Captain
JL Denis

Member since June 2015

Miami Beach, United States

Background
With 30 years experience as a boat technician and as an offshore sailor, I decided to have more fun with boats and live my passion - fishing! We fish the inland and offshore from Miami, to Ft Lauderdale in search of Sharks, Rays, snappers and tarpons,but also love we go trolling for Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo, as well as drift offshore on weed lines and bottom fishing on wrecks and structures for cobias, amber jacks and many more species, depending on time of the year, and weather.We are blessed with great weather in south Florida and we can go most of the year offshore, during the winter months, we use this time for inshore fishing when the inlet don,t let us go out, this is specially great for families and kids and for people who cannot take too much motion and are easily sea sick the canals and lake are calm and safe. I love what I do and love teaching kids to preserve our nature. I value my customers and made many friends among them. Book now, for a fishing trip or a tour.
Techniques
Drifting for Mahi-mahis, Trolling and deep sea fishing

Hey, I'm Captain JL Denis

Miami Beach, United States
Background
With 30 years experience as a boat technician and as an offshore sailor, I decided to have more fun with boats and live my passion - fishing! We fish the inland and offshore from Miami, to Ft Lauderdale in search of Sharks, Rays, snappers and tarpons,but also love we go trolling for Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo, as well as drift offshore on weed lines and bottom fishing on wrecks and structures for cobias, amber jacks and many more species, depending on time of the year, and weather.We are blessed with great weather in south Florida and we can go most of the year offshore, during the winter months, we use this time for inshore fishing when the inlet don,t let us go out, this is specially great for families and kids and for people who cannot take too much motion and are easily sea sick the canals and lake are calm and safe. I love what I do and love teaching kids to preserve our nature. I value my customers and made many friends among them. Book now, for a fishing trip or a tour.
Techniques
Drifting for Mahi-mahis, Trolling and deep sea fishing
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

Miami Beach
trips from
US$ 490

Fishing Reports

Bonitos

January 05, 2017

Nice day, sunny, flat, decided to go for a couple hours and test the water. Was not disappointed, after half hour trolling ,I got the noise I like on the Penn 50, and it took me some time to… Read Full Report →


Kings and wahoos

December 29, 2016

Great day to finally be outside, sea was calm and beautiful, with a light sw wind, action was good on kings and wahoo,we fish with skirted balihoos.All bites were on the deep rod. 40 to 60 ft deep and… Read Full Report →


King fish day.

January 02, 2016

Beautiful day on the water after 3 nasty weeks with heavy winds , we finally made it out fishing. Sunny Florida weather ahead of a front, great condition. We caught few small mackerels and a nice King on ballyhoo.… Read Full Report →


Mahi frenzy

November 13, 2015

Went on the first afternoon hours, got life pilchards and my customers Becky and Tony. we went 2 miles out in search of bait movements and signs of mahis. Right away we found a school, gave them the live… Read Full Report →


Cobias

November 06, 2015

Going out of Haulover was kind of wet. After a couple hours trolling with little results,few attacks but no catch, we begin to drop in 190 feet with live baits, the results are immediate and we caught 2 Cobias… Read Full Report →


Nice tuna

August 14, 2015

Jeff and Zach came from Ohio for the week end, we had a typical Florida weather, early with light rain but quickly cleared off, with thunderstorms lingering north and south of us, we went fishing the 200 line where… Read Full Report →


Mahi-mahi are tasty!

July 11, 2015

An other beautiful sunny day in south Florida, Mahi-mahi were the target of the day, we hit 2 schools and caught 5 but released the smallest.On cut sardines fishing the weed lines in 700/800 ft deep waters. Read Full Report →


Sunny day for their first ocean ride.

July 03, 2015

First ocean trip ever for my customers and friends Tsogmunkht and Bat, visiting from Chicago, they are originally from Mongolia, land of the steppes and avid salmon fisherman.We got 2 nice Bonitos on the planners wile trolling and also… Read Full Report →


King, Porgys and jacks

June 04, 2015

Out on a cloudy day, we saw a nice sailfish hunting right by our boat but could not get it, we are waiting he gets bigger...Nice deep drop fishing with action on Jacks, big porgys and a King on… Read Full Report →


Mahi mahi coming in

May 16, 2015

Left haulover on a Beautiful and very calm day, sunny , started very quiet with no bites and nothing to watch but around noon we saw few groups of flying fishes then hooked 2 bulls in half hour period… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Good trip but didn’t get the fish we wanted, they were there but not feeding. Captain Jean and Jose were great company and upset I didn’t catch too much. I would recommend.

