Here in Marathon the fishing is heating up almost as fast as the temperature! The scramble for big grouper began May 1st when the season opened, with most boats reporting limits being met on every trip out. All of the grouper species seem to be getting a big boost from the stricter rules that were recently put into place, with average catches ringing in as significantly larger than they were just three years ago. Dolphin (also known as Mahi-Mahi) are reported to be running hard along the offshore weedlines, with scoolies as well as bigger fish sighted in abundance. Sailfish are also being reported as plentiful, thanks to the warmer weather which results in bold striking of live bait and jumping wildly when hooked. Almost all local charters have reported between 10 and 30 releases a day, which even for this time of year is spectacular.
What are you waiting for? Grab your gear and get on out there! If you’re at a loss as to which charter best fits your needs or simply need directions to the nearest bait shop, ask one of the helpful front desk agents at Tranquility Bay. They’ll point you in the right direction!