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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

  1. 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


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


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


  4. John Sawyer Bank
    2/4/2016 1:50:53 AM - John Sawyer Bank


  5. Grassy Key Bank
    12/2/2016 10:05:18 AM - Grassy Key Bank


  6. Bamboo Banks
    12/2/2016 10:00:34 AM - Bamboo Banks


  7. Islamorada Ledge
    12/30/2016 2:19:26 AM - Good deep water ledge.


  8. 408 Hump
    2/16/2017 2:16:26 PM - 408 Hump is inshore of the 409


  9. American Shoal
    2/24/2016 12:46:22 PM -


  10. West Hump
    1/20/2016 2:57:05 PM - West Hump is located about 27 miles southeast of Marathon. It is an excellent place to catch Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi.



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Marathon Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Marathon, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellowtail Snapper

  2. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 18.98% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 827 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

    Marathon Yellowtail Snapper Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

    ENLARGE MARATHON YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 15.97% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 696 White Grunt counted.

    Marathon White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE MARATHON WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 11.96% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 521 Gray Snapper counted.

    Marathon Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

    ENLARGE MARATHON GRAY SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  7. Spanish Mackerel

  8. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 9.13% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 398 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Marathon Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart
    Spanish

    ENLARGE MARATHON SPANISH MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  9. Great Barracuda

  10. Great Barracuda

    There is a 5.92% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 258 Great Barracuda counted.

    Marathon Great Barracuda Counts Chart
    Great

    ENLARGE MARATHON GREAT BARRACUDA COUNTS CHART


  11. Bluestriped Grunt

  12. Bluestriped Grunt

    There is a 5.25% catch rate for Bluestriped Grunt, based on 229 Bluestriped Grunt counted.

    Marathon Bluestriped Grunt Counts Chart
    Bluestriped

    ENLARGE MARATHON BLUESTRIPED GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  13. French Grunt

  14. French Grunt

    There is a 4.61% catch rate for French Grunt, based on 201 French Grunt counted.

    Marathon French Grunt Counts Chart
    French

    ENLARGE MARATHON FRENCH GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  15. Crevalle Jack

  16. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.21% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 140 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Marathon Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
    Crevalle

    ENLARGE MARATHON CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART


  17. Bluefish

  18. Bluefish

    There is a 2.16% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 94 Bluefish counted.

    Marathon Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE MARATHON BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Pollock

  20. Pollock

    There is a 1.88% catch rate for Pollock, based on 82 Pollock counted.

    Marathon Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE MARATHON POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 65 species of fish and 4358 fish counted for December around Marathon.

To date, there are 156 species of fish and a total of 613694 fish counted for Marathon and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 2/5/1855 (167 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 12:38:07 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Marathon Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Marathon Fishing Reports

  • Islamorada Fishing Report – 12/02/2022
    12/2/2022 7:52:40 AM - Fishing near the edge of the reef has been improving since the passing of a few cold fronts. Not very cool weather wise however the fishing has been warming up. Plenty of Yel


  • NoV. 26
    11/27/2022 8:13:00 AM - Tuna time!


  • Nov. 25
    11/26/2022 8:11:00 AM - Todays catch on the #fearless


  • Nov. 23
    11/24/2022 8:31:00 AM - #snapper for dinner! #fearless #fearlessfishing #conch27


  • Miss Islamorada Ride Along
    11/21/2022 8:39:18 PM - The post Miss Islamorada Ride Along appeared first on Bud n' Mary's Islamorada Fishing Marina.


  • Nov. 17
    11/18/2022 8:36:00 AM - Today’s catch of #snapper #kingfish and #tuna on the #fearless #conch27


  • MEET BRIE AND DAVE AT THE FISHBITES TRADING POST
    11/2/2022 12:06:55 PM - Friday November 11 2022 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm Meet Brie and Dave at the Fishbites Trading Post in St. Augustine on November 11! 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 170 Nix Boat Yard Road St.


  • Oct. 29
    10/30/2022 7:48:00 AM - Saturdays haul #mahi and #snapper #fearless


  • Oct. 27
    10/28/2022 1:38:00 PM - Mixed bag of #tuna #snapper and #mahi today!


  • 2022 BASSMASTER REDFISH CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
    10/28/2022 11:13:54 AM - Friday November 4 2022 - 12:00am to Sunday November 6 2022 - 11:00pm Capt. Rick Murphy is back to host the 2022 Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship on FS1. Catch the action l


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Top Marathon Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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,

  3. 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.

  4. Angling Adventures
    Florida Fishing Charters with Captain Rich Smith provides one of the best fishing destinations on the planet. This is because our fishery is great all year long. It doesn't matter if your a beginner just learning to fish or an avid fly fisherman

  5. Sweet Enuf Charters
    No matter your level of expertise, Sweet E'Nuf has charters for all ages and levels of fishing experience. Whether it's a fun family trip you're looking for or an intense day out with the experts, Captain Dave is the person to call for yo

  6. Always Enough SportFishing


  7. Shark River Charters
    Our 26' center console, open fisherman, is used for fishing all our secret areas. I offer half day and full day charters. Times may vary according to the time of year.

  8. Aikatsi Sportfishing Inc


  9. Sea Dog Charters
    Sea Dog Charters is operated by Captain Jim Purcell, the Offshore & Deepsea Fishing Specialist For The TV Shows The American Outdoorsman, Manny Fernandez's Rod & Gun Club, And Adventures In Paradise.

  10. Lady Catherine Charters


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Top Marathon Marinas

  1. 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

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

  3. 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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Cubera Snapper 9653

Cubera Snapper 8595

Graysby 9964

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Graysby 9836

Graysby 9835

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Bouy Conditions

Station VCAF1 - 8723970 - Vaca Key, FL
December 8, 2022 7:48 pm EST
Location: 24.711N 81.107W
Wind Direction: ENE (60°)
Wind Speed: 11.1 knots
Wind Gust: 13.0 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.10 in (1019.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 76.1°F (24.5°C)
Water Temperature: 76.6°F (24.8°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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