Saturday, February 14, 2009

Foggy in the Keys a bit Abby Normal

I could just taste the fresh seared Cobia as we headed out for our first Gulf Wreck trip in a while. Visions of a box full of 50 pound Cobia got lost in a fog bank 10 miles back in the bay. We bravely continued to one of my better close in spots another four miles back to catch a few fish and wait for the fog to lift. A nice Mangrove Snapper and decent Spanish Mackerel went in the box giving me hopes for a respectable trip. Then blue runners, bluefish and sharks move in like the fog to dash that thought.

Then I tried another spot were I always get into respectable Jewfish just for some fun. Managed to catch the tide perfectly slack. We had lunch and waited for the tide to start moving. One cutoff and I decided to move to a safer area since the fog was getting thicker. My soaked and freezing crew decided to surrender and we made the 14 mile run to the dock in 100 to 150 yard visibility. A long, cold and nerve racking boat ride.

This was the first time I have ever seen fog last all day long down here in the Keys. Friday the 13th provided a trip and conditions that were a horror.

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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