Pirate For Hire Charters
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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Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
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About the Captain
Member since October 2014
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Went fishing on April 11, 2018
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 2018Fished April 11, 2018Michael Brinkman recommends Pirate For Hire Charters
Went fishing on March 22, 2018
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Went fishing on March 10, 2018
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 2018Fished March 10, 2018Katrina Harper recommends Pirate For Hire Charters
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