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Marathon native instructs others in art of spearfishing

Marathon native instructs others in art of spearfishing

James Simsic is one of those fortunate few: he’s found his purpose. “My passion is teaching kids about spearfishing,” he said. The 28-year-old Marathon native has tried his hand at this, and that, and now his focus is clear: to mentor other Keys kids in the sport; more than that — the ethics and spirit […]

Have you seen Scott?

Have you seen Scott?

The Manatee Rescue Team of the Dolphin Research Center is asking the public to help find a badly entangled manatee. The manatee, named Scott, has mounds of monofilament fishing line wrapped around and embedded in both of his pectoral flippers.  The animal is approximately 9 to 11 feet long and was recently spotted in the […]

Hot fishing and calm seas

Hot fishing and calm seas

Well finally someone turned off the wind machine, and the spring fishing is red hot. Offshore, the dolphin bite is fairly consistent although it is still a little early and has slowed a bit most likely due to the rising moon and calm seas. There are still a few nice wahoo being caught on the […]

Changes in Seasons

Changes in Seasons

While our friends up north experience an early spring tempered with the return of freezing temperatures, we lucky folks down here in the Keys have been blessed with sunny skies and great fishing. The Best Bet teams have kept their anglers busy in a variety of fishing venues this past week. Offshore, the dolphin bite […]

Spring is in the air and water

Spring is in the air and water

Well it’s the middle of March, and we are definitely making the transition from winter fishing to spring and summer style fishing. The water temperatures are steadily rising, and our favorite game fish are responding to the warmer water nicely. While it has been a bit windy this last week, the offshore fishing is heating […]

A painting party – Students prepare for three fundraisers

A painting party – Students prepare for three fundraisers

Be the Change of the Florida Keys, Inc. (BTC) would like to invite the community to a “Soup-A-Bowl” Dinner Fest in each area of the Keys during the month of March. On Saturday, March 3, St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon will host the first of three Keys-wide events from 6-8 pm. On Saturday, March […]