Captain
Claude Tristram

Member since May 2016

Islamorada, United States

Background
I have loved fishing my entire life.. I am from Long Island New York where I learned how to fish the northeast canyons. I became interested in the Florida Keys when I was in my late teens. As an adult I came every winter to learn how to fish here. I currently have been running fishing boats in the keys for almost 8 years.
Techniques
I love to live bait Wahoos and kingfish. I sailfish most everyday at some point.. trolling is during the summer and spring months. Our live bait season is from October to April... using mostly ballyhoo and cigar minows.

Hey, I'm Captain Claude Tristram

Islamorada, United States
Background
I have loved fishing my entire life.. I am from Long Island New York where I learned how to fish the northeast canyons. I became interested in the Florida Keys when I was in my late teens. As an adult I came every winter to learn how to fish here. I currently have been running fishing boats in the keys for almost 8 years.
Techniques
I love to live bait Wahoos and kingfish. I sailfish most everyday at some point.. trolling is during the summer and spring months. Our live bait season is from October to April... using mostly ballyhoo and cigar minows.
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My Charter Listings

 
Islamorada
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US$ 550

Fishing Reports

August

August 14, 2016

This summer we have been fortunate considering the dolphin fishing has been very slow. We managed to catch a wahoo on almost every trip in july along with a catch of dolphin. Amberjacks have been very reliable on the… Read Full Report →


May 14th

May 10, 2016

Well a fresh update is important... This week we had several trips. The yellowtail are still very consistent despite some tough conditions they still managed to bite. Mutton snapper are getting ready to bite hard on this may moon… Read Full Report →


Grouper opening

May 01, 2016

We started the day with a nice catch of yellowtail snapper.. Then we made a move and found a spot with some real big black groupers up to 43 lbs. our live bait rod stayed buisy with a nice… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Washington, dc
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

We got a slight late start due to traffic, but once we got going it was a wonderful time.  Caught snapper to eat for dinner, and my wife even brought a 6 foot nurse shark up to the boat!  The captain and mate were very knowledgeable, as well as personable.  Recommended if you make it to Islamorada!

Fished March 2018

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 31, 2018

Glad you had fun!

United States
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

The whole family went on the fishing adventure with Capt. Claude and First mate Joe.  The day started slow But they kept trying different techniques until we found the fish.  they worked hard to make sure we had a great time.  They were able to put us on Jack, Dolphin, Wahoo, Snapper, and triple tail!  They even cleaned a few of our catch for dinner.

I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested.

Sincerely,

Scott

Fished March 2018

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 31, 2018

Glad you guys had a good time.. see you again !!


Bradenton, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Had a really good time. Captain Claude and Joe did their best to get my grandson Caleb his first billfish. I really appreciate the effort they put in. They were very entertaining and helpful.
Thanks so much see you the next time
Lisa, Bob and Caleb

Fished March 2018

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thank you so much guys I would love to take Caleb and be the Capt to put him on his first trophy of every species..

Capt claude

Blacklick, oh
Went fishing on Sunday, March 18, 2018

We did an evening trip with Claude and Joe and had a great time. The fishing “I mean catching” was so fun! Everyone on the boat caught enough fish to feed a party of eight - which we had fresh the next day! To top it off my brother caught a huge shark on the way back in! The boat was clean and the crew is very knowledgeable about the fishing in this area. We will definitely book again! 
Bev W

Fished March 2018

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

It was tough conditions and glad we could catch you guys some good snappers and a grouper to throw back!

Jacksonville, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Capt. and first mate Joe were awesome, put us on the fish and made it a very memorable trip.

Fished March 2018

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Newport News, Virginia
Went fishing on Friday, February 23, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Great time fishing with these guys. This crew worked hard & even extended our trip free of charge. We got more than we paid for. I suggest booking Key Largo offshore fishing with the Costa Morada Charter & especially the May-September time frame. Thanks Cpt Claude & Bobby!

Fished February 2018

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Winter Garden, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 20, 2018
Drew Lamb does not recommend Costa Morada Fishing Charters

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

We had an awesome time with Capt. Tristram and 1st Mate Richie. Both of them were very professional, knowledgeable, and fun. They had us catching fish in no time, we literally were catching fish as quickly as you could get the line out. In total, we caught 26 nice size yellowfin snappers and 2 barracudas. My 2 boys loved it! We plan to come back next year and we’ll definitely be planning a trip with them.

Fished August 2017

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Awesome experience!! Highly recommend!! Will book again for our next charter. Captin Claude and 1st Mate Richie were great, couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Fished July 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This was the best fishing trip ever the captain was great his crewman was awesome along with his lil mate. We enjoyed everything an our kids had a very good experience also definitely going back to do it again thanks captain claude an Nate

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Marathon, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

Absolutely kid friendly. More than we expected and had an Awesome Experience. Both the boys had an awesome time with Claude, Oscar and Jaden. As parents we felt safe and confident they had everything in control as we had never done this before and it turned out to be relaxing and one in a lifetime memory’s we will never forget. Thanks.

Fished July 2017

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

I highly recommend Costa Morada ! Captain Claude and his crew were wonderful and accommodating !  We booked 2 days and enjoyed catching fish both days !!! I will only fish with him from now on!

Fished July 2017

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

It was ok they were nice but the boat had a gas fumes in it and when it was time to pay the captain didn’t honor the 100 dollar off military discount as previously agreed on only gave 25.00 off .

Edwin Haywood does not recommend Costa Morada Fishing Charters

Fished October 2016

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 16, 2016

I give 100 off on a full day booking as i emailed you several weeks ago.  Its 50 off a half day and its 25 on my evening reef/shark trips.  I worked very hard to catch the fish you guys were lucky to catch.  As we caught a full snapper limit in a three hour trip.

Greenwood, Indiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The captain & mate put us on fish when they were not biting, only went for a few hours but caught fish.
GREAT time!!!!  Dean & Tootie Rigdon, Indianapoolis,IN

Fished June 2016

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Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 27, 2016

Great times guys,  hope to see you come back!