Sunday, September 2, 2012

Yesterday most boats came in with nothing. I Hurd captains complaining on my way out this morning. so I figured I need to find a piece of wood floating ( needle in the haystack ) so I headed out deep 26 miles out. A fish came up on the teaser. my mate sean hooked him up, at that point the rigger went off but nothing was there, so I turned the boat and from the tower I saw 2 birds, as I got close to them  I saw there was a nice school of fish. We hooked 4 more on 20 lbs spinning Tackeal then the school left. By the way they were acting I figured there had to be a turtle or board in the area. So I  swing the boat around again. From the tower I saw some flying fish getting up, so I headed towards them, as I got close I spotted the fish and the stick in the water striking 6 inches out. Then it was game on! There was nice fish, big gaffers and nice size schoolies. We batted 1000 percent today, we managed to fill the box with every last one of them. all I can say is good thing I had 2 good luck charms on my boat (Tracee, and Nicole)! Big thanks out to Matt, Drew, Tracee and Nicole.

Thursday, August 2, 2012



Islamorada fishing report by Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve 8/01/12
 Well I have to tell you that it was one of the toughest weeks I have ever seen in 23 years as far as dolphin fishing goes. The last 3 days I had the pleaser of fishing with a great family out of Texas.  The Hinckley’s - sons David and Matt father Jeff and our good luck charm Jana (aka) Mom
All I can say is if I had to fish a couple of tuff days with someone I am glad it was these guys. Are first day we anchored on the reef and caught some yellowtail, grouper and cero mackerel. Then at the end of the day we caught this monster barracuda. On our second day we went offshore and hit a school of small dolphin then we headed to the Islamorada hump and caught a couple of nice black Finn tunas. Finally on our 3rd day we went out and the dolphin were back. Big patches of weeds for miles. We hit a couple of small schools and then we found  a pack of some real nice ones. The rest of the day we picked away all day and put a nice catch together. Big thanks out to the Hinckley’s for having patient on the fishing


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Thursday, July 19, 2012




Islamorada fishing Report from Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat gold reserve 7/19/12

Today I took my good friends from Cabo san Lucas out fishing. Nancy, John, Tim and marry And showed them how we do it here on the east coast. Islamorada style!!

We stopped for live bait because the fish are not eating well. After  throwing  the net one time we had 75 cigar minnows and we were off. We trolled out to 19 miles and the fish were everywhere. Big schools of heavy lifters and gaffers 100 fish in a school. Like I suspected the fish would not eat anything but live bait. Luckily for us we took 10 minutes to catch them. They pulled on mahi until their arms fell off and asked me to stop . I made them catch a couple more and we went home with are box full. Just another awesome day on the gold reserve



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Tuesday, July 17, 2012



Islamorada fishing report from Capt Kevin aboard the charter boat gold reserve

On Monday 7/16/12 we took out the smith family offshore. Fishing started off slow. We got out about 25 miles offshore and we hooked into a blue marlin. He came up jumping and shaking his head took out allot of line and then we pulled the hook. Very exciting never the less. I decided to keep going offshore out at 30 miles we finally ran into some weed and birds . 10 minutes into the weed we found the south American high flier that broke loose from a long line. It was loaded up with fish gaffer and heavy lifters it was fast action for over an hour. The smith kids wanted the high flier. So we put it on the boat and brought it home. That night the 2 strobe lights on it went on in their back yard . pretty cool

Islamorada fishing report from Capt Kevin aboard the charter boat gold reserve

On Monday 7/17/12 today I took out my nephew Patrice and niece livia and Patrick girlfriend  visiting from Switzerland there were large schools of nice size fish every were from 19 to 25 miles out. Weather was great. Nice calm seas

Double header tarpon

Thank you

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Friday, July 6, 2012


Islamorada Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve

Friday July 6th the seas were calm .There was a nice east 15 mile  hour wind. We got out 12 miles and there were  schools of mahi every were. 100 to 300 fish in every school. Most of them were small but they eat well and are allot of fun on 12 lbs. spin with the jigs. There were bigger fish and we managed to catch a rack of them but allot of them would not eat. not even the live bait. The black fin tuna also were biting we had a family from Texas on the boat and fun was had by all.



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Tuesday, July 3, 2012



Islamorada fishing Report from Captain Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve.

Today we headed out. Flat calm seas. We made a pass by the Islamorada hump and Caught some sushi :) Then Are first encounter was a 4 banger of big gaffers. We throe live bait on them hooked 2 cows and a 30 lb bull dolphin. On  20lb spin and the 4th fish would not eat. Anyways we gaffed the 2 cows and then the bull went throe the 50 lb leader :( after that it was slow. On are way back in we got bit off by a big wahoo :( then we found a big tree and landed 8 schoolies there were more there but with the full moon none of the fish were eating well. Was a nice day with nice people. The gold reserve is back out doing 2 evening trips tonight for tarpon and sharks



Thank you

Capt. Kevin Brown

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Sunday, July 1, 2012



Islamorada fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve 6/31/12

On are evening trip we went 2 for 3 on the tarpon and also landed 4 sharks in 3 hours

7/1/12 This morning we headed out. The seas were very calm the dolphin bite was slow yesterday so I headed for the Islamorada Hump. Aboard I had a father Paul and his 2 young sons .On our way out we missed a big wahoo L. But when we got to the hump the black fin tuna were biting good and it was none stop action the hole time we were there. Catching these fish on 20lb spinning tackle is a blast. Anyways while we were catching the tuna a 200lbs blue marlin came from under the boat and engulfed one of our tuna. This blue marlin came up tail walking 50 feet off our transom what an awesome site!!! This alone was worth going out there. Anyways on the way home we caught a monster barracuda to end the day. Paul and his 2 sons will be going back out on the Gold Reserve Tuesday evening to catch tarpon and sharks.






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Saturday, June 30, 2012


Fishing report Islamorada Florida -  Capt Kevin Brown Aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve

Hello everyone

Weather still calm seas flat. Went out today missed a blue marlin couldn’t get him off my teaser. Then we hooked a sailfish after a little bit we pulled the hooks. Then I found 3 slammers swimming down a weed line. Sean pitched a bait at them but they didn’t look at it. couldn’t turn boat around to get back on them with live bait. customers sleeping. Moral of the story don’t drink the night before a fishing trip and don’t show up half hour late.




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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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We fished a three q day today. seas 2 to 4 foot sunny lots of fish. Pick up the binoculars and take your pick of 5 sets of birds all with Dolphin under them. Also found an amazon log. First time out for Ales Kevin Devon Mason.  Told me they had a blast most fish they caught in their entire lifeJ
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Monday, June 11, 2012


Hello everyone, it’s been a while! J



We’ve been busy fishing every day. The weather and the seas have been sunny and calm.



The last week of May heading into June, we had the Baker Family from Tucson, Arizona book us for an entire week. It was a great week for all of us!



The Baker’s included Wes, Christine, and their son’s Sam and Noah. What a nice family! They enjoyed a lot of action pulling in Dolphin, Permit, and Yellowtail Snapper.  At times, it was challenging due to the lack of current that particular week but we were able to make the best of it. We had 2 Blue Marlin up on our baits but couldn’t get them to stick. It provided some great shots for us though.  In the end, all I can say is “thank you!”. It was a pleasure fishing with the Baker Family!



The next week, the current picked back up.  We fished for 2 days but unfortunately, the fish were nowhere to be found. 90% of the boats returned empty handed. By the 3rd day, the current brought in a new batch of fish and the Dolphin were everywhere! Each year in June, we get a run of small Dolphin for 7 to 10 days. We never know what week it will be but this year they showed up about 3 days ago. You have to find 300 to 400,  catch 80 to 100 and then you end up with 30 or so keepers for the freezer. It’s a lot of fun on the 12 lb. jig rods. After having 2 days in a row without fish, it’s definitely a welcomed site!



The following week, the Wanamaker Boys came down and we were in the fish all day. Tim MacAfee and his gang also joined us and yesterday was another busy one.



The “Good Ol’ Boys” from Lake Okeechobee (AKA Cheeseburgers old gang) came down and once again another successful day. A great time was had by all! Sorry you couldn’t make it Dave; it was kind of quiet without you! J



I would like to send out a special thanks to all of my repeat customers that come back and fish with me year after year. I am truly grateful! I see a lot of the boats just sitting at the dock day after day and I am very fortunate to be able to go fishing with great old friends and also have the opportunity to meet new customers.



P.S. Sorry if I left anyone out. The days are starting to blend together and I’m just not as young as I used to be! Ha-ha!



