Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marathon Hump April

We hit the hump yesterday. We only spent an hour and a half on the hump. We got a dozen tuna. They were footballs. Tasty little footballs, but nothing over 12 pounds. We caught them all trolling darts. There were several jiggers out there, but they where catching one every now and again while we had two or three on at a time. Jigging looks like work to me. If you want to deep jig, go for it. Old school still works so I will keep old schooling.

Speaking of old school. I used to always pull combos or naked rigged dead baits. I get to the Keys and the plastic guys convert me to plastics. Plastics are a great way to cover ground. Now there is a trend back to chin weighted ballyhoo and all the old school stuff. What goes around comes around again. While I have no problem with natural baits, trolling plastics in scattered weed makes life simple and catches fish. Just keep a spread of ballyhoo ready if you hit the honey hole. Finding fish is the key to offshore fishing in the Keys. Depending on how the fish react, be ready to change tactics.

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

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