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Marathon BFT, Mahi and phins - 10/20

Quick trip in the windy part of October. Got sister and BIL in town for their first time to the Keys.

First day we picked up my new bait catchin machine.



Next day was windy again so we did the Key West thing.  Again another windy day so we took a long boat ride and did some snorkeling. Finally get a decent day for a couple that has never be offshore fishing. Plan was to head for the humps and look for weedlines on the way. Only found some scattered lines but trolled them anyway. Picked up a couple phins around 20-22” so they went back to get bigger.



On to the humps where we set up the spread with small feathers way back. We had this type of dolphin all over the place.




You had to get your catch in the boat very quickly or lose it to the porpoise. We made a couple rounds with constant action and picked up some small tunas. Next we head to deeper water in search of thicker mats. Out to 2000 and none in site so we turn and head north. On the way in we come across a big floater and on the first pass we are hooked up with another small dolphin.  It met my 24” min so into the box it went.

Got a late start on this half day trip but good action for their first time offshore.  Good seas in the afternoon and great eats in the box.



Great day of fishing in Marathon





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