Our 36 FT Custom Bruiel Sportfishing boat "Fins" is an iconic vessel in the Marathon charter boat fleet. She has been a proven fish raiser as a full time charter boat for over 50 years. Capt. Eric Morrow & Capt. Keith Baker purchased her in 2020 and did a major refit including new engines, electronics, safety equipment included an 8 passenger life raft. The FINS now has a cruising speed of 22 kts to get you to the grounds quickly and comfortably while providing a spacious and stable platform for your group to enjoy a day on the water. Our larger cockpit allows for 6 anglers to fish at the same time, while providing shaded seating to get out of the sun and cool off. We have a large cabin and enclosed head " bathroom" down below. The large deck space make the FINS a great platform for Family Fishing Adventures, or for the most seasoned anglers
Why choose a Family Fishing Adventures with KSC Sportfishing? We sincerely enjoy taking kids out fishing, there is something about the way they light up when they catch some fish. It’s even better when you can take that filleted fish to one of the many local restaurants and the kids can say, I caught this dinner. Our vessel FINS is the perfect boat for your adventure, It has a wide open deck and cabin area where the kids are always in eyesight. We also have protected seating from the sun, salt spray, and the occasional rain shower. We have a full sized enclosed head “bathroom” down below, and an enclosed forward cabin if a change of clothes are needed. A large cooler of ice is provided for you to put your beverages and snacks in for the trip. All fishing equipment, tackle, bait, and licenses are included in your trip. You just show up for the trip a half hour before departure, and let it be our honor to show your family a great time.
HOW AND WHEN DO YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP?
It is recommended that you book your trip as far in advance as possible, so you have a good chance of booking your preferred dates. KSC Sportfishing is usually booked as far as three months in advance during the busy season. Occasionally we are able to accommodate a last minute trip. Please feel free to inquire about a trip via email or phone.
WHAT IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL?
If you need to cancel, we ask that you do so no later than thirty days before your trip in order to receive a credit of your deposit. Your credit is valid up to one year from your original booked date. If you need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances such as a death in the family, accident or injury, please let us know and we will try to get you rescheduled as quickly as possible. No-shows will be charged for the entire cost of the trip.
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
We provide clean, fast and safe boats outfitted with the latest in fish finding technology. We have some of the best captains in the region for available for your fishing trip. We only use HIGH QUALITY bait. Also included in your charter is the use of high quality rods and reels, if necessary. All your terminal tackle, including high quality custom tied rigs with fluorocarbon and super sharp Japanese hooks are provided. Due to the extremely wide range of personal preferences, we do not currently supply fly rods, reels or tackle.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
You should bring the following: rain gear, hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, shoes with non-marking soles. You should dress in layers so you can adjust your comfort to the temperature on the water. Also, as some clothing may get wet, you can remove the wet layer. Pack any beverages that you enjoy. Snacks, lunch (full day trip), camera, and any rods and reels you may want to use. We have a cooler onboard with ice for your beverages and snacks.
IS THERE ANY COMMON ETIQUETTE YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF?
Please be on time for departure and wear non-marking sole shoes. Be respectful of the boat, gear and your captain. In return your captain will be friendly, courteous, helpful, and put you on to some great fishing. Ask many questions. If you are unsure about what to do or how to do something, please feel free to ask. If there is anything your Captain can do to make your trip more enjoyable or make you more comfortable, please let him know right away and he will be sure to do what he can to accommodate your request. The most important piece of boating and fishing etiquette is to always HAVE FUN!
The crew of a for-hire fishing vessel depend on tips for a majority of their income. They are similar to waitresses or bartenders, except they are there assisting and serving you for the entire duration of your trip. It is customary to tip the crew 20% of the trips cost for their services. Fish cleaning services are provided by the crew at the dock.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
Illegal drugs are PROHIBITED aboard any KSC LLC vessel. This INCLUDES MARIJUANA, although many states including the ones we operate out of, have legalized recreational use. Our vessels are FEDERALLY Documented; therefore, we operate under FEDERAL jurisdiction when it pertains to Marijuana. Alcohol can be consumed in moderation, please refrain from glass containers and hard liquor aboard the vessel. Intoxication will not be tolerated, unruly behavior toward other passengers or the crew will result in an early ride home via local law enforcement or the Coast Guard.
CAN YOU BRING YOUR OWN GEAR?
Yes, you may bring any gear you like. The boat will be fully equipped with only the finest rods, reels, bait and tackle available. If there is anything you would like us to include that we have not mentioned, feel free to drop us a line before your trip and we will be happy to try to accommodate you.
WHAT WILL YOU FISH FOR?
This is determined by your preference and/or the particular season and weather patterns. As a general rule we will fish for the species of your choice. An exception would be an offshore trip that is cancelled due to weather and had to be changed to an inshore trip. The rate for the trip will be adjusted.
WHAT FISH CAN YOU KEEP?
