COVID-19 Update: We are now up and running trips! The Florida Keys re-open to tourism on June 1, 2020. Hotels and resorts will be open with 50% occupancy. Vacation rentals will be allowed. Restaurants and most businesses are already open.
Catch Of The Day
Hogfish, Yellowtail Snapper, and Porgies are some of the best eating fish we have in the Florida Keys. They are plentiful and in season all year long.
Mangrove Snapper are probably the most common species targeted as eating fish here in the Florida Keys. They must be a minimum of 10″ in length to keep. We actually try not to keep them unless they are 12″ or larger so you can get more meat from the filets. They are a lot of fun to catch and put up a nice fight on light tackle spinning rods.
Speckled Trout are another common species targeted for dinner here in the Florida Keys. They are in season all year long and are the most plentiful during the winter and spring months. They must be between 15″-20″ and are allowed to keep 4 Trout per person per day.
Gag Groupers are one of the tastiest fish here in the Florida Keys. They must be larger than 24″ in length. Gag Groupers can be caught year round but must be released during the closed season January 1 – April 30.
Cobia are another awesome species to catch here in the Florida Keys. It’s considered a delicacy among locals and can be prepared many different ways. They must be a minimum of 33″ to the fork of the tail. Anglers may keep one per day or 6 per vessel, whichever is less.
Here’s Mike with a really nice Mangrove Snapper he caught while fishing with us near Marathon, FL.
Here’s another good fighting and great eating species found here in the Florida Keys. The Spanish Mackerel must be larger than 15″ to the fork.
Sometimes the fish get so aggressive you can even catch two Mangrove Snappers on a single hook.
Fishing out of Marathon is great for Snapper all year long. They eat a wide variety of baits and sometimes artificial lures. Most of the time we catch them on live shrimp, pinfish, and pilchards.
During the late summer we even offer Lobster snorkeling trips and spearfishing trips in shallow water. Here you can see a nice mixed bag of Grouper, Hogfish, and Florida Spiny Lobster. All of these fish were caught in less than 10 feet of water near Marathon, FL.
Fresh Grouper and fresh Mangrove Snapper make a delicious fresh fish meal for the whole family.
Captain Kevin from Charleston, SC. landed this gorgeous Everglades Trout.
Fishing on our brand new 36′ Yellowfin Rich customers landed this monster Red Snapper while fishing on an offshore wreck
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is great all winter long. This is when the giant schools of Spanish Mackerel are easy to find which makes for great drag screaming action.
While fishing on the ocean side wrecks off Marathon, Florida Mutton Snapper can be caught all year long.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring months Cobia can be found on the oceanside as well as the bayside areas of the Florida Keys
Captain Rich’s wife Michelle landed this Mahi Mahi aka Dolphin while offshore fun fishing during the summertime. From March – August Mahi Mahi can be found all over the Florida Keys
Logan and his buddy Luke came down to put a hurting on some nice jacks.
Yellowjacks are a ton of fun on light tackle spinning rods. We usually throw artificial lures such as Rapala Subwalks at them and they explode out of the water on them.
The Buck family came down and had a blast catching numerous species of fish on the reef.
Our brand new 2019 36′ Yellowfin added to the fleet
These Bull Redfish are very rare for our area of Florida but every now and then we find them. This year has been the best for finding them we’ve ever seen
Offshore fishing on our 36′ Yellowfin opens up a whole new bunch of species like Mahi Mahi and Tuna
Yellowtail Snapper can be caught all year long here in the Florida Keys area of Marathon, Florida
Bottom fishing on wrecks and reefs is great to catch a wide range of species
Patch reef fishing is great for Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and many more.
Cobia are most commonly caught here in the Florida Keys during November through May
Kingfish are most commonly caught here in Marathon, Florida during the colder months
Reef fishing is great for the whole family
Our 36′ Yellowfin sitting pretty at our slip at the Island Fish Company Restaurant in Marathon, Florida. In the heart of the Florida Keys. She’ll be ready to fish again tomorrow so book your trip today.
Reef fishing out of Marathon, Florida on our 36′ Yellowfin Offshore charter fishing boat. Yellowtail Snapper are a lot of fun to catch and great eating
Mangrove Snapper and Yellowjacks are a lot of fun to catch in the backcountry of the Florida Keys. These fish were caught on Rapala x-raps on light tackle spinning rods
Jack Crevalles travel in large schools and love to eat lures. Especially top water lures like the Rapala X-Raps. It’s an explosive bite and a really great fight.
Top water fishing with artificial lures is one of the best bites in all of fishing. Jack Crevalles are one of the hardest fighting fish in Saltwater. Book your Marathon fishing trip with us today to experience this bite.
Marathon, FL. is home to some of the biggest yellowtail snapper found in the Florida Keys. These fish are found in big numbers on the reef line that runs parallel to the keys.
Offshore Mahi Mahi fishing is great all summer long. We have our 36′ yellowfin offshore fishing boat which can cover a wide are offshore to find the big schools of dolphin. Book your offshore dorado fishing charter today.
This is our offshore charter fishing boat the Pole Stripper. It’s a 36′ Yellowfin with 3 300 HP Yamaha outboards.
This is our fleet of boats. An 18′ Hell’s Bay Marquesa, 36′ Yellowfin, and 23′ Aeon customer built center console. Book your Marathon Fishing Charter Today!
Tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys is a blast during our Spring Tarpon Season. The best time of year is March – May for the big schools of migrating Tarpon coming to the keys to spawn.
Amberjacks can be found on just about every wreck in the Florida Keys. They put up a great fight and are mostly caught on live bait.
Mutton Snapper are found inshore and offshore but to catch the big one’s like this you need to hit the offshore wrecks. The Florida Keys area of Marathon has tons of wrecks just a short drive from land.
Fishing off of Marathon, FL. for Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna.
Blackfin Tuna can be targeted in the Florida Keys all year long. We use light tackle gear and lures to catch these fun fighting fish. Book your Marathon Florida fishing trip with us today!
Amberjacks can be caught on wrecks all over the Florida Keys. Here in Marathon we usually target them in 100-300 feet of water using live bait or even vertical jigs on light tackle gear. They put up one hell of a fight.
Mutton Snappers can be caught in the Florida Keys all year long. Marathon, FL. has several good wrecks that hold these hard fighting fish.
Summertime fishing in the Florida Keys area of Marathon, FL. is all about Mahi fishing.
Light tackle fishing for Mahi Mahi Dolphin is red hot all summer long.
Offshore fishing in the Marathon area is great all year long. During the Summer we can catch Dolphin Mahi Mahi on light tackle spinning rods.
This is a recent catch of the day. We ventured offshore during the summertime and found tons of Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tunas. We brought enough home for several meals and even made fresh sushi right on the dock.
This picture was taken on October 5, 2020 after another great day of offshore fishing near Marathon, Florida. The winds were pretty high and the seas were rough but the bite was still on. We caught our limit of 10 Blackfin Tuna and put some nice Mahi Mahi in the box.
The Wahoo fishing has been on fire over the last week.
The Mahi Mahi fishing has remained strong over the last few weeks. Usually the bite is pretty much over by the end of August but they are still around this year at the end of October.
The big Blackfin Tunas have been biting strong all summer long.
Tyler Bowman from Charleston, South Carolina came down to do some filming for us. He got to do some fishing as well and landed his first Wahoo off the coast of Marathon, Florida.