The waters of Miami are an angler’s paradise, and the premier fishing charter service in Miami is Capt. Jay’s Deep Sea Fishing. Captains Jay and Manny are two of the best in the business, and they have designed and built “The Spellbound,” the ultimate fishing vessel.
Captain Jay has been fishing since he was 18 months old, has fished on boats since he was 13 and is one of the most accomplished fishermen in Miami. Captain Manny has been fishing almost as long as Captain Jay, and there are nearly 60 years of experience between the two.
Their boat, “The Spellbound,” at 57 ft. long and 20 ft. wide, is one of Miami’s largest charter fishing boats. It can accommodate up to 20 people and is perfect for large parties, bachelor parties and more. It is also one of the fastest as it is powered by twin 400 hp diesel engines with two generators. It was really built for fishing with a Tuna tower, Outriggers, Downriggers, five fighting chairs and bait wells that can carry a total of 500 gallons of live bait storage and the boat is equipped with all of the latest navigation and fish-finding equipment.
The waters off Miami are teeming with life, and Captains Jay and Manny know where to go to put you on the fish. Fishing the reefs and wrecks, we catch many fish like Grouper, Snapper, Jacks, Cobia, Mackerel, Barracuda and Sailfish. Offshore is where the giant pelagics roam. You can hook up with Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper and Snapper on any given charter.
Captains Jay and Manny use many techniques depending on the type of fish you want to target. Live bait, jig fishing, chicken rigs and kite fishing are all tried and true techniques for the reefs and trolling is still the best way to fish offshore if you want to land some trophy fish. Deep dropping is another popular fishing technique used by the captains to land giant Grouper, Snapper and Swordfish.
There are a few charters available. Half-day trips to the reefs and wrecks, ¾ day charters to the reefs as well as the Gulf Stream offshore and full day excursions a little farther out but to real proven fishing grounds for larger fish.