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Keys fishing in October

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After 2 canceled Key trips from COVID. I’ve got airline credits that need to be used by January. I’ve been wanting to pull the trigger on a trip to Marathon. Just wondering what to expect for public access for fishing, conveniences like restaurants, charters, bait shops, bars etc. I am insanely obsessed with Keys fishing and dying to get back. Need a Hogfish sandwich and a beer.

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Was just down there in Marathon and everything was pretty normal in most all places that I encountered. The usual mask and social distancing applied, just like most all other places. Even the hotels (which is rare for me lol) were normal...business as usual....same with the tackle stores...business as usual. 

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The later you go, the slower it gets. If you want bottom fish don’t worry, been a banner year for hogfish. Tarpon start to move, Great time for permit till early Nov. when they head to the reefs. Bonefish will be subject to cold fronts. Worst time of year for the keys are late December through March . Don’t believe guides!!!!!!! For an expensive trip they’ll put on barracuda and sharks. No gamefish. To more if I had to go fish from Marathon to Islamorada. 

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