Anglers catch literal “sea weed”
By angelamontana

Posted: September 14, 2021

You just really never know what you’re going to catch.  Check out this article from Keys Weekly that was posted on their website in August of 2020:

Dads Rob Christensen and Patrick Stevens went fishing about 30 miles offshore of the Middle Keys on Aug. 17 — a last hurrah before the start of the school year — with their kids. They were targeting swordfish, but didn’t catch any. They did catch some mahi, some tilefish, and one duffel’s worth of “square grouper.” Yes, a duffel bag filled with 10 to 15 bundles of marijuana. Naturally, these law-abiding citizens (one of them is a lawyer!) called the Coast Guard to retrieve the bag intact. Sources close to the encounter, however, said the marijuana “smelled phenomenal.”

And there you have it!  I can honestly say that I know a few people who all of the sudden might be interested in fishing down there now. lol