Captain
JIM PURCELL

Member since November 2015

Marathon, United States

Background
LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Techniques
Love trolling, deep drops & reef/wreck fishing. Offshore, hump, deep drops, reef/wreck. Big fish & lots of them! Let's go fishing! Sailfish, tuna, mahi- mahi (dolphin aka dorado), triple tail, wahoo, marlin, groupers, snappers, kingfish, etc. Ballyhoo, live pin fish, all top rigging and best tackle: Penn rods & reels! You can snorkel with us too, spend your last hour onboard at Sombrero Lighthouse & National Marine Sanctuary, it's the third largest reef in the world! We can handle groups over six!

Hey, I'm Captain JIM PURCELL

Marathon, United States
Background
LUXURIOUS & ice cold AIR CONDITIONING!!!
Techniques
Love trolling, deep drops & reef/wreck fishing. Offshore, hump, deep drops, reef/wreck. Big fish & lots of them! Let's go fishing! Sailfish, tuna, mahi- mahi (dolphin aka dorado), triple tail, wahoo, marlin, groupers, snappers, kingfish, etc. Ballyhoo, live pin fish, all top rigging and best tackle: Penn rods & reels! You can snorkel with us too, spend your last hour onboard at Sombrero Lighthouse & National Marine Sanctuary, it's the third largest reef in the world! We can handle groups over six!

My Charter Listings

Marathon
trips from
US$ 1699

Fishing Reports

Fishing at the Hump

November 14, 2015

Caught the Large Tunas and lots of them, action, action action....still some large mahi mahi pouring through. Had a nice ride back in calm seas. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bring some drinks, some sandwiches and a cigar if you like.  Jim amd Bob took care of everything else.  We had a very cold day temperature wise… low 60’s to upper 60’s F.  The set up of the boat and amenities made it quite comfortable despite the weather.  My wife has gotten seasick on our last two fishing trips and our cruise, but not on the boat.  It helped to follow Jim’s instructions and give her Bonine the night before and the morning of.  No seasickness!

In the morning, we fished the reefs and caught our limit of snapper.  In the afternoon, we went to deep water for a few hours.  Struck out there, but Jim and Bob were great company. 

Had my son who is 12, my mom who is 75 and my wife and I 50 and 51.  Everyone had a good time and everyone caught some snapper.

If you want friendly crew, comfortable vessep and to catch fish, Hot Diggity is a good choice.  And don’t forget to say hello to his talking bird Ruckus.  Pics below

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Myself and 8 other guys spent the day on this gorgeous and spacious boat. The inside cabin and captains deck had plenty of room for all of us. Started with reef fishing and hit more yellowtail fish than we could reel in. Each caught our limit within the hour. Best part of the trip was the first mate, Anthony who was working his tail off to keep our hooks baited and poles in the water. After that we went trolling for some bigger fish as we wanted to strap into the fighting chair and wrestle with some Wahoo. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance as they weren’t biting and a nasty cold front came in so we ended up docking a few hours early. But once we docked, Anthony cleaned all our fish and sent us home with great filets that were excellent fish tacos later that night. Really thankful for Captain Jim and his crew, made our trip alot of fun. Highly recommend just wish the big fish were biting

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 9, 2016

Excellent time!!!! Captain and first mate were very professional and we caught some great tuna and dolphin. Will definitely book again with this crew.  The air conditioned cabin was a great place to cool off during the day.

Fished May 2016

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