Marathon Key Fishing Charter
A fire burns inside us! We wake up every morning before the sun comes up on Marathon Key, and automatically start evaluating what Mother Nature has in store for our clients today. We look at the wind/wave speed and direction, the air and water temperature, tide times and lunar phase, barometer and pressure systems, and weather forecast on Bay News 9. I guess we’re mad at the fish. Ana Banana Fishing Co. is on the water 300 days per year. Ana Banana Fishing Co. fishes primarily with live bait on light tackle inshore off Marathon Key and live bait on heavy tackle offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
A captain is as good as his bait. A captain can have all the best secret fishing holes in the world, but if he doesn’t have the right bait, he won’t catch fish. We typically cast net our bait daily. We give our anglers the choice of going with us, to experience the bait netting process or starting the charter with bait in the live well prior to pick up. Most anglers choose to get bait with us, especially since the bait is normally netted quickly and is caught on the way to our fishing spots off Marathon Key and Gulf of Mexico waters. We get a lot of bait, because we chum a lot. It’s our belief, that most of the time, for every fish that’s caught on a lure, ten would have been caught while using live bait. It’s hard to fool Mother Nature. I compare it to the difference of hunting with a bow vs a rifle.
Other than keeping you healthy and happy, our mission is to target the kind of fish that YOU want to catch. We’ll ask you a series of questions, such as, is their a certain species that you have on your bucket list or do you just want your rod to bend and your drag to scream? What’s your fishing experience? Are you planning on releasing your fish or harvesting some for table fare? For the anglers who want to keep your fish to eat, your charter fee includes fish fileting and bagging.