Captain
Damon Santelli

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 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.

Hey, I'm Captain Damon Santelli

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 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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My Charter Listings

Fish Key West - The Coolcast

Key West
Going fast!
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trips from US$ 375

Fish Key West - The Coolwater II

Key West
In demand!
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trips from US$ 375

Fish Key West - The Coolwater

Key West
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trips from US$ 375

Fish Key West - The Outcast

Key West
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trips from US$ 375

Fishing Reports

Snappers on the Menu

August 02, 2016

A fun morning 1/2 day on the reef today with Capt. Nick Diorio and his clients from Texas. Mr Hill said "it was the best charter he's ever been on". Thank you for fishing with us and we look… Read Full Report →


Snapper on the Menu

August 02, 2016

A fun morning 1/2 day on the reef today with Capt. Nick Diorio and his clients from Texas. Mr Hill said "it was the best charter he's ever been on". Thank you for fishing with us and we look… Read Full Report →


Snapper on the menu

August 02, 2016

A fun morning 1/2 day on the reef today with Capt. Nick Diorio and his clients from Texas. Mr Hill said "it was the best charter he's ever been on". Thank you for fishing with us and we look… Read Full Report →


Snapper on the Menu

August 02, 2016

A fun morning 1/2 day on the reef today with Capt. Nick Diorio and his clients from Texas. Mr Hill said "it was the best charter he's ever been on". Thank you for fishing with us and we look… Read Full Report →


Groupers and Big Snappers

June 14, 2016

An awesome 3/4 day charter of bottom fishing for Fishkeywestflorida & his clients. Great job on day 1. Two more days to go. Read Full Report →


Groupers and Big Snappers

June 14, 2016

An awesome 3/4 day charter of bottom fishing for Fishkeywestflorida & his clients. Great job on day 1. Two more days to go. Read Full Report →


Groupers and Snappers

June 14, 2016

An awesome 3/4 day charter of bottom fishing for Fishkeywestflorida & his clients. Great job on day 1. Two more days to go. Read Full Report →


Black Groupers, Muttons and More

May 25, 2016

We limited out on Black Groupers, had plenty of Mutton Snapper, Margates, Yellowtail Snapper and More Read Full Report →


Black Groupers, Muttons and More

May 25, 2016

We limited out on Black Groupers, had plenty of Mutton Snapper, Margates, Yellowtail Snapper and More Read Full Report →


Black Groupers, Muttons and More

May 25, 2016

We limited out on Black Groupers, had plenty of Mutton Snapper, Margates, Yellowtail Snapper and More Read Full Report →


Black Groupers, Muttons and More

May 25, 2016

We limited out on Black Groupers, had plenty of Mutton Snapper, Margates, Yellowtail Snapper and More Read Full Report →


Sails, Snappers and Groupers

May 06, 2016

Our last day of fishing with our clients from the UK was great. A nice Key West mixed bag of pelagic & bottom fish. Sailfish, Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjacks. It was a great & busy 2 weeks. See you… Read Full Report →


Sails, Snappers and groupers

May 06, 2016

Our last day of fishing with our clients from the UK was great. A nice Key West mixed bag of pelagic & bottom fish. Sailfish, Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjacks. It was a great & busy 2 weeks. See you… Read Full Report →


sails, snappers and groupers

May 06, 2016

Our last day of fishing with our clients from the UK was great. A nice Key West mixed bag of pelagic & bottom fish. Sailfish, Groupers, Snappers, and Amberjacks. It was a great & busy 2 weeks. See you… Read Full Report →


Huge king fish

May 02, 2016

Todays B team [care in the community] consisted of Crispy, Tim the cuda kid and Harry the hammer. For the first time this week Roy and Keith thought it might be just possible to allow Crispy and the cuda… Read Full Report →


Huge king fish

May 01, 2016

Todays B team [care in the community] consisted of Crispy, Tim the cuda kid and Harry the hammer. For the first time this week Roy and Keith thought it might be just possible to allow Crispy and the cuda… Read Full Report →


