Are you gearing up for another summer of fishing? If so, then you want to be sure you’re aware of the area’s best fishing spots. South Florida is packed with locations that not a lot of folks really know about. A few years ago, CBS Miami came out with this article detailing five of these places that you must get on your list.

  1. Seven Mile Bridge Rubble – Are you fond of yellowtail? There’s plenty, along with amberjack and jack crevalle year-round at this spot just west of Sombrero Light. Though it can be difficult to spot on a map, we’ve found that the majority of tackle shops in Marathon can provide reliable directions. Don’t just think of Seven Mile Bridge Rubble as a summer destination. Even in the coldest months of the year, you shouldn’t have any trouble snatching up sailfish and king mackerel. Keep in mind, however, that if you choose to give this location a shot this summer, that a permit will be required.
  2. Ocean Off Haulover Inlet to Government Cut – Serious Florida fishermen know that the most fun often comes off the beaches from Haulover Inlet to Government Cut. If you’ve never been to this spot, it’s got to be on your agenda this summer. Every winter, this strip of coast produces hundreds of tarpon. But it’s often the variety of fish that keeps folks coming back. Don’t be surprised when you reel in snapper, jacks, blue runners, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel.   
  3. Government Cut – In the winter, you’re bound to find plenty of tarpon here. But come summertime especially, the variety is incredible. Get ready to catch mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, yellowtail snapper, grouper, barracuda, and cobia.
  4. Key Biscayne – This is known as the area from the yellow can buoy just south of Key Biscayne back north to Bear Cut at the north end of Key Biscayne. In water from 80-200 feet in depth comes a plethora of fish just waiting to be caught. As mentioned in the article, artificial reef holds good bottom fishing for mutton snapper, grouper, amberjack, African pompano, and spinner sharks. Do you prefer fishing surface lines instead? Well, then you’re bound to get your fill of sailfish, kingfish, dolphin, and wahoo.
  5. Dumfoundling Bay – Similar to aforementioned spots on this list, Dumfoundling Bay holds no shortage of tarpon. But there’s also a good deal of jack crevalle and snook. Plus, if you’re lucky, you might even hook a big black drum.

Boat Decking for Fishermen

Now that you’ve got some new fishing spots in mind for the summer, let’s turn the attention to your boat. If you’re ahead of the game, chances are that you’ve performed the necessary maintenance and given it a tuneup. But how does your boat’s deck look? Whether it’s damaged or presents a slippery nightmare when wet, it might be time to explore marine decking from Marine Customs. An authorized fabricator and installer, Marine Customs provides non-skid decking throughout the state. This simple and practical SeaDek alternative can easily be applied to personal watercrafts, golf carts, off-road vehicles, and more. Our anti-slip decking products can even serve as swim platform pads.

So what makes our non slip decking options different? For one, the comfortable, durable EVA foam ensures non-skid safety. Our products can be easily cut to fit and cover spider cracks, as well as other surface imperfections. Maybe best of all, though, Marine Customs provides custom installation for each project. Here’s what the process entails:

  • We create a 2D digital scan of your boat. From there, the scan is imported into our CAD software and customized based on patterns, graphics, or logos.
  • Our marine decking professionals fabricate the material on a high precision CNC machine.
  • In order to complete the project, our custom design consultant installs the finished project on your boat to complete your custom look.

If you happen to be outside of our service area but are still interested in our boat decking options, we provide customers with the choice of a “semi-custom” route. Fill out one of our Template Kits and we’ll process it as a “Full Custom” installation. We then ship the materials to you for self-installation.

You can feel comfortable knowing that whatever your boat decking needs, Marine Customs can help. Call today to get started.