Captain
Eric Reynolds

Member since October 2014

Key Largo, United States

Background
I grew up in South Florida and my father was a FWC (Florifa Wildlife Commition) officer down here for 36 years. He taught me the love of the outdoors and conservation for our fragile ecosystem. From that, my love for being on the water evolved into teaching and showing other people that don't have the privilege to experience our ecosystem that we have to offer.
Techniques
Our style of fishing is more lay back and enjoy the day, tell some stories, catch some fish and have some laughs. I love to entertain our clients, making sure they will be back to fish with us again

Hey, I'm Captain Eric Reynolds

Key Largo, United States
Background
I grew up in South Florida and my father was a FWC (Florifa Wildlife Commition) officer down here for 36 years. He taught me the love of the outdoors and conservation for our fragile ecosystem. From that, my love for being on the water evolved into teaching and showing other people that don't have the privilege to experience our ecosystem that we have to offer.
Techniques
Our style of fishing is more lay back and enjoy the day, tell some stories, catch some fish and have some laughs. I love to entertain our clients, making sure they will be back to fish with us again

My Charter Listings

Key Largo
trips from
US$ 650

Fishing Reports

Great dolphin fishing!!!

June 28, 2017

Beautiful conditions today! I had the pleasure of fishing with the Cochran family and we killed it. We had 20 fish in the box before noon and had enough time to set the guys up with a little snorkeling… Read Full Report →


Offshore report.

June 17, 2017

Dolphin fishing remains spectacular with huge schools of fish. Mostly schoolie fish with a few heavy lifters and gaffers to pick through. We had a few first timers on the boat Devin and Alyx from Colorado who have never… Read Full Report →


3/4 Offshore trip

June 12, 2017

Had a great trip Offshore. We got in our first set of birds diving in the morning and within 5 minutes of trolling the rod goes off! Sailfish!!! My guys battled this fish like pros, and they've never been… Read Full Report →


Catching

May 23, 2017

We had a boat full of first timers today. Fishing a little on the slow side but managed some nice Dolphin and missed a few nice ones. Half the fun is getting out and learning! Our novist anglers had… Read Full Report →


Dolphin Days

May 16, 2017

Dolphin fishing continues to heat up. We headed Offshore in search of mahi-mahi yesterday on a 3/4 day. Once we got in the target depth we found weed and scattered birds and the beloved pallet with some real nice… Read Full Report →


Can't wait for Grouper season

April 13, 2017

I had the pleasure of fishing with the Baker family from Virginia for a half day reef trip. The weather was pretty windy all week so we decided to stay close to shore on the patch reefs off key… Read Full Report →


Hot reef bite

March 17, 2017

Had a great 3/4 reef trip with a family from Kansas. It was nonstop action with nice hogfish and tons of leagal but smaller sized fish that we released. We had a good bite of mutton snapper, but with… Read Full Report →


Nice Muttons on the reefs!!

November 25, 2016

We had a great day on the patch reefs today. It was a bit windy today but we were able to hide from the waves on the patches. It was nonstop action with fish being pulled in and with… Read Full Report →


Sailfish season is here

November 14, 2016

We had a fantastic day on the water with plenty of action. A great group of guys from Miami came to the keys for some catching! First thing in the morning we ran off in search for live bait,… Read Full Report →


Offshore half day

September 11, 2016

Another fantastic day dolphin fishing offshore. We only had a half day but we defiantly made it count. Ran offshore and found a really nice piece of bamboo with tons of bait and a bunch of heavy lifer dolphin… Read Full Report →


Late summer dolphin

September 10, 2016

Great day offshore fishing with a group of 4. We worked hard to find the dolphin but when we got in the right depth we were catching one after another! We didn't find very many birds but we were… Read Full Report →


Tuna Time

August 12, 2016

We had a great group of guys fish with me for 2 days. The first day we decided to head offshore looking for dolphin and tuna. Dolphin fishing has been pretty tough lately so we decided to head straight… Read Full Report →


Reef fishing/ lobster diving.

