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Marathon, FL Keys - Sailfish Bite Heating Up!

Capt. Bob Brown
December 12, 2011
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report

The winter migration of the Atlantic Sailfish to the middle Keys is ON and the bite has been red hot at times lately. Several boats with double digit releases have been reported this week and in areas spread from Tennessee Reef off of Long Key, all the way to Big Pine shoal off of Big Pine Key. Doubles, Triples and even Quad hook-ups have been common this week. A couple boats fishing off of the Long Key area reported getting as many as 35 opportunities in a day to hook up sails. One boat released 17 on one of those days. When the gulfstream has pulled in close to the edge of the reef, the bite has been hot and at times when it moves back further out, there are still some good catches but a bit slower. Still in the mix while fishing the edge of the reef for Sails are plenty of nice Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), a few nice Blackfin Tuna up to 25lb and some King Mackerel pushing the 35lb mark. Plenty of Bonito and smaller Kings and Cero Mackerel in the mix as well to keep the mates busy in the cockpit and anglers smiling as they fight line screamers all day long!

To compliment the fine edge of the reef fishing going on, there have been some nice Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Amberjack, Almaco Jack and African Pompano coming in off the oceanside wrecks. Reef fishing for Grouper and Snapper has been great also with plenty of Cero Mackerel mixed in. All in all, a great bite has been going on ishore and offshore so now is a great time to come to the Keys and get in on some 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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