George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing
RETURN TO THE MARQUESAS
When fishing off Key West, Poveromo ranks the Marquesas as his favorite area. Having fished the rock piles and hard bottoms to the north and also to the west of the Marquesas atoll since childhood, it’s the fast-paced bottom action that still thrills Poveromo enough to keep coming back. On this excursion, Poveromo and long-time pal Captain Mark Schmidt head for these rocks aboard Poveromo’s Mako 334, MARC VI. Schmidt, a Key West light tackle guide, is also a fan and expert at fishing around the Marquesas. Together, they showcase just how fast and easy it can be to keep the rods bending with groupers, muttons, Spanish and king mackerel. All the fine points of bottom fishing in the shallow Gulf are covered, ranging from tackle on up to tricks to coax a holed-up grouper out of its structure. The Ibis Bay Beach Resort hosted the Poveromo team.