WEDNESDAY, Nov 9, 7:30 pm, eat and talk about Nov 12 Fishing Outing

Wednesday evening at 7:30 is the meeting this week.

No election results there.

Will talk, eat, and discuss logistics for November 12 fishing outing.  Launch near and lunch at Gilbert’s, Key Largo, with afternoon entertainment.

The ramp is across the Creek from Gilbert’s.

Kayak, kayak, or flats boat; take your pick.  I will probably be in a kayak.

What is accessible?  Jewfish Creek and US1 Bridge is the launch point.  So is Blackwater Sound.

1.25 miles to north end of Jewfish Creek.

Little Blackwater Sound entrance is 3.3 miles.

Trout Cove is 10 miles.

Take your pick based on your transportation.

At 2:00 we will meet back at Gilbert’s and have lunch.

Launch will be at Yacht Club Drive Marina at 7:30 am.  Kayaks are $10 and boats with trailer parking are $20. (park back in parking area with free ride back and forth).

Will post MeetUp details with links for Marina, Entertainment, and Maps in the post.  We are located at the link below where you will find this posting.  On Wednesday I will post details and logistics like we will discuss on Wednesday evening.

South Florida Fishing Meetup

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There will be Pizza, Maps, Charts, and Secret Spots discussed on Wednesday evening.  Sometimes planning is a large part of the fun.

Hope to see you Wednesday evening.


Coral Reef presentation

Special coral reef presentation on Tuesday evening, October 25, at 7:30 pm.

We are fortunate to have Dr. Paul Jones present about his research projects. He is a post-doc at the University of Miami/NOAA who researches coral reefs and climate change with a particular focus on coral-algal symbiosis and bleaching in response to thermal stress.

His current projects include the impacts of the recent mass bleaching events on coral health in the Florida Keys and land-based sources of pollution influences on biodiversity on reefs in Miami-Dade and Broward.

We are going to have burgers, beans, and chips to celebrate, $5.00. The celebration is having such a distinguished guest speaker.

Set your plans accordingly to attend Tuesday evening.

Don’t miss this one….I assure you will be fascinated by what is taking place today.

We may also learn some small way we can help.

See you there.


Everglades City Fishing & Planning

Saturday, October 15, will be the outing for Everglades City.

Tomorrow evening, October 11, we will have a logistics meeting at the club at 7:30. The boat and kayak launch points will be reviewed. All the secret spots to fish will be disclosed.

Bridge fishing, Kayak fishing in Chokoloskee Bay, or Flats Boat fishing in the Gulf with access through the Baron River.
Tom will be bringing Piza so we can chow down and enjoy the planning. This planning opportunity is special since we missed the bullet on Hurricane Matthew.

October 15 is the first day of Stone Crab Season for the whole world. All stone crabs are caught and process through Everglades City. The plan is to fish in the morning (after breakfast at the local cafe), until about 1:30. Then we will have lunch at Triad Seafood Market & Café, with Stone Crabs.

Everglades City is 1 1/2 hours from Miami, same as Flamingo. An early morning drive is across Tamiami Trail. Alternative is to spend Friday and even Saturday evenings like Carmen and me.

We will stay at River Wilderness Resort, but there are also Everglades City Motel, the Captain’s Lodge, and Outdoor Resorts (at Chokoloskee).

Trivago has all of them listed here

Start planning this minute.  Planning is more than half the fun.

Hope to see you there. :-)


DOB Tournament fishing – guest presentation

A special guest, Eric Tietig, is coming to give a presentation Tuesday evening, September 27, 7:30, about the Day-On-The-Bay Tournament for 2016 which will be on October 1, 2016.

The Day-On-The-Bay is a great tournament which has been held for many years. This is a very reasonable entry competition – each angler is only $70.  This is sponsored by the FNGLS and proceeds from this tournament support scholarships in horticultural sciences or landscape architecture.  Very worthwhile.

The location is any water around South Florida including Florida Bay, Chokoloskee on the West Coast, the Keys, or Biscayne Bay. Fishing is on Saturday, from safe light to turning in tournament sheets at 4:30 pm on Saturday.   I want to include that fishing can be from land, kayak, or boat. No restrictions.

