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Marathon Florida Fishing Tips from the Pros

| By Captain Jeff Shelar

The waters off Marathon offer some of the best fishing to be had in the world. If you’re headed this way for some Marathon Florida Fishing then be sure to check out Capt. Jeff Shelar’s magnificent Catch ‘Em All. It is one of the best fishing boats that you can hope to charter when in Florida.

The charter offers a No Fish – No Pay guarantee; but rest assured that you will catch a goodly number of fish with this boat. Our expertise and equipment is at your disposal and we will do our best to ensure that your fishing trip is a memorable one.

These easy Marathon Florida fishing tips will enable you to have maximum fun on your day out in the open waters off Marathon, Florida.

  1. Wear a pair of quality polarized sunglasses. It will help cut the glare and aid you in seeing fish in the clear waters. Without glasses, landlubbers can miss even big fish swimming just a few feet from the boat. Trying to catch the silhouette of a tarpon in shallow waters with your eyes squinted can result in missed fishing opportunities and a headache. Avoidable.
  2. If you have equipment back home, or plan to bring your own rod and reel to the fishing jaunt then ensure that the rod, reel, line, and lure complement one another.
  3. If you venture out fishing on the flats from the shore, keep some hard bait with you. While soft bait can get you bites, you’ll find that it is soon stripped to the bone by the smaller fish.
  4. Don’t miss the high tides and dawn and dusk. This is the best time for surf fishing; this is when the fish come in to eat. As for offshore fishing, leave that to us. A day of fishing spent with us will give you more actionable information than what you can ever hope to get from reading books.

Photo credit: Ben+Sam / Foter / CC BY-SA