Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting Shirley and Chuck from Ishpeming Michigan, a town so small on the U.P. that no one knows the places’ correct spelling! This couple loves fishing, freshwater, saltwater, even frozen water, it just doesn’t matter. We had a blast catching Spanish Mackerel and Baracuda on Mon and on Weds they went offshore fishing with Capt. Brian Cone of Contagious Charters. This is where the great captain part kicks in, by 9:15 AM they had already had the trip of a lifetime! People will fish for their whole lives and never match the morning that this fun couple was treated to by Capt. Brian Cone. By 9:15 AM they had caught several big King Macks, several nice Mahi-Mahi and a White Marlin! All on kite flown baits and all on the reef! After releasing the Marlin they settled down to a great catch of hard fighting Yellowtail Snappers and a few hard-charging Bonito before calling it a day! Here are two shots from the two trips they fished while here in the Florida Keys.

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Florida Keys Sandbar Fun

The Islamorada sandbar is nothing less than spectacular. It is situated less than a mile offshore of the Florida Keys and is a beautiful 15 minute boat ride from our dock. Once we are anchored up in the warm turquoise waters of the Atlantic, you can have your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand and not a care in the world.