Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters

Come to Islamorada and book your next fishing adventure at Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters. Captain Ron Miller is a Florida Keys native and he’s been fishing his whole life. He invites you to join him aboard and explore Florida’s rich fishery and all the beauty it has to offer. You can fish inshore, the backcountry, wrecks, and reefs – wherever you go, you’ll have great opportunities to reel in plenty of fish.

You’ll start out on a 21’ Parker performance fishing boat that will provide a safe and comfortable trip to the fishing grounds. It runs on a 200 HP Yamaha engine and can accommodate up to 4 guests. The boat has got modern navigation systems, outriggers, and a livewell. A first mate will also be on board to make the service even better.

The species you can catch include Yellowtail, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and more. To attract them, you can use light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and jigging.

You can keep the fish you catch and take it home. Kids are welcome to join your trip, so bring them along and have a lovely family fishing adventure.

Captain Ron will supply all the fishing equipment. Bring your own food and drinks. Alcohol is permitted but we ask that you drink responsibly.

Join Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters and create memories on the water



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour-Inshore (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $450
    2 hours of bridges fishing and in the mangrove islands in Upper Matacumbe.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    2 Hour-Inshore (8 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    2 hours of bridges fishing and in the mangrove islands in Upper Matacumbe.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore (11:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $500
    3 Hour Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore (8 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    3 Hour Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    An inshore fishing trip using trolling and live bait. You'll explore the mangroves, bridges, and channels in the Islamorada area. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and you and the crew will spend 4 hours on the water. Bring nothing but some snacks.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $650
    An inshore fishing trip using trolling and live bait. You'll explore the mangroves, bridges, and channels in the Islamorada area. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and you and the crew will spend 4 hours on the water. Bring nothing but some snacks.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $850
    Enjoy inshore fishing even more by choosing this 6-hour trip. You and the crew will be trolling and live bait fishing. You can search mangroves, bridges, and channels. The trip departs at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 2:00 p.m. Bring some snacks before you come aboard and you'll be ready for the fun.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Spend some more time fishing offshore and improve your chances at landing a great catch. On this trip, you and the crew will be trolling, live bait fishing, or drifting for 6 hours. You depart from the dock at 8:00 and get back at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Spend as much as 8 hours on Florida's rich inshore grounds and experience its richness to the fullest. You and the crew will have fun trolling and live baiting at mangroves, bridges, and channels. The trip start time is 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,200
    An ultimate offshore experience. Enjoy 8 fun hours on Florida's bountiful waters and make some lifelong memories. You can troll, live bait fish, or drift. You and the crew will depart at 8:00 a.m. The price covers all the tackle, bait, licenses, drinks, and fish cleaning.
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FAQs about Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters

Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 2 Hour-Inshore (11 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 2 Hour-Inshore (8 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 3 Hour Inshore (11:30 AM) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 3 Hour Inshore (8 AM) (3 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Zak’s Hot Reels / Reel Conch Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Permit
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Ron Miller
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
72 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2022
Angler's Choice
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Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Captain Ron grew up fishing and exploring the outdoors. He knew at a young age he wanted to become a charter captain. He invites you to join him in Islamorada and have a fun day on the water full of fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (78)
Excellent Fishing!
Excellent Fishing!
Excellent Fishing!
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Angler rating
61
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Jim S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Inshore (8 AM) on April 23, 2024
    Captain Ron guided my wife and I for a 3 hour tour. Upon our introduction I had good vibes and felt very at ease!
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Eric L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Hard Working Team to Get Fish On!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Inshore on January 3, 2024
Ron (Captain) and Jax (Mate) worked very hard top make this 8 hour excursion yield several fish.  We went to several spots...
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Andrew H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent Fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Inshore (11:30 AM) on March 31, 2024
Captain Ron was awesome! He was extremely patient with our special needs son who wanted to touch everything! We caught blue...
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Jay M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   3 Hour Inshore (8 AM) on June 2, 2023
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Gene S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great day for a 13 year old

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 12, 2023
My girlfriend and I took her 13 year old grandson out on a charter with Captain Ron.  We went off shore looking for Mahi. ...
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