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
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This half-day trip will take you fishing the flats. You will be targeting Redfish, Snook, Permit, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

Jim Peabody
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
132 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) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Sage rods

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days 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 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
Age 10 and above, ased on discussion with captain
You Keep Catch
Talk the captain about which fish you can keep
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
February fishing trip
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Son's Graduation trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Les C.
Wareham, MA
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 18, 2022
My overall day with captain Jim was good. He explained at the outset of the trip the plan for the day. He shared some of his...
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Dan R.
Nashville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Jim Peabody

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 23, 2021
Captain Jim is a first class Captain!  He put my wife and I on great fishing.  This was my first trip down to the keys and...
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Lawton W.
White Oak, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 27, 2021
Very knowledgeable of area put me on fish even though wind was not in our favor.. Very good captain after only one day of fishing...
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William P.
Tustin, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day pm trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 26, 2021
Coolest fishing trip I had in the Keys. I wanted to fish some big game. The Captain went out and dang it did he find them....
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Herb J. J.
Key West, FL
Excellent
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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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FAQs about Reel Therapy Fishing - 17'

Reel Therapy Fishing - 17' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Therapy Fishing - 17', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Therapy Fishing - 17' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Sage rods)

Reel Therapy Fishing - 17' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Therapy Fishing - 17' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Therapy Fishing - 17' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon