One of our top picks in Key West. Capt. John Jackson operates a professional fishing guide service from Hurricane Hole Marina, Key West. He was raised on Sugarloaf Key and has been fishing the area for over thirty years. While he is experienced in fishing for all the local species, Capt. John specializes in fishing for Permit and Tarpon, and offers guided fishing trips for anglers of all levels of ability to target these species and more.
Capt. John fishes aboard a 24ft Yellowfin powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado engine. This is the perfect combination for speedy and agile fishing in a variety of waters, as the Verado is so quiet you can even fish for spooky species such as Tarpon and Permit while the motor is still running. Equipped with twin livewells, a built in cooler and a 10ft Power Pole anchoring system, the boat has everything on board to ensure a successful fishing trip.
You can practice a variety of different fishing styles with Capt. John, who offers calm water backcountry fishing for anglers of all ages, as well as reef and wreck and offshore trips. Most of the fishing takes place in the flats, the bays and the Gulf of Mexico. While he’s happy to instruct anglers in a variety of techniques, John personally prefers to use spinning gear with live bait such as mullet, pilchards, crabs and other white bait. He suggests that April, May and June are the best time to fish for Permit and Tarpon, and this is generally a very good time to fish the offshore and nearshore (reef) areas. In the winter many of the most productive trips take place in the backcountry, where Redfish, Snook and Trout thrive.
Capt. John offers you the opportunity to fish like a local with a local. He provides an honest and truthful service to his clients, catering for all abilities from beginner to pro fisherman. He has competed in fishing tournaments and knows the area very well, having been educated at Key West High School class of 87.
Capt. John Jackson operates a professional fishing guide service from Hurricane Hole Marina, Key West. He was raised on Sugarloaf Key and has been fishing the area for over thirty years. While he is experienced in fishing for all the local species, C
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Yellowfin (Skiff) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Mercury verado 300 pro engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
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Member since January 2016
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Went fishing on March 14, 2018
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Went fishing on March 3, 2018
My family and I got to the dock at 3:50pm for our sunset fishing trip with Captain Jason. He was there with the boat cleaned, gassed and ready to go. Captain Jason was great. He is super knowledgeable about the local waters, species, methods to catch them, we moved from spot to spot until my son got a big yellow tail. Jason made sure that all of us got to reel in some fish. We ended fishing Tarpon at night. It was an outstanding fishing trip.
Thanks Jason we had a great time!
Fished March 2018Fished March 3, 2018David Boulanger recommends Reel Easy Charters
Went fishing on February 25, 2018
Fished February 2018Fished February 25, 2018Darren Will recommends Reel Easy Charters
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