Huge king fish

May 01, 2016

Todays B team [care in the community] consisted of Crispy, Tim the cuda kid and Harry the hammer. For the first time this week Roy and Keith thought it might be just possible to allow Crispy and the cuda… Read Full Report →


Huge king fish

May 01, 2016

Todays B team [care in the community] consisted of Crispy, Tim the cuda kid and Harry the hammer. For the first time this week Roy and Keith thought it might be just possible to allow Crispy and the cuda… Read Full Report →


Snapper fishing at its best

April 09, 2016

Loaded up on all the good eating fish in our ocean, we caught and released all the red snapper but kept all the yellowtail and mutton snapper. We also released plenty of Amberjack and Grouper but not after May… Read Full Report →


Snapper fishing at its best

April 09, 2016

Loaded up on all the good eating fish in our ocean, we caught and released all the red snapper but kept all the yellowtail and mutton snapper. We also released plenty of Amberjack and Grouper but not after May… Read Full Report →


Snapper fishing at its best

April 09, 2016

Loaded up on all the good eating fish in our ocean, we caught and released all the red snapper but kept all the yellowtail and mutton snapper. We also released plenty of Amberjack and Grouper but not after May… Read Full Report →


Snapper fishing at its best

April 09, 2016

Loaded up on all the good eating fish in our ocean, we caught and released all the red snapper but kept all the yellowtail and mutton snapper. We also released plenty of Amberjack and Grouper but not after May… Read Full Report →


February fishing at its finest!

February 24, 2016

We caught every type of fish in key west you could imagine with our great customers from the UK. Read Full Report →


February fishing at its finest!

February 23, 2016

We flat out caught everything this month in Key West, these customers are our friends from the UK and are incredible anglers Read Full Report →


February fishing at its finest!

February 21, 2016

We caught every type of fish in key west you could imagine with our great customers from the UK. Read Full Report →


February fishing at its finest!

February 19, 2016

We caught every type of fish in key west you could imagine with our great customers from the UK. Read Full Report →


Kingfish and Snapper on the Reef

December 23, 2015

The Hargrave family from Alabama with a nice mixed bag of fish from the reef today. Yellowtails,Cero mackerels, kingfish. Tough fishermen blowing 30kts. Read Full Report →


Muttons, Groupers, Lanes and YT

December 23, 2015

Long time client of Fish Key West Florida, Chris Spurlock had a great day on the water with Capt. Cory Shepardson. We shallow water bottom fished with live pilchards and had non stop action all day Read Full Report →


Sunset Tuna bite going off in December

December 23, 2015

Sunset Blackfin Tuna bite on the Coolcast today with Capt. Nick Diorio also caught some nice size Mahi for this time of year. We also had a huge Wahoo sky rocket our flat line close to the boat but… Read Full Report →


Mutton Snapper on the patch reefs

December 23, 2015

It was a Mutton Snapper kinda day on the Outcast with Capt. Colin Barr. Also caught some nice yellowtail and mangrove snapper as well as hogfish and porgies. Read Full Report →


Snapper and grouper inshore

November 23, 2015

The Wood family from Lancaster Pa fishing with Capt. Cory on the Coolwater had a nice day in the Gulf. They wanted fish for dinner and ended up with fish for many dinners. Read Full Report →


November fishing inshore patch reefs

November 23, 2015

Capt. Derek on the Coolwater & his clients from Chicago the "Windy City"  didn't let 25 to 30 knots of wind ruin their fishing trip. That is one of the many beauties of light tackle boats, being able to fish… Read Full Report →


Inshore patch fishing

November 22, 2015

Nice day of bottom fishing for Capt. Nick Diorio and his clients aboard the Coolcast. Nothing like Grouper and Snapper for dinner. Read Full Report →


Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo in August

August 26, 2015

What an unbelievable offshore month of fishing we have had this past August. Every day we have gotten into loads of Mahi from 5 lbs to 38lbs. Gulf Stream has been close and with the light southeast wind we… Read Full Report →


Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo in August

August 25, 2015

What an unbelievable offshore month of fishing we have had this past August. Every day we have gotten into loads of Mahi from 5 lbs to 38lbs. Gulf Stream has been close and with the light southeast wind we… Read Full Report →


Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo in August

August 24, 2015

What an unbelievable offshore month of fishing we have had this past August. Every day we have gotten into loads of Mahi from 5 lbs to 38lbs. Gulf Stream has been close and with the light southeast wind we… Read Full Report →


Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo in August

August 22, 2015

What an unbelievable offshore month of fishing we have had this past August. Every day we have gotten into loads of Mahi from 5 lbs to 38lbs. Gulf Stream has been close and with the light southeast wind we… Read Full Report →


snapper & lobster hard to beat the eats

August 13, 2015

We have been crushing the Snapper on the reef limiting out every day this past week. The live bait wreck fishing has been great as well with a ton of action, we have caught greater amberjack, cobia, yellow jacks… Read Full Report →


snapper & lobster hard to beat the eats

August 13, 2015

We have been crushing the Snapper on the reef limiting out every day this past week. The live bait wreck fishing has been great as well with a ton of action, we have caught greater amberjack, cobia, yellow jacks… Read Full Report →


snapper & lobster hard to beat the eats

August 13, 2015

We have been crushing the Snapper on the reef limiting out every day this past week. The live bait wreck fishing has been great as well with a ton of action, we have caught greater amberjack, cobia, yellow jacks… Read Full Report →


snapper & lobster hard to beat the eats

August 13, 2015

We have been crushing the Snapper on the reef limiting out every day this past week. The live bait wreck fishing has been great as well with a ton of action, we have caught greater amberjack, cobia, yellow jacks… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Reef Fishing

July 16, 2015

This week here at Fish Key West Florida we have experienced some red hot reef fishing. With a good running west tide the Yellowtail Snapper has been really good. Along with the Yellowtail we have been doing well on… Read Full Report →


Gulf of Mexico Wreck fishing at its best

July 15, 2015

Usually Summer months can be slow in the Gulf of Mexico but not for us the past two weeks. We have hit many different wrecks with much success this week. Mangrove Snappers up to 7 lbs tons of Gag… Read Full Report →


Slammer Mahi, Huge Muttons and Monster T

July 14, 2015

How can you beat the month of July in Key West. Huge Mahi offshore this week on the Coolwater 2 and The Outcast both bull dolphin in the 40 lb range. The full moon in June produced again with… Read Full Report →


Mangrove & Yellowtail Snapper Spawn

July 10, 2015

Here at Fish Key West Florida we are finding the Mangrove Snapper on the reef. This is the time of year they start to spawn. The spawn usually last about a month and its a great time to target… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.77
out of 5 stars from 148 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Andrew Thompson
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Half Day Deep Sea Trip with Captain Jake on the Coolcast

VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
Great half day trip with Captain Jake as part of a bachelor party weekend. Jake was very personable and knew what he was doing...
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Christopher Catlin
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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Best trip ever couldn’t have a better Capt!

VERIFIED   September 29, 2018
Jeremy made this trip amazing we sent our husbands and they came back excited little boys they caught so many fish they were...
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Stephen Murtha
Boynton Beach, FL
 5.00
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Afternoon/Evening with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
This was the trip I was hoping we would have. A fast boat, a great captain (Jake) and lots of Dolphins. Jake never stopped...
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William Buruss
Key West, FL
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Half Day with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018
We had a great day with Capt. Jake on the CoolCast.  Both the boat and Jake were excellent and we caught loads of fish. ...
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Chelsea Dedrick
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Cory

VERIFIED   February 19, 2018
Had an absolute blast. Captain Cory took us to places literally all we had to do was drop our line and we would get a fish...
Chelsea Dedrick recommends Fish Key West - The Coolcast
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