Grateful Dave Charters
Grateful Dave Charters
About this listing
Hell's Bay Boatworks (Skiff) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
Captain David Moloney operates the Grateful Dave Charters, offering inshore fishing excursions in the lower Florida Keys (from Big Pine Key to Key West) for a variety of species congregating on the flats and nearshore waterways. The crew utilizes both spin and fly fishing gear for tackling the likes of Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Barracuda, Sharks and more. Custom and personalized charters are available and the crew is more than happy to accommodate your specific fishing preferences and desires.
You’ll be fishing from a 17’ Hell’s Bay Biscayne flats boat, designed for shallow water fishing, with a maximum capacity of 2 passengers per trip. The vessel features a conventional range of Raymarine navigational gear including GPS, radio and fishfinder, and comes equipped with an anchoring system as well as a push pole. Grateful Dave Charters take pride in putting people in unique environments and making fishing memories for everyone on board.
There’s a large variety of species you can target in the waters surrounding the Keys depending on the season. The regular Tarpon migration occurs between early spring throughout late summer when large schools roam through the area, while Snook seem the most active during the winter months. Big Barracudas are a regular on the flats virtually throughout the year, although fall, winter and oftentimes spring appear to be most productive. Bonefish are abundant spring thru late fall, although winter time often attracts the bigger specimen. Most of the species can be targeted all year round though, including Redfish, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and many others, so feel free to inquire about the recent fish count.
All the appropriate Shimano fishing equipment, live and artificial bait, licenses and beverages (bottled water and soda) are provided by the crew. If you’d like to have your catch cleaned and filleted following the trip, just let Captain Dave know.
25% 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, Master Card, Check, American Express.
About the Captain
Member since April 2015
Key West Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on August 11, 2016
My 12 year old son & I are both novice fisherman and it was our flats fishing experience. Capt Dave was patient with us both and we had an amazing experience. Will definitely come back to him.
Fished August 2016Nabeel Tanveer • Fished Aug 11, 2016Nabeel Tanveer recommends Grateful Dave Charters
Went fishing on July 27, 2016
Captain Dave did a great job putting us on the types of fish we wanted to catch. Great guy, very knowledgeable. Will definately be going out with him again.
Fished July 2016Chris Taddeo • Fished Jul 27, 2016Replied to this review on July 31, 2016
Chris, thank you, i had a blast with you guys.Chris Taddeo recommends Grateful Dave Charters
Replied to this review on July 31, 2016
Chris, thank you, i had a blast with you guys.
Went fishing on July 20, 2016
Captain Dave was great to work with. We had to change the original date because of terrible weather. He was very accommodating and worked hard to make sure we caught fish. Sight fishing for tarpon didn’t go well because it was so cloudy. We’ll just have to try again some other time!
Fished July 2016Robert Floyd • Fished Jul 20, 2016Replied to this review on July 21, 2016
Thanks, I had a great time fishing with you guys.Robert Floyd recommends Grateful Dave Charters
Replied to this review on July 21, 2016
Thanks, I had a great time fishing with you guys.
1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West
, FL 33040, United States