We especially enjoy working with beginning anglers and families from all over the world. Getting kids hooked on fishing is awesome; kids are the future of sport fishing. We are located at Tavernier Creek Marina (www.taverniercreek-marina.com) Mile Marker 90.8.
Florida Keys Fishing Rates
Gratuities are not included in the rates
Offshore Trolling Dolphin(Mahi Mahi) Tuna & Wahoo
As the water temperatures heat up the offshore fishing conditions fire up. We welcome the arrival of Dolphin (mahi mahi) in the Florida Keys. The Northward migration of Mahi Mahi (dolphin) begins in late March. Some of the biggest fish of the year are caught between the months of March-May. Our first 30 plus pound Dolphin of 2013 came over the rail and into the pail on April 1st. The wahoo fishing cools down a bit, but we do catch smaller “weehoos” this time of year. The Blackfin Tuna bite early in the morning and late in the day towards dark can be awesome.
Offshore fishing requires a lot of patience; remember we are big game hunting. Some days the fish will literally eat anything, but then there are other days where it takes time to find the fish. Most offshore fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish and Tuna don’t take up full time residence in our waters. Check out our Florida Keys Fish calendar before planning a trip or just give me a call at 305-619-2126 & ask me what’s happening offshore in the Florida Keys.
Just a short ride 10-15 minute ride from Tavernier Creek Marina we are starting to see some awesome Spring/Summer time reef fishing. We have waited all winter for this. On each trip to the reef we are targeting 23-28 inch Yellowtail Snappers & 5-20 lb class Mutton Snapper on light tackle. Grouper season opens on May 1st, so if you’re after a grouper sandwich, May is the time to get one. When fishing for big grouper & mutton snappers we use Shimano 2-Speed-30 & 50 Wind Lever drags reels loaded with Momoi’s Diamond Mono & Diamond Braid.
We will begin offering nighttime reef trips, starting in May. On these trips we target Mangrove Snappers (Grey snappers) under the night sky. On the full moon nights expect Yellowtail & Mutton Snappers.
On this trip we can do a little offshore & reef fishing. A 6-7 hour trip is the perfect amount to time to be on water.
*1/2 Day (4-5 Hours)
Nearshore dolphin, tuna, wahoo, kingfish trolling, bottom fishing for snapper, deep dropping & jigging deep wrecks. We do whatever the sea conditions and weather lets us do. This is the perfect trip for first time fisherman & families with young children. We are fishing within 20-30 minutes from the time we leave the dock at Tavernier Creek Marina.
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Your payment includes boat fuel, bait, chum, fishing liscense, ice, tackle, rod/reels, fish cleaning & instruction. Food & drinks are not included.
How do I book a trip with you?
Once you have decided on a date(s) and type of trip you’d like, you can call us at 305-619-2126, or email us at email@example.com for availability.
We are always available to help you with your decision.
How do I pay for the trip & Cancellation Policy
We prefer cash. We are unable to accept personal checks. If you wish to pay by credit card, you are welcomed to do so.
We require a credit card number to hold the trip, we do not run the credit card. On the day of the trip we can accept cash, bill that credit card# or another credit card. We do not accept AMEX & there is an extra 4% fee for foreign country issued credit cards.
If you cancel 24 hours before the trip or the day of we will bill you half the cost. This includes if you do not touch base with us.
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Captain Ryan's Local Favorites
These are my recommendations for places to stay, play, have happy hour, and cook your catch.
Here to fish and need a clean place to stay with awesome rates? You can walk to my boat. It has been completely remodeled and has a pool for chillen. I can pick you up at the dock and clean your fish at the location as well while you chill in the pool and have a beverage.
Island Bay Resort
Rated #1 on Trip Advisor my good friends and owners Mike and Carrol keep this place immaculate! The sunset view in the summer is the absolutely awesome and they have sandy beach. Not to mention an awesome fishing pier.
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