Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Live From Marathon Key

Marathon Key is just beautiful! Some of the best fishing is just off our beach, only a mile or so. Today I hooked up with my buddy from Hampton Virginia Barry Buchanon and crew to fish for some Yellow Tail.
We had experienced a bit of a cold front, and it did seem to slow the fishing some. But we did catch a mess for dinner. Also caught and released today were three King Mackrel all in the 20 pound class.

The trick today was using something called a bait ball. A mixture of sand, cereal, and chum. Then you make balls out of this mixture and place overboard in a baseball like manor. It really did attract the fish very well, something we might try in the Chesapeake Sometime!

Tonight we are cooking up fresh Grouper, Yellow Tail, Shrimp wrapped in bacon, and some fresh Spiney Lobster that I bought at the dock fresh. We will feed a small army tonight at Barrys house in Key Colony Beach, that should be a hoot. I have learned a mango recipe that I will try and post up here soon.
Been a long day, and heading to Key West tomorrow to fish and shoot some Suzuki Fishing guides. We should be back in West Palm Beach by Friday to see my Cameraman Wayne Baker.
Have a gooden and Tight Lines.

Jim Baugh

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