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Big Game Sportfishing
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Owner description: Fish the beautiful waters of the Middle Keys aboard a clean, fast and comfortable 35' Sea Vee center console boat. Big Game Sportfishing offers offshore, reef, wreck, tarpon, swordfish, and night trips. Full, 3/4, and half day trips available. Charters include all live bait, licenses, tackle and fish preperation.
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We booked a full day charter with Captain Ariel to catch Mahi-Mahi in early August, the boat is docked at the marina behind the Blue Green Resort in Marathon. Once we were all loaded up we left the dock at 7:00AM stopped at Burdines to fueled up and get ice then we were on our way. It was a beautiful day to spend on the water - Captain had us on the fish in about 1-1/2 hours and we never looked back. Once we found the fish, we were non-stop catching, a group of 6- 3 teenage boys, my husband, his friend and I all first time Mahi fishing and it was an unforgettable experience. First mate Joel was extremely helpful with everything, he explain to us exactly what we needed to do to hook these fish and how to bring more to the area for catching. We hauled in more then 30 by noon - sounds crazy right- before deciding to change it up tackle and try for grouper. Had some great fun fighting Amber jack to close the day out bring it in about 3:30. The boat was a 35' SeaVee with plenty of room for all of us and a very comfortable ride, like mentioned Joel the first mate handled everything for us making this trip one of our most memorable experiences in the Keys. Upon arriving back to the dock the Capt stood there and cleaned all the fish for us and packed it in ziplock lock bags, while we found shelter from the Florida sun at the tiki bar at the end of the dock and enjoyed sodas & Pina-colda's. It was a great finish to a long hot day on the water - more than worth the price. I highly recommend Capt. Ariel and Big Game Fishing he is very well known in the area, professional and long time established with over 20+ year experience in these waters - I wouldn't go with anyone else. What are you waiting for - give a call and book your charter now, you won't regret it!!

Thank happygilmore10
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This is the second time that I have chartered with Big Game and it was almost as good as the first. We stopped in the morning and got a piece of the hot mangrove snapper bite before moving onto mahi. Caught several decent mahi in the morning then spent hours searching for additional fish. This is why it's called fishing and not catching however. Finally got on a couple more schoolies at the end of the day before heading back to the boat. The capt and mate worked really hard to get us fish and coming from a hardcore fisherman this means a lot. I would continue to come back in the future.

Thank Douglas H
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Booked a half day. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Boat is clean, organized and comfortable. Nice equipment too. Capt. Arial works to put you on fish. Both Capt. Arial and First Mate Jamie were very patient and encouraging with first time off-shore fisherladies when they hooked the big ones. It was a great experience all around and made some great family memories. We will definetely book with Big Game Sport Fishing on our next stay!

Thank Patrick W
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Outstanding trip with Captain Medero and his First Mate Joel! His boat is very clean, the experience was exceptional, and their knowledge was second to none. Had a fantastic time catching mahi mahi...we literally couldn't cast the lines out fast enough! Ariel is the kind of captain that will get you results damn near every time. To top off a killer day of sport fishing, he and his first mate cleaned and bagged all the fresh catch which was a great cherry on top. Highly recommended for all parties and skill levels. We were a party of 4; two couples. Big Game for big fun!

Thank Adam P
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

First time fishing with Big Game & it was a great experience! My Dad & I did a split charter with another fisherman & Captain Arial & his first mate worked hard to put us on the fish. Caught many fish - including large Jacks, a Blackfin tuna for dinner, and we were able to hook up with 2 sailfish. The gentleman that did the split with us landed his sailfish. Will certainly be booking another charter with Captain Ariel next time we are in the keys.

Thank Britt M
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