Capt. Bob Brown
June 29, 2009
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report
The hot bite on Mutton Snapper around the local deep reef and wreck area has been the ticket for most local charter boats recently. Nice Snaps up to 25lb have been hitting the docks in the area all week and should continue for the next few weeks. Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper have been biting good also on the shallower reef edges and there have been a few nice Black and Red Grouper in the bottom fishing mix as well.
The offshore bite has been spotty at times but when the Dolphin are found they have been good size. Plenty of 'gaffers' have been in the schools of fish lately and some nice fish over 40lb have come in to the 7 mile marina in Marathon this week. The Mahi Mahi have been anywhere from 10-30 miles out mostly under frigate birds or dipping gulls. Some days some good floating debris and weed lines have been on the offshore landscape, but some days have been clean from floaters and most fish have been under birds.
Tarpon continue to bite at the bridges and around flats as they move up the island chain migrating north. There have been a few large schools reported moving through the upper Florida Bay as they move up the west coast and some along the Atlantic flats off of CoCo Plum and Key Colony Beach on the ocean side of the islands. Some hot bites on Bonefish have been reported also around spanish harbor flats and around the Pigeon Key flats big Permit have been roaming.
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