Captain
Royce Hay

Member since August 2016

Pompano Beach, United States

Background
I have been fishing the beautiful waters of south florida my entire life, with thousands of unforgettable hours on the water. Over the years i have learned the south east waters like the back of my hand, from peak seasonal times to target specific fish, to migratory patterns, as well as all other variations of fishing these waters. I would love the opportunity to help anyone become a better angler, let us show you a Downright Adventure!

Hey, I'm Captain Royce Hay

Pompano Beach, United States
Background
I have been fishing the beautiful waters of south florida my entire life, with thousands of unforgettable hours on the water. Over the years i have learned the south east waters like the back of my hand, from peak seasonal times to target specific fish, to migratory patterns, as well as all other variations of fishing these waters. I would love the opportunity to help anyone become a better angler, let us show you a Downright Adventure!
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Pompano Beach
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US$ 450

Customer Reviews

4.59 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, December 23, 2017

I’ve gone out with Capt Royce multiple times and him and his crew are always dedicated to putting us on fish. They go the extra length to make sure you go home with a good story. I highly recommend fishing with these guys. They sincerely care about there customers having a memorable experience while having fun and catching fish!

Fished December 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

Good boat - 2017, good (young) guys that have ocean fished most of their lives but we were a victim of a cold front.  76 one day, 60 degrees the day we went out.  Felt like there was really nothing we could do to find them - caught two small, really small grouper, a couple bonita, and some grunts.  I’d use them again but regardless of who you choose - don’t force it unless you just want t boat ride.  Watch the weather!

Fished December 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, November 9, 2017

These guys work very hard. It was such a great time I fished with them again 4 weeks later. I’m looking forward to fishing with them again many times this winter.

Fished November 2017

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Cartersville, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, October 26, 2017

very inexperienced at fishing. spent the whole trip covering the same 2 or 3 mile stretch of water, BACK AND FORTH,  with no plan from the charter to do anything different. only caught a few “trash” fish, DINKS. biography attached with the charter information leads one to believe they have been running a charter service for 15 years, actuality 2 years. pictures associated with charter are all of personal trips, NONE FROM A PAYING CHARTER?????????????? and appears that they are from only 3 or 4 trips!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SPEND 2 TO 4 WEEKS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS EVERY YEAR AND HAVE CAUGHT MORE FISH IN ONE TRIP THAN THEY HAVE total. huge dissapointment

Sam Mitchell does not recommend DownRight Fishing Charters

Fished October 2017

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Royce Hay (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 6, 2017

Dear Sam,

We thank you for your booking, however, you’re assessment of the day and our charter couldn’t be more inaccurate. First off, you have clearly never fished in the pompano beach/ft lauderdale/boca area(as you stated on the charter) because we DID NOT Fish the same 2 or 3 mile stretch. We fished from Hillsboro inlet and tried to go north, however the wind was a good 15 to 20mph that day so we ended up only going a little north then letting the wind take us south to where we were right off ft lauderdale inlet. These “trash” fish you are referring to are the species that were bitting the most during our charter (kinfish, Bonita, barracuda and cero mackerel) we would have loved to go for a great pelagic species such as dolphin, tuna, or sailfish but as we both know the seas were extremely rough that day, so we changed our game plan, as good fishermen do.

As for our credentials, we in no way imply that we have been chartering for 15 years. We have been FISHING these waters for 15 years. And you’re quite right, we haven’t update our fishing booker page with all the great catches our customers have caught over the 2 and half years of chartering so thank you for reminding us.

We do not have the luxuries of being able to fish the amazing waters of the keys. Literally one of the best fishing destinations in the world. And we truly are sorry that we didn’t live up to your unrealistic expectations of what fishing is like here in pompano beach, especially on a day where it was 3-5ft seas with a north wind.

To customers who may be discouraged by this review, I implore you to read our outstanding reviews from our customers so far, and the 85% return rate from our customers says to us that we are providing customers with a great time and lots of action. If you wish to check out all of our fishing pictures from customers, I will update our photos, however in the mean time please visit our instagram page, DownRightFishing, to look at the latest catches of our great customers.

Middleburg, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Great time…..Captain Royce and Thomas were great….very personable and patient…...walked us through all the steps and scenarios…...can’t wait to go back with them….told them to keep me in mind when in need of a passenger or two…..
Would recommend to anyone…..

Fished July 2017

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Royce Hay (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hey Jose! I’m glad you guys had a good time. The bite was a little slow in the beginning then it really picked up. Hope to see you guys again in the future. I’ll keep you up to date on what’s biting!


East Aurora, New York
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What a tremendous effort in very miserable seas! We trolled hoping to catch kingfish, tuna, and bonitas. Ended up with 5 bonitas but couldn’t get the tuna or kings to bite in the cold water. Then tried the reef for some snappers. Caught numerous fish there as we ended the day. Beautiful new boat, can’t wait to go again in calmer seas to do some deep drops.

Fished March 2017

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Royce Hay (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hey Bob! Glad you had a good time with us on the trip! Bad conditions didn’t help the bite but next time we will sure to put you on some good fish! Thanks again!

Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

I had a great time fishing with Royce and Thomas! They were professional and helpful all day. My daughter really wanted to go out fishing and seeing how I didn’t know anything about fishing, I booked a charter with DownRight Fishing. I can honestly say it was the best choice. My daughter had such a great time that she can’t wait to do it again. Thanks again, Royce and Thomas

Fished January 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, October 20, 2016

What can I say about DownRight Fishing Charters, I had a blast! I had never been ocean fishing before and Royce and Thomas couldn’t have been more helpful. They actually showed me how to do everything. Within an hour I knew the lingo and felt like a certified saltwater angler. I was looking to bring home some meat and that’s exactly what they did! I can not say enough good things about these guys. I will definitely be booking another charter with them when I’m down in Florida again

Fished October 2016

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