Key West is home to a wide range of gorgeous fish species that are just waiting for the right angler to show up and give them a proper fight. Reel Smoker is here to give you just that – Captain John Jr. has fished this area his whole life and is keen to show you the hottest spots and put you on the best bite.

Join him aboard their brand new, 2023 30 center console, made by conch boats at R&R Boatworks. She’s powered by two 450 HP Mercury engines, that allows the boat to travel at a maximum cruising speed of 40 mph She’s spacious and allows for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort, without tangling lines. A live bait well will keep your bait alive and kicking, so you can just focus on the fishing. If the sun gets a bit too hot, the t-top will provide shade.

Captain John Jackson Jr. will take you after a wide range of excellent fish in this area. You can target Amberjacks, Cobias, Barracuda, Jack Crevalles, Kingfish, Permits, Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, Tarpon, and many other species. To land these big boys you can try several different techniques, like spinning, bottom fishing, and drift fishing, all while using light or heavy tackle.

The Silver King is one of the stars of the show with Reel Smoker and it can be targeted year-round, however, the best fishing for Tarpon in this area is between March and July.

Live bait is either prepared before you arrive or caught during the trip, but always included in the price. All rods, reels, and tackle needed will be provided by the captain. There’s no minimum age for kids with Reel Smoker and anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join them on this exciting fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sunset Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US $650
    This trip departs in the afternoon and will fish through the sunset. A variety of species can be targeted but the harbor holds the greatest concentration of Tarpon during sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    This trip will take you after a variety of species like Cobias, Amberjacks, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalles, Permits, Mangrove and Mutton Snappers, and others you may run into. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    This trip will target a variety of species like Cobias, Mahi Mahi, Wahoos, Amberjacks, Snappers, Groupers, maybe a Shark or other species you run into. All required equipment will be supplied to customers by the charter operators.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    This trip is perfect if a half day trip just isn't enough time to get your fish on. You will target a variety of species like Mahi Mahi, Barracudas, Amberjacks, Cobias, Jack Crevalles, Kingfish, Permits, Mutton and Mangrove Snappers, and others you may run into. The charter will supply you with all the needed gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $800
    This exciting trip will take you after a variety of species you can choose from like Cobias, Amberjacks, Goliath Groupers, Kingfish, Permits, Jack Crevalles, Snappers, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and others you may run into. The captain will supply you with the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Departure times for this trip are flexible, contact the captain in advance. This trip allows you to target a wide range of gorgeous local fish like Cobias, Wahoos, Mahi Mahi, Goliath Groupers, various Snappers, Sharks, Jacks, Kingfish, or many others! The captain will supply you with all the necessary gear for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Marquesas
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This trip will take you to the famous Marquesas Keys, located 25 miles west of Key West. Enjoy the gorgeous nature as you go after Tarpon, Permits, Cobias, Barracuda, various Sharks, as well as several species of Snappers and Groupers, along with other species you may run into.
  • Private trip
    Split Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Fish for 4 hours in the morning before taking a break through the hottest part of the day. After the break, you'll return to fishing at 4:30 PM and keep fishing through the sunset. This trip is designed to take advantage of peak feeding times for the Silver King, but you can choose to target other species as well.
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FAQs about Reel Smoker

Reel Smoker offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Sunset Tarpon (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Marquesas (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Split Full Day Trip - Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Smoker, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Smoker include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Reel Smoker offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Smoker offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Smoker include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tarpon

Meet the Charter Operator

Reel Easy Fishing Charters
Stock Island, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
1799 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
Team Reel Easy is made up of experienced charter captains who will do their best to provide you with an unforgettable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Conch (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 450HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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