My wife and I have stayed at Captain Pip's three years in a row. The first year, we went out for a full day with Dave Heberholz (sorry if I mispelled it, Dave). We stocked up on tackle and bait from the Tackle Box and Dave (Stills) sold me a $40 rod and said I could return it at the end of the week for a $20 refund! Since I brought my own reels, it sure beat a $70/week rental from Pip's! It was blowing pretty well out at the reef so we stayed in the bay, which my wife appreciated. We caught ample fish at a sunken wreck and under the seven mile bridge. Dave was extremely helpful, teaching me how to twist wire rigs and fish for the local fare.
The next day we went out on our own and found some great spots that Dave reviewed with me on the GPS. Dave stopped over later that second day and said he was hoping to come fish with us "for fun" the second day but he =got called to do a charter at the last minute.
Dave and Debbie have also been great whenever I stop in for bait and tackle. They shared some smoked mackerel and convinced me to get some of our catch smoked. Debbie keeps up a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tackle-Box-Marathon-Fla-Keys/169167011080?fref=ts that you should check out.
All-in-all, if you need tackle, bait, advise, fishing trips with great captains, then the Tackle Box is Your Place!
Boulder Junction, WI
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