THE AREA

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Marathon, Florida is a unique area located in the heart of the Florida Keys, offering fishing in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico:

  • The Atlantic Ocean features reef fishing on one of the largest reefs in the U.S. You can catch a variety of fish here, like large mutton snapper, yellowtail and mangrove snappers, grouper of all sizes, barracuda and sharks. Also, offshore in the Gulf Stream, you can find sailfish, wahoo, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi) and blackfin tuna.
  • The Gulf of Mexico is a unique body of water where the water is calm 90% of the time. It offers hands-on fishing for sea trout, cobia, mackerel, sharks and mangrove snapper. It’s perfect for the kids and their families.
  • Marathon also offers some of the best tarpon fishing in the keys. Fishing under the world famous Seven Mile Bridge is an experience you won’t soon forget. Tarpon from 80-120 lbs on 20lb test are best caught March-July, at the height of their migration through the area.
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