Well, the time has come and the refurb project on the '95 mav mirage is complete, but for some minor details etc. I live in Broward County and have never fished the Bay as I grew up in Tampa Bay. I plan on getting a guide several times this spring and summer to aide in learning the waters, however I need to get this boat wet.......I have an itch that must be scratched. I have a buddy coming in town this weekend and we plan to fish. I am not looking for someone to give me coordinates to the holy grail, rather a helping hand on the basics of the bay. Topics like if the wind is coming from X in this knot range, I would stick to these areas, or rather, don't go! I don't have the FMT chip at this point, just a basic old garmin that came with it, although I plan to upgrade soon. Best place to launch and fish this time of year - north (crandon or matheson), central (blackpoint etc) or south (homestead blackpoint)........I have never launched or fished from any of them. For the flats, I imagine that they hold bones, permit, sharks, and cudas and I plan to fly and bring some spin gear as well (artificials). Tips and techniques for picking the best flat to fish? If the bones are not cooperating, any tips on mango snappers in the bay? I really appreciate it....PM if needed.