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For those that haven’t been there, or been there during high tide where it actually looks like a lake/big buddy of water, this is it during a low tide. The fishing can be very active since most fish end up concentrated in these channels. We didn’t catch anything big this time out, but plenty of these little guys. Plus there were a few crocodiles to look at up on the banks.
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Truth is Flamingo has way more traffic now than when I started there 30 years back. We were not there alone and there were a lot of boats going by us. If you want secret hide aways you have to go where others are or were scared to go. One is far from the ramp, and the other is places like hells bay where some are afraid to get lost. Even there most are starting to venture into it because technology helps them. I went to Flamingo on a holiday weekend and almost turned around and went home from the chaotic scene at the boat ramp. That's my son in the pictures, and the reason I didn't go home. I stay off the beaten path for the most part like Snake Bight. Nothing stays a secret forever and I'm not the first to share this. Besides, the location isn't really the secret. It's a combination of a few things that makes the location a productive spot or not, and that is up to each person to learn like I did it, with time in the seat.
 

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Content creators are going to be scouting it with drones and filming it now. Looks nice!
Content creators are going to be scouting it with drones and filming it now. Looks nice!
Well, if they do, they will be breaking the law. Drones are prohibited from flying in national parks.
 

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Lake Ingram has changed quite a bit since I was introduced to it around 1976… The real trouble is the entrance (or exit) at Middle Cape which has gotten wider and wider over the years- particularly since hurricane Wilma in 2005. If something isn’t done Ingram will gradually disappear over time… At present the opening at Middle Cape is at least three or four times bigger than when I first fished it all those years ago…. Wish it weren’t so.

Back then, the tiny channel that runs through Ingram was only marked by stakes that were easy to miss so most were very cautious and very few fished it much…. All of that changed over time…
 

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Nice I’ll be there tomorrow poaching your spot! Lol just kidding I’ll be fishing my own damn spots tomorrow!
Nice I’ll be there tomorrow poaching your spot! Lol just kidding I’ll be fishing my own damn spots tomorrow!
I hope you slam them. I’ll be there on Saturday, but not exactly there, lol. Good luck
 

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Lake Ingram has changed quite a bit since I was introduced to it around 1976… The real trouble is the entrance (or exit) at Middle Cape which has gotten wider and wider over the years- particularly since hurricane Wilma in 2005. If something isn’t done Ingram will gradually disappear over time… At present the opening at Middle Cape is at least three or four times bigger than when I first fished it all those years ago…. Wish it weren’t so.
Unfortunately, it looks as if rising sea levels will eventually claim the area. Isn’t that why the Park Service is building/built/rebuilt the dams? They’re supposed to be the stop gap to head off the process man put in effect the many years ago?
Remember reading that when East Cape Canal was first dug, you could jump across it. And, that Ingram was a natural freshwater lake/estuary…
 

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Unfortunately, it looks as if rising sea levels will eventually claim the area. Isn’t that why the Park Service is building/built/rebuilt the dams? They’re supposed to be the stop gap to head off the process man put in effect the many years ago?
Remember reading that when East Cape Canal was first dug, you could jump across it. And, that Ingram was a natural freshwater lake/estuary…
Every part of Florida's ecosystems have been negatively affected by what the Army Corps of Engineers (and Chamber of Commerce) did for decades, and the efforts to repair as much of the damage as possible are taking a back seat to population growth and development.
 

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Unfortunately, it looks as if rising sea levels will eventually claim the area. Isn’t that why the Park Service is building/built/rebuilt the dams? They’re supposed to be the stop gap to head off the process man put in effect the many years ago?
Remember reading that when East Cape Canal was first dug, you could jump across it. And, that Ingram was a natural freshwater lake/estuary…
The sea levels are not rising, you are just drinking the Kool Aid.
 

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Every part of Florida's ecosystems have been negatively affected by what the Army Corps of Engineers (and Chamber of Commerce) did for decades, and the efforts to repair as much of the damage as possible are taking a back seat to population growth and development.
No doubt. The ditches/canals are remnants of Flagler’s efforts to drain the Cape Sable area for agriculture and land development back in the early 1900’s…
 

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Ok, I guess South Florida is just sinking then…too many people weighing it down and all…
It’s a swamp. You’re trying to tell me that the sea level is rising but only in certain areas? 35 years launching at the same boat ramps and the water is no higher than it ever was. If you can provide REAL proof thaf this is happening I’d like to see it, otherwise stop with the climate change bullshit. Greta Thumberg sucks.
I had a guy here in Texas text me not long ago telling me that the water levels have risen over a foot higher than historical levels in my home waters. It’s nonsense. I wadefish, run boats, pole and launch in the same areas and the water is not a foot higher than it used to be. Let me guess…you believe in the covid shots, social distancing, dust masks and all that BS was a good idea too? Some of you will buy any propaganda mainstream media shoves down your throats and it is comical.
 

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Link to a paper written in 2010. The first paragraph outlines the problem clearly.


Abstract The Cape Sable peninsula is located on the southwestern tip of the Florida peninsula within Everglades National Park (ENP). Lake Ingraham, the largest lake within Cape Sable, is now connected to the Gulf of Mexico and western Florida Bay by canals built in the early 1920’s. Some of these canals breached a natural marl ridge located to the north of Lake Ingraham. These connections altered the landscape of this area allowing for the transport of sediments to and from Lake Ingraham. Saline intrusion into the formerly fresh interior marsh has impacted the local ecology. Earthen dams installed in the 1950’s and 1960’s in canals that breached the marl ridge have repeatedly failed. Sheet pile dams installed in the early 1990’s subsequently failed resulting in the continued alteration of Lake Ingraham and the interior marsh.
 
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