Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good Day on the Water

Yesterday started off rainy but a gap in the weather started around 9:00 O'clock that let us get out and do some fishing. We started ocean side where the dang grouper would not let us catch much of the snapper we wanted. After a brief stop at the bridge proved unproductive we headed back in the bay.

Despite a weak current we caught enough Spanish mackerel for dip and limited out on nice size mangrove snapper. Nice meaning that most were over two pounds. I had to resort to a little trickery to get the bigger Grovers since the bay is full mini mangs. Bait size and presentation was the trick plus a little bait and switch with the chum bag. I should explain all the details but nah. It is worth at least a face to face with some brown liquor involved and possibly a guide trip to truly illustrate the technique.

By the way, the hogfish we brought to the dock last week generated a bit of a stir in Key Colony. Many of the professional fishing guides out of there have caught few or none hook and line. There may be another brown liquor seminar in the works.

Today the wind is blowing a gale so an early start is out of the question. Possibly around noon things will lay down to about 20 knots so we may get in a half day in the bay. Keep your fingers crossed.

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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