Reel Therapy Fishing Charters

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters and Captain Jim Peabody invite you down to the crystal waters of the Florida Keys. Explore the amazing aquatic opportunities Big Pine Key has to offer. Check the bite up to 30 miles out and venture out into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

Whether you are a complete beginner and have never held a fishing rod in your life or you are a seasoned professional, everyone is welcome. Capt. Jim can cater to your specific wishes and needs. He will bring you in touch with the Key’s wild side!

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters will put you on top of the hottest bite. The Keys are called the ‘Sportfishing Capital of the World’ and its waters teem with a great variety of fish. You will be going for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and many other species that patrol the waters up to 30 miles out.

If you’d rather check the bite on the reefs,  just let Capt. Jim know. The local reefs hold Grouper, King Mackerel, and various types of Snapper.

As well as offshore and reef fishing, Capt. Jim offers seasonal Tarpon trips.

All of that happens aboard the ‘Reel Therapy’. She is a 25’ Ranger center console with twin 150 HP Honda engines. The Reel Therapy is rigged with state of the art electronics - a GPS, a sonar, a VHF radio, and a cell phone. She is fast and comfortable with plenty of fishing space for up to four anglers. The Reel Therapy is also equipped with an enclosed head and plenty of storage.

All trips come inclusive of everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with rods and reels by the leading brands such as Penn and Shimano. As well as that, Capt, Jim will provide you with the necessary equipment if you want to test yourself in fly fishing. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go into the frying pan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip is for the most enthusiastic anglers. You will be fishing up to 30 miles offshore for everything from Tuna and Wahoo to Sailfish and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip will see you fishing up to 30 miles for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and many other species. Your catch will depend on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This full-day reef adventure is great for those who don't want to travel too far out but still want to get their hands on awesome fish. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Grouper, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef, Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    A few more hours on the water means more productive spots and more exciting species. Capt. Jim will take you up to 6 miles out for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and other species. If the seas are rough, you can always stay inshore and catch whatever is biting!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef, Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This reef trip will take you up to 6 miles out for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, and Kingfish. If the seas are too rough, you can stay close to shore and target a lot of other exciting species (Redfish, Snook, and many more.)
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About the Captain

Jim Peabody
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2017
Captain Jim Peabody has been mastering the waters in and around Big Pine Key for well over three decades. Jim has devoted his life to fishing in the Florida Keys. Having spent thousands of hours on the water of both Atlantic and Gulf side, Jim gained a vast and thorough knowledge of the area. He enjoys being on the water and there is nothing else he’d rather do.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Permit Permit

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Tara C.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Morning Half Day trip

VERIFIED   March 19, 2020
I booked this as a surprise for my husband while we were vacationing in Marathon, Fl. Capt Jim contacted me a few days...
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Adam V.
St. Marys, GA
 5.00
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Full Day Offshore with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
We had a great experience with Captain Jim. Fishing conditions were tough without strong current to help develop a pattern,...
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6 hour trip- Backcountry

VERIFIED   February 17, 2020
We had ordered a 6 hour trip and we will never forget it. Captain Jim and Brent put us on several different species of fish...
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Tara R.
United States
 5.00
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Fantastic full day

VERIFIED   August 7, 2020
If I could give Captain Jim more than 5 stars I would! He is professional, friendly, and fun! My husband and I took this fishing...
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Tamala R.
Silver Spring, MD
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Half day with Jim Peabody

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Jim. He taught us how to cast and fish. He listened to us and took us for the kind...
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