Marathon Key in July

HBar

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Aug 20, 2005
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Rich H
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Hey,
Long time San Diego offshore guy looking to fish near Marathon Key mid July. Any recommendations on what to bring as far as tackle, and with whom to hire as a guide, charter?

Thanks in advance

HBar
 

tugasangler

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Bring your 16-20-30 as reels or 40-50 if you have them .. take spinning reels in 5-10k sz . You wanna do a drift boat or a charter but Robbie’s is near there and they have a party boat that does pretty well on snapper and such .. I’d recommend making a drive shortly north to key large are going to gulftstream boat . Good chance and bigger grouper snapper tuna kingfish wahoo for 70bucks
 

HBar

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When are you going to be there .. I’ll be there July 6-16 and I’m from there
Same dates! Looking forward to it! Thanks for the info. My knowledge of the keys is so very limited. I don't know the seasonal targets, flats vs open water, bottom fishing vs pelagics. I'll be with the wife and kids, so looking charter a couple of times, than casting from shore while the kids snorkle and play on the beach.
 
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af dreamer

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Not quite to Marathon but close is Hawks Cay resort.They have boats for hire there.Just up the road from Marathon on Duck Key.Tom
 
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