Captain
Jason Gabriel

Member since March 2015

Big Pine Key, United States

Background
I was born and raised in South Florida. I started fishing Key Biscayne, Flamingo, Islamorada and the Lower Keys at a very young age. I was in or on the water as much as possible. I learned at a very young age to navigate and fish the waters from Palm Beach to Key West. I knew from a young age that I wanted to have a career as a captain or guide. I studied for my captain license as soon as I was of age and I started guiding in Islamorada out of Holiday Isle, Worldwide Sportsman and Papa Joe’s. After many years of guiding anglers to their inshore dream species and many tournament wins on spin and fly tackle, I was offered a position on a large sportfishing yacht and the next chapter of my career began. I traveled the Caribbean in search of all Pelagic species and got to see some incredible places and meet some amazing people.
Techniques
If you are looking to have a fun-filled, fish catching time, give me a call, email or even just book right here online. Let’s go get your dream catch today!

Hey, I'm Captain Jason Gabriel

Big Pine Key, United States
Background
I was born and raised in South Florida. I started fishing Key Biscayne, Flamingo, Islamorada and the Lower Keys at a very young age. I was in or on the water as much as possible. I learned at a very young age to navigate and fish the waters from Palm Beach to Key West. I knew from a young age that I wanted to have a career as a captain or guide. I studied for my captain license as soon as I was of age and I started guiding in Islamorada out of Holiday Isle, Worldwide Sportsman and Papa Joe’s. After many years of guiding anglers to their inshore dream species and many tournament wins on spin and fly tackle, I was offered a position on a large sportfishing yacht and the next chapter of my career began. I traveled the Caribbean in search of all Pelagic species and got to see some incredible places and meet some amazing people.
Techniques
If you are looking to have a fun-filled, fish catching time, give me a call, email or even just book right here online. Let’s go get your dream catch today!

My Charter Listings

 
Big Pine Key
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Big Pine Key
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Fishing Reports

What’s biting Florida Keys April 2018

April 11, 2018

Get ready for offshore fishing in the Florida Keys When you think about fishing in the Florida Keys, what do you dream of catching? April brings a huge variety of awesome fish. From Mahi and Tuna offshore to gulf… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Report Florida Keys

March 12, 2018

Florida Keys Fishing Report Spring fishing here in the Florida Keys is really, really, really good. I know I say every month, season, week, day is great but spring is by far the second best season to fish here.… Read Full Report →


Fabulous Fishing conditions

February 21, 2018

It’s spring and it’s another great season here in the Florida Keys. Here’s a recap of what’s biting and what’s about to happen here in paradise. Fishing conditions the last few weeks have been very active and very exciting.… Read Full Report →


Fish like a local Florida Keys

January 19, 2018

Fishing Conditions Lower Florida Keys Reef fishing is extremely productive this week. Today is January 19th and the past week offshore and reef action is amazing here in the Florida Keys. Tuna, Mahi, mutton, yellowtail, snapper and more. Book… Read Full Report →


Wasabi anyone?

January 09, 2018

Happy New Year to all of you out there in the fishing world. With the action happening offshore right now, 2018 is going to be a stellar year. Sailfish, tuna, mutton, yellowtail, wahoo and Mahi. The fish are plentiful… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report-Gifts from the Sea

December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays to all of you and yours! We are excited to report the fishing is amazing. Great weather, calm seas and plenty of fish to catch. Since our last report, December 8th, we have had a variety of… Read Full Report →


December Fishing Conditions Key West

December 08, 2017

I’m getting a ton of emails and texts lately with everyone asking the same question. Is it worth coming down to the Keys to fish this year? I have one answer. YES! The hotels are open, the restaurants are… Read Full Report →


What’s biting Keys Fishing Report

November 29, 2017

Hello Anglers! Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have had an incredible couple of weeks fishing offshore and on the reefs and wrecks in the Lower Keys. The fish are staying relatively shallow and the activity on the… Read Full Report →


Fabulous fishing Florida Keys

November 10, 2017

If anyone is curious about the fishing down here in the Florida Keys, there is one word to describe it. FABULOUS! We are in full swing and it’s business as usual and we would say it’s better than usual.… Read Full Report →


Today! Get out and fish with us!

November 07, 2017

We are rocking the fish today. Reef fishing is on fire with non stop action. Smooth winds and calm seas. Come on out and catch some dinner. 50ft of water on live and chunk bait. Don’t miss out fishing… Read Full Report →


Boneafide Fishing Report

October 20, 2017

Rocking the Florida Keys Post Irma Fishing Report Lower Keys Fishing Hello Everyone, It’s been a wild ride down here in paradise but we are full throttle fishing and better than ever. Our first post Irma reef trip was… Read Full Report →


Florida Keys Fishing & Lobstering

August 06, 2017

Welcome to the Florida Keys! Summer is in full swing and the fishing is on fire. We have Mahi offshore and in the reef with a mix of yellowtail, snapper and grouper about a 15 minute ride from our… Read Full Report →


Summer Fishing Report Lower Keys

July 27, 2017

Every day is a great day here in the Florida Keys. It's extra special this time of year. Summertime in the Florida Keys offers an amazing variety of the adventures to explore. Right now we are catching Mahi, tuna,… Read Full Report →


Lobster Fever Florida Keys

July 19, 2017

Lobster Fever The countdown is on for Florida's lobster mini season. July 26th & 27th will be a frenzy of the 2017 lobster season which begins August 6th and runs to March 31st 2018. We are offering lobster trips… Read Full Report →


Lower Keys Fishing Report

June 18, 2017

Come on Down to the Florida Keys! Fish, fish, fish. It’s summer here in the Florida Keys. The fishing is fabulous and the weather is gorgeous! Lots of action on the reef and offshore. We are catching mahi, snapper,… Read Full Report →


It's all about the fishing! Or is it?

June 03, 2017

Sometimes you just have an all around perfect day. I call that a skittles day. Where everything just falls into place. The fish show up, great people show up and everything flows. My friend Honson came down to the… Read Full Report →


Pick your Dinner

May 10, 2017

Fishing Report Lower Keys & Key West Amazing weather, amazing fishing. From offshore in 300 ft. Of water to 1 ft. Of backcountry water, you just cannot miss the fish right now. Tarpon on fly, shark fishing for fun,… Read Full Report →


Ready to fish?

March 22, 2017

Come on Down to the Florida Keys! Fish, fish, fish. It's springtime here in the Florida Keys. The fishing is fabulous and the weather is gorgeous! Lots of action on the reef and offshore. We are catching tuna, wahoo,… Read Full Report →


Gearing up for tarpon season

February 16, 2017

Tarpon Fishing Florida Keys Are you ready to get on the tarpon? It's time to gear up and get ready to stalk the silver kings of the sea. Fly rods✔️ flies tied✔️ Crabs ✔️ Minn Kota I pilot✔️ We… Read Full Report →


Get out and fish!

January 21, 2017

Fishing the Florida Keys Boneafide Charters Hello Anglers! Welcome to the Florida Keys. This past week we have completely slayed the fish. Permit, grouper (closed) cobia, yellowtail, yellow jacks, hogfish, ceros. We fished islamorada and the Florida Bay Area… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report Florida Keys

January 20, 2017

Fishing the Florida Keys Boneafide Charters Hello Anglers! Welcome to the Florida Keys. This past week we have completely slayed the fish. Permit, grouper (closed) cobia, yellowtail, yellow jacks, hogfish, ceros. We fished islamorada and the Florida Bay Area… Read Full Report →


This is YOUR year!

January 11, 2017

Make 2017 the year you get out and fish! We are fishing the inside patches in about 40 ft. Of water. Live bait and aquatic nutrition on our boats. New Penn reels, 2 Engel coolers, mustad hooks and an… Read Full Report →


Snapper/Cobia/yellowtail Key West

January 02, 2017

The bite is still on fire here in the Florida Keys. We are fishing the patches and reefs on the ocean side which is holding tons of snapper, cobia, yellowtail, yellow jacks and grouper. As of Dec. 31st grouper… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report Big Pine Key, Florida

December 27, 2016

Happy New Year! Fishing is in full swing down here in the Florida Keys. Non stop action everywhere. Whether you fish offshore, the reefs, the wrecks or the bridges you will catch fish. The variety of species is nothing… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report Big Pine Key/lower keys

December 15, 2016

Big Pine Key/Cudjoe/Summerland Fishing report for December in the lower Florida Keys. We have been slammIng and I mean slammIng the fish. It's about a 15 minute ride from Dolphin Marina to the patches producing big dinner fish. Snapper,… Read Full Report →


Big Pine Key/Cudjoe/Summerland Fishing

December 08, 2016

Fishing conditions for the lower Keys. December 2016 Reef - snapper, grouper, yellowtail, cobia, Spanish macs. Bait - live bait mix Chum. 40-50 ft. Light winds. Med. current. If you and your family are excited to get out and… Read Full Report →


Fabulous Florida Keys Fishing.

November 25, 2016

What more can you ask for this holiday season? Black Grouper on Black Friday!!! Guys and gals, all fishing fans, this is the place to be right now. The Florida Keys is booming with all kinds of amazing meals.… Read Full Report →


Perfect Conditions Florida Fishing

November 01, 2016

November Fishing in The Florida Keys The Florida Keys are coming alive with our friends from the north this time of year. Welcoming the start of normal business hours, the return of our Big Pine Key Flea Market, festivals… Read Full Report →


Slaying the Fish in the Florida Keys.

October 18, 2016

The fishing right now is in fire. Capt. Jason Gabriel keeps it inshore and around the wrecks in Big Pine Key, Florida. Snapper, grouper, yellowjacks. Live bait used. Read Full Report →


Happy Weekend! Let's Fish.

September 29, 2016

Lobster has been the trip of choice for my guests this past couple months. The water is still warm and the lobster are still showing up. Most are in 4-8 ft. Of water and no dive gear is required.… Read Full Report →


Your choice of fishing.

September 08, 2016

This time of year is more than ideal. It's downright perfect. The tourists are gone. The kids are in school and the lobster monsters are all gone. That leaves us with your choice of fishing. The back country in… Read Full Report →


Back Country and lobstering Report

July 28, 2016

Lobster mini season was a very productive outing. We limited out in a few hours and the lobster are about an inch over the legal limit. We fly fished the back country in the lower Keys and the flats… Read Full Report →


Are you ready for Lobster?

July 22, 2016

It's lobster season. Are you ready? Here in the Florida Keys, we have a 2 days Holiday and celebration called Mini Season. July 27 & July 28th allows recreational divers A chance to harvest a 6 bug limit of… Read Full Report →


Flats Fishing in the Lower Keys

July 05, 2016

Break out your fly rods and jump aboard the ultimate fishing machine. Maverick 17 flats skiff designed to stalk fish. Bonefish and redfish are plentiful around the mangroves of the back country. Redfish are back in stock and showing… Read Full Report →


Snapper, Grouper, Mahi. Oh My!

July 01, 2016

Offshore fishing is still steady with schools of Mahi in about 900 ft. of water. We found decent size dolphin under debris and also deep dropped to catch a few nice tile fish. The fish were catch on live… Read Full Report →


Summertime and the fish are fine!

June 24, 2016

It's summer in the Florida Keys. Beautiful weather and beautiful fish! We ran south from Big Pine in about 900 ft of blue water. We got schools of schoolies and saw tons of baitfish. The snapper were off the… Read Full Report →


Big Pine Key Fishing Report

May 30, 2016

Mahi Mahi. Need I say more when it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys? Captain Jason Gabriel with Boneafide Charters will put you on the fish. We had a very successful fishing outing over the Memorial Day weekend.… Read Full Report →


Gearing Up For Lobster Season

May 23, 2016

Boneafide Charters is excited to now offer Gator Gill Dive Unit for spearfishing, snorkeling and lobster season! This unit is safe, easy to operate and allows you to dive without the equipment. Along with spearfishing, we now offer charters… Read Full Report →


On Point Fishing

May 05, 2016

This week we were fishing mostly back country wrecks and bridge fishing for tarpon and dinner fish such as snapper, grouper, yellowtail and delicious yellow jacks. We achieved to catch a nice amount of dinner fish and even attempted… Read Full Report →


Angler's Choice

April 26, 2016

If you are lucky enough to be in the Florida Keys the next couple months, you have your choice of fishing. This is the time of year we just admire. Calming winds, less than 1 ft chop, almost every… Read Full Report →


World Class Fishing Florida Keys

February 22, 2016

Fishing in the lower keys is always special. This time of year we are catching a plethora of fish. It really does not matter if you fish the front yard (reefs, offshore) or the backyard. (Backcountry, gulf) you will… Read Full Report →


World Class Fishing in the Florida Keys

February 12, 2016

Fishing in the lower keys is always special. This time of year we are catching a plethora of fish. It really does not matter if you fish the front yard (reefs, offshore) or the backyard. (Backcountry, gulf) you will… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report Big Pine Key, Florida

January 21, 2016

Fishing in The Florida Keys this time of year is always great. You have your choice on species and you will never, ever go home with an abundance of dinner. This past week we traveled out to beautiful Content… Read Full Report →


Fish, Fish, Fish.

December 31, 2015

The fishing is still on fire in the inshore wrecks and reefs. We are staying close to shore and producing ton of fish. We are chumming in about 14 ft of clear, calm water and using live shrimp for… Read Full Report →


Get your fish on!

December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays everyone! If you're lucky enough to be in the Florida Keys you know that the fishing is on fire right now. We went out in the back country because the wind is just blowing for the last… Read Full Report →


You need to be here!

December 22, 2015

This is such a great time to be living and working in paradise! There are so many species of fish biting right now. The variety of fish is so vast, you can pick your target and be guaranteed to… Read Full Report →


The weather!!!

