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.
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!
Florida Keys Fishing Rates
Fall and Winter Season Sport fishing Florida Keys
Gratuities are not included in the rates
Offshore (10-20 Miles) in the Upper Florida Keys
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.
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 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"!
- 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.
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.