Florida Keys Sharkin' is First-Rate

2009-08-17 13:08:12
Florida Keys, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
Gulfside off Marathon Florida Keys
Chris Johnson

Jeff Swartz and his sons were visiting the Keys from Sarasota FL and wanted to have a sharkin' adventure. Capt. Chris Johnson of SeaSquared Charters out of the 7 Mile Marina in Marathon took them to his favorite spot in about 5 feet of calm water off the 7 Mile Bridge. They anchored up only to be joined by a bunch of lobster-hunting snorkelers. If only they knew they were sharing the water with some very toothy critters! Once the snorkelers dispersed, a large sting ray approached the boat. They caught it, and the waters really came to life with shark activity. In all they caught 5 lemon sharks ranging in size from 4 to 6.5 feet. The sting ray and all sharks were released unharmed. Please check the photo gallery on www.SeaSquaredCharters.com for more pictures from this first-rate family fun fishing.

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One of 5 lemon sharks caught and released
One of 5 lemon sharks caught and released

Justin and Bryan Swartz with a double hook-up
Justin and Bryan Swartz with a double hook-up

Chris Johnson

About The Author: Captain Chris Johnson

Company: SeaSquared Charters

Area Reporting: Marathon Florida Keys

Bio: Capt. Chris Johnson has been involved in the charter fishing business since he was a kid at the Jersey Shore. He now specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, bottom, wreck and reef fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of 7 Mile Marina. You can reach him at 305.743.5305 or SeaSquaredCharters.com. Follow him on Facebook: SeaSquared Fishing Charters, or Twitter: MarathonFishing.

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