Good Karma Sportfishing is located at Tavernier Creek Marina (http://mytaverniercreekmarina.com/amenities.html ) Mile Marker 90.8. We are 1 hour from Miami and 1.5 hours from Fort Lauderdale. If you are staying in Naples or Ft. Myers we are only 3 hours away. Our location at Tavernier Creek Marina is premier as I am able to maximize your fishing time and decrease travel times to the fishing grounds, giving you more time on the water.
Florida Keys fishing charter trips aboard Good Karma are private fishing trips (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. On all fishing charters clients are encouraged to get involved and fish. 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.
I cater to all levels of fishing experience and work very hard at making sure your Florida Keys fishing charter is action packed. 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”.
Each week I write a weekly Florida Keys fishing report so check back often. I look forward to fishing with you in the Florida Keys!
Fishing Report Dates
June 20-June 23rd
The dolphin(mahi mahi) are starting to pour through Upper Florida Keys. We have been finding lots of action offshore. The sea conditions have been favorable of late for offshore fishing aboard Good Karma. This past Saturday we found a nice Bull Dolphin(mahi mahi) offshore my client who wanted a "big fish". On the reef if the conditions are the right the Yellowtail Snapper are still chewing along with a few grouper.
Florida Keys Offshore Fishing on Good Karma with Capt. Ryan
Summer of 2015
What may seem like a boat ride can quickly turn into hot bite for any number of offshore Florida Keys fish species. This Spring/Summer offshore we will be targeting Mahi Mahi(dolphin), Blacktuna, Wahoo and the prize of the sea the "Blue Marlin".
Fish species that inhabit our waters travel the world famous Gulf Stream current. Fish feeding behaviors change on a frequent basis based on migration patterns, time of year, spawn, moon phases, tides, water temperatures and much more. 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.
While aboard Good Karma when offshore fishing, we will be constantly scanning the water looking for "signs of life".... whether that's birds working an area of bait, floating pieces of debris, current rips, or schools of tuna or mahi mahi breaking the surface. When we spot those signs get ready for the action. Remaining attentive to the surroundings and scouting the waters around you for “signs of life” is always the right thing to do when fishing with aboard Good Karma.
Dependent on the sea conditions and the bite we may fish the nearshore reefs or the edge of the reef. On our reef trips we will chum schools of fish into a feeding frenzy with copious amounts of chum for bottom-hugging species like snappers and grouper.
"BANANA FREE BOAT"
All fisherman are a little superstitious including myself so please leave your bananas at home. NO BANANAS! Listed further down on my webpage is the story behind why I do not allow bananas aboard Good Karma.
- High Gunnels for Safety
- Open Deck Fishing Cockpit
- Garmin GHP 10 Marine Autopilot System.
- Superior SeaDek Open Deck Cockpit Fishing; Good Karma is equipped with a SeaDek fishing 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.
- Taco Grandslam 280 Outriggers
- Spray Curtain Pilot House
- Private Bathroom Area
- Electric Downriggers for Wintertime Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo fishing
- USCG Safety Gear
- Garmin "Chirp" Depth Finding
- Windlass Automatic Anchor
- Garmin GXM/Sirius Radio, Weather and Sea Surface Imaging(SST Charts)
- Daiwa High Speed Spinning Reels
- Shimano Talica 20s' Conventional Reels
- Yeti Tundra 50 for your Drinks and Food
One on the hook often leads to more on the way... if you play it right. One of those instances happens when you've hooked up your first dolphin, and if you play it right, you'll bring a host of brothers and sisters to the boat. If you'd like to fill your cooler with these tasty fish, fight that first fish all the up close to the boat.... then keep it there in the water far enough so we don't lose it to the props or edges of the boat. By allowing that fish to swim, the rest of them will usually come up right behind them. That's when a few well placed live baits or lures can entice a wide open bite and a boatload of smiling faces!!
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!
Offshore (15-20 Miles) in the Upper Florida Keys
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.