COVID-19 Update: We are up and running trips! The Florida Keys is open to tourism as of June 1, 2020. Hotels and resorts are open and 100 % occupancy. Vacation rentals are allowed. Restaurants, and businesses are open. The fishing has been great so come on down.
Here’s Joe posing next to one of his sharks he caught with his family fishing near Marathon. We ventured into the Gulf Of Mexico and chummed up several sharks so everyone in his family was able to catch multiple sharks during their half day trip.
Here’s Rich holding a nice Lemon Shark caught while fishing an eppisode of Bass 2 Billfish Television Show.
Here’s Hunter posing next to one of his Sharks he caught while fishing near Marathon up on the flats. He caught several fish up to 8 feet long during his 6 hour fishing trip.
Sharks are found all over the Florida Keys all year long. They are one of the most consistent fish we can target even during the worst weather days.
Here’s a 7 foot Lemon Shark that was caught near Marathon, Fl. Sharks will eat a wide variety of species of fish. Usually, we feed them Barracuda’s or Jacks we catch earlier in the trip with Rapala lures.
All of the Sharks we catch here at Marathon Fishing Charters are catch and release. We use circle hooks which helps with the survival rate of all the sharks we catch.
Here’s Dave and his son with a double header. These guys set our personal release record during their full day shark fishing trip. Together these guys released 47 Sharks during a single day. We could have easily kept going but honestly got tired of retying tackle after each release.
Here’s Gail landing her nice Shark caught up in the Florida Everglades.
Sharks love to bite the boat when we try to release them. We’ve even collected Shark teeth in the fiberglass on some big ones over the years.
Here’s Tamarra and her son Jesse having a great time Shark fishing with Captain Rich Smith. They caught several large sharks during their shark fishing trip in Biscayne Bay.
This Shark decided he wanted to eat a Rapala lure. We were actually trying to catch Barracuda’s be this shark just couldn’t wait.
The gorgeous shallow water flats of the Florida Keys are home to as many sharks as you could ever want to catch.
Another happy customer posing with his Shark. We don’t usually pull Sharks out of the water but had to for this one to successfully get the hook out. He was safely released and swam away to hunt another day.
Here’s what our Shark stringer looks like. We catch Barracuda’s at the beginning of the trip and then cut them up so their scent attracts the sharks
Here’s another successful release with the Hay family
My guy says “Hold still dang it so I can get your pic for Facebook.” My response. “Sure just lip him like a Bass.”
Here’s nice big Shark right next to the boat.
Here’s a 12 foot long Hammerhead Shark that came up to the boat looking for a fight. We were only in 3 feet of water.
Here’s Darcy & Dave tag teaming the Sharks once again. These guys come down every year and love to catch big fish. Sharks are definitely at the top of their wish list each time they come down.
Here’s a Lemon Shark about to be landed. These Sharks are aggressive and are known for long drag screaming runs.
Here’s a family that comes down from Canada every year to fish with us in the Florida Keys. During this day we left from Marathon and went into the backcountry in search for some large Sharks.
Capt. Rich releasing another shark near Marathon Key.
Here’s a baby Shark that ate a Rapala lure while fishing for Tarpon up in the Everglades.
Here’s another little Shark that ate a live shrimp while fishing for Snook near Flamingo in the Florida Everglades.
As you can see Sharks stick out very well in the clear water we have here in the Florida Keys. Sharks are nicknamed “The Man In The Grey Suit.”
Another great family fishing trip. We caught tons of fish and even capped it off with several sharks right up on the flats.
Here’s another double header sharks caught while fishing in the backcountry waters of Marathon.
Here’s a father helping his young daughter fight a large Shark up on the flats of the Florida Keys.
Here’s another huge Hammerhead Shark caught while fishing in Marathon. These monsters are often found over 10 feet long.
Check out the rod bend. Sharks are an awesome fight.
Here’s Dad taking a photo of his daughter fighting another big Shark up on the flats in the Florida Keys.
Having a little fun with camera angles.
Another nice Lemon Shark released in Marathon, FL.
Two Sharks released in the Florida Keys area of Marathon
Father and Son fishing for sharks on our smaller flats skiff on the flats near Islamorada
Shark Fishing in Marathon, Florida