We were at the dock Sunday afternoon when I get a call from an old customer of mine named Robert MCCREARY Of New York he’s gone out fishing a few times with us and he was heading down On a short Notice with his daughter they were just getting away doing a father and daughter deep-sea fishing trip so we booked a half-day for Tuesday morning of that week half day fishing charter provides Us with plenty of time to be able to get to the gulf stream mahi-mahi wahoo tuna sail fish cobia and occasional blue marlin


The day started like normal on the third reef trolling south and 125 feet of water using Bonita strips and fresh caught ballyhoo on extra strength 9/0 hooks Is usually what we Fish with within the hour we had a few Bonitas And king fish in the boat When we deep-sea fishing Miami Beach we usually have a six rods spread two ballyhoos and to teasers with birds and feathers on our Outrigger’s Always fishing with planers with braid after fishing the reefer about an hour we were just far enough down south in out front of Key Biscayne so we start heading off shore looking for weed lines birds and debris in the water on our way north we were just in front of what we call the double diamonds here in Miami Beach In 800 Feet of water we started catching a few Skooly dolphin as Captain Peter starts heading down the rip he notices a bird sitting with seems to be a sandal that’s floating so he went ahead and made a long turn on it to pass by it as he made this long sweeping turn the right long ballyhoo started to submerge under the water And that’s when all hell broke loose a beautiful 350 pound blue marlin eats the ballyhoo And start ripping off line on or 30 wide penn international reel We pack these reels with over 500 yards of 40 pound mono Ande is my line of choice and before you know it Robert is fighting a fish of a lifetime his daughters right behind him videotaping this epic battle right in front of Miami Beach in South Beach with a clear view of Key Biscayne just south of that It was unbelievable the amount of jumps this fish made after a 45 minute battle we finally got the Fish boat side landed on the leader with beautiful pictures right next to the boat we always release these epic fish charter fishing in Miami Beach especially for blue marlin is a very special moment in one’s anglers careers especially with a father and daughter charter fishing trip makes it even more special and never forget folks


“only on the Sea Cross”



Fish Species: Blue Marlin
Bait Used: Ballyhoos
Tackle Used: Conventional
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 840
Water Temperature: 85
Wind Direction: Se
Wind Speed: 5-10

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About The Author: Captain Rafael Mayans

Company: Sea Cross Deep Sea Fishing Miami

Area Reporting: Miami

Bio: I\'m Capt. Rafael Mayans and I\'ve been a Miami resident my entire life. Living and fishing here in Miami Beach has given me the opportunity to fish and explore some of the best fishing grounds the east coast has to offer - from the Florida Keys to pristine waters of the Bahamas. Fishing these waters i have gained the experience to give my clients the best possible chance for a successful and memorable fishing trip.

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