Solutions Sportfishing – 36'

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Have a blast with Solutions Sportfishing. Captain Paul Minning has over four decades of experience on the water and knows what it takes to hook the fast and colorful gamefish that make Islamorada a sportfishing paradise. Join him for a big game fishing trip to remember.

Captain Paul operates a professional 36’ Luhrs sportfisher boat. Fresh on the water in 2008, this spacious vessel was once a private boat and now serves as a charter fishing machine. Step aboard and experience the luxury of a private vessel and benefit from the wealth of fishing knowledge the crew has built up over the years.

As you travel to the fishing spots, you can hang out outside and enjoy some fresh air or beat the heat inside the air-conditioned cabin, which has nice leather couches. But you won’t be inside for long. With twin 480 Yanmar engines, the vessel will power you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely, giving you plenty of time to get in on the action. And there’s ample space for everyone to get involved, with a large deck and fishing equipment for up to 6 anglers.

The boat is fitted with electronics, tech, and professional equipment. It also has a private head and a multimedia system, along with a flybridge to take in all the beauty of the surrounding waters and spot any action going on beneath the surface.

And when it comes to underwater action, Islamorada has just about everything you could ask for. Captain Paul will take you to the nearby reefs and wrecks for a healthy dose of anything from Sailfish to Amberjack, with Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Blackfin Tuna all potential targets depending on the season. Even shorter trips have plenty to offer, with a variety of Snappers, Groupers, and Barracuda living just a few miles from the dock.

Whatever type of fishing experience you’re looking for, Solutions Sportfishing has the answer. Join their friendly and experienced team for a top-notch day on the water in luxury surroundings and guided by good old fashioned experience.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    If you are looking for a full offshore extravaganza, you have found the right trip. From Sailfishing to battling Tuna, this trip will be customized to meet your needs. Please note that a 20% tip for the mate is the industry standard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    No expenses are spared! You will be provided with everything you need to make a great catch possible, which can include Kingfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Amberjack, and more. Please note that a 20% tip for the mate is the industry standard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    Fuel, Drinks (soda and water), licenses, fish cleaning, bait (live, cut, and artificial), and tackle of the finest quality are included in the price. You will be fishing for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more. Please note that a 20% tip for the mate is the industry standard.
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About the Captain

Paul Minning
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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9 Fishing Reports
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15 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
I was born and raised in South Jersey and began my fishing journey in 1974. I was fortunate to start working as a mate part time shortly after in 1986, and then full time from 1989-1992. I have fished on many boats off of New Jersey out to 125 miles offshore and even won some fishing tournaments along the way. From 1992-2000 I operated and managed a 44’ Sportfish where we mostly canyon fished. During this time I also delivered boats up to 84 ft from New Jersey to Florida. I was lucky to be able to move down to the beautiful Florida Keys in 2000. Once here I started running charter boats part time and managed the fishing department in World Wide Sportsman for 14 years. In my spare time, I run several private boats to the Bahamas fishing. During my time in the Keys, I have won several tournaments. I am a licensed USCG captain and a certified marine propeller technician.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tilefish

Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 480HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Chris L.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
This was a great all day trip with the family. The boat is amazing with the air conditioned cabin to escape the sun and heat...
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Tom S.
Naples, Florida
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Boat was immaculate. Large interior sitting area that is air conditioned. Nice clean bathroom inside boat. High quality fishing...
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Jeff B.
Simcoe, Ontario
 5.00
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February 19, 2019
Enjoyed 2 charters this past winter with Captain Paul & first mate Brett. They put us on loads of fish for the cooler as...
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Chris A.
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Great trips with Capt. Paul

March 25, 2019
Fish a few times a year with Capt. Paul, Never disappoints!  Friendly crew, boat and gear always in great shape. Putting...
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Robb B.
Chicago, Illinois
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Half day on solutions with Paul & Brett

February 26, 2019
I have been out fishing on Solutions with Paul & Brett 3 times in the last Year. All 3 times we caught fish!!!  Caught...
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