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Taking the skiff to Islamorada for the first time in a few weeks. Staying in Safety Harbor on Lower Matecumbe Key at mile marker 74. What is a decent public ramp near there? I am used to launching at small ramps so that won't be an issue. Geographic proximity to place, is the major concern as I have to do it all myself.

Any other pearls anyone once to throw out there, I am all ears. Thanks in advance.
 

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Yep -- the "ramp" on Indian Key isn't too bad, especially if you get there on a weekday. On a weekend you might have to wait for a minute, but at least it's usually good entertainment.
 

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depends if you're willing to spend $25 or not. sea bird's hours suck. Some places are absolutely crazy and want $20 for launch, $20 for retrieve. To me, a giant factor is the hours of the ramp. I absolutely hate to wait for a ramp to open, or hustle back to a ramp before they close. Unfortunately, I think the fill is your best option. Weekday or not, definitely get there early. Ton of hooligans there.
 

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Indian Key is the only free ramp I know of (I live just a few miles down the road from that ramp) and the last time I used it it was in terrible condition, no problem if you have four wheel drive or at high tide, but it’s an unimproved gravel ramp that has had near zero maintenance for decades.

And the crowds on the weekends are crazy, get there early and you should be okay.
 
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