Got a call at 8:30 yesterday from a vacationer in town from the UK. They had rented a house, a boat, had all the gear, read the required magazines and were catching nothing. So they gave in and asked me if I was busy.
About an hour and half later they were catching Yellowtail snapper, cero mackerel, lil' Tunny, Baracuda and missing a few fish that once lost, could be anything they liked. All they had to do was dial the number on the blog.
Right now you just about have to hide if you want to bait your hook. Permit are on the wrecks, sailfish are just off the reef, Tarpon are at the bridges, Snapper and mackerel are just about everywhere so if the wind isn't blowing over 30 you can find some fish.
With all the great fishing, it is just about a sin to be wandering around aimlessly like a ... well, tourist :) You can hook up with loads of great local captains for your bucket list fishing trip of a life time or an old fart like me so you can learn how to do it on your own.
The crew that called were easy, catch some Yellowtail, maybe a Baracuda and learn a few tricks. While Yellowtailing you can put out a live bait and who knows what will show up. We had lots of fish busting baits in the slick within an hour and they could have made a day of it right there. But I took them Bay Side in case the wind picked up and they caught Mangrove Snapper, Bluefish, Blue Runners, Porgies, while Baracuda and sharks showed up. Its the Keys.
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.