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Fishing weekend / Bachelor Party

Alright this is just an RFI, a good buddy of mine is getting married. Looking at doing a fishing trip down in south florida or the Keys trying to get offshore. Looking in the Sep Oct time frame, what would we be looking at catching? Anyone have any recommendations on captains/charters/packages. We would like to get two days of fishing in if possible. Thanks for the info.


  • JIMinPBJIMinPB Posts: 1,875 Captain
    That's right about the time of year when the mullet run pushes through. If you can time your trip to catch the start of the run, you will have all kinds of havoc hitting your hooks. All sorts of predators get fired up when the big schools of bait push through.
  • bmoodybmoody Posts: 1,012 Officer
    Mystic Rose, Black Dog (and others?) that go out of Castaways/Square Grouper
    Stay at Sailfish Marina and charter a boat there
    E Money might be a good hook up, he has a partner since you won't have a boat.
    I think of mullet run a little later than Jim, maybe that is why I don't catch so much... But if it were me I'd think more Oct than Sept, at least early Sept is a lot like Aug...
  • Flight RiskFlight Risk Posts: 2,491 Captain
    Anyone have any recommendations on captains/charters/packages. We would like to get two days of fishing in if possible. Thanks for the info.

    Book a trip on the Yankee Capts to the Tortugas, or Pulley Ridge

    Pura Vida!
  • NightlifeNightlife Posts: 45 Greenhorn
    Tortugas....good time for muttons.

    Drive to Keywest, amazing fishing and premier bachelor party city.
    Formally Flatsfish B, until the great forum crash of the 21st century.
  • Justinbrow56Justinbrow56 Posts: 61 Deckhand
    Thanks everyone going to look into all this info. A couple people have mentioned Yankee Capt.
  • ldavid516ldavid516 Posts: 309 Deckhand
    Yankee Capt is a long ride if anyone succumbs to the "bachelor party" sickness.
    EMoney is good fishing and leaves time to celebrate &/or recover.
  • jt5691jt5691 Posts: 129 Deckhand
    Go to Key west You will have a blast on land and water. No better fishing and no better partying! If you are going to fish for two days you can do it one of two ways.

    1. Do a six pack charter to the tortugas. You would want to go with Capt Yuri ( but he is booked a year and a half out. You can call capt Eddie Grifiths charters 305-587-3437 and request Shane as your captain. Shane is Yuri''s 2nd captain when Yuri takes time off. He is awesome as well. They do 2 to 4 day trips and you stay onboard and sleep in A/C cabins with a shower and fully galley.

    2. Stay in a hotel and do day trips with any one of the following captains. They will fish hard and hook you up. They will fish the Key West area or take you to the Dry Tortugas and back the same day. They run 34-37ft open fisherman with multiple motor and get to where you need to go....FAST!!!

    Billy Delph:
    Chris Trosset: or
    Rob Delph:

    Any one of the above options will be a great time and money well spent. Make sure to book as far in advance as posible. These guys book up quickly.


  • ldavid516ldavid516 Posts: 309 Deckhand
    Check also piner_wahoo in the keys forum.
    Always catches..a friend that I fished Marathon with has used him
    and was very happy.
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