Pittsburgh father and son brave the weather for their snapper dinner

Captain’s Blog – December 22, 2009 – Marathon Florida Keys – Tom Duddy and his teenage son, Connor, braved some rather sporty conditions to enjoy non-stop action on the patches.

Natives of the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley, the Duddy men are accustomed to cooler temperatures and were dressed appropriately for the 60-degree morning with winds in the 15 to 20 knot range. 

We hit three spots off Marathon and the rods were bent constantly.  They caught all variety of fish, including yellowtail, mangrove, lane and mutton snapper, red and black grouper, large Spanish mackerel and even two black margates.  Tom and Connor released a lot of fish, but kept enough to have cooked for dinner at Castaway Restaurant.  

The Duddy family will spend Christmas in Key West and fish with us again on the 27th.

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