Captain Ron Howell - HydraSport 21’

77522 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Hello fellow anglers, I am Captain Ron Howell and I am 56 years old and I have been fishing throughout Florida my entire life. I have been fishing professionally as a recreational fishing Captain for over 35 years in South Florida waters. I am a native of South Florida and have fished such hot spots as Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Everglades. I currently fish the waters of Flamingo and Islamorada and know these fishing grounds well.  

I currently hold a 100 ton masters captains license and I am currently on my 6 issuance. I love to fish regional and local tournaments and I have been fortunate enough to win several tournaments that include names like the Redbone Tournament, the Super Fly Tourney, and the Take Stock in Children Tournament which I am particularly proud to win and be a part of.

When I am guiding I provide a completely friendly fishing atmosphere for every customer and especially for families and children. I believe when a child has a good fishing experience on his or hers first trip it can go a long way in molding them into a future angler which is a great and clean activity for any child. Fishing teaches patience, sportsmanship, and conservation among other things plus it is a ton of fun and I love nothing more than to see the smiles on a kid’s face when they catch a fish.

Hello fellow anglers, I am Captain Ron Howell and I am 56 years old and I have been fishing throughout Florida my entire life. I have been fishing professionally as a recreational fishing Captain for over 35 years in South Florida waters. I am a nati

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Boat Specs

Hydra Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine.

21 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Targeted Species

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Quantum and Penn reels with Star Rods
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks.

About the Captain

Ron Howell
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since February 2015
I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Captain Ron took care that we will have non-stop action. Unfortunately due to weather conditions the tarpoons were not biting but we got many other good sizes fish. We released around 90% and the rest was served as lunch in a local restaurant. Great day!

Fished April 18, 2017
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Great time fishing with Ron , the wind was horrible but Capt Ron kept us on the fish . He was very patient with my wife who never fished before.. Very easy going and a wealth of fishing knowledge, would definitely book him again !!!

Fished April 11, 2017
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My wife, daughter and I had a great half day trip with Captain Ron Howell.  I would highly recommend it.  Captain Ron asks what you are interested in going after and took us where we needed to be.  He is very good with beginners and has tips for those more experienced as well.  We took our fresh catch to 2 restaurants after our half day.  We went to Angler and Ale and had a good meal, but Captain Ron recommended Lazy Days and the fish Lazy Days style was the best fish our family has ever had.  Please do yourself a favor and take your fresh catch to a local restaurant and have them cook it for you.

We caught mangrove snapper which the captain cleaned and filleted for us.  In addition, we caught a 55 inch baracuda which took 15 to 20 minutes to land on the 20 lb test we were using.  We caught a bonnet head shark, a 100lb skate, and numerous other species.

In the future, we’ll be coming back for a 3/4 or full day with Captain Ron and I recommend you do the same as well.

Fished April 3, 2017
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