December 16, 2015

Well folks, the weather and the fishing is just on fire! We caught snapper, jacks, yellowtail in the back country in about 18 ft. Of water. This was a wreck trip using chum and live shrimp. Great time to… Read Full Report →


Great variety of fish

November 26, 2015

The holidays are upon us here in the Florida Keys. Our friendly guests from up north have arrived making it a very busy time here. We are still getting in the water for lobster and Spearfishing. Limiting out has… Read Full Report →


Year Round Fun

September 26, 2015

This week we are still catching snapper, grouper, hogfish and lobster. Small tarpon are still hanging out in the back coutry. Snook and grouper at the bridges. Read Full Report →


Summer is still here

September 20, 2015

Even though it's late September, the water is still warm and the fish are pleniful. This week we did lobster and spearfishing. Today I am going offshore for mahi and tuna. Read Full Report →


Grouper, Lobster, Snapper

September 13, 2015

This week was all about calm winds, lots of fish, fun times. We started out with a nice limit of lobster on the coral heads than fished a couple of wreck spots in the calm waters of the back… Read Full Report →


Steady Assortment of Everything

September 03, 2015

This is such a great time to fish in the Florida Keys. Less crowds, no traffic, cooler weather, more fishing. This week we hit the water for our limit of lobster and as a bonus, 4 nice hogfish with… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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King George, va
Went fishing on Monday, April 9, 2018

Great trip ..started with great communications/emails to coordinate .. we departed on time and had fish in the boat within 30 mins.  First class operation.. jason and debbie made sure our trip was a success..  if your looking to catch fish you have to book with them.. 
Catch of the day…7ft shark.. a trip my dad will remember forever.. thanks Jason and Debbie..

Fished April 2018

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hello Collin, Cal, Bruce,
What an awesome day fishing with you all. From the fishing, the music, the laughs, it was such an enjoyable trip. We thank you for choosing us and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon. Enjoy the fish! You all deserve a few great dinners. We will get those big mutton’s next time!!
Jason & Debbie

West Palm Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Loved having Bruce and Carole aka Roxstar on the boat today.  Fishing wasn’t red hot, but we saw a few nice dolphin, a blackfin and saw a 250 lb blue marlin out on the edge today.  You guys were a lot of fun and looking forward to a spring and summer trip with y’all for mahi, tuna, grouper, snapper and lobster!!


Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

We had a great day of fishing. Lost a few big ones but caught a bunch.

Fished November 2017

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thank you Michael, CJ and Ung (Jeff) for an amazing day and y’all are great people.  Looking forward to the redemption. 
You are great fishermen who are incredibly passionate about catching fish! 
Appreciate the support. 
Capt. Jason & Debi Gabriel
#onemorecast


Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

We had a great trip on the bonefide charter. The captain and his wife worked well together and were knowledgeable of their trade. Caught about 25 mahi for a fabulous day. Vance Carpenter

Fished August 2017

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 21, 2017

Thank you Vance & family for choosing Boneafide Charters.  We had a great trip with you all! Looking forward to getting you all out again in the near future! 

Sincerely,
Capt. Jason & Debi Gabriel
Boneafide Charters
Florida Keys


Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Captain Jason took us to a ship wreck where we spent 2 hours fishing. We caught mangove (snapper) fishes every few minutes measured them and then put them back if they were small. We also caught three groupers but all of them were too small to keep so we put them back in ocean. Overall we had a lot of fun and we brought home 11 fishes. Captain Jason made filet at the end after we returned to the harbor. We recommend him greatly and wholeheartedly to any one who likes to do fishing in lower keys.

Fished December 2016

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dear Dr. Naeem & family,

It was such a pleasure to fish you and your beautiful family. Sorry we had to release the gag groupers that were a 1/2 inch short, but we lost a lot of good ones that were keepers. Next time we will slay them. I am glad you got 11 keepers in the 2hour trip and had the experience of seeing them on the boat. Thank you for fishing with us.

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We had a great time! Loved the boat and fishing experience! Captain Jason is very knowledgable about fishing techniques. Debi was very responsive and helpful during booking process. Thank you again!

Fished May 2016

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Jason Gabriel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dear Anna & Family,
It was a pleasure meeting you and taking you all out fishing!
We appreciate your business.
Sincerely,
Capt. Jason & Debi Gabriel
Boneafide Charters

Summerland Key, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, May 2, 2016

We had an amazing trip with Jason. Lots of fish and we even saw Dolphins! We are not experienced at fishing but he made sure we were comfortable and caught fish! Looking forward to making this an annual outing. Thank you for the awesome memories of our honeymoon.

Fished May 2016

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