Marathon Florida Keys Fishing Report – Captain Chris Johnson, SeaSquared Charters – July 9, 2010
We hear this a lot, “We brought our boat with us to the Keys, but we’re just not catching a lot of fish.”
Well, fishing isn’t as simple as … drop a bait and they will come. The subtleties of tides, currents, water temperature and seasons are unique to every venue. Add to that the techniques for catching various local species that take a long time to fine tune for success. I don’t even need to mention the secret spots you won’t find on the charts in the tackle shops.
Tom and Karan Winfield come to the Florida Keys each year for a big extended family vacation. One of their family members brings his boat along. After a few days of moderate fishing success, they called SeaSquared Charters. We took them to the reef for a half day of some of the best catching they’ve ever experienced.
Tom and Karan caught their limit of nice size yellowtail snapper up to 20 inches plus 4 fat mangrove snapper at about 5 pounds each. Their comment in our guest book? “We will be back…”
See you next year, Tom and Karan!