Captain
John Jackson

Member since January 2016

Key West, United States

Background
Born and raised in the florida keys I learned to fish at a early age. Fishing and diving became second nature. First working as a commercial fisherman and then adding professional guide to my resume. Third generation captain and professional guide. Tournament proven
Techniques
Prefer spinning gear and live bait Mullet pilchards crabs and other white baits

Hey, I'm Captain John Jackson

Key West, United States
Background
Born and raised in the florida keys I learned to fish at a early age. Fishing and diving became second nature. First working as a commercial fisherman and then adding professional guide to my resume. Third generation captain and professional guide. Tournament proven
Techniques
Prefer spinning gear and live bait Mullet pilchards crabs and other white baits
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Key West
trips from
US$ 500
Key West
trips from
US$ 500
Key West
trips from
US$ 750

Customer Reviews

4.57 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The trip started out with a phone call requesting we change days, which we cheerfully obliged. However when we arrived at the marina we were informed that we are not fishing with captain John on his boat rather one of his guides on a different boat

While the guide was certainly friendly and courteous he appeared to lack some experience
For example we spent the first hour of our trip searching for bait
I have fished all over the country and I know there are days they just don’t bite. However, I would expect a trip this expensive to be as advertised
 
Reel Easy seems to more concerned with volume than personal service

Joseph Cribbin does not recommend Reel Easy Charters

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

One of the best fishing experiences of my life.  Our guide, Jared, who works for the John S. Jackson fleet, put us on snapper and grouper, prior to hooking up monster yellow Jack, barracuda, and multi-species/variety of shark.  This was a bucket list trip for me originally (hypothetically) for tarpon and permit, but ultimately ended up being a bucket list trip due to my boat captain Jared and him making it an amazing day!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trip overall was good. We moved around a bit more than I would have liked, but they seemed to bite a while then stop so maybe that was needed. First fish of the day was a nice shark caught on a pin fish using very light tackle. What a battle! A true fishing memory to last a lifetime.
Cooked those yellowtail right on the pier when we pulled up- the best meal I have had in a long time!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

Really nice and knowledgeable guides

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

Capt had to work twice as hard under challenging conditions as wind was much stronger than expected.  He was well prepared with excellent equipment and stocked with appropriate live bait.  We had a great time and will be back for another charted.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Had a great morning with Captain Jason of Fish Reel Easy.  This guy is super fishy, which for those of you who do not know, this is a good thing.  He knows his stuff, and puts you on the fish.  He is very professional and works his tail off to make sure you have a good time.  He was great with my little guy who insists that Jason is his new fishing buddy. These guys are great and communicated through the whole process, from booking to arriving at the dock. I would highly recommend Jason and the Fish Reel Easy crew.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fresh bait. Finding sheltered spots on a windy day. Good patience, always friendly. Helped everyone with bait, fish. Very nice day with Jason. Would go again in a minute.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Had to go buy hooks in the middle of the first day.  Not prepared when we showed up.  It was blowing pretty good both days but the overall approach wasnt good.  Other boats on the same dock came back with plenty of fish.  Nice guys but it seemed mailed in based on the 20 or so charters I have had.

Paul Corbett does not recommend Reel Easy Charters

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Captain Cody worked very hard for us and it paid off with lots of fish.

Fished March 2017

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John Jackson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thanks Ernie we appreciate your business and hope to fish with you and your group again in the future
Tight lines
Capt John


Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Very knowledgable guide who worked hard to find a variety of fish. Good day on the water.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, May 20, 2016

Great time fishing with Captain John Jackson.  Great fisherman and patient teacher.  We caught many fish, but the experience made it great!  Would definitely book this charter again.

Fished May 2016

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