, or salty.

I just picked up and read, (and I;m not a very good reader), a book called "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing South Florida on Foot" by Steve Kantner (The Land Captain)... its not a long book but is very to the point about fishing the South Florida area from Coast to Coast. MPO is anyone with the will power to read, then do a little research should be able to find and catch fish....
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Re: New here in south florida

Postby BonFireBob » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:55 am

krash wrote:You have easy access to S. Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, and the upper Keys plus lots of fresh water ponds, canals, and lakes.

What type fishing are you interested in, and what type equipment will you use.. Do you have boat, canoe, kayak, SUP, or strictly foot patrol.

If you are living in any community with canal, pond, lakes.. its an easy start there. Grab a spinning, or bait cast, setup and start casting Rapala X-raps in black/Silver or Black/Gold is always a good choice to start with. Jump on Google Earth and start looking around your area, if you see water and a place to park without being towed, start casting. West of US1 should be fresh, East could be fresh, brackish, or salty.

I just picked up and read, (and I;m not a very good reader), a book called "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing South Florida on Foot" by Steve Kantner (The Land Captain)... its not a long book but is very to the point about fishing the South Florida area from Coast to Coast. MPO is anyone with the will power to read, then do a little research should be able to find and catch fish....


yes! I would start at a pond - seems like it's the best way for a lot of people to start their fishing adventure. Didnøt know about the book by Steve Kantner, there might be other books like that written for other states?
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Re: New here in south florida

Postby krash » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:45 am

I also have a book I purchased years ago for my son and found it long after he moved out, its very inforamtive about Paecock Bass fishing "South Florida Peacock Bass" wrttten by Carlos Hildago, its mostly B&W but shows and identifies all the popular public canals.. how and where to fishn for them. A lot has changed since this book was written, but the Peacock information has not.

With these 2 books a person could do a little GE reasearch, take a few short drives, pick up a rod and a couple lures and should be set for years.

Recently Steve kantner released a new book called "Back Counrty Flies", that is mainly focused on Flies, sort follows the same steps as the previous book, tracking the 4 main areas across South Florida. Has lots of information about various flies used for the species he has encountered.
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