Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Neatherlands Sportswriter Nico J. de Boer in the Keys

Yesterday was a short guide trip to show Mr. Nico J. de Boer and his lovely lady the Marathon area and Captain Pip's. We targeted fish that would hit artificials and flies during a short half day trip as he had another appointment in the afternoon. With the cold front the fish were a bit lethargic so the bite was slow. The afternoon would have been better as the sun warmed the waters up a bit around the flats. As it was we had to head out to the reef to get the barracuda for his photos.

We spotted several 'cuda's, sharks and some permit, but they just wouldn't take the artificial baits. So I had to resort to live bait to produce a decent size fish. Despite the slow bite they seemed to have had a great time and spoke highly of the Pip's experience. The clear water that it took me a while to find showed them the potential of the area's fishing.

The drop in temperature should push the Spanish Mackerel down withing the week and as mentioned in my last post the Mangroves are fat and hungry in the Bay. So later this week the bite should really heat up.

We saw several other boats fishing yesterday which has be a rarity of late. So things seem to really be picking up. No reports yet from the other guys out yesterday. I will fill that in later. 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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