Florida Keys Spring Time Fishing Options: Marathon, Florida

Bill’s Tarpon

Spring Time Fishing Tarpon

Tarpon Jump Next To The Boat

Yellowtail Snapper Spring Time Fishing

Yellowtail Snapper on the Reef

Goliath Grouper on the Wrecks

The Spring Time Fishing months of March through June is known as Tarpon Season in the Florida Keys.  During this time we eat, sleep, and breath Tarpon.  You can still target and catch every other species we have here in South Florida but you can bet that if the conditions are right the Silver King is your best option. 

Species Targeted : Primarily Tarpon, but every species other species is available. Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and Sharks

Fishing Trips Offered:

Live Bait Tarpon 7-11 AM & 4-8 PM.  April – May – June

Spring time is definitely one of the best times to fish in the Florida Keys.  The months of March and April are transitional months.  Meaning it’s not entirely summer like conditions.  We occasionally get cold fronts which can bring windy days that can mess the Tarpon fishing up for a day or two.  When this happens we do one of two options.

All Other Available Species:

1.) Target other species like Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Mackerels, Barracuda, Sharks, etc.

2.) Bottom fish on the reef, wrecks, and even offshore fishing. Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Hogfish, Porgies, Yellow Jacks, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Tuna, Mahi, Redfish, Snook, Barracuda, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish.

Fishing in Marathon, Florida Spring Months March – April – May

This is one of the times best times of year to experience fishing in the Florida Keys.  The winds are finally starting to come down making it easier for us to get to the fishing grounds.  The Reef Fishing is very consistent for species like Yellowtail Snapper and Grouper.  Just outside the Reef we have many Wrecks in 100-250 feet of water that hold Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, Cobia, and many more.  Both Reef and Wreck fishing are done generally on light tackle spinning rods and live or cut bait to be most effective.  We use either our 23′ or 36′ boat for these types of trips.  Just keep in mind the 23′ must have calm enough seas to be able to access these fishing grounds.

Type of Fishing Tackle Used: Light Tackle Spinning Rods 10 – 20 Lb. line for most. Conventional Reels for large species like Grouper and Goliath Grouper

Bait Used: Live Pinfish, Live Pilchards, Live Mullet, Live Ballyhoo, Cut Bait, Squid, and Shrimp

Booking Marathon Fishing Charters:

We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour Spring time fishing charters in Marathon.  For more information on pricing please visit out Booking and Reservation page.