Charter Operator
Reward Fishing Fleet

Member since December 2016 Miami, United States
Background
Captain Wayne Conn has 45 years of experience. He is a life-long fisherman who has a passion for the sea. There is nothing quite like being on the ocean to humble one's self, and gain the appreciation for the outdoors and the marine life around us. Fishing is Wayne's connection to life, and he enjoys every moment! His fellow captains and boats bring knowledge and experience to each and every trip and treat their customers like friends. Captain Wayne does not guarantee fish every day, but he can guarantee you will be treated with respect, patience, and kindness. He and his Charters pride themselves in being the best in this business and have a huge local and transient following.
Techniques
Our boats can troll, anchor, drift, or kite fish with live bait. We catch many trophy sailfish, mahi, tuna, amberjack and many other South Florida species.

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Miami, United States
Background
Captain Wayne Conn has 45 years of experience. He is a life-long fisherman who has a passion for the sea. There is nothing quite like being on the ocean to humble one's self, and gain the appreciation for the outdoors and the marine life around us. Fishing is Wayne's connection to life, and he enjoys every moment! His fellow captains and boats bring knowledge and experience to each and every trip and treat their customers like friends. Captain Wayne does not guarantee fish every day, but he can guarantee you will be treated with respect, patience, and kindness. He and his Charters pride themselves in being the best in this business and have a huge local and transient following.
Techniques
Our boats can troll, anchor, drift, or kite fish with live bait. We catch many trophy sailfish, mahi, tuna, amberjack and many other South Florida species.

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Miami
trips from $1,500

Fishing Reports

Miami Winter Fishing Report
Miami Winter Fishing Report
Dec 1, 2016 Miami
REWARD FISHING FLEET DECEMBER FISHING REPORT AND WINTER FORECAST Its official, summer is finally gone! It has been wonderfully refreshing to get up in the morning with temperatures in the high 60’s to low 70’s. Even though we’ve had only a few fronts, we’ve had winter-like high pressure areas stay with us, creating high seas and rough water as they pass, as well as driving migratory species our way. This fishing should continue well into April!! Spanish mackerel are in abundance right now. Trolling with small feathers or spoons in shallow water, 15 to 40 deep or so will get you all the Spanish mackerel you want. Stop trolling when you have a fish on and cast with light tackle or fly rods for a real treat! There aren’t many fish that are more fun than mackerel on light tackle. Remember to plan your mackerel fishing around the outgoing tide, as it is the best for them. The past September through November has been the BEST sail fishing fall period that I’ve seen in years, and it continues into December. Our half day trips are routinely catching sailfish even on dead baits, although live baits fished either under a kite or on flat lines usually results in more hookups. The passing high pressure zones that make the wind blow like crazy from the North to Northeast quadrants results in dolphin appearing in our coastal waters. To catch them all that is necessary is to get outside the reef (deeper than 100 ft) put out small trollers and start fishing. Following any weed line or current rip AND looking for bird activity will guarantee success. These fish are moving south at a good clip, so when you find birds head to the North side of the activity. Schools of dolphin have been showing up frequently as our Reward Fleet boats are on the drift, moving with the wind and current. Blackfin tuna also are around, but in smaller sizes than the spring. On the Reward Fleet we catch them using small trolling lures while moving between drifts, and have had great success with vertical jigs while we are on the drift. Black and Gag grouper are next on the list, with more of them around than in recent years. The best way to catch on is to keep a deep running large plug out while trolling the inside reefs for mackerel. By the way, this should be on your heaviest tackle, at least 50 lb. You’ll know why when a nice black hits and threatens to rip out your rod holder! Another method is to drop live pinfish on wrecks and ledges with the same tackle. Use enough lead, even up to 2 lbs to get it down there. The local spots can be found online, just type in “Dade county artificial reef sites” and figure it out from there. Night fishing on the Reward Fleet has been phenomenal lately! Our scheduled trip time is now 8pm-1am, every night except Monday. Captain Ryan and Captain Steve with mate Bernie report awesome catches of yellowtail, mutton and mangrove snapper in near limit numbers nightly. We are happy to provide 20 lb spinning tackle, circle hooks, and a variety of baits including squid, ballyhoo, sardines, and silversides at no additional charge. Check out this snapper catch last week! This is a great time to get out on a party boat, as it’s the most economical way to fish offshore. Check out **hidden content** for more information, and join us on one of our special jigging or 12 hour trips. Mention this article, and you will get a $5 discount on your next trip for yourself as well as everyone in your party! Captain Wayne Conn
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 412 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (176)
Good price for fun
June fishing trip
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
240
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
77%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
44%
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Michel C.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fantastic fishing

VERIFIED   Half day Trip - AM on May 15, 2023
What was fantastic was the kindness of the entire Rewards team.The whole team is constantly at your side, putting bait back...
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Moshe M.
Lawrence, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - PM on January 30, 2023
I went with my wife and five kids, and the crew did a great job trying to find some biting fish and helping us out (we were...
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Doug C.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Wayne

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Weekend (20 PAX) on March 25, 2023
Crew was very welcoming and friendly. We did not catch a ton, but sometimes that is the experience with fishing trips. Captain...
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Tom S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good price for fun

VERIFIED   Half day Trip - AM on July 4, 2023
Enjoyed it.  My friend and I each caught one.  Both went home happy.  It was calm and caught a bonita which we didn’t...
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William F.
Quail Heights, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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My 1st Reward trip

VERIFIED   Half day Trip - AM on May 12, 2023
i had a good time today with the crew and I liked the way the crew came to my rescue with the hook in my finger and provided...
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