Florida Keys Charter Boat Fishing in Key Largo, Tavernier & Islamorada
 
Welcome to Good Karma Sportsfishing

On a budget, but still want to experience a Florida Keys fishing adventure?   Look no further, we specialize in offering affordable Florida Keys offshore and reef sportfishing fishing trips for the novice and not so novice and have a good attitude about life.

I 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 (http://mytaverniercreekmarina.com/amenities.html )Mile Marker 90.8. 

 Remember, tell me what you’re looking for in a fishing trip this will help me determine what to target and give you the best possible trip.  Sport-fishing in the Florida Keys is a team effort. Were all hunting for what’s biting.  I will do my best to customize the trip based on the style of fishing you prefer & work hard to put you on the fish. I go the extra distance and build in the time to do so on all fishing trips.  We can do anything from a no pressure day of catching dinner or we can hunt for a big fish on the reef or offshore.  

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or have never cast a line, I promise a time you will not forget. Come find out why Islamorada is known worldwide as “The Sport Fishing Capital of the World”. 

I look forward to fishing with you in the Florida Keys!

 Tight Lines,

Capt. Ryan

   When contacting me through email please type in the following: ryan@floridakeysfishin.com  Please note that there is no "g" in fishin. If you include the "g" in the email you will get another charter business, not Capt. Ryan. Thanks in advance.


Fishing News & Report from the Deck of  Good Karma Sportfishing
April 2nd 2014

Spring Time Cobia and Yellowtail Snapper

Spring Break 2014 Fishing Report


Been rough outside the reef over the past few days. Managed to get out on 1/2 day with Brian from Tampa, FL on Saturday.  The weather & seas were very challenging. Brian spotted a nice cobia swimming in the chum slick. 10 minutes later the fish was laying on top of the fish box ice. The cobia measured 49.5 inches to the tail. She was a heavy fish and a will make for some great eating for Brian and his family.  Congrats to Brian on catching this big cobia.

 

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It was nice to see a big Spring time Mutton Snapper come over the rail on April 1st.


The weather is setting up for an early run of Mahi Mahi offshore.   The reef fishing for snappers will continue to get better as we get later into spring.  The “Big Donkey” Amberjacks are eating on the deeper wrecks and humps.  The Blackfin Tuna bite is very good right now.   If you are thinking about coming fishing in the Keys but have not decided on a date then I would highly recommend late March-June 2014.


  Have a good weekend and look for my new report later next week.  

Keep it Tight,

Capt. Ryan

 

Florida Keys Fishing Rates

2014 Rates


Gratuities are not included in the rates

We allow up to max. of 4 People with no extra fees
"No hidden fuel charges"
 
1/2 day Reef Fishing
$450.00
Grouper, Snapper & Tuna Fishing
4-5 Hour Trip Atlantic Ocean Side of the Florida Keys

"Spring/Summer Special"
3/4 Day
$550.00
6-7 Hour Trip Atlantic Ocean Side of the Florida Keys


Offshore Spring/Summer
Full Day
"Contact me about this trip before deciding to book"
$725.00
8-9 Hour


Grouper Season Countdown!

Grouper Season is closed Jan 1st-April 30th. It re-opens on May 1st 2014. If you love grouper fish as much I do then I would highly suggest booking a charter after April 30th. If you want to target them I will do so. We have a special technique for chasing these big fish.  I call the technique the “Grouper Bomb”.  This year we have invested in some specialized tackle for getting these big boys off the bottom quickly and into the boat.







Check out this rare Hammerhead Shark that swam up to our boat in 55ft of water last week. Anything can happen out there so bring your cameras!

Hammerhead Shark on Good Karma Sportfishing

 




 

 

New for my Clients in "2014"

Customized SeaDek Fishing Deck/Platform

I take my customers comfort level very serious. Good Karma now equipped with a new SeaDek fishing deck/platform.  The anti fatigue properties and shock absorption cushion provided by the new SeaDek have taken our offshore fishing  & reef fishing to a whole new comfort level.  Our new SeaDek is kind to your legs and helps circulation and reduces muscular stress. This is great for fisherman of all ages especially when hooked up to a big fish! 

SeaDek provides not only an exceptional traction surface but also lessens the fatigue brought on by prolonged standing while fishing.  If you have knee or back problems then you are going to love fishing on Good Karma.  Below are some key points about SeaDek:

  • Exceptional traction even when wet
  • Unparalleled comfort when standing, walking or leaning on the surface of the boat
  • Shock absorption, which decreases fatigue during a day of fishing on the reef and trolling offshore. 
  • UV Protected
For more information on SeaDek visit  www.seadek.com 
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Mike Meier, owner of Xact Canvas Boat Covers and Upholstery did an amazing job of installing the customized SeaDek. Xact Canvas is located at Tavernier Creek Marina. So if your looking to have Sea Dek done on your boat I highly recommend giving Mike a call at 305-852-3639.   If your thinking about having it done stop by the Tavernier Marina and have a look. I must admit I was skeptical at first but I have to say this stuff is amazing. 


Capt. Ryan




Offshore Dolphin Fishing 
"Magical Piece of Debris"



New for 2014!
Florid Keys Deep Dropping
(Weather & Sea Conditions Pending)
 Are you up for deep dropping for Snowy Grouper, Silky Snappers and much more?  Good Karma is now fully rigged for deep dropping. She equipped with a couple of the best electric reels on the market today for deep dropping, the Tanacom Bull 1000 Electric Reel made by Daiwa. Pending the weather we can now add deep dropping to the list of options. If you still want to reel the fish up manually from 400-600 ft then that is completely up to you.  Ask me about deep dropping when you e-mail or call.



Contact Information 
Good Karma Sportfishing  is located at Tavernier Creek Marina

Tavernier Creek Marina

90800 Oversees Hway
Tavernier, FL 33070
Latitude:25° 0.21' NLongitude:80° 31.88' W

www.floridakeysfishin.com
ryan@floridakeysfishin.com
For Booking Information Give Capt. Ryan a call @ 305-619-2126 






 Spring/Summer Reef Fishing in the Upper Florida Keys 


Just a short 10-15 minute ride from Tavernier Creek Marina on the deep reefs we will anchor up & chum for Yellowtail, Mutton Snappers, & Groupers. These fish really like to eat when presented with the right bait and chumming techniques. On 1/2 day trips I like to get you fishing right away, therefore I have fresh bait already prepared for the trip.

 On all trips I am targeting big snappers and groupers.  I use commercial fishing techniques and other fun “stuff” like my homemade “Islamorada Party Mix” soft chum to get them eating.  After chumming for about 15 minutes the fish enter the “Good Karma Food Coma” that’s when the fishing fun really starts.  If you love to have your hands on the rods and reels at all times then this is the trip for you.

Fishing the reef is a the perfect trip for first time fisherman & families with young children that want to stay active.




 

On charters we can now add deep dropping to the mix for tasty deep water snappers,  snowy grouper and much more.

If the offshore bite is not happening we can take a break and do some deep dropping for groupers, snappers, tilefish and much more. My friend calls deep dropping “grocery shopping” (laughing). On deep drop trips we typically troll out to the spot with wahoo and tuna lures then switch over to bottom fishing in depths of 400-500 ft. We can do this on a ½ day trip it’s a lot of fun pulling multiple fish off the bottom using electric reels. You can hand crank them off the bottom if you like, but I will leave that up to you. We are equipped with 3 of the best electric reels on the market for deep dropping.

If you prefer the captain & mate hooking the fish and handing you the rod then this may not be the trip for you.

Swimming with Mahi Mahi in the Florida Keys









What to expect this Spring Offshore in the Upper Florida Keys

Written by Capt. Ryan on March 13 2014


 We should see good Mahi Mahi (dolphin) fishing staring up early in late March. April and May should be awesome months for fishing both offshore and on reef.  Blackfin tuna fishing along the reef edge will be an option as well.
Wahoo fishing will slow down but should still be decent on full moons and in the early morning hours.

As the cold fronts pass through the fishing heats up along the edge of the reef.

The sailfish will be few and far between but we do catch them while were offshore mahi mahi and tuna fishing in the Spring. Typically we catch the bigger ones in the spring.

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.



Good Karma Sailfish Release January-2014


Wahoo Fishing Time!


 Wahoo fishing requires running baits down deep for the big fish.  Good Karma is equipped with electric reels and a electric downrigger.  We are equipped with reels and rods that can handle big winter wahoo, kingfish or other sea monsters that want to eat.   







Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo-Florida Keys Dolphin Fishing Tournament Circuit
Team "Good Karma"
First Place
Wahoo Category!

  

 




 


 

              









 

 
About the "Good Karma"
Customized Sailfish 2360 Open Deck Center Console
We will take up to 4 Adults Max
"Good Karma" is fully rigged for offshore/reef fishing. "Good Karma" is a customized 2008 2360 Sailfish open deck center console with over 35 rod holders. If you are new to ocean fishing you will love our 360 degree captain and co-pilot chairs.  You can get out from under sun and give your legs/feet a rest while still being in the fishing action. Good Karma is powered by a reliable and well maintained F250 Yamaha 4-Stroke outboard.
For the ladies we have a clean private center console porta potty.


New for "2014"-Seadek Customized Fishing Deck/Platform

I take my customers comfort level very serious. Good Karma now equipped with a new SeaDek fishing deck/platform.  The anti fatigue properties and shock absorption cushion provided by the new SeaDek have taken our offshore fishing  & reef fishing to a whole new comfort level. Our new SeaDek is kind to your legs and helps circulation and reduces muscular stress. This is great for fisherman of all ages especially when hooked up to a big fish! 

SeaDek provides not only an exceptional traction surface but also lessens the fatigue brought on by prolonged standing while fishing.  If you have knee or back problems then you are going to love fishing on Good Karma.  Below are some key points about SeaDek:

  • Exceptional traction even when wet
  • Unparalleled comfort when standing, walking or leaning on the surface of the boat
  • Shock absorption, which decreases fatigue during a day of fishing on the reef and trolling offshore. 
  • UV Protected


Mike Meier, owner of Xact Canvas Boat Covers and Upholstery did an amazing job of installing the customized SeaDek. Xact Canvas is located at Tavernier Creek Marina. So if your looking to have Sea Dek done on your boat I highly recommend giving Mike a call at 305-852-3639.   


Garmin "Chirp" Depth Finding

On each trip we run 2 state of the art Garmin depth/chart plotter systems with one being the new 2013 Garmin "Chirp" system. We also utilize the Garmin GHP 10 Autopilot system to keep us dialed in on the fish.

 

Garmin GXM/Sirius Radio, Weather and Sea Surface Imaging

Having updated weather and being dialed in on the sea surface temperature is critical.  Good Karma is equipped with a Garmin GXM 51 XM/Sirius weather/radio receiver.  We are now getting continuous weather feeds & have and have updated real time Sea Sea Surface temperatures at our finger tips. Having sea surface temperature imaging on our Garmin screens allows us to see dynamic changes in offshore waters.

 
 
For customer comfort Good Karma is equipped with a customized spray curtain pilot house. The enclosure is designed to keep my clients dry and comfortable on windy and rainy days. 
 
"Good Karma"
 
 
 
 
 

 



 


 
  
 
 




Catching Sailfish on Good Karma is awesome.

Check out this shot of its aerial abilities, aside our boat last spring as this  “sail” goes ballistic. 

One my customers shot this, very awesome!






Catching and Releasing an Atlantic Sailfish Aboard Good Karma
Gotta Love It! 

 
 

 Proud Supporter of the Cooperative Science Services LLC- Dolphin Research Program made possible by Costa Del Mar.


 

  



 

2nd Black Grouper Released for Good Karma

 

 


Capt. Ryan with a Black Grouper Sept 20 2013

 
 



 



 

 


   




 



 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 

Finally decided to get some fishing shirts made up. Check it out. If you want to order one, for "Good Karma" (laughing) contact me for pricing.

Capt. Ryan



 




 

 

What’s included in the price of a fishing trip?

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
ryan@floridiakeysfishin.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.