Captain
Ron Howell

Member since February 2015

Islamorada, United States

Background
Captain Ron has been fishing his whole life. He knows the waters of Florida intimately and has the knowledge to help you get your dream catch. Whether you're a beginner or a pro fisherman, Captain Ron will make sure your trip is worth the while and enjoyable. "I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat."
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Hey, I'm Captain Ron Howell

Islamorada, United States
Background
Captain Ron has been fishing his whole life. He knows the waters of Florida intimately and has the knowledge to help you get your dream catch. Whether you're a beginner or a pro fisherman, Captain Ron will make sure your trip is worth the while and enjoyable. "I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat."
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My Charter Listings

   
Islamorada
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US$ 450

Fishing Reports

Middle of April has a LOT to offer!!

April 14, 2018

Hi Anglers! The fishing in the Gulf of Mexico remains good, still catching Snook, Cobia, and Permit. Tarpon fishing is getting stronger and stronger; they are in the channels leading from the Gulf of Mexico into Florida Bay and… Read Full Report →


WE ARE STILL HERE

September 24, 2017

​First off, to all my friends and regulars that checked up on us, thank you! We are all good, the boats are good and we are ready to fish. The fishing right after the storm has been great especially… Read Full Report →


On to August

July 24, 2016

With August right around the corner both the heat and fishing gets hotter. From the Tarpon bite during the early morning to the Mangrove Snapper bite in the evening fishing has been great. Usually I use a Medium-Heavy tackle… Read Full Report →


Monster Summer Time Tarpon

July 04, 2016

Happy Fourth everyone, Captain Ron here! Summer time brings a lot of new fun things to the table here in The Florida Keys. The beginning of July brings in our monster summer Tarpon and the fintastic Mangrove Snapper bite.… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Miami Beach, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Captain Ron put us on the fish exactly as he promised. He made sure there’s plenty of action. Will visit him again next time in the keys.

Fished April 2018

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Saratoga Springs, ny
Went fishing on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Saint Augustine, fl
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

Ron was a great Captain. Knew where to put us on fish. Was very patient with me and my family. Has alot of passion to catch fish. Highly recommend. Thanks for a great trip, we cooked the catch that night and it was great. Cobia Piccata!

Fished March 2018

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Hialeah, fl
Went fishing on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Captain was very nice and knowledgeable. Boat and equipment was really good too.

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Great trip in very challenging weather conditions.  CPT Howell kept running/gunning until we found fish.  He made sure that we didn’t return empty handed.

TJ Hess

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, February 17, 2018

It was a pleasure spending the morning fishing with Captain Ron! He wasted no time catching plenty of live bait and he knew exactly where to find them which allowed plenty of time for fishing. We caught a ton of snapper! Captain Ron was very professional and courteous and even recommend a few restaurants to have our catch prepared for lunch!

Fished February 2018

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New York, New York
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Capyian Ron is the man !!
Even with 35 mph weind we fished all day!!
He kept us on the fish and more importantly ensured my girlfriend , who has zero fishing skill, caught fish all day !!
She quit fishing once becsuse her arm was sore / tired !!
Highly recommend to all who want a captian that treats you like family,
Respectfully submitted,
Chris Beane

Fished February 2018

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Parrish, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, February 5, 2018

We landed a lot of great fish, shared a lot of fun stories and had great weather. Right out the gates the 3 of us limited out on Mangrove Snappers. We then caugh a boat load of feisty Jack Crevelle. They were boiling on our baits and fighting each other to slam the offerings. We also caught Lady fish and other fish while taking several other jacks. Then we hit the reef for Cero Mackeral. Caught several and also had several break our lines while fighting them. Thanks for a great time Ron !

Fished February 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fished July 2017

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North Port, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Picked up bait quickly and Capt. Ron got our youngest member(9) to get involved with loading bait box. this got her in the mood for fun time. The first fishing stop provided all of us with plenty of fish. Some keepers for dinner but lots of hits and catches. All three of us caught fish and had a great fun trip. Capt. Ron was polite and helped all of us to have a good trip. Many thanks to Capt. Ron.

Fished June 2017

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Haines City, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Captain Ron was great! We caught fish in each of the spots he took us to.Our first time on a charter and will be going wth him again.

Fished June 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Captain Ron is a true professional with decades of experience in this business.  He worked very hard and was pleasant to be around.  We would have liked to catch a snook, but it wasnt in the cards that day, however we filled our cooler with snapper and wnjoyed fighting an extremely large baracuda along with sharks as might be expected in these waters .

Fished May 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Captain Ron took care that we will have non-stop action. Unfortunately due to weather conditions the tarpoons were not biting but we got many other good sizes fish. We released around 90% and the rest was served as lunch in a local restaurant. Great day!

Fished April 2017

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great time fishing with Ron , the wind was horrible but Capt Ron kept us on the fish . He was very patient with my wife who never fished before.. Very easy going and a wealth of fishing knowledge, would definitely book him again !!!

Fished April 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

My wife, daughter and I had a great half day trip with Captain Ron Howell.  I would highly recommend it.  Captain Ron asks what you are interested in going after and took us where we needed to be.  He is very good with beginners and has tips for those more experienced as well.  We took our fresh catch to 2 restaurants after our half day.  We went to Angler and Ale and had a good meal, but Captain Ron recommended Lazy Days and the fish Lazy Days style was the best fish our family has ever had.  Please do yourself a favor and take your fresh catch to a local restaurant and have them cook it for you.

We caught mangrove snapper which the captain cleaned and filleted for us.  In addition, we caught a 55 inch baracuda which took 15 to 20 minutes to land on the 20 lb test we were using.  We caught a bonnet head shark, a 100lb skate, and numerous other species.

In the future, we’ll be coming back for a 3/4 or full day with Captain Ron and I recommend you do the same as well.

Fished April 2017

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

Capt Ron was promptly on time. Made the whole trip very informative and fun for my family. Even my wife felt at ease with the attention. Ron’s knowledge of the local spots is evident and he delivers. Definitely would recommend.

Fished March 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great captain, very knowledgeable and experienced! I knew very little about backcountry fishing and Ron was a great teacher!

Fished March 2017

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Melville, New York
Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

Was a great experience. Captain Ron was great with the kids and put us on the fish!! Had a great time.

Fished March 2017

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Homestead, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 24, 2016

Captain Ron was knowledgeable and friendly throughout the trip. He did all the work for us as far as baiting the hooks and letting us know what we caught, whether or not we should keep it, etc. which was great for novices such as us. Overall we had a great time and would recommend the experience to anyone who’s visiting the keys.

Fished December 2016

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Tavernier, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

Our party of 4 had a great day of fishing with Captain Ron. He customized our trip to the group’s experience levels and made the day enjoyable for all. We had non-stop action catching our limit of mangrove snapper. He was hard working, personable and knowledgeable. And at the end of the day provided a recommendation for a restaurant to cook an excellent dinner of freshly caught snapper.

Thanks, we’ll be back.

Fished June 2016

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Seminole, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fished 3 days with Capt. Ron. Off shore, the reef, and back country. He is a very experienced and talented fishing captain. Great personality, incredibly knowledgeable, professional, serious, and would be perfect for novices to pro’s. Been fishing his whole life and really enjoys it. His prices are very fair.

Fished July 2015

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Ron Howell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hi Robbin had a pleasure fishing with you and hope you have a great rest of your summer!!