Pirate For Hire Charters

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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.

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 wi


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Night Time Fishing
    4 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
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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
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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: 98%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.82 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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On our last day of fishing we did a half day trip with Captain Ron and had a fantastic time. We told him we didn’t want to spend all the time on a long run in the boat, and weren’t very interested in trout but wanted to wanted to catch #s. He politely explained that we we really could have our cake and eat it too and suggested an alternative that turned out great.

We went out to a wreck site, which was still a long run but kept us out of trout.
Once there, we chummed the water and fished a couple of kinds of rigs (on the bottom and then jigs) and caught a wide variety of fish. No huge monsters of the deep, but we caught a lot of fish and some good size ones that gave a nice fight. This included mackerel, lots of snappers, lady fish, etc. It was fun even though a squall line came through and put some wind/rain on us and was exactly what we wanted even if we didn’t know to suggest that option. After a bit he asked we wanted to throw lines for barracuda/shark but that we might not catch much of anything else.  We agreed since we were getting close to wrapping up and we ended up catching 2 large barracuda and one good sized lemon shark. It was a ton of fun catching and we enjoyed talking to him about fishing and the area while we were waiting with the lines out. We would definitely go out with Captain Ron again!!! It was a great trip.

Fished April 11, 2018
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Fished March 22, 2018
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Captain Ron was a very knowledgeable and took us right where we would catch alot of fish.  We had a fish on the first cast out. Husband caught many fish and two sharks. Ron also had a good sense of humor which made our trip more entertaining. Very good experience, husband wants to book with him again next time we get back down to south Florida.

Fished March 10, 2018
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