Marathon Florida Keys Offers Fishing Options as
Vast as the Crystal Blue Waters that Surround our
American Caribbean Islands
All of these fishing spots are a short, enjoyable ride from the dock, allowing for the majority of your charter time to be spent fishing.
Reef and Wreck Fishing
Marathon Florida Keys reef and wreck fishing with Captain Chris Johnson and SeaSquared Charters targets grouper, snapper, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, permit and various other species.
This fishing takes place year round and is always enjoyable and challenging for experienced anglers as well as juniors and novices. The beauty of North America’s only living coral reef adds to the enjoyment of fishing the Florida Keys.
Offshore fishing in Marathon Florida Keys targets pelagic game fish such as dolphin, wahoo and tuna. Marathon deep sea fishing offers hard-fighting fish to challenge even the most hard-core anglers!
Much of this fishing is done in the Gulf Stream, which wobbles offshore of Marathon anywhere from 10 to 30 miles.
One of the most sought after game fish in the Florida Keys, sailfish are found in shallower Atlantic areas anywhere from 20 to 200 feet. They seem to prefer areas where coral reefs mingle with ocean water.
Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay
In the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay off Marathon Florida Keys, SeaSquared Charters fishes the wrecks and rough bottom areas for snapper, grouper and permit.
The more shallow areas in Florida Bay are ideal for fishing on days when the breeze makes the reef a tad bumpy. There are always abundant snapper of all variety, and it’s an excellent option for families!
The sandy flats and grassy areas in Florida Bay are ground zero for SeaSquared Charters Florida Keys Shark Fishing Adventures.
Shallow-water angling for sharks not only provides a good arm wrestle, but anglers have the opportunity to observe sharks interacting with each other in their natural environment.
The Seven Mile and Bahia Honda Bridges are home to excellent tarpon fishing.
Anglers from around the globe flock to Marathon Florida Keys every spring to test their skills with the Silver King, one of the most sought after of all the Florida Keys game fish.
Wondering what you’ll catch during particular times of the year? Check out SeaSquared Charters Florida Keys Fishing Calendar for the answers!
Once you’re back at the dock, SeaSquared Charters will give you some tips on how to enjoy all that fish you caught.
Marathon Florida Keys Fishing Reports
Each and every group that fishes with SeaSquared Charters receives its own personal fishing report to share with family and friends.
Capt. Chris and Christy Johnson are featured writers for a number of fishing and vacation publications and websites.
We also produce a weekly fishing report that updates what’s biting in the Marathon area and summarizes recent trips with SeaSquared Charters.
In addition, our monthly fishing forecasts provide a broad overview of what anglers can expect as they plan their fishing vacation to Marathon and the Florida Keys.
Marathon Florida Keys Family Fun Fishing
SeaSquared Charters specializes in Family Fun Fishing. We pride ourselves in the number of families who return to fish with us year after year and refer SeaSquared Charters to their friends who are coming to Marathon Florida Keys for vacation.
If you are thinking of including a fishing trip as part of your Florida Keys family vacation, you may be interested in our Family Fun Fishing Photo Gallery, which includes hundreds of pictures of families who have fished with SeaSquared Charters.
Marathon Florida Keys Shark Fishing Adventures
Very popular among SeaSquared Charters guests are our Florida Keys Shark Fishing Adventures. We have hosted anglers from 5 to 90 as they wrangle sharks upwards of 8 feet in length on light 20lb spinning tackle.
Florida Keys Shark Adventures take place in the calm, shallow waters of Florida Bay not far from Bahia Honda State Park and the Seven Mile Bridge.
Imagine your excitement as masses of toothy critters swarm around the boat anchored in just four feet of crystal clear water! You pick your target, toss a bait and hang on for the ride of your life!
Tarpon Fishing in Marathon
and the Middle Florida Keys
The tarpon that visit the Middle Florida Keys each spring love to hang out at bridge passes. SeaSquared Charters fishes for the Silver King primarily in the waters surrounding the Bahia Honda Bridges, although at times we also fish at the Seven Mile Bridges .
We prefer to fish at the Bahia Honda Bridges because tides are not a concern at this venue. We can fish all hours of the day and not have to be out into the darkness of night. It’s much more fun to fish in daylight when the angler can truly enjoy the show that the tarpon puts on!
SeaSquared Charters fishes for tarpon using light tackle and live bait, such as crabs and mullet.
Many of our clients who participate in SeaSquared Charters Florida Keys Shark Adventures and Marathon Tarpon Fishing choose to have their experience captured to relive again and again via our media partner, Florida Keys Offshore Media Services.
Wedding Parties ~ Family Reunions
Executive Retreats ~ Corporate Groups
SeaSquared Charters is 100% equipped to help you organize a Florida Keys fishing experience for your group outing. Our network of professional fishing charter operations, restaurants, resorts and other service providers in Marathon Florida Keys have all your bases covered.
Whether it is a personal occasion, such as a wedding or family reunion, or a business event, such as a sales meeting or executive retreat, Marathon Florida Keys offers the opportunity to relax, rewind, reconnect and reinvigorate.
Custom Mini Fishing Tournaments
Groups fishing with SeaSquared Charters often choose to include one of our Custom Mini Fishing Tournaments.
There’s nothing like fishing to fuel some friendly competition among family members and to enhance team-building among co-workers!
Your Marathon Florida Keys Vacation
Removed from the fast-paced world of everyday life, Marathon Florida Keys is an ideal vacation destination. Situated in the Heart of the Florida Keys, Marathon is an easy and scenic drive from Key West, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Airports.
Families love all the things we have to keep the kids busy. Whether it’s visiting our historic and natural attractions or utilizing our public parks, there’s an activity or event to fill every minute of everyday.
Marathon is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts – fishing, diving, snorkeling, boating, jet skiing, parasailing, biking, hiking – you name it and we’ve got it.
And, if you’d just like to sit on the beach and read a book, we’ve got you covered there too!
From how to get here to where to stay and eat and what to do when you’re not fishing … SeaSquared Charters will gladly help you plan your vacation to Marathon Florida Keys.
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Captain Chris and Christy Johnson own and personally operate SeaSquared Charters.
Our goal is to entice you to choose Marathon Florida Keys as your vacation destination.
We will gladly offer advice on all aspects of your vacation throughout the planning process and during your stay in hopes of making it a getaway to remember for a lifetime.
We strive to provide exceptional customer service so you will return to vacation in Marathon and fish with SeaSquared Charters year after year and recommend us to all your family and friends.