Wind and rain go away. This is one of the windiest and rainiest July’s I can remember. But in between the showers there is great fishing to be had. The yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper bite on the reef has been great. Also was some unexpected welcome visitors: mutton snappers and cobia have been chummed up in our slicks. Deep dropping on our wrecks this week has been red-hot. With hits almost every drift we have been catching very large mutton snappers, bonita, sharks and a few fish too big to turn.
With the overcast skies the tuna fishing at the Marathon hump has been excellent. Also back in the Gulf of Mexico, fishing the Wrecks has produced a lot of excitement. With an abundance of ladyfish, sharks, snappers, jacks, and jewfish, the rods are always bent. Also when it’s windy fishing in the bay is a lot calmer. So this is the time to get out there and fish because it’s been great!
Tarpon fishing near the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon landed us a surprise permit. It’s a sought after hard-fighting catch so we enjoyed every minute of it. Want a day on the water like this to catch some of these fish yourself? Call or email to book a Marathon fishing charter.