1st keys trip
rented a house on marathon for a week with our friends. Buddy drug his 21 seapro down to see if we could put some easy deep water fish in the cooler, Mother Nature had different plans. Took the family’s out to the sand bar for a few hours then dropped off the nonfishers. About 3 miles out it got real sloppy for a 21 foot bay boat and once we hit the drop off It got 5 ft and scary, tucked tail and ran back the the reef and was able to notch the yellow tail off my list. Caught a few grunts and we all agreed it wasn’t worth getting beat to death. The rest of the week the wind never let up. 25 mph almost every day. Hired a charter, 40 ft Daytona , cabin , head , AC. He got us out to 600 ft, was able to put us on 14 dolphin and 2 blackfin, notch those of my list. Went home with 3 gallons off fillets and heavy dose of sea legs. Capt. Mike Mason with time out charters out of Islamorada, 1st mate Justin taught us a ton. All and all has s great time out there, went to the southmost point, pet Hemingway’s cat, fed the tarpon and Robbies. But d a m it’s nice to be home.