REEF FISHING CHARTERS
Variety is the spice of life!
Florida Keys Reef Fishing Charters
Reef fishing charters don’t require going far offshore to hunt for fish which is great for 4 hour trips. Located in Marathon Florida, Captain Jeff can often have you on the reef in 20 minutes or less. Less travel time, means more fishing time! Reef trips have you anchored closer to shore in calmer waters which is a great choice for families with children or elderly. Reef fishing is a great option for beginners of all ages as well. More experienced anglers often like to fish the reef first thing in the morning to get their “guaranteed” meat and then head offshore to hunt for pelagic species. Review the different species you can catch and the different types of reef fishing offered below. Give Captain Jeff a call to put together the perfect trip for you, your friends, and family.
What You Can Catch On The Reef
There is a wide variety of species you can catch on the Reef in the Florida Keys, much more than we can list here. Below are some examples of the species Captain Jeff can most commonly help you catch on the Reef. The direction and speed of the wind and current play a major role in what you should target on any given day. Additionally, the time of year has a major impact on what is most likely to be available. If you have a specific species in mind feel free to visit the Seasons Calendar or Contact Captain Jeff for more information on what might be available.
Hawks Channel Fishing Trip Variation
The Hawks Channel variation to the reef trip keeps you closer to land and in shallow waters. The fish are not as big but you can catch a huge variety of more than 20 different species! This variant to the traditional Reef trip Captain Jeff offers is great for first timers without sea legs as well as families with young children or elderly members. Not only do you get to the fish fast and have lots of fishing time, but usually you get nonstop fishing action. The quality of these smaller fish for eating is fantastic but don’t worry there will still be a few shots at bigger fish as well during this trip. Captain Jeff is one of the few charter Captains that is able to successfully target the highly desired Hogfish using hook and line. If you wish to book a Hawks Channel Trip, simply book a Reef trip and let Captain Jeff know your preference when you speak on the phone.
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
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.