My family (my husband and I and two sons ages 19 and 16) booked a whole day fishing trip with Captain Mike of Jeni-Lyn Fishing Charters based on the recommendation of another charter captain who was completely booked the week we were in the Keys. Needless to say - we were not at all disappointed! Morning started out with a quick rain shower and ended with a complete downpour soaking us all the way back in from over 20 miles out, but man, what a great time we had in between the rains! We wanted to catch a few different types of fish and Capt. Mike and first-mate Josh did not let us down! We were out in about 750 feet of water and caught a couple nice tile fish and a few rose fish. Then, we ended up catching 3 big grouper - all different species. Caught a yellowedge grouper that even Capt. Mike acknowledged hadn't been caught in a long time in this area. Seemed to be pretty rare? Then after the catches slowed down a bit, we headed in a few miles where Mike & Josh put us on some schools of dolfin (mahi-mahi), where the fishing was fast and furious and we ended up catching about 6 or 7 in a short period of time. I enjoyed that kind of fishing much more as it is more cast and reel rather than using the electronic reels for such deep bottom fishing where the grouper are. You definitely have to be more patient for that! I would say all and all the family had a fantastic time that day and the next time we are back on Marathon we would not hesitate to book Jeni-Lyn Fishing Charters again. These guys know where to put you to catch the fish and they will go the extra mile to cater your fishing trip to your wishes. Great times!
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