July 28, 2016

Had a great trip with fathers and sons on the boat, down in the keys during the mini lobster season. These guys booked a trip down in the keys unknowingly of the madness that comes with the mini lobster… Read Full Report →


Slammers

July 22, 2016

Had a great group out for a fishing tournament in the keys. The weather wasn't cooperative but we still made it happen. With the seas being pretty sloppy it was hard to find the debris but we mannaged to… Read Full Report →


Good bite starting today.

July 06, 2016

I had an opportunity to take a nice family out today. The dolphin fishing has been going off the last few days, with big fish being caught. We caught a nice fish 35+ lbs. and had to call it… Read Full Report →


Slammer dolphin

June 29, 2016

We had a group of people that had never been fishing for dolphin and a few of them had never even been on a boat. Dolphin fishing lately has been tough for this time of year but we have… Read Full Report →


Mutton snapper bite is heating up!

June 24, 2016

Had a great day catching mutton snapper on a full day trip. Nonstop action with some bottom fishing. We started the morning trying to catch bait then heading off to the mutton spots. The bit was consistent with the… Read Full Report →


Dolphin days

June 11, 2016

Great trip the other day with a father and son team. Dad booked this trip for his son a month or so in advance for this sons birthday. All this little guy wanted to do was catch his first… Read Full Report →


Dolphin fishing Key Largo

May 22, 2016

Had the pleasure of taking out a group of guys on their bachler party. We had a great day with good fishing. Our group caught fish up to 22lbs and some nice schoolie dolphin to make it a great… Read Full Report →


Reef fishing remains hot

April 10, 2016

Charter was booked for a day of wreck fishing for amberjack ad mutton snapper but the wind did not want to cooperate. We decided to fish some shallow water reefs. We had a great bite of hogfish with the… Read Full Report →


Dolphin. It's what's for dinner!!

April 02, 2016

Had a dream time with a family catching their first Dolphin ever! We started the day looking for sailfish on the edge with live bait, but we were not seeing much action. So we decided to head offshore in… Read Full Report →


The wahoo are still biting!

March 15, 2016

We left key largo before the sun up heading east to the Bahamas for a full day of Wahoo fishing and deep dropping for Snapper! After a quick check in with the Bahamians, we were ready to fish. It… Read Full Report →


Hot reef bite!

March 01, 2016

We fished with a great group on Tuesday! We had a mix bag on the shallow reefs, with some great hogfish (my favorite) And some nice mutton snapper up to 10lbs. Tons of action with a day of catching!… Read Full Report →


Afternoon Sailfish trip

February 18, 2016

We had a great group of guests from Minnesota fish for an afternoon sailfish trip. We had a slow start finding out live bait, but we finally filled the wells with some frisky live baits and headed the the… Read Full Report →


Sailfishing is heating up!

February 11, 2016

Yesterday we heading out for a full day of sailfishing. With a full well of live bait we headed offshore looking for north current and clean blue water. Seas were 3-5 and ther was no problem putting up our… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Madess.

November 21, 2015

Had the pleasure of taking out a few return costumes for a day trip for Wahoo. We made our voyage across to the Bahamas for a little high speed trolling. High speed trolling is as fun as it gets,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish in South Florida

November 08, 2015

Sailfish season has finally started!! November usually marks the start of Sail Fishing in South Florida with cooler temperatures and shorter day. With water temperatures starting to drop and as the bait start their migration south for warmer climates,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amazing experience with ReelDeal Fishing! Capt Eric was informative and personable creating a great environment for some deep sea fishing. Highly recommend Eric & ReelDeal if your looking for great fishing but more importantly an amazing time on the water.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Everything was as expected. We caught fish and keep more that a meal. Fishing could have been a little better but it that’s fishing some times there there and some times not. Had a very good time. We snorkeled some and that was beautiful. Nice boat very spacious.
Overall I rate the trip an A.
Thanks

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Great trip!  Captain knowledgeable friendly and fun. Kids had a blast. Beautiful boat.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

We had a very tight window to fish and Capt Eric put us in the fish quickly with 2 gaffers in the boat by noon.  Can’t say enough good think about his communication pre and post trip. Very professional and friendly. We will be back for sure.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

