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Marathon, Florida Keys

Capt. Bob Brown
November 3, 2000
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Snappers on the Reef

Some good numbers of Mangrove Snappers, some up to 24" have been showing up on the patch reefs recently. Best baits lately have been live shrimp fished mid randge in the chum line. Also, fresh cut Ballyhoo on bottom with a 20lb. fluorocarbon leader will produce large Mangroves. They have been biting both during the day and at night. According to my good friend and good fisherman Tom Wammack of Grassy Key, the Yellowtail Snapper have been biting excellent after dark in the 80-90 ft. range. Tom says not too many chum lines out there at night lately has the Yellowtail to balling up quickly in the chum and the bite has been on with some big "flags" up to 23". Some King Mackerel and Ceros have been showing up on the reef lately as well adding to the hot reef bite. Live baits work well on the Macks, especially a live Blue Runner or Pilchard on the Kite. Look for the Kingfish action to continue to improve as winter aproaches.

November is Sailfish Time!

November usually means the kickoff of the Sailfish season in the Florida Keys. Even though there are Sailfish caught in the Keys year round, the winter months are the peak of the season. Traditionally, November was regarded as one of the best Sailfish months af the year, and many Keys tournaments for Sails were held in this month. The Islamorada Sailfish tournament is held the last week of Nov. and usually there is plenty of hot action every year! This year should be another great one for Sails as we are already seeing some showing up. The action should last through April so start making your plans to get in on some of this great fishing!

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Light tackle sportfishing for Sailfish, Tarpon, and other sport fish in the middle Florida Keys. Since 1980 Capt Bob has been putting anglers on the big fish! Offshore, reef/wreck, Gulf wrecks, and Tarpon fishing. Live bait specialist, tournament winners!

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Sundance Sportfishing Adventures
PO Box 504345
Marathon, FL 33050
Phone: 800-282-1712
Alt. Phone: 305-289-1542
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