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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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 - Reefs, Wrecks
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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 - Reefs, Wrecks
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    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 - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    Hea up to 30 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, and a lot of other species. The package includes everything but snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef, Wreck (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    This morning reel 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.)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef, Wreck (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you fishing for Red Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, King Mackerel, various types of Grouper, and many other species. The best thing about this trip is that you won't have to travel too far out - the reefs are within 6 miles from shore. If the seas are rough, you can fish inshore.
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About the Captain

Jim Peabody
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Snook
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
4 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Anne M.
North Hampton, NH
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VERIFIED   March 18, 2019
Captain Jim was fantastic!  He is very attentive, makes sure you get into the fish, and checks in with you often during...
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Miami, FL
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 17, 2019
Had a great fishing day, even though the weather was not cooperating, with winds and current crossed. Captain Jim made sure...
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Morning trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   September 18, 2018
Captain Jim and his first mate Brent were awesome. They made it fun and continually made sure we were having a good time. ...
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Great 1/2 day trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   March 17, 2019
Captain was awesome, put us on fish and we hit our limit in 3.5 hours!
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Tammy G.
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2018
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