The fishing options in Marathon are as vast as the crystal blue waters that surround our islands.
Anglers fishing in Marathon Florida Keys targer various species of fish depending on the time of year, venue and weather conditions. Also included in the equation is whether the anglers are interested in catching fish to eat or catch-and-release sport fishing.
The one common denominator … there’s always something to catch in the waters surrounding the Islands of Marathon!
Florida Keys Reef and Wreck Fishing
On the reef and wrecks off Marathon, anglers target grouper, snapper, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, permit, shark and various other species.
This fishing takes place year round and is always enjoyable, especially for younger and less experienced anglers. The beauty of North America’s only living coral reef adds to the enjoyment of fishing the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys Offshore Fishing
Offshore fishing in Marathon targets pelagic game fish such as dolphin (mahi mahi), wahoo, tuna and sailfish. Hard-fighting fish to challenge even the most hard-core anglers!
Sport fishing for sailfish is very popular during the winter months, and we have multiple tournaments that target these billfish.
Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay Fishing
In the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay, fishing the wrecks and rough bottom areas produces snapper, grouper and permit.
The sandy flats and grassy areas are ground zero for catch-and-release shark fishing adventures.
Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing
The Seven Mile Bridge, Long Key Bridge and Bahia Honda Bridge are home to excellent tarpon fishing. Anglers flock to Marathon from around the world to do battle with the Silver King!
Wondering what you’ll catch during particular times of the year? Check out the Florida Keys Fishing Calendar for answers. You may be interested in entering one of our many fishing tournaments during your Marathon vacation.
Fishing is a MUST on your Florida Keys vacation to-do list!