Pirate For Hire Charters

81576 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Pirate For Hire Chart fishes the backcountry, flats and the Glades for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Trout, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper and many others. There’s hot action year round, and you won’t miss out when fishing with this crew. Whether it’s serious fishing, or a custom trip, Capt. Ron’s got you covered.

Pirate for Hire is a 2201 Mako Bay Boat, powered by 200HP Mercury Optimax, with a maximum capacity of four fishermen. The boat is spacious, quick and outfitted with all the necessary gear for both casual outings and serious fishing excursions. The vessel comes equipped with quality fishing as well as navigational gear, including Garmin 760 GPS and fish finder.

Captain Ron, a 3rd generation pro fisherman, has spent his whole life fishing. He’s been at the helm of vessels ranging from 16’ to 65’ in size, and has served as a professional deckhand for over 6 years. He started fishing back in 1982, and has fished as north as North Carolina and as south as the bonefish-rich Bahamas. Islamorada, however, has always had a special place in his heart, both as his home and as one of Florida’s eminent fishing grounds. Captain Ron’s got more commercial fishing experience than many, however his true passion remains providing people with a fishing trip they won’t forget on the productive waterways of Florida Keys.

His son and second in command, Captain Daniel is a 4th generation fisherman that’s been fishing the Islamorada waterways his whole life before he started serving as a deckhand with his dad. Daniel usually compares his passion for fishing and outdoors to that of his father or even greater, and is happy to do whatever he can to provide you with a memorable experience aboard the Pirate.

All fishing gear, bait and licenses are covered by the Captain at no additional cost. Ron prefers fishing with live bait on almost every trip all throughout the year, and will be happy to clean and filet your catch following the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This full day trip will see fishing around the inshore waters looking for Redfish, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and more. Captain Ron will get the fishing gear, while you need to pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, food, and drinks, as well as a camera. You will have a lot of time for fishing, and a lot of tricks to try to reel the fish in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing for Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark and much more! This morning trip is great for novice anglers and families with kids. You will have just the right amount of time to explore the waterways. Captain Ron will supply the fishing gear, and you should bring snacks, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera. Come along and enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip is a great getaway for new anglers, families with kids, or fishermen with a busy schedule. You will go around inshore waters targeting Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark and much more, depending on the season. Captain Ron will provide the fishing gear, and you should pack snacks, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Night Time Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    If you want to get Tarpon or Shark, night time can be super productive. These fisheries have a lot to offer to night time anglers and you will have a seasoned and experienced captain to help you out. He will supply the fishing gear, all you need are food and drinks. There's always something that's biting, and you will have a nice trip either way.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Permit
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Ron Brack
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
35
Ron has fished all over the states and beyond, but to him, there's no better place to settle down and fish than the proven waterways of Islamorada. In addition to giving his customers a fishing trip to remember, Captain Ron also holds fishing seminars and has penned numerous articles on fishing in major publications. Not only is Ron a knowledgable captain, but is also a great guide who will help you have a nice time out on the water.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 35 reviews

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I had a great time!

Fished July 31, 2018
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Had a great time with Captain Ron.  He put us on the fish quickly.  Caught a bunch of trout and snappers.  Also caught what Captain Ron estimated to be a 7 1/2 foot shark that put up a great fight.  Great experience for first time visitor to the area.  Would definitely do again.  Thanks, Captain Ron!!!.

Fished July 25, 2018
Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 27, 2018

Dave thanks so much , I sure had a great time with y’all. I hope we get to do it again .

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Had a great time with an afternoon charter with Capt Ron. We went out, used the cast net for some bait, and proceeded to catch plenty of Black tip sharks along with a rather large barracuda. I can’t wait to go back again next year.

Fished July 16, 2018
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