We were originally set for reef fishing but a couple days before the trip Captain Eric recommended we go after Mahi Mahi because the bite was great! I was so glad we did, we caught plenty of fish for our supper, then went after some bigger ones, which we got. Captain Eric went out of his way to make sure we were on fish and had a great time. When we got back to the docks, he cleaned and filleted our catch. His boat was very clean and organized, along with all the rest of his gear. He is fun to be around and worked hard for us. My girlfriend and I had the best trip with him, caught our limit, and now have plenty of fish in our freezer at home in Colorado. We will for sure be using Reel Deal for our next trip and we can’t wait to go back!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We had a great trip. Capt. Eric was awesome. He fished hard for us, allowed my 15 year old to spear a few, then gave us some snorkeling time on the way in. We never felt rushed of as if he were on a deadline like you may encounter on some trips. I contacted him the night prior to the trip and discussed what we would like to do. We brought our spear and snorkeling gear and he made it happen. He then cleaned all our fish and bagged them for us!!!  Top notch boat, captain and service. I highly recommend his service.

Fished June 2017

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thanks for the great review guys! Hope to do it again in the future.

Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

We had a great trip with Captain Eric. We originally had a reef trip scheduled but he informed us the conditions weren’t right but that the Mahi-Mahi bite was outstanding. We listened to Captain Eric and went offshore and we were really glad we did. First troll we hooked up and landed a sailfish. After that he had us on mahi-mahi the entire trip. We kept 15 but probably landed over 40. He is an easy going guy, who is patient and explains everything that is going on. If you’re in the Key Largo area, I would highly recommend taking a trip on the Reel Deal with Captain Eric.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eric is an awesome captain and a very knowledgeable fisherman.  He was very persistent in his search for fish.  We had an outstanding day.  He truly cares about his customers and their experience.

Fished May 2017

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thanks for the great review!! Can’t wait to fish with you guys again!

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My family enjoyed an incredible day with the crew of the Reel Deal. Our Captain displayed immeasurable patience with our group of four novices and as such, we landed 12 dolphin that we’ll be enjoying for months to come; we even got to see a large leatherback sea turtle! We will most certainly be back with you boat on our next trip to South Florida.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Capt. Eric was extremely knowledgeable about the waters we were in and the fish we caught.  The boat is well equipped and cuts thru the water with ease.

We highly recommend Reel Deal charters to anyone looking for a great day of Fiahing.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wind in Keys this time of year makes these a bit ‘iffy’ but this was a good day. Great boat for group of 5 or 6 - kept loooking as good as new. Capt placed us around spots where targeting casts by water color and instructions were easy. I would say great for adults, teens and tweens. Hard for smaller children just because size of rods and in our case waves from stiff breeze.  Capt cleaned the catch for us and gave tips for local restaurants who will cook it up for you. Great time - would do it again.

Fished April 2017

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks for the great review guys! Hope you enjoyed your fresh fish. Hope to see you again

Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tough fishing day with high winds in march.  Eric made the most of it fishing only a few miles offshore Atlantic side, patch reef fishing.  We caught mostly small fish until the last couple hours when we switched up bait, which Eric caught with casting net and then started getting better size grouper, snapper and porgies.  Eric was fun to fish with, his contender boat is nice and clean, not many seats so plan on standing the whole trip but felt it was a good trip, with better weather it would’ve been that much more enjoyable.  We would do this trip again. 

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Clean Boat, Great Captain, Great Attitude and very friendly.  We all learned a lot.  Unfortunately, we didn’t catch many fish, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.  I highly recommend this charter.

Fished February 2017

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thank you for the review guys!! It was a tough day for sure…. next time no bananas!!!! The curse is real!

Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My boyfriend and I chartered a day with Captain Eric and am so glad we did! Captain Eric let us know ahead of time the ocean would be rough and unpleasant and gave us options of places to go. He took us into scenic and beautiful mangroves near the southern-most point of the Peninsula and the day was a blast! Not only was Eric an informative and patient captain (I caught plenty of trees and needed help figuring out my reel), he took us to countless spots so we could get the most fish from the day. Professional and fun, I would easily spend another day with Reel Deal Charters again and would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a fun day of fish and sun!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, October 21, 2016

Had an absolute blast with Eric on my trip.  Eric was incredibly knowledgable, and made us feel right at home.  He was very diligent and was very patient with us.  We caught tons of fish, and he made sure to clean and filet our fish at the end of our charter.  His boat is top notch, and one of the top charter boats Ive ever seen.  I would definitely recommend Eric and Reel Deal Charters and you can count on me as a returning costumer.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 4, 2016
Matthew Mcrae does not recommend Reel Deal Charter Fishing

Fished August 2016

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thanks for the review guys!!! GPS is still working great, and we were actually out for close to 8 hours. The extra time was on me to try to get some fish in the box for you guys. Thanks again

Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

A wonderful day fishing offshore in the upper Keys. Captain Eric was very friendly, and very knowledgable about what would bite and where. The boat was clean and comfortable. He put us on the dolphin and tuna, we had a great time and came home with bags of filets. Five stars all around.

Daryll and Sharon

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My group of 6 spent a full day fishing the reef and one wreck. The weather starting out was a little scetchy but we were able to avoid it. We made it out to the wreck first and had immediate sucess catch big red snapper. Unforuniately because of regulation we had to release all those fish but the thrill of the catch was worth it. After not catching any other species there we moved on to the reef. We had more bites with catches and misses than I thought possible. We ended up going throught all the bait the captain had available. So for the last 2 hours we went searching for lobsters again. In that short time we caught 12 more lobster. What great way to spend a day with family, friends and a great captain. Capt. Eric was very knowlegdable and will to share it with us.Our group would highly recommend a trip with him.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

We had a group of 6 that went out for a half day trip of spear fishing and diving for lobsters. We didn’t have a lot of luck with spear fishing but lobstering was fantastic. We ended up with 19 lobster. Dinner that night was delicous. I would highly recomend Capt. Eric.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Our trip was amazing, even in rough seas the captain and mate were able to make the trip enjoyable. Very knowledgeable and very friendly! We were in a tournament and came away as winners in biggest fish, biggest dolphin and make angler! Couldn’t have asked for a better day!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

2 dads, 3 boys 8 to 10.  Conditions weren’t ideal and Captain Eric worked hard to find the fish we wanted.  Dolphin were sketchy at best, and he found birds and structure that put us on fish quickly enough to keep the boys engaged.  3 nice Mahi for the 3 boys at the 1st spot, plus a triple tail! Kept moving and landed more.  Even went to a spot he said would land use blackfin tuna, and it.  Got 2 nice ones exactly where he said it would hit.  Dads got nice fish too.  Captain Eric truly has your group’s interests close to the belt.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Had some family coming to town and this was an amazing time,haven’t had that much fun in a long time ,Started slow and moral was low ,but then we got a bit ,lost it and another then blast off!! Non stop action!! Captain Eric was awesome , we searched and destroyed he took care of everything down to cleaning the fish couldn’t have asked for a better trip! If you book this trip you will not be disappointed

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fished hard.  Eric and his son worked hard to find fish, but fish were scarce.  Didn’t catch a lot of fish, but had a great time.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, June 3, 2016

We caught exactly what we wanted. We were targeting Hogfish and Grouper and caught them both. Captain Josh was extremely knowledgeable. He taught us a lot and made sure we had a great time!
Looking forward to fishing with the Reel Deal again next year!

Fished June 2016

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Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 27, 2016

My son and I had a nice day fishing with Eric and we caught our first sail fish.  Fun day.

Fished February 2016

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Eric Reynolds (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

We have a great day! Thanks for fishing with us!


Went fishing on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Had a great time, Capt. Erik did an excellent and professional job for a couple of rooky fishermen.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 23, 2015

Me and my to sons (13 and 15yrs old) took a charter on November. The winds / waves were too big to go into the off shore areas. He recommended a back country trip. We never did this before. We had a ball. Caught reds, snook and a tarpon. Eric was a great guide. He gave lots of instruction for catching fish and knowledge of the habitat. He was very patient with the kids / snags in the mangroves with over casting. He filleted the fish when done. We had a fish fry the next day - awesome. I would recommend him without hesitation. Will look him up next trip to the keys.

Fished November 2015

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