Thursday, February 14, 2013

Come on Down

Since my usual Dec. Jan. spurt, it has been slow down here.  Not all that unusual, though with 3 foot of snow falling in some areas I was expecting more visitors.  I got out yesterday on a boating 101 more than a fishing 101, but I did have to take a rod and a little bait, so there was Mangrove Snapper for dinner like it or not.

I get a few of the Boating 101 type trips which are sometimes a Real Estate 101, folks thinking about buying vacation homes or lining up larger family reunion type vacations like to take a water front tour before getting serious.  A few places have actually been sold and a good number are getting spruced up, which is always a good sign.

Bait in the area has been tough to find until recently.  Yesterday, there were plenty of balleyhoo and I saw a good number of cigar minnows and a few thread fin herring in the bay.    As far as the other guys, in general most have been on the slow side, so I don't feel all that bad.  There have been some nice catches, Cobia, Mutton, Mangrove, Yellowtails and such, but grouper season is still closed thanks to out incredibly intelligent marine fisheries commission.

I am at Pancho's tommorrow then if the weather is okay have a fishing 101 on Saturday.  That is scheduled to be a Bay trip so the weather is a little less of a factor.  The Mackerel are still pretty thick and with the Balleyhoo, I think there should be some bigger King or Cobia around to play with.

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