Captain
John Sahagian

Member since February 2016

Little Torch Key, United States

Background
Captain John has been fishing his whole life. He loves taking people fishing and giving them a memorable day on the water. Not only does he have decades of fishing experience, but he also holds two degrees – one in underwater technology and the other in sport diving education from the Florida Institute of Technology. Capt. John has been a diver for years and in 1988 he founded FUNYET Charters. Ever since, he’s been taking numerous customers around the Keys helping them explore different fishing styles – from backcountry waters to reefs and wrecks offshore. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise.

Hey, I'm Captain John Sahagian

Little Torch Key, United States
Background
Captain John has been fishing his whole life. He loves taking people fishing and giving them a memorable day on the water. Not only does he have decades of fishing experience, but he also holds two degrees – one in underwater technology and the other in sport diving education from the Florida Institute of Technology. Capt. John has been a diver for years and in 1988 he founded FUNYET Charters. Ever since, he’s been taking numerous customers around the Keys helping them explore different fishing styles – from backcountry waters to reefs and wrecks offshore. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise.

My Charter Listings

Little Torch Key
trips from
US$ 500
Little Torch Key
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Wins: Florida Keys Dolphin Championship

May 14, 2016

Team FUNYET Bested 500 anglers and 84 boats to take Grand Champion in this 2 day tournament. A 32.89 lb dolphin taken day one held off hundreds of entries to win the tourney. Read Full Report →


Snapper bite

May 09, 2016

Hit the deep wrecks and had great action on BIG snapper and amber jack. Wreck is in over 300 feet of water and the tackle is heavy spin. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Punctual, knowledgeable. Unfortunately one of us became very sick from rough sea conditions. Had too ask captain to move to calmer waters. We only stayed in spot most of the day.

Fished January 2018

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John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 29, 2018

I waited to reply to this review until I had a chance to speak to Mark.  I learned a lot about expectations and relative experience. 
The day of the trip the winds were about 15 knots making for a pretty moderate day by winter Florida Keys standards.  They told me that they had extensive experience fishing the waters of NJ. so I assumed that these conditions would be of no issue to them. Traveling in a cross wind put a light spray onto the boat getting everyone a bit of spray but in no way soaked.  One passenger, while being sick, lost his glasses. In the 30 or 40 minutes that we fished the reef we did loose a few large fish, most likely mutton snapper.  After a while I was asked to move to calmer waters, to which I immediately complied.  For the rest of the couple of remaining hours of the 1/2 day trip we proceed to catch a mix of large mangrove snapper and surprisingly enough bluefish. The action was steady and everyone appeared to be having fun.  At the conclusion of the trip I cleaned the fish, was offered a few fish and was presented with a generous tip. 
I was surprised to read the User’s review.  After speaking with Mike I learned the reasons for the less than stellar review.  They thought that the sea conditions which were a relatively choppy three feet, which in a 31 Ocean Master is barely noticeable compared to most other vessels of similar size were more that I should have taken them out into.  To me a light spray was to them a soaking.  They thought that I should have been the one to recommend heading to protected waters and not waited for them to ask. They expressed disappointment that we did not explore more fishing sites during their 1/2 day 4 hour trip. Finally they believed that the Penn 750ssv reels were grossly too heavy for the job. 
With over 37 years of chartering experience I was not expecting those reasons for the unflattering review but now I know what they were thinking and might quiz more thoroughly the expectations of clients in the future.
Capt John Sahagian

Antioch, Illinois
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Had a great half day trip. Captain was awesome .

Fished July 2017

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John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Beth caught this great dog snapper and a mutton snapper to match.


Big Pine Key, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Enjoyed immensely….captain john was great..loved him. Would recommend him for sure.

Fished July 2017

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John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thank you Ralph.  Kind words form someone ho has fished as much as you.  It was a fun day and I am looking forward to your next visit.

Key West, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fished March 2017

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John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 13, 2017

Thanks for the kind words.  I have added some photos of you and your fish.
Capt. John


Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, June 12, 2016

The captain is personable and works hard to please.

Fished June 2016

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