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FL Miami Canals, N Snapper Creek - Fishing

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Lat: 25.697748
Lng: -80.358032

Marker owner: Lardalmighty

Average user rating for this marker: 3

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FL Miami Canals, N Snapper Creek
Marker Description: Urban fishing which offers peacock and other cichlids, largemouths, and even some saltwater species.

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Re: Miami Canals Posted by Lardalmighty Mon. August 17, 2009 11:58 pm
The city of Miami contains many miles of freshwater canals, which offers one of the only habitats in the United States that can support the tropical species that are found there, such as peacock b***, jaguar guapote, and oscars. The peacock b*** is the chief reason for anglers to visit these canals, with these hard-fighting fish reaching eight pounds. lipless and suspending crankbaits are the main lure used for these fish, but shiners are the most reliable bait. These fish bite best when water temperatures climb into the 80s, so late spring to early fall are the best times to fish. Peacock fishermen also regularly catch largemouths, some reaching close to 10 pounds. Some saltwater fishes like tarpon have made their way into the canals and have adapted to living in the fresh water. Most of the fishing literally takes place in people's backyards, so those seeking solitude best look elsewhere. Iguanas are ever-present along the shoreline, sunning themselves on the concrete. There are a few guides that offer trips on the canals. If venturing there alone, bring a map, as it is very easy to get turned around in the maze of canals.
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