Florida Keys Charter Boat Fishing in Key Largo, Tavernier & Islamorada, Sportfishing Florida Keys
 
Welcome to Good Karma Sportfishing
Sportfishing Florida Keys 
 
On a budget, but still want to experience a Florida Keys offshore or reef fishing adventure?   Look no further, my name is Capt. Ryan and I specialize in offering affordable high quality customized Florida Keys offshore and reef fishing charters for the novice and not so novice and have a good attitude about life.




We are located at Tavernier Creek Marina (http://mytaverniercreekmarina.com/amenities.html ) Mile Marker 90.8.  Our location at Tavernier Creek Marina is premier as I am able to maximize your fishing time and decrease transit times to the fishing grounds, giving you more time on the water.   

On all fishing charters my clients are encouraged to get involved and actually fish.  Charter fishing trips are private (no open boat or split charters) and limited to a maximum of 4 anglers. My boat does not carry a fishing mate, which allows for more fishing room.  I want my clients to be involved in the entire Florida Keys fishing experience from hunting and hooking the fish to landing or releasing the fish. 

 

Good Karma Sportfishing

 


I cater to all levels of fishing experience and work very hard at making sure your Florida Keys fishing charters experience is action packed but most importantly it is your fishing charter and I want you to have a enjoyable time on the water. I especially enjoy working with beginning anglers and families from all over the world. Getting kids hooked on fishing is awesome.

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

 
 

Florida Keys Fishing Rates

Fall and Winter Season Sport fishing Florida Keys

2014 Rates

 
 


Gratuities are not included in the rates

We will take up to 4 Adults Max 
If you have small children I will consider taking a family of 5 fun fishing. 
Please contact me for details. 
"No hidden fuel charge"
 
 
4 Hours
$450.00
Snapper and Light Trolling


Fall and Winter Special
"Best Bet"
6-7  Hours
$550.00
Combo Trip
Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna Trolling &Snapper/Grouper Fishing
 
 
8-9 Hours 
$725.00


 


Offshore (10-20 Miles) in the Upper Florida Keys


On nice days we will travel offshore (15-20 Miles) targeting Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Marlin. Prepare for a long day of fishing and get plenty of rest the night before as we are going on the hunt for big fish. 

 

On offshore trips we actively target areas where there is the best concentration of fish. It may take 30-60 minutes to reach the fishing locations depending on the time of year and the sea conditions.  I will go the distance to find fish. Offshore we will run & gun, troll or we will use light tackle jigging and popping methods.  


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.

Check out the video of this Sailfish and watch for the slow motion jump. Catching a big Sailfish is awesome. I carry a GoPro on each trip and if you want to film your fishing adventure I have it available for you to borrow.   Having a video to back up your fish story is priceless!

YouTube Video


 
Reef Fishing in the Florida Keys
(5-10 Miles )
 

Just a short 15-20 minute ride from Tavernier Creek Marina on the deep reefs we will anchor up & chum for Yellowtail Snappers, Mutton Snappers, & Groupers. If you do not like to anchor we can also troll the reef for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, cero mackerel, tuna, grouper, snapper, barracudas and more. Fishing the reef can be non-stop action. 


Yellowtail Snapper fishing requires anchoring and chumming. I use commercial fishing tricks to get these fish into a feeding frenzy behind the boat.  We can also drop down my favorite, the "Good Karma Grouper Bomb". My clients love the Grouper Bomb!

 
The kids love reef fishing!

 
Contact Information 
Good Karma is located at Tavernier Creek Marina
www.floridakeysfishin.com
ryan@floridakeysfishin.com
For Booking Information Give Capt. Ryan a call @ 305-619-2126 
 
When contacting me through email please type in the following: ryan@floridakeysfishin.com  Please note that there is no "g" in fishin.  

  

 
 
Fishing News & Report from the Deck of  Good Karma Sportfishing
October 16th 2014

Hot Dolphin Bite!
 
The wind finally let up yesterday. Took a new client out on October 15th offshore. The fishing was red hot! We picked away at gaffer and school size dolphin and also caught a few bonus Blackfin Tunas. The action was non-stop. Rob was great guy to fish with and I look forward to fishing with him in the future. He brought his "Good Karma"!


