Sunday, January 24, 2010

Gorgious Day

Yesterday was beautiful! Light winds, warm, the fish are chewing and yet not a single boat went out. The Flatlines is sitting at the dock getting dirty. It just ain't right. The recent cold snap pushed the snapper back to the reef and Hawk Channel. Easy pickings for meat lovers. Nice size Kingfish are also on the reef and in the channel for those wanting to hear a drag sing or some smoked fish. Sailfish plus the occasional Wahoo, Dolphin and big Blackfin are in the 100 to 200 foot depths off the reef. Grouper, which the powers at be have closed, are also everywhere on the ocean side. Bayside the waters are warming so the Spanish bite should be getting right.

It is a great time to fish in the Keys. So where are all the fishermen? Home worrying about a ding in the economy? Get some gonads guys! Fishing is more than a sport. It is an essential part of sane life. So get your butts down here :)

Compared to many of the guides and charters down here I am actually doing good even at less than 50% of my normal bookings. Still, looking around, I may have to start the new great American novel. The Decade of Wrath is my working title. If more politicians, bankers and God forgive, lawyers fished with me the world would be a better place. It is high time the powers at be get in touch with their fishing side. Not the luxury yacht kind of fishing, the blue collar small boat fishing where you have to pull your own weight. No cocktails until the boat and fish cleaning commences. So send us your filthy rich that need to re-find their fishing roots. Hell, send us your tired and huddled masses. It is getting boring!

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. How's the toe?
    Paul J

  2. The toe has healed nicely and I am ready to kick some more fish butt!