Reel Therapy Fishing - 17'

Reel Therapy Fishing Charters offers a calm and relaxing day on the waters of Big Pine Key. Fish the flats on the Gulf side of the Keys.

Take your fishing buddy and hop on board Capt. Jim’s 17’ skiff. Its 90 HP Yamaha engine will power you to the local honey holes. There, you will take a rod in your hand and the action will begin.

If you want to test yourself in spinning and light tackle fishing, Capt. Jim will provide you with rods and reels by Penn and Shimano. And if you’d rather catch fish with a fly, Sage rods will be at your disposal.

On your day out, you will be targeting a large variety of species that call the local waters home. If you are more interested in sport fishing, your main target will be Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish.

As well as that, you can get your hands on Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Barracuda, and Blacktip Shark to name a few. Capt. Jim will let you know which species you are allowed to keep.

When you are done fishing and catching, you will come back to shore. There, Capt. Jim will clean and fillet the catch for you. You can have it for dinner later or just fill the freezer!

All trips come with gear, tackle, and bait which will be prepared before the trip. You will only need to bring your own food and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This full-day trip is ideal for those who want to get the beautiful flats and inshore waters of the Keys all to themselves. You will be targeting everything from Permit and Jack Crevalle to Cobia, Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This six-hour trip allows you more time to get a many fish species off your bucket list as possible. You can target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and who knows what else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This half-day trip will take you fishing the flats. You will be targeting Redfish, Snook, Permit, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Jim Peabody
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

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

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maveric (Skiff) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

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Lou M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 23, 2020
Good trip captain Jim works hard and provides info and instruction to be successful Tough guy got a big hook stuck in his...
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Tarpon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 5, 2020
Capt Jim knows where the Tarpon are. We found them in the 20lb range and we found some that were closer to 80. Nice, knowledge...
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Wonderful. Time with Jim!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 26, 2019
We had a fantastic 2 days withJim fishing! Jim was excellent with my dad, who is 84 but is an avid fisherman, to my 16 year...
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Awesome experience

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 6, 2018
Fished for tarpon with captain Jim this morning. Having fished my whole life I wanted to try something different then what...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 12, 2019
Awesome day with Reel Therapy! Great guide with all the knowledge and tips needed to make a great trip happen. Highly recommend...
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