Hello, snappers! Bounty of the sea also includes mahi, sailfish, tuna and tarpon

Hello, snappers! Bounty of the sea also includes mahi, sailfish, tuna and tarpon

Springtime brings a large variety of fish to the waters off the Middle Keys: mangrove snappers, yellowtail snappers, mutton snappers, groupers, dolphin, sailfish, tuna and tarpon.  If you’re visiting the area and want an unforgettable vacation experience, now is the time to hook-up with a local charter captain and experience some of the great fishing […]

The fishing is beautiful and the weather is fine

The fishing is beautiful and the weather is fine

Over the past few weeks, Mother Nature gave us a nice gift. The weather was pleasant and warm and the waters were extremely calm. It was absolutely beautiful in the Florida Keys. For those of us lucky enough to get out and go fishing, we were rewarded with ideal conditions. Out in the blue water, […]

Fog affects land and sea outings

Fog affects land and sea outings

We’ve had quite a few cold fronts roll through the Keys over the past couple of weeks. A few of those fronts dropped temperatures down into the 40’s and 50’s! Brrrrrrrrr! Along with those fronts also came an unusual sight for locals, a very dense fog. This particular fog was eerie, as it blanketed most […]

#Fish: Quick cold snaps keep fish aggressive

#Fish: Quick cold snaps keep fish aggressive

Recently, it’s been outstanding out on the water (but honestly, even if the fishing’s weren’t red hot, how can you beat a day in the Florida keys?). And the best part, how about this weather?! It’s certainly been a mild winter for those of us living and loving life in paradise. The fantastic weather has […]

#Fish: Christmas and your angler

#Fish: Christmas and your angler

If you’re wondering what to get for that special fisherman/woman in your life for Christmas, here are some great gift ideas that will have them hooked on Christmas morning. The classic angler gift is a rod and reel. You have tons of options out on the market, one of my particular favorites is the Penn […]

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

Right now we’re holding in a transition pattern. The winter pelagics, such as the sailfish and large kingfish, have yet to arrive in steady numbers, but they should be here any moment now. Also, a slight drop in water temperature should force the dolphin (mahi mahi) into the shallows and move them towards the west […]

There are so many fish in the sea – Mahi season heats up and tarpon still going strong

There are so many fish in the sea – Mahi season heats up and tarpon still going strong

The waters off Marathon are filled with people enjoying the Florida Keys lifestyle. You’ll find couples relaxing on a sunset cruise, partiers soaking up the sun at the Valhalla Sandbar, spear fisherman diving and deep-hunting for tasty grouper, and fisherman hooked up to a slammer dolphin. Everybody‘s out on the water! A combination of crystal […]

Plenty of fish in the sea – Mangrove snapper, yellowtail, dolphin, sails, tarpon and more

Plenty of fish in the sea – Mangrove snapper, yellowtail, dolphin, sails, tarpon and more

There is a lot of variety in the waters off the Middle Keys: mangrove snappers, yellow-tail snappers, mutton snappers, groupers, dolphin, sailfish, tuna and tarpon. (If you’re visiting, now is the time to hook-up with a local charter captain and experience some of the great fishing Marathon has to offer.) For consistent rod-bending action this […]