Marathon, Florida Fishing Report December 27, 2022

Published On: December 27th, 2022Categories: Fishing Report
Florida Keys Sailfish

We love to catch Sailfish during the winter months.

Manicsportfishing and its crews are incredibly excited about the winter fishery, which is now upon us in the Florida Keys. A recent cold front surprised the country, including us in the Florida Keys. This is just what we have been waiting for; the temperature shift means northern winds and winter fishing.

With a sudden drop in water temperature, not only do different types of fish move in closer to our waters but the year-round fish also get good and hungry! Cobia, Sailfish, and Tuna come in shallower along with the year-round fish making for amazing day fishing.

We love the Reef fishing charters this time of year. The variety of fish on the reef is outstanding, and as stated earlier, they are feeding much because of the water temperature.

Our reef and wreck trips deliver our fishing charter clients the best of both worlds in Marathon. We usually start the morning on the reef. We anchor and chum up some delicious snapper, grouper, and yellowjacks, to name a few. 

Mangrove Snapper

The Reef fishing has been very good lately.

On occasion, we can catch live bait while folks are catching fish. We always have live bait on the boat when available, but we can always use more!

We then move a mile or so out to deeper water. When we focus on wreck fishing, we may drop live bait to the bottom, looking for those big trophy fish. We may put out live bait and cover all of the water column for everything from sailfish, and cobia to big kingfish, to name a few. 

Depending on conditions and customer preference, we may troll the deeper water, and anything can happen on the troll, from sailfish to wahoo and even tuna.

We are in full swing and looking forward to meeting new customers and seeing the familiar faces of our repeat customers. Keep up to date with our weekly fishing reports on Instagram and Facebook under Manicsportfishing.

Tight lines, and Happy New Year.

Captain Greg Fabrizi

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Toothy critters like this Barracuda love to try eating our catch.

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