Dee Cee

Dee Cee runs year round fishing trips out of Islamorada, FL. These fisheries are supreme and can yield anything from a Permit to Marlin. Whether you’re a seasoned angler of a novice fisherman, Captain Chuck will make sure you have an unforgettable trip.

The fishing grounds around Islamorada boast a rich array of species. During the winter you will typically target Sailfish, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper. Get ready for trolling and bottom fishing! Spring and summer are a good time to target Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Permit and many other species closer to the shore.

You will be fishing from a 42’ Sportfisherman, a custom built vessel that can accommodate up to six anglers. She is powered by a twin 3208 Catterpillar engine. The boat is large and features a spacious salon with a dining table, a couch, toilet, four fighting chairs in the cockpit, and assortment of Penn and Dawia fishing reels. The crew utilizes Lowrance navigational electronics to put you on track and help you reach the fisheries without hassle.

Captain Chuck has been fishing for over three decades and knows these waters intimately. He actually owned his first boat at the age of 10. Having worked as a mate first, Chuck went on to become a captain back in 1983. Ever since then he’s been helping people have a nice time on the water and come back with an enviable catch.

When you’re preparing for the trip, there are just a couple of things to have in mind. The captain will supply all the fishing gear and bait, but you should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a hat, comfortable clothes, and a camera. Then hop onboard Dee Cee and have a blast with Captain Chuck!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will let you target species at different fisheries, depending on what you want to get and what the season stores. It can be anything from Permit to Marlin, including Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Salifish, and more. There is plenty of time to fish, and hardcore anglers will benefit the most from this trip. The captain will furnish the gear, you should pack food, drinks, a sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    On a six hour trip, you will have more time to explore the waters a bit further out. The trip will see you fishing for the likes of Mutton and Yellow Snapper, Permit, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and more, depending on the season. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license. You should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. It's great for anglers with some experience who want to have enough time for a solid catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is for novice anglers and families with kids. You will have enough time to explore Islamorada's rich waterways. The captain will furnish all the fishing gear as well as the license, while you should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Target species include Mutton and Yellow Snapper, Permit, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and more. The boat is spacious and will let you fish without it getting crowded.
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About the Captain

Chuck Shimmelman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Captain Chuck has been in the business for over 35 years, making his experience and local knowledge work for him and his guests on each charter. Fishing the offshore waterways of Islamorada all year round, Captain Chuck provides his guests with a trip to remember.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 210HP 3208 Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.77
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
91%
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James V.
North Charleston, SC
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The Most Exciting Fishing Trip of my Life!!!!

VERIFIED   December 23, 2019
Cpt Chuck Schimmelman and his boat the “DEE CEE” and his Mate Eddie Yannetty were the perfect combination of Excellent...
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Winder, GA
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Fantastic day!

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Capt. Chuck and Jimmy were both great to be with for the day and their experience came shinning through.  The 5 of us...
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Spring, Texas
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Great mahi trip

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
We had a great trip with Capt. Chuck on the Dee Cee. It was a hot day and not very many birds working, but Capt. Chuck tried...
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Nathan S.
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Full Day Charter

VERIFIED   March 17, 2020
Everything was great! Eddie was a great deck hand, and we came home with a cooler full of fillets! I would recommend this to...
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Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
Great time.  Really good fishermen. Thanks to the crew did a great job. Chuck was great and Justin was on it the whole...
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