4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore

4 Reel Fishing Charters aims to take you on a fantastic day of inshore, nearshore, or backcountry fishing in beautiful Islamorada, Florida! With so many areas to explore and countless spots to fish, Islamorada ranks high among the best fishing destinations in the world. Whether you’re a skilled angler who knows what they want to catch, or a beginner who wants to learn and improve their fishing abilities, Captain Ryan Wenzel will make sure you have a great experience on the water.

The captain’s restored 23’ Sea Pro bay boat is a modern and well-equipped fishing platform that provides a comfortable and stable experience. It’s got a 200 HP Mercury engine and the state of the art Simrad navigation electronics. The boat features an excellent JL audio sound system, wireless trolling motor, and an ice-box. It’s equipped with snorkeling gear and a live bait tank. The boat also has a T-top to provide shade while out on the water. Up to 4 guests can be on board.

You’ll meet a lot of interesting fish on you trip. There will be Tarpon, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and other species. You’ll be using light tackle and fish by spinning. You’re free to take your catch with you so you can have some tasty meals at home. The boat’s kid-friendly, so bring along your whole family and have a wonderful time together.

You’re covered for all the fishing equipment, including lures and live bait as well. This goes for fishing licenses as well. The captain will even clean and fillet your catch free of charge. The only thing you need to do is pack your favorite snack, lunch, and drinks.

Come fish with 4 Reel Fishing Charters and Captain Ryan and let them show you why Islamorada is their favorite place to be. There are so many options to create your perfect day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Islamorada Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    The perfect option for families looking to spend a nice satisfying day out on the ocean. First, you'll spend time fishing the reef, then journey to some of the shallower water reefs where you can snorkel and experience some amazing and colorful fish. You'll finish the day with a cruise to the sandbar, where you'll turn up the tunes and relax with the locals. Fishing and snorkeling equipment provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This backcountry trip will take you into Florida Bay and Everglades National Park. Florida Bay consists of hundreds of small islands and countless shallow grass flats. The 1.5 million acres of diverse habitat within the Everglades make this area home to some of the finest backcountry fishing in the world. Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Permit, Jack Crevalle, and Mangrove Snapper are just some of the species that you can expect to catch in the backcountry.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Islamorada Experience
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    The perfect option for families looking to spend a nice satisfying day out on the ocean. First, you'll spend time fishing the reef, then journey to some of the shallower water reefs where you can snorkel and experience some amazing and colorful fish. You'll finish the day with a cruise to the sandbar, where you'll turn up the tunes and relax with the locals. Fishing and snorkeling equipment provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    An amazing way to start your morning. On most days you’ll get to experience the sunrise like never before as you make your way to some of the best fishing the Florida Keys have to offer. Depending on the time of year and weather you’ll find yourself fishing the patch reefs in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mangrove Islands that are scattered around Everglades National Park.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    An amazing way to start your morning. On most days you’ll get to experience the sunrise like never before as you make your way to some of the best fishing the Florida Keys have to offer. Depending on the time of year and weather you’ll find yourself fishing the patch reefs in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mangrove Islands that are scattered around Everglades National Park.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Not an early riser, then this is a trip for you. Depending on the time of year and weather you’ll find yourself fishing the patch reefs in the Atlantic Ocean or the Mangrove Islands that are scattered around Everglades National Park. You can expect to catch a variety of fish that includes, snook, snapper, trout, jacks and many more.
  • Private trip
    Evening Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $400
    As the sun is setting in the Florida Keys, we will be embarking on one of our evening shark trips. Here we will set up to fish in a nice protected area with flat calm water and give you the opportunity to fight these strong and toothy creatures! We can catch nurse sharks, lemon sharks, bull sharks, and more! Join us on a great trip you won't forget, all with no chance of getting seasick!
  • Private trip
    Evening Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $400
    Islamorada is home to an amazing Tarpon fishery during the spring and summer months. Come and embark on the adventure to catch some of these fish! Not only will you get a chance to do battle with these prehistoric fish, but you'll do it all while enjoying the beautiful sunsets the Florida Keys are blessed with!
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About the Captain

Ryan Wenzel
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2019
Captain Ryan Wenzel grew up fishing in South Florida, primarily the Florida Keys, where he’s learned the ins and outs about the many fisheries in the area. Before becoming a licensed captain, he started off working on a boat as a deckhand and eventually climbed up the ladder with hard work and dedication. He’s an extremely passionate angler who loves to share that same passion with all of his clients. His favorite part of the job is making his customers happy and helping them catch some awesome fish. Capt. Ryan’s focus on top-notch service is what makes him an excellent and entertaining guide. Aside from catching fish, you’ll also gain a deeper appreciation for nature and the importance of aquatic life. Join Capt. Ryan on an unforgettable adventure and discover the true essence of southern Florida fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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John P.
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Tarpon hunting w/ Capt. Nolan

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening Tarpon Trip on April 15, 2021
If you want to catch your bucket list fish, do it with Capt.Nolan and 4 Reel fishing. Very knowledgeable of the area and water....
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Patrick S.
Philadelphia, PA
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Islamorada Experience on March 29, 2021
Excellent day on the water! We did the Islamorada trip with Captain Nolan.  We caught multiple fish. Nolan was able to filet...
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Riverview, Florida
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3/4 day Inshore.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on March 26, 2021
I specifically asked to target a tarpon….  knowing chances were low this time of year….  Capt Nolan put me right on...
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Andrew K.
Boca Raton, FL
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Short Tuesday Morning Session

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on November 24, 2020
We went out for 2 hours in the backcountry with Capt Nolan. He has us on fish within 20 (including getting to the spot) minutes....
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Emerald Isle, NC
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on April 9, 2021
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FAQs about 4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore

4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Evening Shark Trip (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Evening Tarpon Trip (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Islamorada Experience (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Islamorada Experience (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with 4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (2 Simrad NSS Evo 3)
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with 4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with 4 Reel Fishing Charters – Inshore include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon