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12 hours ago, Big Dave said:

When the winds lay down the water clarity can be pretty good.  It's worse on the flats that used to be covered with lush turtle grass but are now mud.  

Dave is correct...

Flamingo (Inside and out), Chokoloskee, Marco, Goodlands....are mostly affected by wind.......the same location can be dramatically different based upon tides and wind....

If it's been windy for a week...you can't expect clear water, even after a day of calm....

I've been to Chokoloskee one weekend and the water is green / chocolate and next week it's gin clear....mostly attributed to wind and tide....it can sometimes take a few days to clear out the back waters with the tide when it's been blowing..




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Grass started dying 5-6 years ago in the northern part of the bay due to high salinity (not enough fresh water flowing down) which in turn there’s nothing holding and filtering the mud on the floor. Palm lake is probably the cleanest northern bay water, then you’ll have to run south to Man o War basin area to get back in the nice grass. 

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