Marathon scouting - 3 tail and lane

Got some friends coming down for the weekend to weekend mini season so I went out to do some more scouting.  Seas have been calm last couple of days but the current has been ripping. Made a stop on the reef after snorkeling at sombrero water was dirty and there was a hard east current. It took a 3lb weight in 90 to get a bait down. No takers on the live bait but the boys keep busy with grunts, porgies and Casey caught this 17” Lane.

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I did some prospecting for snowy and tiles but it was hard to keep a 10lb weight in the zone. Checked out several areas and worked hard to get 3 small blue line tiles.

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Small phins were out around 700’ in scattered weeds and no birds. With the freezer full we did not play with the schoolies. Our focus was on finding new tile and snowy spots. On the way in we came across a floater with jacks and triple tail. Managed to get 4 in the boat and kept 2 nice ones.

No monsters but made for some great grilling.

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Great day of fishing in Marathon

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  • rivamunstasteverivamunstasteve Posts: 608 Officer
    Thanks for the report. Was it the usual ene current? Or wsw? The wind shifted west today, I’m wondering if there is a big change now. 
  • NorthernNorthern Posts: 816 Officer
    Mercy!...... 3#s to get down in 90 ft.!  That is some serious current!

    That's a beautiful Lane.  I've caught some close to that size, but never one that big.  Lots of good eats in your cooler.

    Good luck during the mini season!




  • xeniaxenia Posts: 288 Deckhand
    Off N. Key Largo between The Elbow and Ocean Reef that current is the usual.  Story of my life, having to deal with that current.  Really limits your options, especially when trying to fish deep.
  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,764 Captain
    current is the key always dealing and adjusting to it.
    lack of it is the worst
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