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    First of all I want to say Thank You to Dbeam for use of the Nucanoe Frontier. That yak is an absolute beast. Now for the report, we spent from Thursday until Monday on a island in the lagoon. The fishing was absolutely amazing. We had great weather from start to finish and I'm guessing the water temps were in the 70's. The bite was incredible, all fish were taken on MR 17's and Mirror Lure She Pups. Thanks to H2ohhh for accompanying me on this epic trip and doing all the cooking in camp. We were joined also by another co-worker (Mark) and Johnyaxjax even made it out for a day of fishing and camping. I can't wait to return for another adventure! Here are a few pictures from the trip.
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    It was in a word EPIC. Kayaking out to our uninhabited island with insane amounts of wildlife. Primitive camping and 20 miles of flats. Clear water. I cast net some finger mullet but the Mirrolure MR-17 in electric chicken and the She Pup topwater were the bomb. Dennis caught the most fish and at one time got 6 reds on as many casts on the She Pup. Speck nuggets in House Autry 2 of the 4 nights. We are already planning to go again next year. Total cost for the 3 of us including gas was $76!

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    Y'all that is nothing short of amazing. I hope to make a very similar trip soon, I think swampin' will agree that next time we won't be bringing the ladies haha. Great report and awesome pictures.


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    Good to see you fellas having a good time getting on the fish and enjoying Mother Nature. The lagoon is one of my favorite places along with Crystal River and the Everglades in Florida.
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    Looks like an awesome trip. Those Nucanoes hold a pile of gear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by basswrangler View Post
    Y'all that is nothing short of amazing. I hope to make a very similar trip soon, I think swampin' will agree that next time we won't be bringing the ladies haha. Great report and awesome pictures.


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    I might be interested in joining you guys if you go... especially if you go before it gets too buggy.
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    Not to dissuade you, but I was eaten alive by bugs in December when I went! They named the lagoon appropriately...


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    John reported a mosquito free trip this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basswrangler View Post
    Not to dissuade you, but I was eaten alive by bugs in December when I went! They named the lagoon appropriately...


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    The bugs were a nonfactor this past weekend


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dtown View Post
    The bugs were a nonfactor this past weekend
    That's crazy! And awesome to hear. Was it breezy or they just weren't around?


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    Awesome trip guys! A kayak/camping fishing trip is my dream!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basswrangler View Post
    That's crazy! And awesome to hear. Was it breezy or they just weren't around?


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    We had breeze every day but even in the still conditions we never had mosquitos


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    The wind direction changes constantly out there. It started from the West on Thursday and gradually moved clockwise to NW, NE, E and SE. Of course it was NW and quartering in our faces off the bow paddling back with all the gear. For those going there I would be happy to give you advice on best locations to put in and maybe a secret hole or two to fish. It took us a couple of days of exploring to figure it out. The Homestead sight on Orange Island is where we were. Many of the islands (and there are hundreds) are spoil islands created from dredging the ICW. Orange is a natural island hence has large trees and lots of shade and firewood. It also makes it easier to navigate to because of the tall trees. There are only about 10 campsites in the entire lagoon. You will have no other campers (legal ones, anyway) for miles. Definitely recommend the winter months. Daytime highs for us ran upper 60's to 80 degrees. Water temp is around 70. Primo.

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    John - if you can give info on reserving a site there, that would be appreciated.
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    One good freeze would put the bugs down. Can't count on that happening down there in the Fall.

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