Ariel Medero

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...

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...

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...

‘Cool’ fronts don’t slow the fish down

Mike Burkart reels in a 38-pound kingfish he caught two miles offshore of Marathon. Cobia, kingfish and bull sharks don’t mind temperature change We've had a few mild cold fronts roll through the Florida Keys over the past few weeks, and they have stirred things up on the water. These "cool”...

#Fishing: Kite fishing will produce sails

Hands-free fishing means anglers can target reef species I'm going to be completely honest, I've never been a huge football fan. I was born in Argentina, so I'm more of a futbol fan. But I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl, and not just for the commercials. If you're thinking...

#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...

#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...

#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...

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...

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...

It takes some doin’, but the tuna are there – Charters are way out and fishing deep to catch blackfins and skips

Offshore, the dolphin (mahi mahi) have been scattered, but I have had some reports from fellow charter captains that there were a few quality fish in the 20- to 30-pound class out in the blue. Captain James Simcic of Spearcrazy Fishing Charters had to travel quite a ways to...