Marathon Florida Keys Fishing Report, Capt. Chris Johnson, SeaSquared Charters, March 19, 2011
George and Becky Westergren and George’s brother Eric visit Marathon each winter to get out of the cold in Minnesota. This year, they rented a house through our friend Leslie Christensen at American Caribbean Vacation Rentals.
We took advantage of the hot snapper bite on the reef to put the crew on some excellent eating fish. In less than a half day charter, the trio caught 21 large snapper, including 14- to 18-inch yellowtail and 3- to 6-pound mangrove. They toyed with a couple of amberjack that were also interested in a snapper dinner but didn’t bring any to the boat.