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Years of Experience: 15
✔ Fishing License
✔ Live Bait
✔ Catch Cleaning And Filleting
✔ Clients Keep Catch
✔ Children Allowed
✔ Life Jackets
Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters provides personalized fishing charters in the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West. These unspoiled waters hold a huge variety of fish, thanks to the numerous islands and reefs dotted around, and the water’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Stream. Captain Jim Loftus has been fishing for his whole life, and has the necessary experience for a memorable fishing trip.
You’ll be fishing aboard a popular and versatile 22’ Panga LX center consle that offers a comfortable ride and excellent visibility for fishing for up to three guests. Powered by a 115 HP Evinrude engine and equipped with a radar, GPS, and fishfinder, the boat can reach the fishing spots quickly. She also features an icebox to keep your drinks cool throughout the trip.
Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of fishing grounds, from backcountry shallows and flats to reefs and wrecks nearshore. Whether you want to test your skills against Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, or spend a few enjoyable hours fishing the reefs and wrecks for Groupers and Snappers, there’s a trip for you. Try your hand at bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and even fly fishing to make your catch.
Captain Jim will provide all the bait, gear, and licenses needed for an enjoyable trip.You will mainly be fishing with live bait, although cut and artificial baits can also be used. Fly fishermen are very welcome to hone their skills aboard this boat, provided they bring their own gear. There really is something for everyone aboard with Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters.
*Payment — Book today with a 10% deposit. Guideguru.com reserves your trip, and when the captain confirms his availability for your trip, Guideguru.com then charges your credit card a 10% deposit fee to guarantee your reservation. You will pay the remaining balance to the captain.
*Free Cancellation Policy — timeline is outlined on each trip above. If you cancel before the deadline, your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel after the deadline, you will lose your deposit.
Experience: 15 years
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When you book a Trip with Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters you'll have the option to fish the Atlantic Ocean side of the lower Florida Keys and the inshore / back country flats out to the Gulf of Mexico all is the same day.
I've basically been fishing my entire life. I started out as a freshwater fisherman fishing rivers and lakes and then when I moved to Florida I began fishing the saltwater flats, reefs and wrecks. After a successful career in the business world I began exploring the idea of becoming a charter captain/guide and started the process of obtaining my US Coast Guard License to pursue my true passion for fishing.
I've been a licensed captain for the past 10 years and I am a full time guide in the lower Florida Keys where I reside.
In addition to my USCG License, I am a guide member of the Lower Keys Guides Association – a guide member of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association, and an accredited captain of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary & Blue Star operator.
I am also fully insured to operate as a for hire charter/guide service.
My preferred style of fishing is the back-country shallows, flats and near shore reefs and wrecks of the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West.
The species I typically target depending on time of year and season is Tarpon-Bonefish-Permit-Sharks and Snappers.
I prefer to fish live bait when possible but I am not opposed to fly and other techniques such as dead baiting and artificial lures.