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 Now booking for the 2009 Key West Tarpon Season

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Capt. Mike Weinhofer

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NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!

Capt. Michael Weinhofer is originally from Flemington, New Jersey.  He charter fished for 18 years with his father John E. Weinhofer out of Brielle, New Jersey, fishing the deep blue waters of the gulf stream in search of Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo.

Capt. Mike fished the original Jack Tar tournaments in Cape May (White Marlin Open), Maryland and North Carolina.  In 1990, Capt. Mike moved to Key West, and shortly after, he began guiding and tournament fishing full time in the waters in and around Key West, The Bahamas, Cuba and Mexico.

Capt. Mike is the former owner of the Jack Tar 2 sport fishing charter boat, which is a  52' Buddy Cannady Custom Carolina.  Now, he specializes in light tackle fishing aboard a brand new super fast 31' Yellowfin.

With over 32 years of gulf stream blue water charter fishing experience, Capt. Mike Weinhofer is as good as good gets anywhere in the Florida Keys and Key West.

Coverage Area:  Key West


Species Targeted:   

Blue water:  Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo


Reef & Wreck:  Shark, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Barracuda


Keywest Harbor: Tarpon


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Methods:  Light tackle spinning, plug and conventional tackle.  Artificial lures & bait.  Deep dropping, drifting, trolling and casting.


Maximum Anglers:  Six


Boat #1:  The new boat is a refreshing change.  She is a 40 knot cruise, 37 foot Sea Hunter. She is powered by a set of twin Yahmaha's for speed, comfort and reliability. The Sea Hunter offers a dry, fast and comfortable ride, that is rivaled by none. Speed is important enabling us to do many different types of fishing in one day.  The new Compass Rose has Furuno Radar (to Spot feeding birds), Furuno fish finder (to mark the big ones and find those special wrecks) and multiple radios and safety features for your convenience. This boat is truly setup as a serious fishing machine, making trips for up to six anglers to distant waters, extremely fast, safe, comfortable and routine.


Boat #2:  Is a 24 foot Sea Hunter Bay boat powered by Yamaha for fishing Tarpon and Near-Shore species with up to four anglers!


 Reserve  Capt. Mike Weinhofer today for the Absolute Best in Key West Light Tackle & Deep Sea Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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