Captain
Jorge Piñero

Member since October 2014

Islamorada, United States

Background
Jorge started fishing way back in the 70's aboard his own boat, and has chartered all over the world. When it comes to fly fishing for offshore pelagics, Jorge's done it all from Blue Marlin to Mahi, and everything in between. Nominated in top 60 Captains in US by Sportfishing Magazine 2015 Best Marlin Captain in Florida Florida Sportsman Magazine 2014 Best of Islamorada Charter 2014,2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013,2014,2015 The VIP Charter Captain in several Islamorada Hotels
Techniques
I fish for big fish. I target these fish with unique techniques I have developed in 40 years of fishing and chartering around the world.

Hey, I'm Captain Jorge Piñero

Islamorada, United States
Background
Jorge started fishing way back in the 70's aboard his own boat, and has chartered all over the world. When it comes to fly fishing for offshore pelagics, Jorge's done it all from Blue Marlin to Mahi, and everything in between. Nominated in top 60 Captains in US by Sportfishing Magazine 2015 Best Marlin Captain in Florida Florida Sportsman Magazine 2014 Best of Islamorada Charter 2014,2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013,2014,2015 The VIP Charter Captain in several Islamorada Hotels
Techniques
I fish for big fish. I target these fish with unique techniques I have developed in 40 years of fishing and chartering around the world.

My Charter Listings

Islamorada
trips from
US$ 1350

Fishing Reports

Extraordinary Offshore Fishing

April 19, 2015

Fishing off Islamorada yesterday we filled our fish box with big mahi. We caught mahi between 7 and 35 pounds. On or way in we caught 2 sailfish pitching live bait to tailing fish. Our fishing experience for our… Read Full Report →


Another extraordinary day

April 20, 2015

Another great day on the water with or clients from South Africa. Today we fished for the deep bottom dwellers on deep drop gear catching a big 52 lb Snowy Grouper, Tile Fish and Queen Snapper. As our clients… Read Full Report →


Phenomenal Grouper Opener

May 01, 2015

Grouper Opener was great! Our Charter yesterday at Upper Keys Sportfishing on opening day of grouper season yielded tremendous fish and very happy clients. We had limits of gag, red and black grouper along with limits of yellowtail snapper.… Read Full Report →


Exceptional offshore fishing

May 16, 2015

Offshore fishing has been exceptional with good catches of mahi to 42 pounds and good numbers of tuna these last two weeks. Fish are scattered from 5 to 40 miles out and fuel and time is the ticket to… Read Full Report →


Great wahoo fishing

June 01, 2015

Great Wahoo fishing was found this past week. We caught wahoo to 80lbs and many in the 30-50pound class. Trust Upper Keys Sportfishing we may be a bit more expensive than the rest, but we will catch you big… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Invasion

January 21, 2016

YOU WANT TO CATCH SAILFISH Caught 7/8 sailfish yesterday as well as one wahoo to 40 lbs and several tuna from 10-25 lbs. caught our limit of king mackerel as well as a few snapper. The day was pretty… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Snapper and Tuna

February 13, 2016

Fishing for sailfish has been outstanding with average catches of 3-5 sailfish per trip. We catch sailfish a variety of ways with some techniques specific to our charter ensuring a good success on even slow days. This day we… Read Full Report →


Amberjack Central

March 19, 2016

A slow morning near the reef resulted in a great day offshore. Vertical jigging resulted in 8 amberjack from 40 to 80 lbs. a dozen tuna and over 10 bonito. Most other boats hughed the reef and thier reports… Read Full Report →


Mahi and Marlin in Islamorada

May 12, 2016

It was a typical day in Islamorada leaving at first light in search of live bait in several forms. After my clients had a blast catching live bait we proceeded to our favorite marlin grounds. Upon arrival the sea… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My son and I were taking our first fishing trip together.  My husband could not make the trip due to health issues. Captain Jorge was wonderful with my son. He really engaged in conversation; explaining and teaching him as we went along. I am very grateful we had this opportunity and plan to fish with him again in the future.

Fished August 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Thank you Crista and Cole. The tarpon did not cooperate very good that night. After 3 good follows and the explosive bite, they still avoided the hook. It happens. I enjoyed both of your company. Thank you again.
Capt Jorge

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We caught 5-6 tuna and about 5-6 amberjack. (Actually we lost count.)  we were catching fish when other boats around weren’t and let the area. After several hours fishing the Mound, we moved to a reef and caught some yellow tail snapper. A great day fishing.

Fished June 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 16, 2016

It was fun with you guys. Too bad you lost the huge Amberjack you had on. Next time!
Thanks Again


Went fishing on Sunday, May 8, 2016

We had two great days and such a fun experience with Captain Jorge Pinero.  He paid special attention to those in our group who weren’t experienced in offshore fishing.  He made every effort to find the fish, and we caught yellowtail snapper, grouper, and Mahi.  It was our first trip to the keys and Jorge went out of his way to offer information about restaurants and sights to visit.  He is exceptionally professional and an outstanding boat captain.  It is definitely in our plans to charter with him again, something we look forward to doing in the near future. 
Darla and Mike Beckman

Fished May 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, May 16, 2016

The Beckman group was one of tge most pleasant groups I have fished with in a long time. Fishing was tough due to conditiins but tgey still got it done. The highlight of the fish was a huge 50 pound mahi that three the hook in a great aerial display.

Thank you

Capt Jorge Piñero


Went fishing on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Although the seas were rough we had a great time fishing with a Captain Jorge.  His boat and gear were top notch and his knowledge of fishing and the area was very good.  We caught a number of rainbow runners and grouper (sadly we could not keep any of these since they were out of season).  Jorge fillet the runners and we took them to the Green Turtle to have cooked for dinner.  Very memorable trip.

Fished March 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, March 24, 2016

This was a great group to fish with. I enjoyed sharing time and my fishing experience with this 3 generation family event.