Offshore bite on fire! NO BP OIL IN THE MIDDLE KEYS!!!!
Capt. Bob Brown
June 9, 2010
Marathon - Saltwater Fishing Report
A NOTE TO ALL FISHERMEN AND VACATIONERS THAT VISIT OR ARE PLANNING ON VISITING THE FLORIDA KEYS.... THERE IS NO OIL FROM THE BP OIL SPILL ON OUR SHORES OR IN OUR WATERS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE KEEP YOUR FISHING TRIP AND VACATION PLANS IN TACT. FISHING IS GREAT!
Plenty of Mahi-Mahi in the middle Keys this week with nice size fish of up to 50lb. coming from the 650-800ft depths south of Sombrero reef off of Marathon. School sized fish have been coming in from offshore also some in as close as 200ft of water, but some large schools have been found offshore under birds and around floating debris. Blackfin Tuna have been biting as well offshore around the Marathon west hump and the 409 hump. Some Yellowfins have been found in the mix at times as well, mostly school fish around 35lb..
Snapper fishing has been fantastic on the reef edge. Plenty of large yellowtail snapper on the deep reef edge from 60-90ft. Mutton snapper have been starting to show on the atlantic side wrecks and deep reef patches. Black and red grouper have been found to be plentiful on the reef edge. A few mackerel have been finding the reef fishermen as well lately.
Tarpon action remains good at the famous 7 mile bridge and other local keys bridges with some fish topping 150lb this week! Expect this action to remain hot until the end of June and then the fish will be a bit more spotty as they move up the island chain in their migratory patterns.
Plenty of great fishing to be had right now in the middle Keys. No BP oil and clear water for fishing and diving. Make your trip to the Keys now and enjoy what nature has to offer!
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