PART II Yak Fishing Key Biscayne: Crandon Park Marina

OK so this place deserves a come back. Let's see who can break Cesar's record 22" Trout. We'll launch again from Crandon Park Marina (Key Biscayne) and paddle to West Point.

Meeting Time: 7:30 AM
Low Tide 9:20 AM
High Tide 2:50 PM

Live Shrimp or Artificial Shrimp/Gulp rigged with a bobber, are the bait of choice.

A Kayak Launch fee of $4.00 must be paid at one of the self-serve kiosks around the parking lot. There is designated Kayak and Canoe boat ramp all the way at the end, next to the mangroves.

• Marine Chart: http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/11465.shtml
• Google Maps : http://tinyurl.com/lsoaq7o
• Coordinates:[masked],[masked]
• Address: 4000 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL

Keep in Mind:
Entrance to Key Biscayne : $4.00 per car/motorcycle with 1 occupant or
$8.00 per car/motorcycle for 2-8 people

As always: Don't forget your fishing license, PFD, Whistle or horn, lots of water, snacks and sun block. Please Note: Park resource managers and Marine life law enforcement rangers frequently interview visitors fishing in the park to assess their catch, so please remember to measure your catch against current state fishing regulations. This event date is subject to change, if weather conditions are unfavorable.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just wanted to recognize the one guy that pulled the bird from the tree tangled in fishing line. I didnt catch his name but he was part of the group and one of the last to leave for the day.

    March 25, 2014

  • Henri Picard Old man with D.

    I'm a snowbird from Canada. Fishing is different here.
    You guys who were catching trout with a DOA; you were fishing in 4 to 7 feet of water. How were you working the DOA shrimp? Casting? surface or deep, or were you jigging? Could use a bit of advice. Not catching anything, and in Canada I do well.

    March 23, 2014

    • Butters

      Hey Henri, I use a Cajun Thunder Float, with 2' mono leader and a DOA shrimp at the end. You cast and retrieve the line by twitching the rod, just enough to tip the bobber. I usually do 2 or 3 twitches and wait 10/20 seconds, then twitch again and retrieve a bit.

      March 23, 2014

    • Roger S.

      The trout will vary in how they like bait presented. DOA shrimp are best worked slowly on the bottom like a live shrimp would act, always going with the current if there is any. Yesterday they liked Gulp! shrimp on a slow retrieve off the bottom, but usually the pinfish will shred Gulps if you go slow, so I fish those medium speed but with enough weight to keep them just above the grass. I've still caught plenty of trout trolling Gulp shrimp or surface lures on top at 3 mph. (Mirrolure floating twitchbaits with silver and yellow in them) Every outing you need to try different depths, colors and speeds until you figure out what they want that day.

      1 · March 23, 2014

  • Henry N.

    I had great time. Thank you Cesar, Alex, Albert, Alex, and butters and those whom I forgotten. We had a great time. See you there next time

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Henry N.

    The weather didn't so good but got better

    March 23, 2014

  • Henry N.

    The weather didn't so good but got better

    March 23, 2014

  • Ed O.

    Crap I missed it! You can count me in on the next one

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Daryle L.

    The weather did start out questionable. Windy and a little rainy but heck I bought 3 dozen shrimp. Why would I let them go to waste? The rain just made the bite better in the morning! Besides, we're in kayaks. You get wetter than that if ya fall in. It was still fun. Had a great time with a good bunch of guys. Sailing back to the launch site was my icing on the cake!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • David B.

    A good day - one keeper, ~ 20 inch trout; had very good success with artificials: Gulp shrimp; DOA Shrimp (red) and DOA red and white mullet (keeper and three juvenile specks)!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Butters

    Day started with some rain which was over by the time we started paddling to the fishing hole. Turned out to be an awesome day for after-all. Landed about 10 trouts and kept 3 over 15"

    March 22, 2014

  • Roger S.

    I had a good day in my "I chickened out" spot at Morningside. Once I found the trout hole I caught 11 trout, 3 keeper size (16-18) in just over 2 hours and no rain.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Reinaldo

    Awesome day guys! It was nice to see you all again.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Cesar M.

    Another success in key Biscayne

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Albert

    Great meetup and great kayak fishermen

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Albertohernand9789

    Anyone at the marina yet

    March 22, 2014

    • Alex

      Running late. What radio channel will you be on?

      March 22, 2014

    • Albert

      Im running late too, im on my way, 2 red kayaks one orange shirt (Albert) and blue shirt (Alexis)

      March 22, 2014

  • Butters

    This bad weather is supposed to pass this morning. Omw

    March 22, 2014

  • Roger S.

    I'm relocating to Morningside Park since it's a short paddle back to the launch if it starts thundering.

    March 22, 2014

  • Kurt S.

    It's raining in South Miami, enough to keep a fair weather kayaker home.

    March 22, 2014

    • Reinaldo

      same here

      March 22, 2014

    • Albert

      I just posted a couple pics so you all can see the big cloud moving over the area right now but it still looks clean after it passes...I'm still game, I'm on my way too

      March 22, 2014

  • Reinaldo

    http://web.stagram.com/n/jammerfishing/
    Guys, check this link. The guy is promoting his lures. Send him your address by email, and he'll send some free samples to you. I met him at bass pro. The lures look really good. We'll see how they perform tomorrow.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Reinaldo

    I'll have to leave early, but I'll be there tomorrow. You guys are a great fishing team.

    March 21, 2014

  • David B.

    Any recommendations for bait shops for live shrimp?

    March 21, 2014

    • Albert

      Me 3

      March 21, 2014

    • Butters

      Depends where you guys are coming from, your best bet is to Google bait shops that are on your way to the marina, get their phone numbers and call them tomorrow morning as you drive down. I am calling a few places tomorrow morning just to make sure they have livies in stock,

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • Butters

    Guys, just in-case anyone arrives late, I've uploaded a chart with a trail so you can see where we are going to be.. (http://i.imgur.com/UZHEBql.jpg­ ) See you tomorrow. Drive Safe.

    1 · March 21, 2014

  • Albert

    As far as spanish macs, what bait setup were you all using?

    March 21, 2014

    • Butters

      Last time we went, we were getting them with the same live shrimp we were using for Trout.

      March 21, 2014

  • Steve Y.

    Clive and I went out Sunday March 16th fishing was real slow in the morning a couple of barracudas was all we caught. we found the trout hole in the afternoon half way between ramp and west point. I was catching trout almost every cast, small ones but fun. Then Clive started catching them too. Paddle tails and Strike king red fish spinner is what we used. Came home with 5 keepers 18" - 20" made the wife happy.

    2 · March 21, 2014

    • Albert

      Nice, very important to make our wives happy!!

      March 21, 2014

  • Albert

    Kind of new to kayak fishing still learning the ropes, out of curiosity how many miles is the paddle out to west point? I'm going to try to meet up with you guys

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Roger S.

      Kayakfishing trick: If you get live shrimp and put them in a ziplock bag WITHOUT water, then just put them in the cooler, they will stay alive for about 4-6 hours at 40-50 degrees. If you use ice, put some newspaper between the ice and shrimp. They go dormant and then revive in the water. Makes transporting them much easier, but the bait shops look at you funny.

      4 · March 19, 2014

    • Albert

      That kayakfishing trick sounds interesting, I know I own an aerator just need to find it

      March 19, 2014

  • Butters

    Midweek Forecast this Saturday: East southeast winds 7 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. Mostly sunny, high 82 low 68, 0% chance of rain. Looking Good!

    2 · March 19, 2014

  • Kurt S.

    Haven't fished this spot, looking forward to it.

    1 · March 18, 2014

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