Captain
Maurice Young

Member since December 2021 Key Largo, United States
Background
Captain Maurice Young has been fishing since he was a boy in South Florida. His areas of expertise include tournament offshore fishing throughout Florida and the Bahamas. He's highly proficient at reef and inshore fishing, especially in the Keys, Everglades National Park, and up the west coast to the Crystal River. The captain specializes in live bait fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Snook, Wahoo, Tarpon, Trout, and all species of Snapper and Grouper. He is passionate about catching large fish, so his Dry Tortugas and Middle Grounds Snapper/Grouper trips have been extremely rewarding. No matter what kind of fishing you would like to do, rest assured you'll be going with one of the top professionals with the skills, knowledge, boat, and gear, but most importantly, with the dedication and persistence that you'll catch the fish you're after. For Captain Maurice, this is not a job but a passion and opportunity to share his vast experience with guests, families, and friends.
Techniques
Captain Maurice specializes in kite fishing and live bait fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tarpon, Snook, Trout, and all species of Snapper and Grouper.

Hey, I'm Captain Maurice Young

Key Largo, United States
Background
Captain Maurice Young has been fishing since he was a boy in South Florida. His areas of expertise include tournament offshore fishing throughout Florida and the Bahamas. He's highly proficient at reef and inshore fishing, especially in the Keys, Everglades National Park, and up the west coast to the Crystal River. The captain specializes in live bait fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Snook, Wahoo, Tarpon, Trout, and all species of Snapper and Grouper. He is passionate about catching large fish, so his Dry Tortugas and Middle Grounds Snapper/Grouper trips have been extremely rewarding. No matter what kind of fishing you would like to do, rest assured you'll be going with one of the top professionals with the skills, knowledge, boat, and gear, but most importantly, with the dedication and persistence that you'll catch the fish you're after. For Captain Maurice, this is not a job but a passion and opportunity to share his vast experience with guests, families, and friends.
Techniques
Captain Maurice specializes in kite fishing and live bait fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tarpon, Snook, Trout, and all species of Snapper and Grouper.
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Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid
Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid
Jan 13, 2023 Key Largo
Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid January 2023 Happy New Years to all from our wonderful Hawks Cay Resort location. Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the beautiful 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” over the holidays up till now has been spectacular in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. Just about everything is biting now on the reef / wrecks & offshore. The predominant bite offshore has been sailfish, wahoo, king mackerel & mahi-mahi or dolphin fish as we like to call them. Uncharacteristically for this time of year, we’ve been slamming the dolphins offshore between 120 feet - 300 feet while trolling wrecks looking for wahoo. For whatever reason they are showing up, I’m totally happy about it. The sailfish are here! They are around in good numbers between **hidden content** feet & we’ve been getting multiple releases a day. Most of them have been caught either kite fishing, slow trolling live bait or pitching live ballyhoo at bait showers. The king mackerel have been caught in the same manner as the sailfish. Like I said on my last report, it’s wahoo fishing time & onboard the Ace of Spades we’ve been catching them. Then bite has been up / down the outer edge of the reef & around the deep water wrecks between 115 feet - 250 feet of water. Trolling Normad plugs around 9 knots, high speed trolling lures with various size trolling weights & live bait fishing has been working for us. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water. This is also the best time of year for patch reef fishing in the 20 - 40 feet depths. Big shout out to the CMOR mapping team for making it so easy to actually see the reef & wrecks we are fishing. If you don’t have this mapping yet, get it! The bigger yellowtails, mangrove snappers, spanish / cero mackerel bite has been insane on the patch reefs & it’s a great place to fish when the weather is a little to sporty offshore. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, stay safe, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Jan 13, 2023 Miami Beach
Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid January 2023 Happy New Years to all from our wonderful Hawks Cay Resort location. Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the beautiful 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” over the holidays up till now has been spectacular in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. Just about everything is biting now on the reef / wrecks & offshore. The predominant bite offshore has been sailfish, wahoo, king mackerel & mahi-mahi or dolphin fish as we like to call them. Uncharacteristically for this time of year, we’ve been slamming the dolphins offshore between 120 feet - 300 feet while trolling wrecks looking for wahoo. For whatever reason they are showing up, I’m totally happy about it. The sailfish are here! They are around in good numbers between **hidden content** feet & we’ve been getting multiple releases a day. Most of them have been caught either kite fishing, slow trolling live bait or pitching live ballyhoo at bait showers. The king mackerel have been caught in the same manner as the sailfish. Like I said on my last report, it’s wahoo fishing time & onboard the Ace of Spades we’ve been catching them. Then bite has been up / down the outer edge of the reef & around the deep water wrecks between 115 feet - 250 feet of water. Trolling Normad plugs around 9 knots, high speed trolling lures with various size trolling weights & live bait fishing has been working for us. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water. This is also the best time of year for patch reef fishing in the 20 - 40 feet depths. Big shout out to the CMOR mapping team for making it so easy to actually see the reef & wrecks we are fishing. If you don’t have this mapping yet, get it! The bigger yellowtails, mangrove snappers, spanish / cero mackerel bite has been insane on the patch reefs & it’s a great place to fish when the weather is a little to sporty offshore. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, stay safe, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Jan 13, 2023 Duck Key
Key Largo to Marathon Mid January 2023 Happy New Years to all from our wonderful Hawks Cay Resort location. Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the beautiful 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” over the holidays up till now has been spectacular in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. Just about everything is biting now on the reef / wrecks & offshore. The predominant bite offshore has been sailfish, wahoo, king mackerel & mahi-mahi or dolphin fish as we like to call them. Uncharacteristically for this time of year, we’ve been slamming the dolphins offshore between 120 feet - 300 feet while trolling wrecks looking for wahoo. For whatever reason they are showing up, I’m totally happy about it. The sailfish are here! They are around in good numbers between **hidden content** feet & we’ve been getting multiple releases a day. Most of them have been caught either kite fishing, slow trolling live bait or pitching live ballyhoo at bait showers. The king mackerel have been caught in the same manner as the sailfish. Like I said on my last report, it’s wahoo fishing time & onboard the Ace of Spades we’ve been catching them. Then bite has been up / down the outer edge of the reef & around the deep water wrecks between 115 feet - 250 feet of water. Trolling Normad plugs around 9 knots, high speed trolling lures with various size trolling weights & live bait fishing has been working for us. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water. This is also the best time of year for patch reef fishing in the 20 - 40 feet depths. Big shout out to the CMOR mapping team for making it so easy to actually see the reef & wrecks we are fishing. If you don’t have this mapping yet, get it! The bigger yellowtails, mangrove snappers, spanish / cero mackerel bite has been insane on the patch reefs & it’s a great place to fish when the weather is a little to sporty offshore. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, stay safe, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Dec 15, 2022 Key Largo
Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid December 2022 Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the beautiful 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” in the last couple of weeks has been outstanding in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. The water is cooling down & the bite is in full swing on the reef / wrecks & offshore. The predominant bite offshore has been sailfish & blackfin tunas. The sailfish have finally been showing up in good numbers between **hidden content** feet & it’s only going to continue to get better as we get deeper into the season. We’ve been catching most of them slow trolling live bait & pitching live ballyhoo at bait showers. The blackfins are still super thick on the humps & it’s been nothing but pure fun! We are catching them in just about every way possible from trolling feathers, to live bait pilchards, to slow pitch jigging the Mobster! ( Captain Maurice’s secret weapon- try them) It’s also wahoo fishing time & I’ve been hearing of a few being caught. We onboard the Ace of Spades will actively start fishing for those hard fighting, tasty torpedoes throughout the holidays, so hopefully I’ll have something good to report on the next fishing report. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water and on the deeper water wrecks in 100 plus feet. Also the Spanish, cero, & king mackerel bite has been insane on the patch reefs out to the deeper reefs. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, happy holidays, stay safe, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Fishing Report- Key Largo to Marathon Mi