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thank you Tom, looked for mahis, we found them but they were not hungry, hope you enjoyed your day anyway. Was nice to meet
You.


Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We had A great half day withCapt Jean Denis. Fishing outside the cost of Miami. The captain had much knowledge about fishing in the area and worked with a safety-first priciple, We were fortunate enough, and got to go deepsea fishing. Absolutely top guy and both me and my girlfriend was very happy in the company of captain. We would recommend him strongly and when we’re going to go fishing in Miami again it will be with him :-)

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thank you Elvind, I had a great day with you guys and I hope that you come back soon to Miami , I will be very happy to see you again.
Tight lines!

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It was a pleasure to fish with you! We had a really great time.
Boat, tackle and the captain where excellent! We had a lot of fun, and also catching some fishes, for example King Mackerel, Shark and Snappers.

We hope to see you again. Nice greetings from Stuttgart (Germany) , Hamzė and Heiko

Fished January 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, February 6, 2017

Danke Heiko und Hamze, was a pleasure fishing with you, hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

All was good with crew, boat and experience other than did not catch anything.

Fished February 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Thank you Jerry, sorry we didn’t catch nothing this day, was one one “those days”, will do good on your next trip.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Was great from the beginning, in Miami from Chicago, and this was the best experience we had, captain Dennis is very friendly and experienced, boat was fun to ride, overall we had so much fun and the kids had a blast. we are coming back to blue-moon II again in the next spring….

Fished July 2016

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Replied to this review on Friday, July 15, 2016

Thank you for coming to our sunny Florida, I had a great time with you guys and I am very happy you liked the trip,we will catch this bull shark next time! Hope to see you soon, and wish you tight lines my friends,

Went fishing on Monday, November 9, 2015

Had a great time. Will definitely make sure to use again.

Fished November 2015

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Replied to this review on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Was a pleasure to fish with you, the night was beautiful, hope to get to see you again.Thank you very much.

Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

What a great tip. A very knowledgeable and friendly crew. Perfect weather and plenty of fish. We caught Tuna, Amberjack and Dorado(dolphin).  A wonderful day of fishing. We’ll definitely do it again soon

P.T.Lee

Fished August 2015

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thank you Patrick, pleasure fishing with you. Hope we go soon for lobster…

Went fishing on Friday, July 3, 2015

It was our first time ocean fishing. The captain was a really nice guy, we felt like knew him for years. We supposed to be in ocean for 6 hours but we have been longer than that. Got 3 fish, and it was blessed. In addition, he showed us famous buildings and boats. We would really recommend this guy if you are looking for a private boat with a nicest captain.

Fished July 2015

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thank you Tsogtmunkh, all the pleasure was mine, say hello to Bat from me, hope to see you again here or in Chicago.

Went fishing on Friday, July 17, 2015


Fishing on 07/17/2015

 

Went fishing with friends onboard Blue moon II with captain JL, we had a good experience, we did some trolling and caught nice bonitos and a black fin tuna , then we went bottom fishing and got some amber jacks, overall it was great day, I would definitely recommend blue moon fishing charters llc.

Fished July 2015

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Replied to this review on Friday, August 7, 2015

Thank you Ed, all the pleasure was mine, I hope we get a sailfish the next trip you come….


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Attention to the details and a very friendly captain makes a huge difference, I felt it was in my boat and the captain was an old time friend.
The fishing was great and I highly recommed this operation specially if you are looking for a personalized totally focused on you fishing experience.
All the complex setup was done by the captain very well and in no time we were fishing, the ride was very good and this boat size is perfect to quicky move from and to different fishing spots.
Blue Moon II, we will come back!

Fished June 2015

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you John , was a great day fishing with you guys,hope to do it again soon.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 23, 2015

A visit to south Florida could not be complete without a good fishing trip and that’s what Cpt JL and Blue Moon II offers. Me and my wife went on a fishing trip and had a blast. Variety of tackles, poles, bottom or trolling fishing and the expertise from Cpt JL, was what we needed to have a complete and a succesful trip. We caught a Mahi and almost two (the second was as big or bigger than the first but didn’t want to be on my plate,lol and got away), Amber Jacks and Black fin tuna. Great experience. I recommend it to anyone.

Fished May 2015

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you Nestor,was a great day and a pleasure fishing with you.

Went fishing on Friday, April 17, 2015

We truly enjoy the ride on-board Blue Moon II. Captain JL loves the sea and he truly shares the joy through his operation. The ship and fishing equipment is well taking cared off. Needless to say we are looking forward to do it another time. Thanks again for a great day.

Fished April 2015

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you Pablo and your lovely wife Erika, was a pleasure to get to know you guys and fun was mine.