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For Immediate Release:
December 21, 2011

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

Stiltsville Kayak Fishing Excursion with Miami-Dade Parks Ecoadventures & Adventure Sports Miami

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Join Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures and Adventure Sports Miami for a series of high adventure guided kayak fishing excursions. This series will take you to many locations where the fishing is extreme. The Stiltsville Kayak Fishing Excursion will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 6:15 am to 11:00 am.

Stiltsville, which is located on the bay side of Key Biscayne, consists of a series of flats separated by "finger channels." This unique topography harbors excellent fishing grounds where a wide variety of species can be targeted in a relatively small area. Bonefish, permit, and tarpon can be targeted on the flats; although as water temps drop these fish are trickier to find. Not all fish are bothered by colder temps Spanish mackerel and bluefish can be found swarming the edge of the flats and the channels. These fish migrate down the east coast as winter approaches and there will be good numbers of them feeding in the Stiltsville area until spring. Large groupers started moving into the channels of Stiltsville in late November.

These fish, which spend most of the year offshore, are great fighters and surprisingly aggressive in shallow water. They prefer to be in proximity of some structure and will attack all kinds of artificial and live baits. Snook can also be found right alongside grouper in the channels of Stiltsville this time of year. Snook use the deep running water of the channel to stay warm; this is especially true when cold fronts are in the area. Other commonly caught species in the Stiltsville area include mangrove snappers, mutton snappers, barracuda, and jacks.

The cost is $150.00 per person and includes a kayak, paddle, safety equipment, guides, and transportation by boat to the fishing location. To make your reservation please call (305) 365-3018. Space is limited so make your reservation early.

About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department (MDPR):
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, MDPR is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about MDPR the public can call 3-1-1 or visit Miami-Dade Parks.



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