One of the great things about fishing in the Florida Keys is the variety of different types of fish which can be eaten and what a wonderful meal they make. You have Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Hogfish, Grouper, Porgy, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and the list goes on. There are minimum and maximum size limits which will apply to your catch, as well as some fish that cannot be kept due to regulations. We follow all applicable local, state, federal, and National Marine Fisheries Service laws. In addition, conservation is of the highest priority for KSC Sportfishing. For this reason you will be encouraged to release any inedible sharks, Sailfish, or any other trophy sized fish unless it is identified as a potential world record fish. We are agents for Gray Taxidermy and your fish can be reproduced with some measurements and pictures, without the need to harvest the fish.
CAN YOU EXTEND YOUR TRIP WHILE WE ARE OUT?
Having such a productive day that you don’t want to get off the water is a frequent occurrence with our Captains at the helm. This question comes up frequently. If there is not another trip scheduled for the second half of the day, and your schedule allows, we will be glad to extend your trip. If you feel like you want to stay out and keep on top of the action, just ask your Captain and he will do his best to accommodate you.
IS THERE A DISCOUNT FOR MULTI-DAY BOOKINGS?
Multi-day bookings are a common occurrence, especially during peak seasons. We offer discounts for multi-day bookings. When you book consecutive trips you will receive a 10% discount on each day.
DO WE OFFER SANDBAR CHARTERS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE ACCOMMODATE?
We SANDBAR trips on both the FINS and SHARK TALES. Both vessels can accommodate six passengers. Please inquire directly for charter pricing and availability.
WHAT IS OUR POLICY ON TAKING CHILDREN FISHING AND DO WE OFFER ANY SPECIALS?
At KSC Sportfishing, we love to take children fishing. We believe that the love of fishing helps children develop an interest in the ocean, teaches them conservation, responsibility, and a love for all the ocean has to offer. We have designed a special 4 hour FAMILY FISHING ADVENTURES TRIP. These outings often end up supplying a fresh fish dinner for the family that evening.
As KSC SPORTFISHING expands, we are always looking for some dedicated crew members. Any Captains or Mates interested in working for KSC SPORTFISHING should email an up to date resume with copies of all relevant licenses, references, and salary expectations to Captain Eric Morrow (email@example.com). We are looking for candidates with a commitment to the saltwater lifestyle along with excellent customer service skills. For the right candidates advanced training will be provided.
The 4 hour trips are very popular with families. Or for those just looking to get on the water for a few hours and catch some fresh fish for dinner. Our location in Marathon puts us just minutes to productive fishing grounds for Mangrove Snapper, Porgy, Mackerel, Sharks, and many more pole bending species.
Trips depart at 730 AM and 1230 PM
The 6 hour trip is extremely popular with both families and avid anglers. This trip provides the extra time to venture to the Reef or back into the Gulf. These trips are great for Yellow Tail, Kingfish, Grouper, Barracuda, Shark, and many other species. Trip departs at 730 AM
The 8 hour Reef trip is a great way to some grocery shopping for fresh fish. This trip provides the opportunity to fish the Reef for Yellow Tail, Grouper, Snapper, Porgy, Kingfish, Sharks, and Mutton Snappers on the wrecks. It enables us time to troll the reef on the way back in where we encounter Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. Trip departs 7 am
The 8 hour Offshore Trolling Trip is a day of trolling both lures and rigged baits for pelagic species such as, Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo. We troll from the reef line out to the Gulf Stream. When conditions permit, we will pitch live baits to Mahi and Sailfish. Trip departs at 630 AM
The 10 hr Ironman Offshore “ Humps” trip it for our most seasoned anglers. We steam offshore into the Gulf Stream, to fish the numerous upwelling’s from the current hitting the undersea terrain, most commonly the “ Humps”. It is like fishing in an aquarium out there. Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi are the most common species we target out there. We use a combo of trolling and pitching live baits out on the grounds. If conditions permit we will do some deep dropping for Snappers, Tilefish or Swordfish.
Trips depart at 630 AM
The 8 Hour Offshore Trolling Reef Combo takes advantage of the morning trolling bite, then we switch over to bait fishing on the Reef. This trip is very popular to the seasoned angler, and is generally our “meat” trip. Our clients go home heavy with the groceries. Trip departs 630 AM $1295
When you're looking to catch something that will "Pull Real Hard" it's time to do some Shark fishing. We are the Shark guys, we both fish for it and cage dive with it year-round. We know where it lives. We offer three styles to fish for it. The "Wicked Tuna" style lets you reel the beast in from a swivel rod holder like on the show. We also offer two styles of "Standup" fishing, offering both heavy spinning gear or a 50 lbs class conventional setup. Offering the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Departs 730 AM & 1230 PM
How do you raise the adrenaline level of Shark fishing? You do it in the dark! The largest of the apex predators come out at night to feed. When Shark comes out of the darkness and enters our specialized light system making the water around the boat glow, it is both an eerie and surreal experience. We are the Shark guys, we both fish for it and cage dive with it year-round. We know where they live, and how to get them. Offering the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Departs 5 PM