coming in april 2016 reel easy charters will be adding barker boatworks 26 bay to the line up as well as captain jason wells 


miami boat show 2016 with barker boatworks and  ozzie fisher 


Key west fishing guide


 key west fl phone#305-923-3721






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Key west best tarpon guide.    

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 Why fish with Reel Easy Charters and capt John Jackson

2015 key west fishing tournament most tarpon releases 175

2015 guide achievement award

2015 general division most releases  

2015 winner women's master angler

2015 winner junior master angler

2015 winner hurricane hole race to a 100 tarpon


2014  hurricane hole challenge most tarpon releases

2014 winner junior master angler

2014 tarpon ginectics top ten most releases 

2014 bonefish trust 184 permit tagged and rleased 

2013  FGA keys champion most tarpon releases

Im the owner and will be your guide no hired captains here

Raised on the water right here in the Florida keys graduated key west high 1987

Honest and truthful about the fishing and weather. No story telling.

If I don't think I can meet or exceed your expectations due to weather or any other reason than you can choose not to fish without fear of loosing your deposit or feeling obligated for the cost of the charter 

 My goal is to have you fish with me every time you visit key west and I work hard to ensure you will. 


Fish with the best and most productive backcountry fishing guide in the Florida keys. with over 30 years of fishing and diving experience in the florida keys and 22 years as a professional guide.

Here are a few more reasons 

 42 permit releases in a single day 2010

 27 tarpon releases in a single day 2009

 57inch permit release 2010

 217lb tarpon release  2004

 109lb amberjack 2006 

 69lb kingfish  2007

 87lb Cobia 2006 


 Yellowfin guide since 2007

 Mercury pro staff  

Florida guides association

Naco member 

April may and June are the most productive months for tarpon and permit and weather permitting a professional guide should be able to produce not one but both of these species .

If you have fished key west with different results or have never fished the keys before you should call now 305-923-3721 reel easy charters and captain John Jackson fish with the legend and see what you've been missing. 




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My sons and a fun filled day catching Goliath groupers

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