Choosing a boat to take you out fishing can be tough, especially if you are new to the area.
The primary concern should be safety. I spent most of my childhood fishing 2 or 3 days a week on different charter boats all over the country with my father. We went on some good ones and unfortunately, some bad ones too. My dad always said that the Captain owed us a safe trip out and back to the dock and to work as hard as possible to catch the species of fish we were after. Some days are not as productive as others, but not all charters are created equal. As long as the Captain did his best for us, we were happy. We fished so much that we had epic days and slow ones, but a good captain always found a reason to triumph and bring it home. Having expertise and knowledge in the pursuit of big game fish is paramount for everyday success. Knowing the tides and moon phases as well as the effect of the winds and currents intimately and how to apply this to the desired species, will usually make the difference between catching and not. A good Captain has mastered this over time and learned how to apply this knowledge.
It was also important to my father and I to have personal attention. When you book a trip you want to fish with the Captain, not someone else that just started their career last week. Or the next one up in the rotation at the big marina. You want to learn and become a better angler, what better way than to be fishing with your Captain arm and arm down in the pit together where all the action is?
When you come to the Florida Keys to go fishing, I want you to be successful and excited about your experience here. If you leave happy, regardless of who you have fished with, you will tell your friends and family and all of us that live here, will benefit. It is important to me that you really enjoy yourself.
If you need help planning your vacation, please do not hesitate to call and speak with either myself or my wife Jessica and we will be happy to help you find what you are looking for within your budget.
“Mr. and Mrs. Demos show off a 25lb Permit before release. This is one of my favorite photos from one of my favorite fishing friends!”