The Captain’s dinner is Friday night at the FOP Lodge at Harris Field. The Awards Meal is at 5:30, the same location on Saturday evening, after slips are turned in.

You cannot find a more fun, more open, more friendly tournament than this one.

Eric will share lots of funny stories with us. He is the Tournament Director plus he and his wife are very competitive.

Award Species are: Bass, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Hard Luck.

It would be really great to have a good turnout for Tuesday Evening meeting and registration for the Tournament.

There will be BBQ Roast Pork for the meal, only $7.00.

1. Plan on attending this meeting Tuesday night September 27, 7:30
2. Plan on participating in the Tournament, Octobe 1.

Enough politics, lets talk about fishing.

Come on down, everyone is welcome. See you there.

These are Entry Form links:

Outside:  and Inside:



Fishing Florida Bay – Flamingo Tuesday: Sept 13

There’s lots of fishing news for September. Tuesday evening, September 13, at 7:30, we are getting together at the clubhouse to share stories, discussion, B.S. session about fishing Florida Bay at Flamingo.

Bring your species specific stories about Flamingo and Florida Bay.  Be prepared to share them over Hot Dogs, cole slaw, and Cerveza (or carbonated beverage).

We are going to Flamingo, Out Front, Florida Bay, for the Saturday, September 17 fishing outing.

Fish from shore at the Campground. Kayak East to Snake Bight, or West toward the shore and Bradley Key, or South to Murray Key. Just off the Campground is no-name river with a 15 foot hole and big fish coming in and out along with tidal movement.

Saturday’s outing can serve as a prefishing practice run for Day-on-the-Bay Tournament on October 1. Nowhere will you find a fun tournament like this for $70 per adult. Species for the tournament include Bass, Trout, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snapper. There are also Grand Slam categories.

Day-On-The_Bay Brochure

Henry is cooking Hot Dogs with Chili. David is making gourmet cole slaw.

This awesome evening is just $5 for food. You will not find a friendlier group with more knowledge about fishing than South Dade Anglers.

There will also be a special video guest appearance about Forida Bay fishing too.

You should be here for this get together. Hope to see you then.


Snook fishing season starts September 1

Snook are such beautiful, smart, and intelligent predators. Fishing for them is a great challenge, man versus animal in the animal’s habitat.  Thursday, September 1, is the opening of Snook fishing season.

So Tuesday evening, August 23, David G. will be giving a presentation and facilitating a discussion on fishing for Snook.

Where, How, When, What, and other details we can go over.

Secret spots really don’t exist, so where and how do you find them?

What conditions do they favor?

Are you a lifetime Snook fisherman? Are you a first timer?

These conversations will be of interest to everyone.

There is a lot of combined knowledge within this group.

Come and share in the discussion and have some good food.

There will be Ropa Vieja with white rice for dinner.  $10.00

Don’t want to miss this evening.



Family Fishing Brunch on Black Creek Canal 8/20 at 7-11 am

Bring the kids, grandkids, everyone for this freshwater canal fishing social on Saturday morning, 8/20.

Fish a little, eat a little, sit a little, and talk a little.

Pancakes plus pulled pork sandwiches are the brunch fare. Bring some fruit or other sides plus drinks. Water bottles will be available.

Bring your own chairs, there will be fold up tables and a few chairs. There will be a canopy for food.

Bring some shiners, worms, and tackle for the kids and yourself.

Where: Black Creek (C1-W) canal adjacent to the West End District Park. We will use the lot for parking and set up a canopy on the Black Creek Trail. 11255 SW 157th Ave, Miami, FL 33196

Maps location

Parking: Enter the parking lot, turn left, and go to the North end of the lot – by the bridge on 157 Ave.

Safety: Recent rains have water flowing in the canal. Be prepared to watch your children for safety. Don’t forget mosquito repellent.

Have fun and a good social time at this event.

This is a great time Saturday morning before the heat starts.


Picnic and Canal Fishing planning – Tuesday, Aug 09 – 7:30 pm

Tomorrow evening, our first meeting for August (August 09), it’s time to liven this group up a notch for family/friend social fun and entertainment.

