Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sporty Weather

Fishing a crew from New York we chose the Bayside because of 15 plus knot winds and a crew member or two that has issues with rough seas. Even on the Bayside it was a bit too much for one of the crew. Until the Mal de Mar set in the Bayside bite was building nicely with decent mangrove snapper and a couple of larger fish that manage to get away. Bait was everywhere including plenty of ballyhoo. Ballyhoo chunks turned out to be the best bait.

While fishing we had a great display of mother nature with a huge thunderstorm about 15 mile to our east. Plenty of lightning and water spouts to view from a safe distance. We even saw a clear air water spout. One were you could see the water spinning a few dozen feet in the air with no funnel cloud to cause the commotion.

We tried a few closer in spots and had decent action for a while but the anchor kept breaking loose spoiling the bite. We will give it another go today. With the winds a little lighter than yesterday we should be able the keep the whole crew well and fishing.

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


  1. Thanks for the update Captain Dallas. We are in Marathon next week starting Saturday and would love to bet my camera out during some waterspouts or a good lightening show. We are also renting a boat from Captain Pips in order to hit the area for some sightseeing.

  2. That is really cool blog Thank you..........................

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