Thank you to everyone,


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hello everyone Islamorada fishing report Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve

We have been fishing every day. Sorry, I don’t always have time to post every trip. Tuesday 22nd I took out my good friend Sal from New Jersey. The current had died down inside of 20 miles over the weekend and there were big patches of weeds loaded with dolphin schoolies, gaffers and slammers. By Monday all of the water was picked over so I knew I would have to go deep. I took the gold reserve out to 25 miles offshore and me Sal and Haden loaded the box with schoolies. Then we headed out to 30 miles and we found a warbird. We tracked him down and under him was two 40 lbs plus bulls and two 30lbs plus cows. My mate Haden casted to one of the cows and hooked her up at that point the other cow came up and tried to eat the ballyhoo on the flat line we missed her and she was stung. Then we pulled the hook on the cow. Then my mate Haden casted to one of the bulls and hooked him up after that while Sal was fighting the big bull Haden made attempts to hook the other bull but he was running around like a chicken with his head cut off and we were not able to present a bait to him so 30 minutes into the fight just before we gaff the one bull left on we pulled the hooks, guess god didn’t want them to die today. Also this is his way of keeping me humble. After the smoke settled we reflected back on all of this and realized we had an awesome day. Sal is a great guy and a good friend and I always have a great time fishing with him. He has fished with me many times and has a great attitude. Thanks Amigo




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Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Islamorada Fishing report by Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve

On Friday Seas were calm very nice out. we caught 40 dolphin by 10:30 2 anglers. then  we went looking for wahoo ,slammer Dolphin, and billfish caught a nice sailfish. Also we found hundreds more dolphin in the 5 to 10 pound range

On Saturday we went out and once again all you wonted.  schoolies, gaffers, by the end of the day we were letting them go. On my last school I left 200 fish out there 18 miles out




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Monday, May 14, 2012

Fishing report from Islamorada Florida by Captain Kevin Brown aboard the Charter boat  Gold Reserve
 Monday may 14th the seas were very calm and the mahi were chewing. 8 to 16 miles  schooles ,gaffers and slammers up to 40 lbs.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Islamorada fish report from Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve
This week the winds laid down and the seas were calm. dolphin, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, amberjack all biting between the reef and 12 miles out

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Fishing report

Islamorada Florida Keys – Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve

Today we took out a great family from new jersey. The seas were calm and the fish were biting. We caught 300 pilchards on our way out. And some blue runners. Then we started trolling for the Islamorada hump. On our way out we caught 2 nice dolphin. When we got to the hump and dumped 100  pilchards over hoping to raise the black fin tuna. This did not raise the tuna so we dropped for the amberjacks. On the radio you could hear some of the boats calling in other boats to come over and take their school of dolphin. they were already loaded up.8:30 a.m. wow !!!!  Anyways we hooked 4 and lost 2 to the sharks one was eaten by a 600 lbs. tiger shark right next to the boat. So we kept one for dinner and released another one. After that we took off looking for dolphin. didn’t take long filled the box and headed for home. Another awesome day fishing here in Islamorada.



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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Hello Everyone

Fishing Report 4/2/12 from Capt Kevin Brown aboard the charter boat Gold Reserve here in Islamorada, Florida.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday the wind stopped blowing and the ocean was very nice and calm.

On Saturday we went out and crushed the yellowtail snapper. Every drift we got a bite. After that we trolled out to the hump and caught the black fin tuna. It was a great day !!!

Then on Sunday I took out Jacob and Ham. I have to tell you these two little guys are by far the best fishermen I have had on my boat this year. Naturals by God, it was like having 3 mates on board !!! We caught the yellow tail and then went looking for the wahoo and dolphin. We didn’t find them so we hooked up some big amberjacks. Problem was the sharks were not going to let us have them. So we went in and live baited the reef with big baits called speedos. Anyways it was a little slow but we had a blast. Jacob and Ham went back out that evening and caught 5 sharks over 100 lbs.

Then on Monday we went back out and headed for the hump. This time these two fishermen beat the sharks and landed 4 big amberjacks. After that we went looking for the wahoo and dolphin but did not find them. So we went permit fishing. We could see the permit and get baits in front of them but they would not eat. So we caught some big barracudas. We headed for home and they are back out again tonight doing a tarpon and shark trip

 Yesterday Jacob and his dad Eric went out fishing with us. We headed to the hump where we caught the blackfin tunas. after leaving the hump we put the dolphin spread out and suddenly we saw a 200 lb blue marlin swimming down sea. I turned the boat too put the lures in front of him and he was hot on them. My mate Haden watched the fish whack the lure with his bill then he dropped the lure back and hooked the fish up. After he dumped on the reel and an hour long fight we pulled the fish in the boat for pictures and then released him. It was an amazing catch!! 



