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.



Top Marathon Fishing Spots

409 Hump
7/16/2012 6:24:45 PM - This 409 Hump is a large seamount that rises within 409 feet of the surface. It is a good place for bottom fish/deep drop, drifting/live baiting, trolling, and vertical jigg


Carlson's Two Humps
1/20/2016 3:01:31 PM - 600' deep and a good place for deep drops.


Cowpens Cut
7/3/2013 4:46:13 PM - Cowpens Cut is a cut that connects Key Largo to Islamorada. 



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Latest Marathon Fishing Reports

May 12
5/13/2021 6:42:00 AM - Wednesday we caught a few nice #mahi and some #blackfin #tuna #fearless #fearlessfishing #ialamoradafishing #charter #conch27


May 11
5/12/2021 8:23:00 AM - Some #Mahi and #blackfin #tuna for us the other day #fearless #fearlessfishing #conch27 #islamoradafishing


May 8 & 9
5/10/2021 6:35:00 AM - Super fun Sunday and Monday fishing with Mr. Keyser and his sons on his birthday! #mahi #blackfin #tuna #fearless #fearlessfishing #conch27


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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:
  1. Atlantic Tarpon - 16.49% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  2. Mahi-mahi - 10.49% Catch Rate
    Mahi-mahi

  3. Greater Amberjack - 6.21% Catch Rate
    Greater Amberjack

  4. Blackfin Tuna - 6% Catch Rate
    Blackfin Tuna

  5. Red Drum - 5.57% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  6. Sailfish - 4.71% Catch Rate
    Sailfish

  7. Recommedations above based on 276 local reports and 43 species of fish for May in Marathon.

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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

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,

Coral Charters
Enjoy Marathon Fishing Charters with Capt. Brent Kindell in the Florida Keys. Try reef, wreck, Gulf, tarpon or offshore fishing w/ a Marathon local.

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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.

The Tackle Box
The Tackle Box is a full service tackle shop located in the world's greatest fishing spot, the Florida Keys. The variety of fishing in the Keys is unsurpassed. Our business is to help you catch fish by providing the right fishing tackle plus advi

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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 a

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

Slippery Dick

Sand Perch

Clown Wrasse

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Bouy Conditions

Station VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL
May 18, 2021 7:18 pm EDT
Location: 24.711N 81.107W
Wind Direction: E (80°)
Wind Speed: 15.9 knots
Wind Gust: 20.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.03 in (1016.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.1°F (26.7°C)
Water Temperature: 82.4°F (28.0°C)


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Quarter Moon

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