Captain
David Moloney

Member since April 2015

Key West, United States

Background
David has been fishing all of his life and joined the Navy at a young age where he spent years on the water. He eventually came to be stationed in Key West, where he learned the waters and fisheries of the Lower Florida Keys firsthand.
Techniques
David prefers the lightest tackle available, fly fishing or spinning tackle. He uses mostly spin tackle if using bait or casting lures. He's also well versed using fly or spin; both are used in the same day depending on preference and conditions.

Hey, I'm Captain David Moloney

Key West, United States
Background
David has been fishing all of his life and joined the Navy at a young age where he spent years on the water. He eventually came to be stationed in Key West, where he learned the waters and fisheries of the Lower Florida Keys firsthand.
Techniques
David prefers the lightest tackle available, fly fishing or spinning tackle. He uses mostly spin tackle if using bait or casting lures. He's also well versed using fly or spin; both are used in the same day depending on preference and conditions.

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Fishing Reports

Bonefish are all over the place

October 04, 2016

Went out for an afternoon trip and had plenty of Bonefish to keep us busy, we landed 4 including my angler's first Bonefish. This fall has been exceptionally good for spin fishing Bonefish or fly fishing for them. The… Read Full Report →


Big Permit Key West

April 04, 2016

We had a great day catching big Barracuda and sharks but things really got good when we started looking for Permit. We had school after school flow towards the boat and although we only got one to the boat… Read Full Report →


Tarpon and bonefish

March 18, 2016

Had a great week of fishing here in the lower keys, the water temps finally rose and we had our big tarpon return to the flats. Hooking them on artificials and live bait all week. The fish we have… Read Full Report →


Barracuda in shallow water, sight castin

February 18, 2016

We sought out for BARRACUDA in shallow water all day long. We had some recent cold weather and that inhibits the Tarpon bite a bit in the early season so we decided to go aftr the one fish that… Read Full Report →


Tarpon are showing up in Key West

February 08, 2016

I went fishing yesterday with my good friend and found many Tarpon rolling on the surface. We were able to get a few bites but the weather kept the fish lock jawed for the most part. We ended up… Read Full Report →


Winter time fishing in Key West

February 01, 2016

We had a half day which we started after some rain passed in the morning. We left the dock at about 10 am and started our day looking for bait. We wanted fish for eating and knew that our… Read Full Report →


Big fat snook, yellow jacks, big snapper

January 16, 2016

We started our day with tough flats and hard to catch bait but when they stated biting they bit hard. We fished s fee flats looking for cudas but the cold front we had the days before washed out… Read Full Report →


Big snook, big snapper, big cudas.

December 23, 2015

Great day with non stop action. We found a honey hole today! Nothing short of epic, we caught snapper on every cast, some up to 6 pounds. We caught 4 snook all of which were big and offered great… Read Full Report →


Tarpon, Snook, Cudas, Snapper and Sharks

December 13, 2015

We had a bit of a rainy day to say the least but we made it happen. We started off getting soaked by storms and then getting soaked again. After pushing a few flats for Barracuda, which was good… Read Full Report →


Big Barracudas in Key West Winter Season

December 08, 2015

The day started with a look at an area west of Key West where bait has been gathering. When bait gathers in the shallows big fish find them and keep them busy. It is a great event to take… Read Full Report →


Lots of Permit running around

November 11, 2015

Went fishing for Tarpon and Permit yesterday. Found many Tarpon and even had some Snook chasing the fly when casting to Tarpon near the Mangrove islands. Jumped off a nice Tarpon on fly and then noticed a school of… Read Full Report →


Bonefish and Permit

September 13, 2015

Fishing has been great with large schools of Bonefish roaming the flats as well larger small groups of fish. Permit have also been great, large fish have been on the flats, many opportunities make it easy to get one… Read Full Report →


Tatpon, Permit and Bonefish

September 07, 2015

Just got done with today, we caught some monster Sharks but the best part was hooking some Tarpon and shots at schools of Permit. We did not land any today besides the Sharks which were enormous but the fishing… Read Full Report →


Bonefish on fly rod!

August 05, 2015

Fly fishing trip for bonefish, we headed to some nice sandy flats that wet the edge of the gulf and started push poling the boat. We noticed a sting ray coming onto the flat and I saw something following… Read Full Report →


Toothy critters!! Shark week special

July 11, 2015

Sharks and big Baracudas roaming the flats, we caught big Sharks in 3 feet of water all day. We caught a few jacks and cut them up for chum bait to attract Sharks. It was not long after that… Read Full Report →


Tarpon frenzy on flat, Permit too

July 03, 2015

Fished out of Key West with a repeat client, Chris fished with me in March and only fishes with fly rod. We want after Tarpon early and found fish in the backcountry rolling and moving on small baits, we… Read Full Report →


Big Baracudas and Tarpon

June 24, 2015

We had s great morning Tarpon fishing, we left early to get on the fish first. First bait in the water took about 2 minutes to get eaten and my guy had his first Tarpon on! We fished for… Read Full Report →


Bonefish bite is on!

June 19, 2015

Been starting most trips at 6 - 7 a.m. to look for early morning Tarpon. On this day it was an easy fish, first bait in water was eaten immediately, so we had the rest of the day to… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Bite is On!

June 12, 2015

We have been fishing Tarpon exclusively all week and the bite has been incredible. Having more fights with big Tarpon these last few days than normal, mostly on live bait with light tackle spinning gear. Throwing a crab to… Read Full Report →


Key West Fishing

May 11, 2015

Tarpon fishing in the Lower Florida Keys has been exactly what it should be, excellent. Whether throwing flies or using bait, the bite has been steady and more than enough. Using bait at the bridges and in channels has… Read Full Report →

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4.94
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Catch intended fish
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Fredrik K.
Houston, TX
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A great day with a hard working Captain

VERIFIED   March 29, 2018
We fished back country out of Key West. The weather conditions were poor with strong wind and general poor sight in the water....
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4 H Trip with Dave

VERIFIED   February 24, 2018
The Trip was really nice. Fishing was also great, saw a lot of fish in the Flats and got a really big Barracuda and a small...
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VERIFIED   January 29, 2016
Captain Dave is Super! His professionalism, experience and top notch equipment all led up to a great successful day of...
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Steve W.
Pompano Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Great Guide

VERIFIED   July 4, 2016
A sign of a great captian is what he does when the weather and fish don’t cooperate. Captain Dave worked his butt off...
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Hector L.
Sarasota, Florida
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Great fishing day at Key West.

VERIFIED   July 11, 2015
With Gratefull Dave Charter’s you will get an one on one experience at Key West fishing. I took my son along for his...
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