Upper Keys Sportfishing
Upper Keys Sportfishing runs year round fishing trips for hardcore anglers and people eager to take on game fish. Capt. Jorge is a specialist in fly fishing for big game, and will make sure you have a time to remember aboard his boat.
The Habanero is a 36’ center-console Hydra-Sports boat, powered by twin 300HP Yamaha engines, able to accommodate a maximum of 4 anglers that catches fish, lots of fish! For navigation, the vessel is outfitted with 3 Fishfinders, radar and 3 GPS/Chartplotters as well as a 2 Ship-to-Shore radio. For fishing, the crew employs Penn International, Canyon tackle with 16lbs, 30lbs, 50lbs and 80lbs reels on Star Rods. All spinning tackle is comprised of Canyon Reels on Star rods, while there are Rupp Outriggers and Penn Downriggers as well.
Captain Jorge Piñero has fished around the world, targeting Billfish among many other species. He is a holder of various records of catching billifish on fly, including Blue, Black, Striped Marlin and Sailfish, but is no stranger to other big game pelagics either, including Dorado, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, very often fished for on fly.
Capt Jorge Piñero has been nominated as one of the 60 Top Captains in the US by Sportfishing Magazine and recognized as the top Marlin Charter Captain in Florida according to Florida Sportsman 2014 Marlin Bucketlist Article.
The Habanero is the recipient of the Best of Islamorada 2014 and 2015 Charter fishing award. The Habanero crew has been featured in magazines such as Florida Sportsman and Saltwater Sportsman, Marlin Magazine among others, and still maintains various tournament standings, both in US and internationally. He is the Bahamas and Florida Keys contributor/author of a a monthly article in Fishmonster Magazine.
*if you are paying via PayPal, 5% processing fee will apply and the charter payment in full is due 48 hrs prior to charter start time or all balances will be required in cash.
Tips are discretionary and accepted. Usual tips are 18-22%.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Whitewater (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha V6 Offshore engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.
About the Captain
Member since October 2014
Islamorada Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on May 12, 2018
Excellent trip. Arrived promptly and nothing too much trouble. Tried various spots to bag the elusive tarpon but unfortunately lost three!! Caught stingray and amberjack instead so well compensated.
Captain Roy is a very nice guy and goes out of his way to ensure you enjoy the trip.
Would definitely recommend this trip and if I’m ever down this way again wouldn’t hesitate to use.
Fished May 2018Fished May 12, 2018Replied to this review on May 20, 2018
Barry, We are so glad you had a great time… Hope to see you again soon!Barry Pruett recommends Upper Keys Sportfishing
Replied to this review on May 20, 2018
Barry, We are so glad you had a great time… Hope to see you again soon!
Went fishing on April 5, 2018
Fished April 2018Fished April 5, 2018Replied to this review on April 24, 2018
Thanks so much! Gald you had fun.Chris Rosmarin recommends Upper Keys Sportfishing
Replied to this review on April 24, 2018
Thanks so much! Gald you had fun.
Went fishing on June 3, 2017
Thanks captain, awesome work putting us on the fish. Made for a great day
Fished June 2017Fished June 3, 2017Replied to this review on June 4, 2017
It was my pleasure.
Capt Jorge PiñeroRon Webb recommends Upper Keys Sportfishing
Replied to this review on June 4, 2017
It was my pleasure.
Capt Jorge Piñero