Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rod Bustin' Action

I like nothing better than introducing people to fish that will whip their butt. So busted rods, smoked reels and rapid line loss is not all that uncommon. The past two weeks fish have claimed three of my customers rods. The multi-piece traveling rods most commonly fall victim to Keys fish. The one pictured above was classic. The rod broke in three places.

As for the fishing it was a little off today. The yellowtail trip quickly turned into what ever the heck we could catch trip with no current on the reef. A few big Jacks and a couple of smoker Kings provided the big fish action. Porgies, big Lane Snapper, a few Mangroves and about a dozen tails provided dinner for 30 or more.. Anyhow, we filled the box and there were smiling faces. The suspected rod busting culprit is a cobia. Not that I saw the fish, just that it acted like a cobe with big shoulders.

Now that the wind has laid down we have a Gulf wreck trip in the works for tomorrow. Bubba, my 100 pound outfit with the drag delicately adjusted with a hammer is making the trip. While the main goal of the trip is big Cobia, a little pain may be in the forecast. I tell everyone that when Bubba bents over double be careful. You may be opening a can of whupp ass you can't close if you pick it up.

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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