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Experience offshore sportfishing at its finest aboard what we think you'll agree is Key West's best, most comfortable, and most luxurious "6-pack" charter boat - "High Class Hooker." It's a beautiful, fast, 47' Buddy Davis fishin' machine!
The name Buddy Davis means only the finest in marine craftsmanship and it's one of the best rough water boats ever built. We can give you a nice, dry ride on days when other boats will have to consider staying at the dock, as well as comfort well beyond what you would normally expect to find in a "6-pack" charter boat! And, because of her twin 735 HP Detroit 8V92 diesel engines, we can get you to the fish fast!
Whatever month you prefer, we stand ready to show you a great time. Just want a quick four-hour trip to beautiful blue/green nearshore waters on or just off the reef? A longer and more adventurous full-day trip to the deeper, purple-blue waters around and past our famous "Wood's Wall?" We can do it comfortably and with style!
Just because we have the ultimate fishing machine doesn't mean that you have to be a serious, experienced angler to have a great time. Nothing could be further from the truth. While we'll be happy to let you do as much as you want, we'll do all the "dirty work" for you if you prefer. You can just enjoy bringing in the big ones after we hook 'em up. As a matter of fact, our favorite trips tend to be with beginners, especially females and kids. They just seem to get a much bigger kick out of the whole experience than customers who think they know it all and/or have done it all (and, quite frankly, they just tend to follow our instructions better so that we get better results.) Remember, this is supposed to "recreational fishing." The bottom line is that our goal is for everyone to have FUN, including the crew, and we'll do everything we can to make that happen.
However, if you are really into your fishing, we can be as serious as you want to be. Our boat, our mate and our equipment give you everything you need to catch that trophy fish of your dreams or compete in that tournament that you always wanted to enter. The top 6 photos to the right attest to our success in recent tournaments. We'll stack those tournament results the last few years against any other charter boat in Key West! Speaking of tournaments, we have been selected by Drambuie/Bacardi the last several years to be a "sponsor boat" in the annual Key West Marlin Tournament in mid-July.. We had that honor again this year as well.
Wonder what you might catch? What do you want? Sailfish? Dolphin (mahi-mahi)? Wahoo? Blackfin tuna? Blue or white marlin? Snapper? Grouper? Kingfish? All those fish, and many more, are here year-round. It's just a matter of numbers and likelihood, usually determined by the prevailing weather and current conditions at the time. Check out the pics on our "Photos" page for a great sampling of our Key West target fish.
Think you're not properly prepared? Actually, you need very little to have a great time. Just bring your own food, drink (but we do have free bottled water), and comfortable clothing. We'll supply everything else you'll need. That includes gear, bait, licenses, coolers, ice, etc. We'll even clean any legal, edible fish you catch, which you can then take to any one of many local restaurants to have custom-cooked for you that same day. (All of our "next-door neighbor" restaurants - "Alonzo's," "Boat House Bar," and "Conch Republic Seafood Company" - do a great job at that!) Or, you can take them home with you if you prefer.
If you want to learn more about our trips and lifestyle here in Key West, check out the articles written by Capt. Gene for "Fishmonster Magazine," which is available at many locations throughout the Keys and Southeast Florida or by subscription. Not your typical dry, technical, fishing "how-to's," they're about the great people we meet and also cover a wide range of Keys life-style topics.Some are funny, some are serious, but never dull. Read one and we think that you'll agree and become a regular reader. Some of his best articles are archived and available at http://fishmonster.com/author/gene-chrzanowski/
For more about us, click on the items in the menu bar above.We can be reached at 305-849-0581 and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The blackfin tuna bite has been hot this February, with multiple fish caught on just about every trip, Prior to that, unfortunately, we were down and not running for extensive periods of time, We had electrical issues in January after missing the entire month of October and most of November - over 7 weeks - with engine room cooling system issues. First, it took us about a week to diagnose and engine coolant leak source. Then, we had to wait about about 2 weeks to get a mechanic to our boat, and then another three weeks to have some new "tubes" (pipes) fabricated for our raw water cooling system and install them. In between those problems, however, we managed to end the year with a bang! On December 12, Emily Jensen landed a blue marlin - all by herself. It was great to watch! Great day for a great lady. We're back running again now and the engine room is in great shape!
Winter season here we come!! This time of year, blackfin tunas and wahoos continue to be the staples of our near-shore edible catch, and don't be surprised if you get that thrilling shot at a sailfish. Bonitas also provide a lot of action. Further offshore, the dolphin (a/k/a mahi-mahi or dorado) bite has not been what we've come to expect but we have had some solid dolphin days on the 8 hour trips and there is always that chance of a blue or white marlin! Who knows, you might even achieve our own version of a Keys"trifecta" or "offshore grand slam" - the "KEY WEST STD" - i.e., sailfish, tuna and dolphin. Catch an STD in Key West? You bet!. It can happen - especially when you "hook up" with a "High Class Hooker.".
Thanks to our great friends Tim Williams and Chad Burtch, there is also now an unofficial official High Class Hooker anthem. Tim wrote it. Check it out as at was performed recently at the Hogs Breath Saloon here in Key West athttps://www.facebook.com/fishmonstermagazine/videos/10154348936040419/
More recently, Tim has written another song about Captain Gene, which he has also performed multiple times at Hog's Breath as well. Hear it as it as it was recorded live there at https://www.facebook.com/dawn.neitzey/videos/10211069381710922/
You can follow Tim's musical exploits at http://timwilliams.com/ and Chad's at http://chadburtchmusic.com/
When you have what many believe to be the nicest charter fishing boat in Key West, you have to constantly work to keep that distinction. Our latest addition is brand new flybridge Isinglass, with fully-zippered access panels! So, not only can we have the cooling sea breezes from all sides in the bridge seating area on nice days, we can still keep you dry and cozy on the cool or wet days, too, while also having MUCH better visibility than before to sew those birds and floating objects that can lead us to fish. New flybridge seat cushions just add to the comfort! Our friend at Oceanside Canvas did a great job on both of those projects,
Want to learn more about our mate, Jerry Pope, as well as Captain Gene? Click on the "Captain/Mate" link in the menu bar above.
Speaking of the "Conch Republic Seafood Company" mentioned above, one of our server friends there, Scott Leslie, and a partner own "Love in Bloom" - a flower shop just around the corner. Next time you need flowers for an event or occasion, try them at http://www.loveinbloomflorist.com.
Need a place to stay? Several of our customers have gotten great help in finding the right house or apartment from our friend and customer Chad Burtch, a realtor who is also a singer/songwriter. ( He is one of the best, if not THE best, of our local entertainers.) You can contact him for help finding the right property at (305) 587-0620. You can also get information about his music and gigs at http://www.chadburtchmusic.com.
Think the fish on these pages look great on this site? They could look even better on your wall!
We can arrange to have a quality fish mount reproduction made for you by Gray Taxidermy, one of the best in the biz, of any fish you catch. If you think you might be interested, let the mate know as soon as possible, so we can measure any fish that may be released. He and/or Capt. Gene can provide details such as cost, delivery, etc.
High Class Hooker!You'll have a "reel" great time, but BE WARNED!! YOU'LL PROBABLY CATCH SOMETHING!!!
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