Captain
Wilkin Lane

Member since May 2015

Port St Joe, United States

Background
Captain Wilkin started working on saltwater trips in the Panhandle in 2012, when he supervised diving trips. In 2013 he got his captain's license and started running his own business. As he had been saltwater fishing ever since childhood, it made sense for Captain Wilkin to follow his passion and run his own fishing charter guide service. Thus, Reef Donkey Charters was born, and now Wilkin is overjoyed to call his passion his profession.

Hey, I'm Captain Wilkin Lane

Port St Joe, United States
Background
Captain Wilkin started working on saltwater trips in the Panhandle in 2012, when he supervised diving trips. In 2013 he got his captain's license and started running his own business. As he had been saltwater fishing ever since childhood, it made sense for Captain Wilkin to follow his passion and run his own fishing charter guide service. Thus, Reef Donkey Charters was born, and now Wilkin is overjoyed to call his passion his profession.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Port St Joe
trips from
US$ 400

Customer Reviews

4.63 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Had a really good trip catching King and Spanish Mackerel.  Caught over 15 fish (i stopped counting at that point) with at least half keeper sized.
FYI, the captain likes Ranch flavored sunflower seeds.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Originally trying to catch redfish but the trout were biting and we still had a great time

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Was a hit and miss day on the water, but the overall experience was excellent. Captain Lane worked hard to put us on fish. We caught about what was expected on a blazing hot day. Would definitely recommend Reef Donkey charters.

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

We had a great time on this fishing. We caught some large King Mackerel. I would highly recommend Reef Donkey Charters. I will definitely use this charter again!!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

Great trip in Port St Joe, Captain Wilkin Lane put us on some great fish! We will be booking many more trips with him!

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Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Enjoyed the trip, would definitely recommend!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This is my second inshore trip and both ended up a bust.  We could hear other captains talking about it being bad for them that morning too.  I’ll give the captain props for trying hard to find fish and was helpful to my kids.  We fished two bays.  We did catch some small specs, but the two keepers we brought home were really hooked by him.  I’ll stick to surf fishing and offshore from now on.

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Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

We had a good time.  Wilkin is a nice guy and knows where to catch fish.  He was a little disorganized and we understood this was because he switched boats.  We will fish with him again.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Three of us had a very good time aboard a beautiful boat with a friendly captain. Wilkins gave my wife and daughter tips on casting and reeling in and pointed out sea life that passed by our boat. We all caught fish and the weather was beautiful. Only thing that could have been better was to catch a variety of fish. Only type we caught was Sea Trout.

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Capt Wilkin was very accomplished at his craft…even at a young age. He related with both my sons well, and gave pointers when needed. His vessel is “top shelf” and is perfect for getting to the holes that no one else can reach. I look forward to my next trip out with him, and would highly recommend his services to anyone searching for a great day of fishing.

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Great fishing trip off Crooked Island!  Trifecta of favorite fish—red fish, trout and flounder.  Captain Wilkens Lane knows his stuff. Super flats boat draws 3 inches of water on plane. 5 star outing.

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beautiful day fishing for trout in Crooked Creek area of the Gulf near Mexico City beach. Captain was great with teenage boys, giving them tips as needed.

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Went fishing on Friday, September 23, 2016

Captain Wilken was simply outstanding!  Knowledgeable, personable and super over-the-top helpful.  He took extra special care to ensure my 81 year old father was comfortable and safe and having the time of his life every step of the way.  I can’t thank him enough for making our trip so memorable.

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Had a great time with Capt. Wilkin. Caught a good mess of King and Spanish Mackerel.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Capt Wilkin and his deckhand Jess delivered a very memorable fishing experience for my son, uncle and myself. After leaving the dock, we were on King Mackerel within 30 minutes. In three hours we had boated 22 King and Spanish mackerel. Capt Wilkin knows his area and his fish. After running out of bait and heading for reef fishing, the run back in against the converging rain squalls was epic. Capt Wilkin kept us out of harms way but we did experience the bounty and power of the ocean. Also the multiple dolphin pods and sea turtles were amazing. Excellent charter and highly recommended.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

All I can really saw is people ask why you throwing 25 pounders back is we had a boat full of 40 pounders. The captains excitement was just as awesome it was a trip for my son before he deploys over seas. Well Capt Wiliken knocked it out of the park we probably caught 30 plus fish this day on a half day trip. I will definitely be fishing with this man again

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