What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Marathon, Florida for the first time?

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David Ayers
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Savage Sportfishing Florida Keys on February 12, 2019
Make sure you get a guide that knows where to go for the fish. Our guy did not. We went on a fishing trip with a guy from our campground and caught a load of fish. So it's all in knowing how and where the fish are going to be.

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Glenn Reiner
Woodbridge, ON
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on March 12, 2018
Even with unsettled weather the action was great. My boys and I are experinced fresh water fisherman and have had great days boating 25 to 30 keeper smallmouth in a day. The fishing in Marathon matched our best days on the water. Nothing but two thumbs up!

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Joel Heintz
North Port, Florida
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Went fishing with Sundance Sportfishing on February 25, 2018
Capt. Bob and Shawn were professional and very fun....will look forward to a nother trip when the wind isn't so bad.....I could have fished all day and it wouldn't have been enough. Thanks captain brown.

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Cornell Zet
Valrico, Florida
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Went fishing with Foodchain Fishing on July 27, 2017
Charter a boat with restroom and cover, sun is brutal. Size matters too because if you go deep sea fishing, hitting the waves will call for chiropractor visits lol. It's raw nature and confort is second. Fishing was good...

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Kevin Olsen
Middletown, New Jersey
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Went fishing with Jersey Key Charters on March 30, 2019
If this is your first trip to Marathon, try and book your trip on Jersey Key Charters. We had an awesome day. The fishing was amazing.

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Dusty Verbeke
West Branch, MI
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Went fishing with Savage Sportfishing Florida Keys on March 26, 2019
Choose guide wisely there are some that are sub par and some that over charge my guide was good price and knowledgeable.

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Neal Yoho
Erwin, NC
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Went fishing with Sundance Sportfishing on March 7, 2019
Can't say anything but book it. And offshore fishing, live the experience With Sundance charters out of Marathon Florida.

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Jeff Monyak
Dayton, WA
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Went fishing with Two Conchs Sportfishing - Mako on February 28, 2019
Wear your sunscreen Dont guide yhe guide and fish what hot insted of what you want. Do your research on what species are in and listen to your guide.

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Chris Deutsch
Valrico, Florida
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Went fishing with Savage Sportfishing Florida Keys on April 2, 2019
I think fishing here is a no lose situation. It's beautiful, and the fish were plentiful.

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Travis Roberts
Bayonne, NJ
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Went fishing with Savage Sportfishing Florida Keys on January 26, 2019
Get your fishe cleaned and take them to almost any restaurant in the area and have them prepare it fresh for dinner!

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Garry Serwatka
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on December 28, 2018
Be prepared to fish various sites. Between the potential winds and cooler waters one might have to try various techniques and locations to catch the fish,

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Lisa Speer
United States
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star on November 28, 2018
It was windy and cold in November. Check the weather for all the possible days you can fish and pick your fishing day.

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Herbert Rodriguez
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star on October 26, 2018
If you do not want to drive all the way to Key West, Marathon is the perfect place with access to great fishing in the Florida Keys.

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George Lepage
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on September 28, 2018
Bring plenty of sun protection, clothing and sun lotions. Get ready to experience a great variety of fish and types of fishing, flats, bridge, reefs, wrecks!

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Michael Scarberry
Phoenix, AZ
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Went fishing with Noreaster Sport Fishing on July 19, 2018
Bopk with Captain Nick and the Noreaster for the day or 3/4 day. You will enjoy and have memories for a lifetime.

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Michael Quale
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Sundance Sportfishing on June 27, 2018
Hire a boat, get a feel for the waters. Let the local guides put you on the fish, then return with your own boat another time.

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Bryan Donnelly
United States
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Went fishing with Noreaster Sport Fishing on June 23, 2018
Boat iand crew were great. We had a great time out on the water and caught some unexpected fish along with about a dozen mahi.

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Earl Muse
Marathon, Florida
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Went fishing with Manicsportfishing on February 13, 2019
Make arrangements to ship fish home ahead of time. Also check with the airlines.

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Frank Tylenda
Pompano Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on January 30, 2019
Do a little upper body work out a few months ahead of time because we caught so many fish..

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Grant Greenwalt
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star on January 3, 2019
Go with an experienced guide, one that knows the waters, and where the fish are.

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Bob Gipson
Coatesville, IN
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Went fishing with Shark River Charters on August 21, 2018
Bring plenty of sun protection. Be versatile, if one species isn’t biting there will be another!

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Dick Cameron
Mayo, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on August 7, 2018
You have to be aware of the weather but Capt Buddy will put you on some groceries.

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Mark Jackson
Hendersonville, NC
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Went fishing with Papa Pip's 31' Ocean Master Express on July 16, 2018
Recommend a full day if interested in mahi mahi since they school twenty miles off shore.

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Kurt Van Dyke
Melbourne, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on July 2, 2018
Great place to fish. Hit on the lines almost within minutes of casting every time.

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Michelle Hall
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Two Conchs Charters - 34' Yellowfin on June 3, 2018
Bring lots of sunscreen and get lots of rest the night before ! Incredible day of fun !

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Ken Stager
Bradenton, FL
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Went fishing with Sundance Sportfishing on June 1, 2018
Maybe spend some time on reef targeting grouper and snapper , when recommended by captain

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Steve Chamblee
Lakeland, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Buddy LaPointe on April 18, 2018
Want the right Capt for your trip? This guy will take you and school you on how to fish his waters and bring home what you ask for!

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Dennis C Wendt
Marathon, Florida
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Went fishing with Two Conchs Sportfishing - North End on June 28, 2017
Book deep sea. Off shore half day was nice, but was jealous to see all the 'big' fish caught further out.

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Michael Smith
Marathon, Florida
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Went fishing with Papa Pip's 31' Ocean Master Express on June 12, 2017
If you are spin casting I would recommend popping cork and live ship or any cut bait. May want some wire rigs teeth will break your heart.

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Norman Stewart
Jackson, Michigan
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Went fishing with FinnAddict Sportfishing on May 6, 2017
Hire an experienced captain and take the captain's suggestion regarding which bite is hot, rather than being bull-headed and trying to catch a species that is not active at the time you are there.

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