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Thursday, March 29, 2012


Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown on the charter boat Gold Reserve in Islamorada Florida 3/29/12
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Today the wind finally dropped down. It was a beautiful day off Islamorada. We headed out with long time customers trolling offshore for wahoo and dolphin. On our way to the hump we caught a 25 pound wahoo and one dolphin. The black fin tuna were biting well. After catching plenty of them we dropped for an amberjack which we hooked up right away but the sharks were not going to let us have it. There was a lot of sargassum weed coming through so we ventured off looking for dolphin. We only found one more after looking for an hour and trolled for home. We had a great time with wonderful long time customers, the fish bit and it was a beautiful day here in Islamorada.
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Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown on the charter boat Gold Reserve in Islamorada Florida 3/28/12
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On Wednesday we went out with a steady 25 knot wind. We went to the bait patch where mom and dad and the 2 boys were sick. Grandpa asked if I could take them back and drop them off so we did. Then Grandpa and Grandma - Christy and Cal headed out with me and first mate Haden. We trolled out to the hump, 12 miles offshore in 4 to 8 foot seas. We found a war bird on the deck and caught a schooly dolphin under him. At that point we were close to the hump so we put the tuna feathers out. Two minutes later a 25 pound bull dolphin jumped on one. Well I have to tell you it was quite a fight in those seas with such light tackle and after 15 minutes we pulled the hook. It was just not his day to die. When we got to the hump the small black fin tuna were biting very good. After taking 15 of those we headed to look for some dolphin when we found a pallet floating with dolphin and wahoo. My customers did great fishing in these seas. After playing with that we went and caught a 50 pound amberjack and headed home. That’s what we call a victory at sea kind of day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Islamorada Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown fishing on the Gold reserve charter boat. The

wind has been blowing for weeks, however we are getting out almost every day. The current has recently picked back up again , and there were some weed lines in 300 to 400 feet of water with Mahi on them. Some Mahi weighed up to 40 pounds. Every one that fished that day managed to catch at least one. It was a great day out there and we all had lots of fun. Today the big amberjacks were biting the second our bait hit the bottom. We also caught some black fin tuna and tried to find some dolphin and wahoo. The tuna and dolphin did not want to play today so, we went in on a patch reef the last hour of the day. We anchored up and caught a dozen yellow tail and six nice mutton snappers. The coffin was full at the end of the trip, what a great day!
next day 3/23/12 dolphine,wahoo,amberjacks,tuna fish are jumpin in the boat get down here



Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown on the charter boat Gold Reserve out of Islamorada, Florida keys.

The last few weeks the wind has been blowing pretty good but we have been getting out every day.

This week we are catching yellow tail snapper, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, red grouper, black grouper, kingfish, cero mackerel, wahoo, sailfish, dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), black fin tuna and amberjack, fishing is going off so get down here and get in the bite!!
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Saturday, March 10, 2012


Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown on the charter boat Gold Reserve Islamorada Florida

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today March 10th www.goldreservecharters.comI took out Julie and Roy that went out with me on Thursday and caught lots of snapper. (Well Julie caught lots of snapper!!!) We headed out and stopped at a bait patch. Made one throw with the cast net caught 100 cigar minnows. Easy living we had a live well full of blue runners from the day before and another live well full of cigars. We trolled to the Islamorada hump using 2 wahoo rods down deep and 2 lures in the riggers hopping to find some wahoo, dolphin, tuna or maybe a sailfish on our way out. The seas were finally calm and it was a beautiful calm day out. No bite on the way out but when we got to the hump the black fin tuna were biting very well. After catching a bunch of them we dropped down and the amberjack were biting the second you hit the bottom. They each caught 2. The cooler was full and we trolled back for home . Another successful day on the Gold Reserve. Check out the video. I have to say Julie is a lucky lady to have such a understanding husband .most men that have their wife out fish them 3 to 1 would not bring her back out again J just kidding today Julie let Roy catch up with her and redeem himself J thanks guys I had a blast fishing with you 2 !!!!!




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Fishing report from Capt Kevin Brown on the charter boat Gold Reserve Islamorada Florida


march 9th I went out with longtime customer George Matos (aka my step brother) he brought along

Bruce, Jeremy, Joe and Dilusse

George called me the night before and told me his buddy’s wonted sailfish. I explained they were not biting well but we would give it our best shot. Long story short we went 2 for 6 and everyone was happy what a great day. At one time we had 3 on at the same time




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