Key West, Florida is home to some of the best light tackle fishing in the world. From tarpon in the harbor to tuna and sailfish offshore and even the elusive bone-fish on the flats Key West has it all. Whether your an experienced angler or its your first time on the water I will do everything possible to make your experience on the water one that your will never forget. Fishing is year round in the Florida Keys, and depending on the season we target specific fish. From the natural reef and hundreds of wrecks, to blue Gulf Stream waters, Key West offers an abundance of species to target.
A day onboard the REEL FLY is not your typical day on the water. We leave the dock at around 7:30 am and will begin our day capturing bait for the day ahead. Our bait of choice is pilchards that we capture with a cast net. Typically we carry several thousand of these small silver bait fish which we use mainly for chumming. Having a large numbers of bait fish provide the foundation for the fast paced action packed days that are common in the Florida Keys. I like to say “we don’t match the hatch we make the hatch”. Chumming with these baits creates a feeding frenzy unlike anywhere else. Check out our video clips to see some of the action. After we return to the dock we will unload the fish from the day and after any last minute pictures I will fillet the days catch for you. The yellowfin bar and restaurant at the marina can cook your catch for you in a beautiful waterfront dining setting. Eating the freshest fish possible over a few drinks is the best way to end a memorable day on the water. There is also a fish shipping service at FINZ dive center if you wish to bring your catch back home.
I can acommodate up to four people onboard the REEL FLY my new Contender 39ST powered by triple 350hp Suzuki Four Strokes. REEL FLY is a stable platform that will get you to the fishing spots quickly and comfortably to maximize fishing time. Large live wells and plenty of insulated storage will make sure we first catch plenty of fish and then get it to the dock in perfect condition and ready to eat. The boat is equipped with the latest Simrad electronics and Penn, Finnor, Van Staal, and Hardy rods and reels to help bring the best fishing experience to you. We will use Spin conventional and even fly gear if the opportunity presents itself. Please give prior notice if fly tackle is desired. You wont lose the fish of a lifetime due to faulty gear, everything on the boat is checked and changed regularly from fishing line to drag systems in the reels.