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Mangroves!

Post by Chap » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:28 pm

How far south on the east coast of FL do I have to go to find easily accessible mangroves to paddle in and fish? If it's close enough for a 3 day weekend I may have to give it a shot.

FWIW, the farthest south on the east coast I've been is Daytona. West coast was Tampa, but that was 25 years ago now.
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Re: Mangroves!

Post by Heritage_Redfish12 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:57 am

Indian river lagoon on east side. And tampa south on west. I cant show pics unfortunately. Image issues.
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Re: Mangroves!

Post by NCF12 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:34 am

From Jacksonville to Indian River Lagoon is a little over 180 miles.

There are Mangroves on the west coast north of Tampa. See St. Martins Aquatic Preserve in the Crystal River area.

http://visitcitrus.com/fun-stuff/learni ... mangroves/

From Jacksonville to Ozello is a little more than 140 miles. Ozello offers kayak anglers shallow water fishing around mangrove islands, and mangrove-lined shores over a mixture of grasses, oysters and rock.
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Re: Mangroves!

Post by Pontiac » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:53 am

There are dense mangroves as far north as Princess Place /Pelicer Creek, Marineland. That's just southern St Johns County/ northern Flagler area

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Re: Mangroves!

Post by Chap » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:48 pm

Heritage_Redfish12 wrote:Indian river lagoon on east side. And tampa south on west. I cant show pics unfortunately. Image issues.
Indian River Lagoon looks fantastic! But according to the website for the state park there has been a closure due to removal of non-native species. I'm going to have to do some reading up on this one.

Edit to say: The Indian River State Park is closed, not the whole lagoon. That's a shame.
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Re: Mangroves!

Post by Chap » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Pontiac wrote:There are dense mangroves as far north as Princess Place /Pelicer Creek, Marineland. That's just southern St Johns County/ northern Flagler area
I was looking at the website for Tomoka State Park. It looks really nice, and isn't far south of Jax. I'll check into Tomoka more. Even if it doesn't have a lot of mangroves I still want to visit.
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"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Thoreau

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