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Old 07-31-2018, 05:14 AM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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Looks familiar ??? Original building for Baptist Hospital, 1961
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: SW/FLA
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Its been 30 years since I left Miami but I grew up around SW16 st and 69 th ave (r/r tracks where in my back yard) I am sure its still there but as a boy we used to fish behind Robert King High park . Like on 70 th and Flagler .An employee of the park was Ray Shorty Miller . Let me tell you"s the fishing back there was fantastic . I dont think they call it RKH anymore ?
It was like brackish water we use to catch tarpon/snook/mudfish /gar/ largemouth bass/ bluegill/mullet / cats /shad /pickeral (like a small pike) ETC . A couple times we even caught some jack cravelles and mangrove snapper way inland believe it or not .
What was always a mystery to us we use to catch these fish I am about to mention on practically anything(shiners/lures/cut bait) that people in that area would call "rockbass" they where brown and looked kind a like a walleye except the side gill fins where like long and spiny some . The largest ones we ever caught were like 3 and a half pounds.
What always has baffled us this fish was not listed in the south Fla fish book etc . Someone years later told me they where from S America but didnt know the name (what they were called )......
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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Awesome Memories
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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Its been 30 years since I left Miami but I grew up around SW16 st and 69 th ave (r/r tracks where in my back yard) I am sure its still there but as a boy we used to fish behind Robert King High park . Like on 70 th and Flagler .An employee of the park was Ray Shorty Miller . Let me tell you"s the fishing back there was fantastic . I dont think they call it RKH anymore ?
I grew up about 5 blocks east of you in West Miami. Guess I would have biked right by your house in the late '60s - early '70s on my way to West Miami Jr. High. I, too, used to fish occasionally behind RKH park, but that was later when I was going to South Miami High and had a fishing buddy who lived off of 63rd Ct. & Tamiami Canal Rd.

And yes, it is still called Robert King High Park.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Its been 30 years since I left Miami but I grew up around SW16 st and 69 th ave (r/r tracks where in my back yard) I am sure its still there but as a boy we used to fish behind Robert King High park . Like on 70 th and Flagler .An employee of the park was Ray Shorty Miller . Let me tell you"s the fishing back there was fantastic . I dont think they call it RKH anymore ?
It was like brackish water we use to catch tarpon/snook/mudfish /gar/ largemouth bass/ bluegill/mullet / cats /shad /pickeral (like a small pike) ETC . A couple times we even caught some jack cravelles and mangrove snapper way inland believe it or not .
What was always a mystery to us we use to catch these fish I am about to mention on practically anything(shiners/lures/cut bait) that people in that area would call "rockbass" they where brown and looked kind a like a walleye except the side gill fins where like long and spiny some . The largest ones we ever caught were like 3 and a half pounds.
What always has baffled us this fish was not listed in the south Fla fish book etc . Someone years later told me they where from S America but didnt know the name (what they were called )......
rocbass are sweet water fish that werer brought from canada,,they are related to perchs,..not a brackish water fish-
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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Didn't we also have a Luria's here in Eastern Naples too ???
but luria was like a department stores-gift, lasgest one was on flagler,
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:32 AM
 
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There was one on a few blocks from my house and my elementary school on 8th St. @ 62nd Avenue.
yes gran union followed by two wynn dixies
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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Man, what a blast reading all 109 pages !(took a couple of days)! LOTS of great memories at many of these places that I haven't thought about in eons! Makes me feel kind of old knowing that it's been years since many have closed, but, as the title says...not forgotten!

That would be JJ's American diner. My buddy (at the time) was the manager. Great food and they also had one in the gables.
sambo?
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:47 AM
 
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yes gran union followed by two wynn dixies
No, that location was never a Winn Dixie.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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rocbass are sweet water fish that werer brought from canada,,they are related to perchs,..not a brackish water fish-
Thanks for response but the fish we use to catch looked very similiar to a walleye . My freinds from Miami have told me years ago they have completely diassapeared from areas we use to catch them which was like at the Pal x and sw 8 st behind the old canal bait and tackle (now like a bait n tackle and outside beer and food joint I think)and in waters behind RKH park . People called them rock bass but pics I have looked up on rock bass dont resemble them .....
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