The reef line runs parallel with the Florida Keys archipelago. The average distance is only four miles off shore. The reef drops to an average depth of 60 to 90 feet. I use all sorts of fishing techniques while fishing the reef line and the wrecks. Reef fishing is a great option for the whole family or friends who want to get out on the ocean and catch dinner. You catch them, I clean them. Many local restaurants will cook your catch for you and do a superb job. Ask me for recommendations locally.
Also popular during season is night-time fishing for tarpon. From March through October, anglers can observe a feeding frenzy in these waters. For a few hours after the sun goes down, a magical event unfolds with the turn of the tide. Large flushes of crabs, shrimp and glass minnows are on the move making a bounty for foraging tarpon. Call for more info about evening fishing charters.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Islamorada, Florida • 10-19 years of experience
About the time I learned to walk, I learned to fish. After college, semi-pro sports, and a contracting business, I have come full circle to what I enjoy most in life. I'm a full-time U.S. coast guard licensed master captain. Sharing my passion for fishing and the outdoors comes naturally to me after growing up in Florida with a family of outdoor enthusiasts. In my free time I travel on freediving, fly-fishing, and spearfishing expeditions to destinations like England's Chalk Stream (birthplace of fly-fishing). Ascension Island, Belize, Bahamas, Grand Cayman, and Wyoming. While I enjoy travel, coming home to the keys always gives me an appreciation for this unique corner of the planet.