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Kingfish are crazy! Dolphin are on the increase in Marathon!

Capt. Bob Brown
March 4, 2009
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report

Trying to find a place on the reef edge where there are no King Mackerel is a challenge lately in the middle Keys. The cooler than normal weather has had the mackerel chewing up everything just about everywhere. While trying to catch sailfish this past weekend, there were kings everywhere from 25ft of water out to 200ft and some were nice size of up to 35lb. Especially around wrecks and the deeper reef edge from 50-100ft of water was red hot for kings for the past few days and weeks for that matter. Just before the big cold front that hit here on Sunday afternoon, plenty of nice Dolphin were infiltrating the local waters and some were in the 15-25lb class. Nice sized school fish were coming into the area off Sombrero light in 120-200ft of water and beyond I'm sure. Most boats were fishing the reef edge due to the local sailfish tournament, so not many boats were running offshore. The sailfish were a bit slow however for that tournament, but there were enough around to make it interesting. The winning boat had 5 fish and several boats had 3 or 4 fish. The migration of the sails should start up soon and the fish should be tailing when the conditions warrant. Some large Cobia have been around oceanside as well around rays or cruising the surface on the reef edge. Look for plenty of Cobia around the next couple weeks and months.

Bayside fishing has taken a bit of a hit due to cold water but there has been decent snapper fishing aournd the east bahia honda area. Gulfside wrecks have been producing some Cobia and Permit along with the Goliath Grouper, Snapper and Jacks. If you would like more info on fishing in the middle Florida Keys, check out our web site. Good luck in all your fishing adventures!

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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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