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Launched out front at Flamingo at first light. High tide was at 7:37 a.m. so we would have falling water all morning. It was slick calm with mostly clear skies and no wind. We fished one of the keys near Flamingo, using mostly live shrimp on jig heads, though I did toss a twitch bait some and threw some soft plastics on a keel weighted, weedless hook under the mangrove over hangs. We spent most of the morning there, and then moved up into the East Cape area and Lake Ingraham to fish the last of the falling tide. We planned to be off the water by 3:00, and headed back to Flamingo around 2:30. We found the triple tail in Florida Bay, with five of them hanging under a floating tree limb (kind of like dolphin fishing offshore!). Unfortunately, my buddy had some engine issues so we had to get a tow back to the marina. Thanks to the two guys in the Hewes that helped, and to Tom's two friends from Merritt's who towed us most of the way back. For the day, we caught over 30 reds, mostly rat-sized; a dozen snook including two slot size and one really big girl that jumped once and cut me off; grouper; black drum; trout; mangrove snapper; triple tail; jacks; ladyfish and a couple of catfish. Here are a few pictures from the day.