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Fish Key West

Member since June 2014 Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Damon Santelli runs fishing trips out of the rich Florida Keys. Damon spent a decade working as a commercial fisherman in the Key West. During that time, he learnt a great deal about fishing, using rod and reel to make a living. Having earned a lot of experience and skills, Capt. Damon went on to become a captain of his own charter. He now has a fleet of boats and along with his team takes out numerous customers each year. The decision to leave behind his office career and become a captain proved to be the right one. Capt. Damon is patient and likes taking both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen out on the water. Damon has landed many commercial fishing records, such as 1232 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper. You don't want to miss a trip with him. It's going to be pure action!
Techniques
Live bait, light tackle sport fishing.

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Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Damon Santelli runs fishing trips out of the rich Florida Keys. Damon spent a decade working as a commercial fisherman in the Key West. During that time, he learnt a great deal about fishing, using rod and reel to make a living. Having earned a lot of experience and skills, Capt. Damon went on to become a captain of his own charter. He now has a fleet of boats and along with his team takes out numerous customers each year. The decision to leave behind his office career and become a captain proved to be the right one. Capt. Damon is patient and likes taking both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen out on the water. Damon has landed many commercial fishing records, such as 1232 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper. You don't want to miss a trip with him. It's going to be pure action!
Techniques
Live bait, light tackle sport fishing.
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Fish Key West - The Outcast

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Fish Key West - The Coolcast

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Fish Key West - The Coolwater

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Fish Key West - The Coolwater II

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Half day trip with Captain Chris
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Tim G.
Plano, TX
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Great Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on October 20, 2021
Captain Sam worked his tail off keeping up with 5 anglers!  He warned us the wind would kick up the seas and there would be...
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Josh L.
Palatka, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 3, 2021
I’d like to thank our captain, Ryan. He took us out and put us right on the mahi. I can’t say enough good things about...
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Drew L.
Huntersville, NC
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Half Day trip with Capt. Ray

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (AM) on September 3, 2021
Outstanding half day trip (split a.m.). Capt Ray was knowledgeable and great. Extremely patient and gave great insight to landing...
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Rob K.
Salisbury, MD
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Half day trip with Captain Ray

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (AM) on August 30, 2021
Captain Ray gave our group an overview of what we would be targeting and how we were going to fish.  Fishing was a little...
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Tina E.
Orlando, FL
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Incredible fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (PM) on May 11, 2021
Captain John was amazing. It seemed that other boats weren’t catching a lot of fish that day, but Captain John knew where...
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