Monday, June 01, 2009

Odds and Ends

The photo sucks but I will try to get a better one of the darts.

Since Memorial Day weekend it has turned to deadsville in Marathon. Now that the kids are getting out of school we should be getting some more almost locals down for some fishing vacations. To occupy my time and hopefully make a little change, I have started making my fishing lures again.

Some of you have used my Dallas Darts before. If you feel like it leave a comment on how you feel about them. If you haven't used them, the darts are small bullet head type lures that can be trolled at almost any speed and catch fish. They have caught Tuna, Dolphin, Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, White Marlin, Blue Marlin just about everything that eats flying fish. They work so well that when I take a fun trip offshore I don't bother taking any other bait. With schoolie dolphin I can just jig the lures and catch all I want without messing the boat up cutting chunk baits.

I don't know how well they work outside of the Keys, but down here they are pretty effective. There is a small group of captains in Marathon that start drooling when they find out I have made another batch. Since a client called up a few months ago and ordered three dozen, I thought I might need to get off my butt and make some more. So I am going back into production.

Fishing wise everything is getting back to normal. The west wind had slowed down the offshore bite but the blue water critters are starting to feed again. Tarpon are still chewing, 'tails are chewing, the mangs are ready for the spawn and the muttons should fire up pretty soon. Nothing better than catching in the Keys in the early summer. So plan on getting your butt down here to do a little catching soon.

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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