Marathon Florida Keys Fishing Report, Capt. Chris Johnson, SeaSquared Charters, April 7, 2011
Jeff Jasman and Rene Richter, from Austin TX, chose Marathon Florida Keys as the site for their honeymoon. They stayed at Kingsail Resort and visited the Turtle Hospital, the Dolphin Research Center and explored Sombrero Reef with Spirit Snorkeling.
Thanks to our monthly article in Coastal Angler Magazine, they also spent a half day fishing with me on the SeaSquared. We went to one of my spots in about 85 feet of water on the reef and put the chum to work. It didn’t take long at all for the snappers to show up. Also the predators.
The pair of anglers persevered and snagged several nice fish away from the sharks, including mutton snapper up to 7 pounds and yellowtails up to 24″. Good eating for hungry honeymooners!