After having a string of better than average days catching you have to get a slow one. What was supposed to be a quick half-day fun eating fish trip turned into an over time half-day trying to get enough for the crew's dinner.
Instead of Mackerel we had Bonnet Head Sharks get in the slick at a spot I doubt we have ever caught one before. We caught a few decent Lane Snapper and then the tiny fish took over. Second spot marked up great but was dead so we headed out to the reef.
The reef bite was slow because of a very weak current, but at least the Yellow Tail Snapper were big enough to filet.
So no big fish stories, just more than enough fillets for a large family on vacation.
We had a West wind early in the morning that may be to blame for the slow bite or perhaps the weather was too good, in any case, slow shouldn't last long and even when it is slow you still eat pretty good.
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.