Dec 15, 2022 Duck Key
Fishing Report Key Largo to Marathon Mid December 2022 Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the beautiful 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” in the last couple of weeks has been outstanding in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. The water is cooling down & the bite is in full swing on the reef / wrecks & offshore. The predominant bite offshore has been sailfish & blackfin tunas. The sailfish have finally been showing up in good numbers between **hidden content** feet & it’s only going to continue to get better as we get deeper into the season. We’ve been catching most of them slow trolling live bait & pitching live ballyhoo at bait showers. The blackfins are still super thick on the humps & it’s been nothing but pure fun! We are catching them in just about every way possible from trolling feathers, to live bait pilchards, to slow pitch jigging the Mobster! ( Captain Maurice’s secret weapon- try them) It’s also wahoo fishing time & I’ve been hearing of a few being caught. We onboard the Ace of Spades will actively start fishing for those hard fighting, tasty torpedoes throughout the holidays, so hopefully I’ll have something good to report on the next fishing report. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water and on the deeper water wrecks in 100 plus feet. Also the Spanish, cero, & king mackerel bite has been insane on the patch reefs out to the deeper reefs. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, happy holidays, stay safe, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Florida Keys- Key Largo to Marathon Mid
Florida Keys- Key Largo to Marathon Mid
Oct 18, 2022 Key Largo
Fishing Report Key Largo - Marathon Mid October 2022 Seas 2 Trees Outdoors fishing onboard the 36’ Yellowfin “Ace of Spades” in the last couple of weeks has been very good in the Florida Keys, between Key Largo & Marathon. The predominant bite offshore has been swordfish & blackfin tunas. The swordfish have been holding well off the ledges & the blackfins are super thick on the humps. We are catching our limits on blackfin tuna just about every trip & a few mahi-mahi in the mix as an extra treat. On the reefs & wrecks, the Yellowtail snapper / mutton bite has still been consistent on the reefs between 45- 90 feet of water and on the deeper water wrecks in 100 plus feet. Captain’s tip for deep water snapper fishing: Fishing the deeper water you gotta lock down your drag, wind hard & fast as possible, admire your fish when he’s on the boat, lol. This technique is to outrun the tax man aka Mr. Shark, who is surely lurking & seems to want your prized flag yellowtails or muttons a little bit more than we do. The wahoo & first of the fall sailfish should start showing up in the next few weeks as more cold fronts approach our area. We are looking forward to live bait fishing and flying the kites for the spectacular top water aerial attack on the baits. As always, If you’re looking to get out on the water for a great time fishing or just need information / tips, please feel free to book or contact me or any of our great charter captains located here in the Florida Keys. We are all willing to help & truly love to share our knowledge of this amazing Keys fishery. Until the next fishing report, tight lines & bent rods! Captain Maurice Young Seas 2 Trees Outdoors Ace of Spades ♠️
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Awesome 3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Reef / Wreck on February 27, 2022
We went out with Captain Maurice and had an absolute blast! We had to cancel our original charter with another outfit because...
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Half day trip, mid afternoon

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef / Wreck (PM) on April 6, 2022
Capt. Maurice was awesome. We went out at noon, I thought we may have trouble finding fish, he said no problem. He took us...
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Timothy T.
Durham, NC
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Half day with Captain Maurice

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef / Wreck (PM) on April 2, 2022
These guys know what they’re doing.  We went out looking for snapper, and we got plenty.  Whether you’re an experienced...
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Robert F.
Colfax, WI
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Half Day With Captain Maurice

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef / Wreck (AM) on April 11, 2022
We enjoyed our morning tour.  We had a beautiful sunrise en route to the deeper waters. No luck in that area and the water...
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Robert T.
Rolesville, NC
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Fishing with Maurice

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef / Wreck (PM) on July 10, 2022
We took a couple trips with Maurice and his crew while we were here. We honestly had a great time. We took young kids on the...
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