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
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Fishing Reports

Offshore report

February 09, 2019

Went fishing with a return customer for a full day offshore. We had two sailfish hooked up and saw 4 or 5 more through the day we caught some very nice mahi for dinner with one close to 30… Read Full Report →


Sailfishing

February 02, 2019

Sailfishing have been heating up offshore. We are seeing multiple fish with muptiple shots. Read Full Report →


Daytime fishing

January 18, 2019

The daytime swordfishing has been on fire the past couple weeks with some big fish being caught. This fish was from our latest trip on thusday weighing in around 200lbs. This should e on every fishermans bucket list! The… Read Full Report →


Reef bite

January 16, 2019

The ree bite remains hot with some nice fish being caught. On those windy days where its just too uncomfortable to get offshore the reef fishing is fun for all ages. We had a great couple from up north… Read Full Report →


Great trip yesterday.

January 06, 2019

I had a reat group yesrerday. They booked a full day of fishing with us for the afternoon. We were looking for some sailfish but were having a hard time. We decided hit one of the humps for tuna.… Read Full Report →


Grouper season almost over!!

December 27, 2018

Today and tomorrow are the last days to catch grouper before it closes until May 1st. We have had some nice grouper on the shallow patches these last few days, along with some nice snappers. Read Full Report →


Hot reef bite

December 26, 2018

The reef bite has kicked off!! A great way to enjoy a day of fishing with the family or on days that are blowing too much to get offshore. We had an awesome day catching all different spices and… Read Full Report →


Swordishing

October 24, 2018

Today we fish with Monica, a Oceanic pro staffer who has never bee daytime swordfishing before. We had great weather and the perfect moon phase to try it out. With a quick rundown of the equipment she was ready… Read Full Report →


Creatures of the deep

October 12, 2018

We had a few local guys what to try their luck on a swordfish. October moon is usually a great time to target these gladiators of the sea. Unfortunately we couldn’t hook one but we managed to few bites.… Read Full Report →


Fall dolphin run

September 26, 2018

Mahi mahi action remains strong all the way through September. We’ve have had quite a few trips recently for the fall dolphin run with success on every trip. This particular trip was an afternoon full day with non stop… Read Full Report →


Day 2 for the Jacksonville family

August 03, 2018

This was day 2 for the Jacksonville family. Expectations were high and the weather was worse but we make it happen the very next day with another nice bull and few other gaffers. These guys were on fire!!! Read Full Report →


Dolphin report

August 02, 2018

I had a great family that fished with us from Jacksonville Florida. These guys were great anglers but had not fished for dolphin very much and the ones they had caught weren’t very big. Our weather for the week… Read Full Report →


Daytime Swordfishing

May 10, 2018

We had a good group of guys from North Florida that wanted some meat to take back home. We had great conditions and calm seas so I suggested we do a little daytime swordfishing. On our way out to… Read Full Report →


Dolphin Time.

April 11, 2018

Took a few guys out today for an offshore afternoon trip. Our guys wanted to catch tuna and dolphin and that’s what we did!! Love it when a plan comes together. It’s the beginning of dolphin season where the… Read Full Report →


Daytime Swordin!!

April 09, 2018

Daytime Swordfishing has been on fire the last few months, with calmer seas and more predictable weather come up soon, it’s a great time to battle one of these monsters. We had this fish eat 20 minutes into our… Read Full Report →


Sailfish action on the edge.

March 03, 2018

We had an awesome 3/4 day afternoon sailfishing trip on the edge. The day started off with a great north wind, which are perfect conditions to make sailfish happy! We made quick work with getting some live ballyhoo and… Read Full Report →


Windy days on the shallow patches.

February 22, 2018

We had a father and 2 sons join us for a half day trip a few days ago. It was a very windy day so we decided to stay in the shallow patch reefs where we had some great… Read Full Report →


Reef Fishing off Key largo

January 11, 2018

The reef fishing duing the winter months off Key Largo is a great way to spend the day on the boat with the family. The bite remains to be good on the patch reefs with plenty of action. We… Read Full Report →


Nonstop Action!

November 04, 2017

Great day of catching! We headed offshore for a full day kite fishing looking to get some sailfish and tunas. We had action all day on the kites and the bottom rod. One of our guys had never been… Read Full Report →


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 →


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 →

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
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60 lb swordfish catch and release
11 more mahi mahi just like this one
Great Off shore trip with Captain Eric on Reel Deal
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Full day

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I am a florida resident with alot of fishing expirence. I have been to costa rica, caymen islans and pananma. With expierence...
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Fishing With Captain Eric

VERIFIED   January 2, 2019
Hands down the best fishing experience ever! If you are even considering a trip while in Key Largo, just go ahead and book...
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Florence, South Carolina
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3/4 day offshore trip

July 31, 2018
My family and I planned a 3/4 day offshore trip with Captain Eric of Reel Deal fishing charters. The weather was not as nice...
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Gregory S.
Valrico, FL
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Half Day Reef Fish

VERIFIED   January 22, 2019
Couldn’t recommend Eric highly enough! We went for a half day reef fish on a windy day and still had an amazing time catching...
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Mount Airy, MD
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Great Off shore trip with Captain Eric on Reel Deal

VERIFIED   March 7, 2019
The Reel Deal is super clean boat with awesome Captain Eric!  We had a great fishing experience catching our bait and...
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