If you're driving south past Tarpum Bay take a left at the Shell station. Near the end there is a fork with a sign that points to the public access beach. It leads to the very top of Winding Bay. Rather than taking that left to the beach you can continue on that road and drive past the driveways of the homes on WB. The very last one will take you to the flat & mangroves but it is still private property. I guess you could blaze your own trail since you can almost see the flat from the public part of the road.
I accessed the small flat behind the last house on the south end of Winding Bay by walking along the sea wall that was built along the creek next to the house. There were workers cleaning up the beach and one of them was a fisherman cleaning a cuda on the sea wall. He walked be back there so I presumed the owners weren't around so it was OK.
The flat I fished was quite small but there are fish in there.
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