 
 

 
 
If you are thinking about booking a trip please feel free to give me a call or send me an email with any questions you may have.
 

Tight Lines,

Capt. Ryan

 


 
About the "Good Karma"
Customized Sailfish 2360 Open Cockpit Center Console

Good Karma is customized fully rigged "big" 23 ft. do not confuse her with a Bayboat as she is built for offshore fishing. Good Karma is powered by a reliable and well maintained F250 Yamaha 4-Stroke outboard.  Check out her list of features below.  

Good Karma Features:
  • High Gunnels for Safety 
  • Customized Open deck fishing Cockpit(Actually more room in her cockpit than most 26-28 ft sport fishing boats)
  • USCG Safety Gear  
  • Garmin GHP 20 Marine Autopilot System. 
  • Superior SeaDek Open Deck Cockpit Fishing  Good Karma is 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 fishing deck 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.  
  • New Taco Grandslam 280 Outtriggers  
  • Spray Curtain Pilot House The enclosure is designed to keep my clients dry and comfortable on windy and rainy days. 
  • Private Bathroom Area 
  • Electric Downrigger Deadly when fishing for Tuna, Wahoo and Kingfish.
  • 30 Rod Holders
  • 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. 
  • Windlass Automatic Anchor We can make fast moves in the event that the fishing shuts off. 
  • Garmin GXM/Sirius Radio, Weather and Sea Surface Imaging(SST Charts) 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.
  • Safe Night Time Fishing. Good Karma is set-up for ultimate night-time fishing. We are also equipped with a high powered HID remote control beam light. Effective beam distance is over 1 mile. 
 
 
  • Daiwa Saltist High Speed Spinning Reels matched with customized rods for the fish we are targeting either on the reef or offshore.
 
  • Shimano TLD 2 Speed Reels (25-30-50) Workhorse conventional reels. When you hook a wahoo or sailfish you will have the correct gear for fighting these fish and getting them to boat. 
 
  • Insulated Tournament Fish Bag  Keeping specific species of fish ice cold is critical. 
  • Yeti Tundra 50  Your drinks and food will stay cold. 
 
 
 
Wahoo Season Fall 2014 and Winter 2015: What to Expect?
 
 
 I often get asked when is the best time to target a wahoo in the Upper Florida Keys. Last year the first wave of the "wolf pack" pushed through on the October full moon.  Personally my favorite time to look for a wahoo bite is the months of November and December.
 
This year we will start targeting them on the October full moon then continue through March 2015. Good Karma is the perfect boat for targeting wahoo.  
We will either high speed troll, use live bait or slow troll with dead bait using a deadly electric downrigger.
 
I look forward to taking you wahoo fishing this fall/winter.
 
Start asking the fishing gods for a wahoo!
 
 
 
 
Fall/Winter Dolphin Season is Here!
 
I have had some of my best dolphin fishing in October, November, and December. The fish are actually very close to the reef therefore we do not have to travel as far to catch them.  
 
 
 
Spring/Summer 2014
 Dolphin Fishing Highlight Photos
 

I want to thank all my clients who went dolphin fishing with us last summer.  We had one heck of dolphin fishing season. Below are a few pictures I took between the months April and August 2014. Thanks again and I look forward to fishing with you guys next spring!
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Chance for Grouper!

If you love catching and eating grouper as much I do then give me a call. The season closes on Jan. 1 2015. As the water temps cool down the grouper fishing will only get better.   I will teach you about the Good Karma "Grouper Bomb" and hopefully make your arms very sore from fighting these monster fish on spinning gear.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Hammerhead Shark on Good Karma Sportfishing

 

 
 

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
Reef Fishing in the 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 to the reef I am targeting  snappers and groupers. On all trips I am fishing the deeper parts of the reef for big snappers and groupers.    I use commercial fishing techniques and other fun “stuff” to get the snappers and groupers to eat.  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.
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Swimming with Mahi Mahi in the Florida Keys

 

 
 
 
 
 

Offshore (15-20 Miles) in the Upper Florida Keys

 
On nice days we will travel offshore targeting Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Marlin. 
 
 

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 
 
 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.   
 
 
 
 
 

  

 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

              
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Catching Sailfish on Good Karma is 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.