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

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Customer Reviews

4.71 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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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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Went fishing on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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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