Marathon Fishing

Marathon Fishing

Marathon is a favorite destination of many anglers. With excellent flats and backcountry fishing, plentiful reefs and wrecks, and close proximity to the blue waters of the Gulf Stream, Marathon provides many opportunities to catch a large variety of different species of fish.

Fishing the inshore waters of Marathon for Tarpon is a popular activity for many fishermen. There is also lots of Black Drum, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Pompano, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, and Speckled Trout on the flats and backcountry waters.

Bottom fishing the many reefs and shipwrecks around Marathon can produce lots of different species of Grouper and Snapper. There is also good Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Sharks fishing most of the year.

Fishing the offshore waters of Marathon is known for the excellent billfishing, including Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and Swordfish. There is also lots of Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi) much of the year, as well as Wahoo.

Marathon Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Marathon, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 160 local reports and 26 species of fish for May in Marathon.

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Latest Marathon Fishing Reports

Fearless Fishing Report for May 14 (#Islamorada FL):
5/23/2017 12:36:25 AM - Today we fished a full day and we headed #Offshore to start. We found a few #mahi and then we tried the #Hump and caught a few Blackfin #Tuna and a few more mahi. We then foun

5/21/17 May Backcountry Fishing Report Islamorada
5/22/2017 8:51:23 PM - Sorry I haven't been able to keep up with the fishing reports as well having a little baby at home has definitely occupied a lot of my free time! May is going by fast and we

5/21/2017 10:16:22 PM - People often ask me about the eating habits of the wiley permit. Most often I tell people that live crabs are almost unfair when in pursuit of one of the flats most prized spo

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Top Marathon Fishing Charters & Guides

SeaSquared Charters
SeaSquared Charters will Put You on the Fishing Action in Marathon Florida Keys! Florida Keys reef and wreck fishing with Captain Chris Johnson and SeaSquared Charters targets Grouper, Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit and various ot

Spearcrazy was born out of a passion for all things spearfishing. Born and breed in the gorgeous waters off of the Florida Keys, with a life spent aboard boats and in the water shaped the Spearcrazy mission to bring awareness, excitement and passion

Catch 'Em All Sportfishing Charters
Capt. Jeff Shelar will lead you on to a great day of Florida charter fishing on the crystal clear-blue water. Let us know what your perfect fishing trip would be and we'll do our best to exceed your expectations. Whether it's catching tarpon,

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Top Marathon Bait & Tackle Stores

Big Time Bait and Tackle
Capt. Biff Goss and Capt. Jack Carlson are both professional fishermen who saw the need for a Bait and Tackle shop in Marathon, the Florida Keys. Their years of professional fishing experience guides them to carrying the best Rods, Reels, Tackle and

Marathon Bait & Tackle
Marathon Bait & Tackle is your one stop for everything you need to fish the waters of the Florida Keys. We offer a wide selection of fresh,frozen, and live bait. Charters are also available through the store.

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Top Marathon Marinas

Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway
Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway in Marathon, Florida Keys (Mile Marker 47.5) is known for its spotless accommodations and friendly island atmosphere. Located on Florida Bay a half mile from the Seven Mile Bridge, there's easy open water access to

Banana Bay Resorts & Marina
Banana Bay Resort features a full-service private marina for short- and long-term rental.

Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center
Captain Hook's is a full service marina & watersports activity center. We have snorkel & scuba trips, instruct, train, & certify divers, conduct kayak & paddle board tours, rent boats, book fishing and spearfishing charters, and w

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Latest Fishing Spots

Pourtales Terrace
4/26/2017 1:09:39 AM -

Florida Reefs
4/26/2017 1:07:59 AM -

Oxfoot Bank
3/28/2017 7:48:52 PM - Oxfoot Bank

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Weather Forecast

Celsius: 27°C
Condition: Partly cloudy
Humidity: 82%
Wind: SSE 12 mph

Weather Forecast
Tue85°F70°FSSE 9 mph
Wed88°F81°FS 10 mph
Thu87°F67°FS 8 mph
Fri89°F67°FSSE 4 mph
Sat89°F81°FE 7 mph

Bouy Conditions

Station VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL
May 23, 2017 7:30 am EDT
Location: 24.711N 81.107W
Wind Direction: SSE (160°)
Wind Speed: 8.0 knots
Wind Gust: 12.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.95 in (1014.2 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.2°F (26.8°C)
Water Temperature: 83.8°F (28.8°C)

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