Captain’s Blog – April 28, 2010 – Marathon Florida Keys – Christy and I took Marathon’s next generation of fishermen out for some evening fun fishing.
We took a little bait and a couple of rods, some adult beverages and a camera and headed all the way out to Key West Bank to see if the tarpon were biting. For those of you who may not know, Key West Bank is about a quarter mile from my dock at the 7 Mile Marina. It took us 5 minutes to get there at idle speed.
Within minutes of the boys putting the first baits out, Jason was hooked up. He handed the rod over to Jeremy for the fight. Jeremy spends so much time spearfishing I think he’s grown gills and scales. He almost looks unnatural with a rod and reel in his hands. But he did a great job. The only problem was … he reeled in a bull shark rather than a tarpon. Still a very good fight and lots of fun for all of us.
More baits out but no more bites. We watched the other boats closer to the bridge, but it didn’t look there was much tarpon action in their direction. Shortly before sunset we had a large hammerhead shark cruise by, but he wasn’t interested in our offerings either.
So, we caught more good pictures than we did fish. But it was a fun 90-minute outing on a beautiful Florida Keys evening, and Christy and I were reminded why we moved here. Can’t wait to do it again. Who’s in?