Captain’s Blog – February 23, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys – Brothers Rob and Chris Deelsnyder made a quick escape to the Keys for a little brotherly fishing.
They guys spent one day with Capt. Jeff Shelar on Catch-Em-All Charters and a second day with me on the SeaSquared.
We started the day by stopping on a patch to catch large baits – yellowtail up to 15 inches, some lanes and muttons plus blue runners to use for the kingfish.
We then went to the reef to try for the kings and big ‘tails, but that didn’t pan out due to a lack of current. So, we moved on to drop on a few wrecks. In all, we hit five and caught muttons, mangroves, amberjack up to 50 pounds and an almaco jack.
The largest AJ ate a live 10-inch lane snapper. The guys hooked two more AJ’s and landed one on a butterfly jig. They also hooked and lost what appeared to be a nice grouper, although we’ll never know as he made it back to the wreck without showing his face.
Rob and Chris were generous enough to share their snapper with us at Fat Buoyz. I smoked the amberjack and shipped it off to them to Rob to enjoy back in Narragansett RI.
They were both great anglers and I can’t wait to get them back on the boat!