FLORIDA KEYS

WRECK FISHING CHARTERS

Catch a monster of the deep!

Florida Keys Wreck and Deep Sea fishing

Wreck  fishing is a type of offshore fishing because it requires being off anchor and that the motors stay running. What makes it different from standard offshore fishing is instead of driving around looking for signs of fish such as birds, weed lines and floaters near the surface, Jeff is targeting species of fish that live on or near the bottom.  Instead of sight fishing or trolling, Captain Jeff uses his GPS and fish finder to drop baits near the bottom and target species that live on or near structures such as sunken ships, airplanes and rock caverns. Captain Jeff typically combines Reef fishing first thing in the morning with Wreck Fishing later on a 3/4 day 6 hour trip. This allows you to catch some smaller but very good eating fish first and then hunt for big fish to get yourself some great photos! Jeff offers a 3/4 Day Reef and Wreck fishing combo for online bookings but feel free to customize your trip with Jeff if you have further requirements.

Marathon Wreck Fishing

What You Can Catch Wreck Fishing

Marathon, Florida is an excellent place to wreck fish. There many sunken boats, ships and even some airplanes that are home to very large hungry fish. There are also piles of bridge rubble from the construction of Marathon’s world famous Seven Mile Bridge that are home to many fish. Whether you are looking for some tasty large fish or just want to bend the rod and test your mettle against a huge grouper or a massive shark Captain Jeff can put you on the fish.

AmberJack

Amberjack

Amberjack are well known in the Florida Keys as one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound. These stubborn “Reef Donkeys” often weigh in anywhere from 50-100+ Lbs. If you are looking for a workout this is the fish to target! Captain Jeff likes to practice catch, photo, and Release with these fish as their food quality is not very high and he considers them a Trophy Sportfish. If you want a replica of your fish a fiberglass mount can be arranged without having to kill it.

Mutton Snapper

Ranging from 10-25lbs, Mutton Snapper on the wrecks are larger, older, and smarter than the Muttons on the reef. Once hooked they will make several powerful runs before you can get them turned around and going in the right direction. Targeting Muttons on the Wreck is a great way to put some very high quality flaky white meat in the fish box if you can wind fast enough!

Permit

Permit

Permit can be caught using live crab in the late spring as they swim in the water column above sunken wrecks while they spawn. Permit are considered Sportfish by Captains in the Florida Keys as they do not like to kill them during such an important spawning phase. With an accurate  measurement, your Trophy can be replicated to a fiberglass mount without having to harm the fish.

What You Can Catch Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Variation

Want to go further out past the wrecks and look for fish in depths anywhere from 600-2000 feet? Captain Jeff can help you with that too! Below are some of the species you can catch in the really deep water with Captain Jeff, typically using using an electric reel. In very deep water, wind and current conditions have a major impact on how successful your trip will be. Because of this Jeff will also keep an eye out for opportunities to catch pelagic species such as Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish and Marlin to make sure you have a great catch.

Queen Snapper Marathon FLorida

Queen Snapper

Sailfish are on many anglers bucket-list for a good reason. They are one of the most exciting sport fish in the sea. The high speeds and exciting acrobatics of a hooked sailfish make for memories that last a lifetime. Sailfish season lasts from winter time to early spring but they can be caught all year round depending on the conditions.

Snowy Grouper Florida Keys

Snowy Grouper

Sailfish are on many anglers bucket-list for a good reason. They are one of the most exciting sport fish in the sea. The high speeds and exciting acrobatics of a hooked sailfish make for memories that last a lifetime. Sailfish season lasts from winter time to early spring but they can be caught all year round depending on the conditions.

Swordfish Charter - Broadbill

Swordfish

Sailfish are on many anglers bucket-list for a good reason. They are one of the most exciting sport fish in the sea. The high speeds and exciting acrobatics of a hooked sailfish make for memories that last a lifetime. Sailfish season lasts from winter time to early spring but they can be caught all year round depending on the conditions.

Captain Jeff’s Promise

When you go fishing on my boat, we have the ability to fish all gamefish species in the entire Florida Keys region any day of the week. From Tarpon to Sailfish, from Goliath Groupers to Blue Marlin, the Catch ‘Em All is properly equipped to handle them all.

Capt. Jeff Shelar

A nice smooth ride and ample seating for up to six people.

We use only top of the line Shimano rods and reels for the best wear and tear that the ocean salt and fish can deliver. Our fishing line of choice is Sufix, and it is strung on every reel on the Catch ‘Em All.

All tackle and rigs are top of the line lures and terminal gear. We are continuously testing cutting edge lure and tackle technology to stay ahead of the sportfishing game and outsmart the fish.

With more than 20 years of running Florida Keys Fishing Charters Captain Jeff knows how to catch fish.

Four large live wells so that you can fish with lots of bait and several types of bait all at once. Top of the line EZ anchor puller for fast moves from one fishing spot to the next.

Top of the line Garmin chart plotter and Sirius satellite radio for great music everywhere we go!

Testimonials

Here’s what our happy anglers had to say about our charter:

Had a blast, and would highly recommend Captain Jeff and Catch ‘Em All Sportfishing Charters to anyone interested in a fun day on the water catching fish. Captain Jeff really DOES know how to catch them all — we got at least 12 different species! I will definitely be going back to fish!

Been fishing for a long time and have gone out with Capt Jeff a couple times, he knows his stuff and will make sure you have a great time and will catch a bunch of fish as well as take home some great memories. Can’t wait to do it many more times with Catch em all.

Caught about 50 fish 11 different species captain Jeff filleted them for us and advised Franks grill to take them to be cooked which we are doing tonight. Very patient with two novices even when I crossed my line. If you want a great fishing experience Captain Jeff is your man.

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