Anybody have any experience making this trip across the Gulf this time of year. I made the trip from Pensacola
to Key West
a few years back in early spring. I experienced the most beautiful conditions going down and a month later experienced something far less. I will be leaving from Pensacola
once again going to the Tampa area (Treasure Island). I hope to leave the first of Feb. I have considered shirting the coast line, but there doesn't seem to be many places to duck in, since all the channels in the big bend area are so shallow. I will probably shoot straight across or take the ICW
to Carribelle and then shoot straight across, like I did last time. I would love to hear any suggestions anyone might have.