We are planning a 4 hour family fun canal fishing picnic. How about wives, kids, and friends attending? We are planning a pot luck breakfast or brunch to share.

Tomorrow evening we will set the event time, location, and specifics.

Also there is a prepared discussion about South Florida Invasive and Non-Native species which are available with canal fishing.

There will be pictures and sharing of experiences. Bring some photos if you have them.

South Florida fresh water is a wild place!!! Nowhere else in the world is there a mix of species like this. There is always a surprise when you get a strike.

There will be pictures of species, and discussion of their habits and techniques.

It’s a great time to attend, participate and be part of what we do.

There will be Pizza to munch on for $5.00 along with beverages which are $1.00 more.

Hope to see you there.


Coulda’ – Shoulda’ – Woulda’ Casting contest honoring John Melchior

Tuesday, July 26th, – 7:00 P.M. in the Clubhouse (note earlier start)

If you can help, come earlier and give a hand. This includes setup, scoring, and cooking.

I will bring a Smokey Joe grill and we can cook charcoal burgers with beans and chips – $10

Contest Rules – True John Melchior

All contest participants must provide rods, reels and lines, which may be owned, borrowed, begged but not stolen, for any contest they intend to enter. The spirit of the contest is to replicate casting to a fish in the wild. The lure must land forward of the fishes mouth. What you cast is what you get!

Categories: There are three contest categories:
1. Three Individual Casting Contests – Spinning, Plug, and Fly.
A participant may enter more than one contest and may win more than one contest.
2. The “Superior Overall” Casting Contest – Requires competing in all individual contests.
The winner must have the Lowest Aggregate Score of all Categories.
3. The “Tree Huggers Casting Contest” – Requires Lure(s) Placement(s) into the trees. The winner must show grace, poise and flair while performing this cast. Anger, screaming and disdain may not be directed at the trees. The caster having the greatest number of lures cast into the trees wins this contest. A lure landing into the trees will result in a score equal to the distance from the caster to the fishes mouth.

An award certificate will be given to the winning participant of each contest during the next general meeting and non-winners will state their single, best excuse for their worst cast of the day (wind, gravity and darkness excluded).

The specified lures and weights, supplied by the contest judge, are:
Spinning – will use a 1/2 ounce sinker and any line weight class.
Plug – will use a 1 ounce sinker and any line weight class.
Fly – will use a 2 inch piece of yarn and any line weight class.

The first cast is the contest cast. No repeats, no “do-overs” and no practice casts at the line are permitted.

The lure must be cast in the designed method of using the rod. No tossing, slinging, zip lining or using trained animals (other anglers) in the delivery of the lure is permitted. Losing the lure when casting, carrying, cavorting or carrying-on will result in a maximum score (casting line to the fishes mouth). Crying quietly will be permitted.

See you there at 7:00 pm.



Big Pine Key fishing outing

This month is the Big Pine Key outing, July 15-17. There are two places where we usually stay.

Fish on Saturday and maybe Sunday morning. Come down Friday and fish then too.

Make your reservations NOW. This is the weekend BEFORE Lobster Mini-Season so the places will be filling up.

The location is at Bahia Honda (MM 34) and Spanish Channel. This is a great fishing spot.

First is the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages, located on Big Pine Key, was named for an old wooden bridge that linked Big Pine Key to No Name Key. The camp is located at the base of the No Name Key Bridge – the best bridge fishing in the Keys! The original building was built in 1943 and still stands as a store. We will launch at the ramp even if not staying at the cottages.

No online reservations, so call call 305-872-2241.

Come to the meeting Tuesday,July 12, and see if you want to pair up with some others for the trip stay. On the Tuesday meeting we will review information for the outing. There will be a big discussion and presentation on secret places to fish.


Second is the Big Pine Key Motel. This motel is located directly on US1 highway. No waterfront, but there is on-site parking for vehicles and boats, and guests are offered discounted meals at an adjacent cafe.

Rooms come with free, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and cable TV.

Address: 30725 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Reservations are available by calling (305) 872-9090.

Hope you can join us there for this great annual outing.