Photo Update: The crew sent me some better photos of their Dolphin 101 excursion.
Today was a finish up half day because we lost an engine on the boat yesterday and couldn't get offshore. We found the fish right off the bat in 700 foot of water which is about 12 miles south of Sombrero Light. Since this was a fishing 101, the first fish, a bull around 17 pounds was lost at the boat during gaff training. That miss may have left an impression since the second fish was stuck right in the middle and lifted in the boat properly. Other than those two gaffers there was mainly schoolies that had to be measured. The guys dropped me off at Burdines and after a burger and fries will head back out on their own.
The 12th turned into a reef trip after the motor died. Not much to speak of box wise, but lots of baby amberjacks, a couple of strawberry grouper, a hand full of yellowtail and several nice fish that got away or got eaten by bigger critters.
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.