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Re: Sea mounts
You don't really have to anchor on them. Just sailing/drifting over them will produce fish.
There are four popular ones off the Keys;
Key Largo Hump GPS: 25-00.661' N; 80-16.8'W -- Depth: 280-330 ft.
Islamorada Hump GPS: 24-48.175' N; 80-26.674' W -- Depth: 294 ft.
409 Hump GPS: 24-35.5' N; 80-35.5' W -- Depth: 409 ft.
Marathon Hump (West Hump) GPS: 24-25.528' N; 80-45.328' W -- Depth: 516 ft.
The Marathon Hump, originally called the West Hump, is 27 miles South East of Marathon and is one of the favorite fishing spots for charter boats and private boats. This hump or mound rises from 1150 feet on the east side to 480 feet from the surface. The Marathon Hump is located almost exactly in the middle of the Gulf Stream where the current runs the hardest. Large eddy currents form from the constant easterly flow of the Gulf stream, forcing bait to the surface. This bait draws larger fish which draws larger fish and so on. On a good day, hundreds if not thousands of terns will be feeding over schooling Black Fin Tuna and Dolphin crashing bait.
Anchoring in these depths might be a bit difficult and it would surely make you unpopular with others fishing there.
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