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A fire burns inside Captain Joel and the rest of the crew! They wake up every morning before the sun comes up on Marathon Key, and automatically start evaluating what Mother Nature has in store for their clients that day....Read More
They look at the wind/wave speed and direction, the air and water temperature, tide times and lunar phase, barometer and pressure systems, and weather forecast. Guess they're just mad at the fish!
His business is on the water 300 days per year. Charter primarily with live bait on light tackle inshore off Marathon Key and live bait on heavy tackle offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
A captain is as good as his bait. A captain can have all the best secret fishing holes in the world, but if he doesn’t have the right bait, he won’t catch fish. They typically cast net their bait daily. They give their anglers the choice of going with them, to experience the bait netting process or starting the charter with bait in the live well prior to pick up. Whichever suits your fancy!
Most anglers choose to get bait with them, especially since the bait is normally netted quickly and is caught on the way to your fishing spots off Marathon Key and Gulf of Mexico waters. It’s our belief, that most of the time, for every fish that’s caught on a lure, ten would have been caught while using live bait. It’s hard to fool Mother Nature. I compare it to the difference of hunting with a bow vs a rifle.
Other than keeping you healthy and happy, their mission is to target the kind of fish that YOU want to catch. So whether there is a certain species that you have on your bucket list or you just want your rod to bend and your drag to scream, Captain Joel and the rest of the crew. will work hard to make your dreams come true!
Captain Joel is a native Floridian and resident to Marathon and the Florida Keys. He has fished and hunted the globe from Africa to Argentina, Australia to Hawaii, Costa Rica to Canada, Bahamas to Mexico, Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico along with many other areas....Read More
After his vast experience of different lands and waters, he is convinced the world’s most epic fishing adventures are right here in Marathon and the Florida Keys waters!
Let Captain Joel prove to you that this is unequivocally the true sportsman’s epicenter!
Great Trip! We enjoyed ourselves and are going home with LOTS of snapper. Reeled in my first shark. Thanks Captain !
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
11699 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, United States