Captain
Ron Brack

Member since October 2014

Islamorada, United States

Background
Ron has fished all over the states and beyond, but to him, there's no better place to settle down and fish than the proven waterways of Islamorada. In addition to giving his customers a fishing trip to remember, Captain Ron also holds fishing seminars and has penned numerous articles on fishing in major publications. Not only is Ron a knowledgable captain, but is also a great guide who will help you have a nice time out on the water.

Hey, I'm Captain Ron Brack

Islamorada, United States
Background
Ron has fished all over the states and beyond, but to him, there's no better place to settle down and fish than the proven waterways of Islamorada. In addition to giving his customers a fishing trip to remember, Captain Ron also holds fishing seminars and has penned numerous articles on fishing in major publications. Not only is Ron a knowledgable captain, but is also a great guide who will help you have a nice time out on the water.
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4.78 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

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Orlando, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Great day on the water.  Started the morning with lots of trout, a few really nice 22 to 23 inchers.
Then off for tarpon and shark.  My son got a very acrobatic 5 foot black tip, I got a 7foot lemon shark that put up a great fight,  both released un harmed.  Moved into some channels and bridges and caught some snapper.  Overall a very fun day

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Atlanta, ga
Went fishing on Monday, July 9, 2018

He seemed disenterested and didn’t communicate well. It seemed he was just going through the motions.

Frank Cox does not recommend Pirate For Hire Charters

Fished July 2018

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Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, July 6, 2018

Capt Ron took us out fishing in the bay about 25 miles. We had constant Spotted Sea Trout action with the occasional Snapper and Lady fish. We also saw a few Mackeral but couldn’t get them to bite.

Capt Ron was great with our 10 and 12 year old and seemed to really enjoy guiding for us. We had an awesome time.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The misses landed a nice cobia.

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Cincinnati, oh
Went fishing on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Weather didn’t permit fishing the wreck for Goliath grouper but catch some big permit, a cuda , and nurse shark. Lots of action. Great trip!

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Fort Lauderdale, fl
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

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Atlanta, ga
Went fishing on Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Camilla, ga
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My wife and I went on a full day trip with Capt Ron, today. We had a great time and caught plenty of fish. He always had more places and different tips and tricks to keep us on the fish. Great guy, meticulously maintained boat and equipment, and prepared for all sorts of different species and situations.

Fished June 2018

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Valrico, fl
Went fishing on Thursday, June 7, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Captain Ron. He worked hard in the short time we had to put us on fish, which he did successfully. We would not hesitate to book with him again.

Fished June 2018

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Key Largo, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Caught over 30+
Captain is flexible. Knows the waters. Great instructor.

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Had a great half-day trip! Boat and gear in great condition, Capt Ron knows his biz and also happens to be a very pleasant person to share a small boat with, and my family has a few really nice fish filets in the freezer! Already planning my next trip with Pirate for Hire!

Fished June 2018

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Miami, fl
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

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Waltham, Massachusetts
Went fishing on Thursday, May 10, 2018

My father and I spent the morning doing light tackle inshore fishing with Captain Ron. Our first stop to catch live bait was both interesting and educational as Ron took a few moments to explain the sonar readings he used to locate the proper baitfish. We then fished along a series of bridges and caught a variety of fish that included a gorgeous 8 pound Snook, several large Jacks, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and several small Black Groupers. We had fun, caught nice fish, and learned a lot about inshore keys fishing. We plan to do it again!

Fished May 2018

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Irwin, pa
Went fishing on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Booked a full day charter with captain Ron. What a day we had. Not only is Ron a knowledgeable captain, but a great person. He helped my wife cast better which helped her catch more fish. We caught 9 different species of fish and over 100 hook ups. We kept enough for dinner and had them cooked at Lazy Days. Highly recommended.

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Brandon, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

On our last day of fishing we did a half day trip with Captain Ron and had a fantastic time. We told him we didn’t want to spend all the time on a long run in the boat, and weren’t very interested in trout but wanted to wanted to catch #s. He politely explained that we we really could have our cake and eat it too and suggested an alternative that turned out great.

We went out to a wreck site, which was still a long run but kept us out of trout.
Once there, we chummed the water and fished a couple of kinds of rigs (on the bottom and then jigs) and caught a wide variety of fish. No huge monsters of the deep, but we caught a lot of fish and some good size ones that gave a nice fight. This included mackerel, lots of snappers, lady fish, etc. It was fun even though a squall line came through and put some wind/rain on us and was exactly what we wanted even if we didn’t know to suggest that option. After a bit he asked we wanted to throw lines for barracuda/shark but that we might not catch much of anything else.  We agreed since we were getting close to wrapping up and we ended up catching 2 large barracuda and one good sized lemon shark. It was a ton of fun catching and we enjoyed talking to him about fishing and the area while we were waiting with the lines out. We would definitely go out with Captain Ron again!!! It was a great trip.

