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Old 06-08-2018, 07:52 PM
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Default Marathon June 23-30

The family is headed down in 2 weeks. This will be our 4th road trip down from South Carolina since Dec ‘16. We will be staying just off Sombrero Beach road. 22 of us this time (11 kids under 8, pray for us). so we’ve got two houses beside each other. We are bringing two boats and will be fishing every day. If any of you guys are going to be down and want to share some reports or a beer shoot me a pm and we can exchange numbers.

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With that many kids you better get something stronger than beer! That's the best tip I can come up with.
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Originally Posted by Ccamp View Post
With that many kids you better get something stronger than beer! That's the best tip I can come up with.

couldnt agree more.
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If our house is not rented we're going to head down!
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Sounds like a blast. Those are some lucky kids.
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Have the kids catch pinfish off the dock so you have plenty of bait for the big ones.
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Originally Posted by deckape View Post
Have the kids catch pinfish off the dock so you have plenty of bait for the big ones.
thats a good idea. Put them to work
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hope u brought a big boat!
Old 06-10-2018, 08:51 AM
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Lots of shade and bean bags for the boats, towels and fresh water, pinfish catching is a great idea although being a mate on the dock for that many kids will be a pretty demanding charter.

Take lots of pictures and make a photo book of the trip for each of the families afterwards...

We have been talking about a very similar trip for a couple of years, have done scalloping trips like that but not Keys yet.
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We have two boats and two grandmothers that like to watch the babies. Kids hang at at the pool most of the time and could careless about fishing. They would rather go to the sea turtle hospital and the dolphin shows. We do take some of the kids fishing late in the afternoons. They enjoy catching the small yellow tails on the shallow side of the reef.
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I just got back from Marathon and all the mahi we caught were in 600-800ft range, mainly on floating objects we found, only one came off of a weed line without an object in it. We caught the most southwest of the humps. Good luck, hope ya'll have a blast!
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We'll be in Marathon during those dates. I'm only bringing 2 kids, which is all I can handle. Staying on Coco Plum.

I'll shoot you a PM
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I'll be down same dates. Gulf side just passed Capt Hooks. Shooting a PM.
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I’ll PM you, going down the same time staying in Marathon. Will be fishing and taking advantage of mini season for the bugs.
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Originally Posted by ltmguy View Post
I’ll PM you, going down the same time staying in Marathon. Will be fishing and taking advantage of mini season for the bugs.
Mini season is July 25-26
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We are down for the summer in Big Pine. PM me and maybe we can meet up at some point.
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We will be down (2 families) 23 June - 1 July, staying at the Hammocks. Will be mostly diving with a little fishing mixed in. First trip to the Keys.
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Sounds like lots of us will be there. I'll be in Key Colony Beach June 23-30th. Feel free to PM me or I guess we could use this thread to share reports. Those of us on the water can check in on 68.
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I'll be there around the same time. Glad to share reports and plan to do so. Hope to hear how everyone does!
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OP, would be great to compile a text group with everyone so we can share info. I'll be on channel 68. Seafoam 31 contender with black t top.

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