Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tons for Fish Just Can be Tough to Boat the Big One.

Fished yesterday and today and had no problem finding fish just problems with the bigger ones.  Wednesday we hook a variety of fish that were respectable but nada in the box other than a summer time assortment of reef dwellers, Toro, Yellowtail, Mangrove, Triggers, respectable Strawberry Grouper plus a dolphin for a partial afternoon offshore tour.  We didn't have live bait though which likely would have perked the bite up.  As a BTW, a laundry/ice basket makes a usable live bait keep for next to nothing if the place you are staying doesn't have one.  Just add a Fun Noodle for flotation and a trashcan lid to keep the birds out.  You can catch Pinfish and Tomtate Grunts at most of the docks this time of year and keep them in the bait keep for a little extra ammunition.

Today was an offshore only trip where we could have filled a number of boxes with legal dolphin but we were after Mr. Big Fish not Mr. Big Mess of Fish.  The seas were a bit rougher than yesterday and there was so much Sargasso Weed that I probably fished 11 weed lines.  The birds, including Frigate birds were more active today than they have been the last few trips but so were the schoolie Dolphin.

I am not sure if I am taking a trip tomorrow or not.  If not,

If the wood is dry enough I can work on the transom some more.  Or any of the other projects I have piling up.  One thing good about Murphy's law, if I have projects there will always be someone wanting to go fishing :) 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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