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Lyons, mi
Went fishing on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Captain Ron was a very knowledgeable and took us right where we would catch alot of fish.  We had a fish on the first cast out. Husband caught many fish and two sharks. Ron also had a good sense of humor which made our trip more entertaining. Very good experience, husband wants to book with him again next time we get back down to south Florida.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Friday, March 9, 2018

Capt. Ron took my girlfriend and I out for an evening of shark fishing near Islamorada. We couldn’t have had a better time. Capt. Ron made waiting for a bite enjoyable and comfortable for both of us. Thanks again Ron for an intense night!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Everytime we cast the line, we caught a fish! It was truly unbelievable. Non stop. Capt Ronnis the best!

Fished December 2017

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Went fishing on Sunday, November 12, 2017

My girlfriend and I just fished with Captain Ron this past Sunday, 11-12-17.  We had a great half day trip.  Ron kept us busy the whole day, catching a variety of fish, both of us were left smiling.  He was very patient with my girlfriend who doesn’t have much experience, explaining little things to her with funny anecdotes.  He’s a great guy—personable, funny, entertaining.  He really did a good job putting together a trip for 2 different types of anglers on the same boat—which is a really nice, clean Mako bay boat that rides smooth and can really cruise.  Now I have to hear her brag about how she caught a shark and I didn’t!  Thanks, Captain Ron!

Fished November 2017

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Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thanks Kevin I had as much fun as you did, hope we get to fish together again.

Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We had a great time.  Captain Ron was fabulous and knew all the great spots.  He really helped us have a great and successful excursion!

Fished May 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

My son (17) and I had a great day on the water with Captain Ron. He worked had to get us on fish. While he thought it was a slow day, we were really pleased with the action. Lots of sea trout, snapper and other fish. Captain Ron was knowledgeable and friendly—we highly recommend him.

Fished April 2017

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

As good as he is, the first day he could not make the fish bite.
The second day he commented we were going to stay out until we caught fish and we did.
Ron is a super guy and knows his stuff.  In spite of not feeling well he was there and was extremely professional.  Would recommend him to anyone, anytime.
Thanks Ron

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nice guy. Fish just wouldn’t cooperate

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

Ron knows his stuff and is a pleasant, no-nonsense fishing companion and guide.  I caught four trout 14-18” and 15 lady fish 12-20” (losing as many more on jumps), all on flies, in windy conditions following storms the day before (which necessitated postponing for a day).  Couldn’t have asked for more under the conditions.

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Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thank you, John, it was Wonderful having, hope we get to do it again.
Captain Ron

Kibris, Ankara Province
Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

We had amazing time together with Capt. Ron Brack of Pirate For Hire Charters in Islamorada on 3rd July 2016. I’m definitely glad to made the choice with Capt. Ron. He’s very kind and experienced Capt. / Fisherman. Not only a perfect Fisherman but also a great instructor. He showed us the necessary techniques for all kind of fishing for that day we could catch. We got lots of and many types of fish. Was great pleasure and great joy. It worth the time and the money we spend. From the first minute till the last, he sailed and pin pointed all the spots necessary and found the fish whatever we asked to catch. Here by; I would like to thank him and his company one more time for the quality time we had and the great joy. Thank you Capt. Keep on catching and hope to meet you again.

Fished July 2016

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Fort Myers, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

memorable. It was a super time Great experience. Thank you Capt Ron.

Fished June 2016

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Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Thanks again, the pleasure was mine

Delray Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Captain Ron knows his business!  Great fishing guide and a fine fellow. We caught a large number and variety of fish. He also out ran the rain a few times.  We went two for two on this fishing trip.  Thanks Ron.

Fished April 2016

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Howell, Michigan
Went fishing on Friday, May 22, 2015

Great sun, Great boat, Great Capt, Cold beers and Bent Rods all day long…what else can you ask for?!

Fished May 2015

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Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 5, 2015

It truly is wonderfull to be able to take out good folks like you John and your family . Thank you for the opportunity. Come sea me again your always welcome.

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Very knowledgeable captain.  We asked to catch a lot a fish and we did!

Fished May 2015

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Ron Brack (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 5, 2015

Had some fun with y’all in the park, thanks again .


Went fishing on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fished with Capt. Ron few times now. He is an awesome guide. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a guide in Islamorada.

Fished May 2014

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