The Florida Keys are strategically located for SW Floridian anglers. This summer my 2nd Mate, our chocolate lab named Moby ‘Dick,’ is accompanying 1st Mate Vicki and I to Marathon for two full weeks of fishing for Dolphin, Yellowtail Snapper and Tuna. We have leased a house on Key Colony (Marathon) from August 14-28. Weather permitting, we have a few clients that have expressed an interest to joining us on an offshore charter or two during that period and we looking forward to accommodating them. We plan on making this a yearly event, so keep us in mind for your charter.
In addition to the Keys, the east coast offers us quick and easy access to many locations, such as Jensen Beach (Stuart), Hobe Sound, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Bay to name a few others. Quicker and easier accessibility to more Pelagic species than we have here on the west coast, as the water is deep a short distance from shore, for those wanting to target reef species offering a variety of snappers and groupers. The only caveat is the weather (wind). When the weather forecast is good, just go. If one does not have or want to tow their vessel, hire a guide close to a destination. We like taking our 23ft Pathfinder as it will fish any waters if not too windy and is an easy tow.
The annual ‘Mullet Run’ starts around the end of August or September in the Stuart, Florida area. Vicki and I have fished that area in past Septembers for Snook, Tarpon, reef species, Tuna, Dolphin and Sailfish out of the Port Lucie Inlet with tremendous success. All of these areas are within a 4-hour drive (or less) and those with the flexibility (on short notice) to take advantage of good weather and time to enjoy fishing the east coast as well. Understand that fishing the east coast is the same as the west coast in regards to the type of species that will be prevalent at a chosen location throughout the year. For example; summer time (June, July) are good for Dolphin and Tuna in the Keys, Late fall for Sailfish, and early winter months for Wahoo. Naturally, there are overlaps to the months mentioned. The Pelagic fish come and go with the bait and water temperatures of the Gulf Stream. The target species you select will determine the months and locations to travel to fish.
This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters LLC wishing everyone, tight lines. Check my website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Charter information may be obtained from there or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact me direct at 239-357-6829 for an immediate response. I am available as Captain for Hire on your vessel (by the hour) for navigational, fishing techniques, and locations.
By Captain Terry Fisher