Monday, June 16, 2014

Tough Fishing

With all the Dolphin frolicking out on the ocean side I was kinda surprised how tough the Bay Side fishing is with the current conditions.  Generally, this time of year the Bay Side is pretty steady with smaller but legal size Mangroves, plenty of jacks, a few Sea Trout, the occasional Cero Mackerel  and various sharks.  The past two days though have been tough close to Marathon.  Today I did a do over trip, my GPS batteries died so we were flying blind, and we had to go west to the Blue Fish Bank to get a respectable but short lived bite started.  Another group had slower than normal action at the Elbow Bank area and one of my honey holes on the Jack Bank was totally dead.  

The bridge, old reliable normally, has an incoming current most of the day and the fish don't seem to like that all that much.  So instead of seeing lots of fish in the chum slick you might not see any until the tide gets right.  That looks like first thing in the morning or late in the evening for then next day or two then there should be a pretty good morning bite.

The Bay Side report is due to slightly higher winds and slightly smaller boats.  Ocean side is still fired up if you don't mind a little bit lumpy seas.  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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