Tarpon Red Hot! Big Dolphin showing up in Marathon!
Capt. Bob Brown
May 7, 2010
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report
The annual run of large Tarpon in the middle keys has been going on full steam as the bite has been hot as the 7 mile and Bahia Honda bridges the past few days. Best bite has been on the outgoing tide with mullet and lately the fish have been preferring to bite after sunset and before sunrise. The Marathon International tarpon tournament is going on right now here in the middle Keys and the bite was good last night with many boats catching fish and some catching multi fish.
Some bigger Dolphin (mahi-mahi) have been hitting the docks lately and most fish have been between twenty and thirty lbs. as far as larger fish goes. Just when we started talking about how there haven't been too many extra large fish coming in, someone brought in a whopper yesterday topping the scale out at 69lb!! So look for some of the monster sized Mahi to be showing up in your spread this week. You may have to have some larger live baits like blue runner or mullet to feed the bigger fish if they shy away from ballyhoo or pilchards.
There are still a few sailfish being caught up and down the line, especially when the gulfstream current is in close and the fish have been tailing when we have an east wind condition. Some wahoo have been hitting the docks as well. Plus the blackfin tuna bite has been hot at the west hump. Some blue marlin have also been reported to have been hooked up and released offshore by boats looking for Mahi. Swordfish have been biting also, and some boats have caught multiple swords on a trip lately...
Good luck in all your fishing adventures!
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