Monday, February 23, 2009

Handcuffed by Smoker Kings

I would much rather post a successful trip with plenty of photos, but fishing doesn't always go as planned. I picked up an afternoon half day. The mission was just to show one of the guests where he could fish his small boat in the winds coming the next few days. I show him a spot south of the new seven mile bridge where you can normally get a good catch of snapper for dinner and a few Spanish Mackerel.

Things seem to start well, we hooked Spanish but couldn't get a whole one to the boat. I was thinking Barracuda, but it turned out to be smoker king mackerel that were eating our fish. After his light 12 pound spinning outfit got smoked and spooled, we shifted to his 25 pound spinner. That one didn't get spooled, but a few hundred yards of line disappeared quickly several times. Between the crab buoys, wire rigs breaking due to violent strikes and pulled hooks, we didn't boat a single King. Chris from Canada though will remember three hours of fishing by the Seven Mile Bridge for a long while.

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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  1. Very nice thanks for sharing....................

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