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Old 02-01-2003, 02:04 PM
Tony Petrella Tony Petrella is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Manistee River, MI; Charlotte Harbor, FL
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Keys contact

Best advice I can give you for the Keys right this minute is: "Think Cuda"! Water inshore is 59o, and just 64o outside.

If it warms up quickly, you'll see some bones and permit. Try a #1 or #4 crab in tan or cream. Shrimp also in the tan/cream mix.

Air temps down there have been pleasant the past few days, but water, as I said, is still a tad chilly.

Once you get down there, contact Christina at Sea Boots Outfitters on Pig Pine Key. She's usually there, and will give you the straight dope. Jeffrey's out a lot, but if you can catch him at Saltwater Angler in Key West there's not a more knowledgable Key West guy down there.

You'd think they'd have considerably warmer water than we've got up here. Strange winter!

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