Captain’s Blog – December 4, 2009 – Marathon Florida Keys – The day started out with some pretty nasty weather, and I was concerned we wouldn’t get our trip in. But, when the guys showed up at the dock wearing their slickers, I knew it was game on!
Marathon resident, Ray Frey, had guests visiting from Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas, and they were set on fishing a few Gulf wrecks with me to get some cobia. Due to the sporty conditions, we didn’t go as far as I often go. My first spot was about twenty miles from my dock at 7 Mile Marina. There was heavy current and the tides were twisting and turning like Russian gymnists! It was difficult to get the baits to the fish, to say the least.
In all we hit five wrecks and put a very respectable catch together, including lane and mangrove snapper and a 26-inch gag grouper. The guys also had some fun with the goliath grouper. All the cobia were too short to make it into the fish box.
The crew consisted of Ray Frey, Dennis Norberg, Roy Zaloom, Lee Curcio and David Cooke.