Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chicago Joe meets the big deck

 Chicago Joe and fam came down for the week so I had to get off the big deck and go fishing.

The Yellow Jacks showed up to stretch lines and fill the box.  Not much else unfortunately, but they were good sized and most are off to the smoker.



Back in the bay the day before we did okay on decent size Mangrove Snapper and played with a shark or two.

Wanted to get out on the reef but the seas were just big enough to be uncomfortable. In any case, the crew had fun inspite of not being able to keep a few nice Hogfish thanks to progressive idiots in charge of regulations.


If you are worried about bait in the bay after all the red tide news don't be, there is plenty.

Since I mentioned the big deck here is photo from the construction.  A house on 26th street had to be rebuilt on stilts after Irma so I spent a weekend salvaging their deck.

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 Tight lines,

 Capt. (ret.) Dallas

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Fun in the bay

This a bit staged photo of a large in any case Cero Mackerel caught on a bay side half day.   Along with the few mackerel they brought back a limit of Mangrove Snapper.

Weather this year is back to a more normal blow and light wind schedule.   On the light wind days the dolphin bite has been pretty good plus plenty of tuna so far.

This is all subject to change, but I like it this way.  Since I am officially retired, picking days that are lighter to save on wear and tear does not hurt the wallet so much.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt(ret). Dallas

Thursday, January 31, 2019

New tablet for blogging

Just got a new tablet that makes blogging a little easier.  Since I am now officially retired I will posting more weird stuff like fun fishing.  Oh wait, I already do that.


Pictures of David working.



Results of a quick hump day hump trip.

Unfortunately we lost the bigger bull dolphin due to a mechanical issue, but the crew had plenty of fun anyway.
Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Things since November

  • Still fishing and bitching about blogging from my phone.  I have been more busy piddling around the RV than normal since we will likely be at the temporary spot for another year.
On the fishing side of things closures of species that I tend to target is getting old.  Red Grouper closed this year before the Jan 1 scheduled closure.  Hogfish are closed until March which sucks big-time for winter vacationers.

On the bright side the catching has been good for most everything else.  Plenty of snapper and mackerel biting plus offshore has been pretty steady for calmer days.

Lodging is greatly improved for vacationers but affordable housing for staff is way behind.

The Winn-Dixie in town is still closed along with burger king, Wendy's and a few other places but most places are back to normal.

Posted a few pics of things since November.















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your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Posting is a PITA


Father and son double up.  I took these guys last year for a fishing 101.  This year the full month made things tougher so they booked a refresher course.

With the moon tides, the bait doesn't last as long.  We caught the tide right and the nearly limited out on respectable 'tail.


Hard they wanted Cero Mackerel they could have filled the box.  They even had a King Mackerel that along with the two Cero made a nice bucket of fish dip for Porky's Bay side and a quart for me of course.

Still haven't fixed or replaced my laptop so posting is a pain in my Democrat.


Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Summer fishing

Just typical summer fishing.




Good numbers of swingers if you spend some time hunting.




Plenty of action on the reef if you have a decent current.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas