Hey all. Been fishing up in the Sarasota/Venice area for years now but haven't ventured far to the south much at all. A few of my friends and I are putting together a camping trip in the near future, and I'm curious as to your thoughts/advice on where to go. We're currently trying to decide between camping on an island in Biscayne Bay or doing the same after launching out of Flamingo/Chokoloskee, camping for 2-3 nights via canoe in either case. I'd like to be able to catch enough eating fish for a good sized feast over the fire and will be able to bring along 3 or 4 rods.
If we were to do Biscayne, is patch reef fishing feasible by canoe? For a more Everglades-focused trip I was planning on fish the mangrove creeks with shrimp/jigs at high tide and moving out to the flats during lower water. Will bring my net but I figure bait will be scarce with the colder weather.