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Offshore Fishing with Honey Do Charters

Captain Steve Stone knows the waters of Islamorada as well as every other experienced Florida Key’s fishing captain. However, there is something different, something that separates Captain Steve Stone from most other Florida Key’s fishing captains. Captain Steve has that remarkably accurate gut feeling telling him what to fish on certain days, yet that is not what separates him from other Charter Boat Captains. He routinely finds great catches of the highly sought after Mahi Mahi offshore or the incredible tasting Yellow Tail Snappers on the reef but still, this does not separate him from the rest of the field. So what does?

From the fateful day in 1984 when Captain Steve vacationed in Islamorada, he knew the Florida Key’s is where he wanted to live, and his love of fishing would be how he would support himself. He returned to Memphis to work in his father’s garage but, like most of us who visit this incredible stretch of island paradise, the soon to be captain never mentally returned to life on land.

Captain Steve made the big move in 1994, worked as a mate on party boats, eventually bought his own boat and started Honey Do Charters. His goal was simple; to give people the same experience that first hypnotized him, ten years ago.

Steadily, the business grew with each great customer experience. To people who did not know any different, Captain Steve was helping people fish. In reality, for those few hours that customers were on his boat, he was providing people with the lifestyle they wish they could live. The fishing was secondary, merely the vehicle to take people to the place they dream about.

Risking it all to satisfy an undeniable desire to live the Florida Key’s lifestyle is what distinguishes Captain Steve from other fishing captains. A hunger so strong and with a passion that is unrivaled, Captain Steve was not going to take the chance of wondering “what if…”

Fishing certainly has no shortage of variables and uncertainties. Wind direction, tides, moon phases and temperatures are just some of the uncontrollable aspects that determine the outcome of the trip. Do yourself a favor and remove one of the biggest variables, your fishing captain. While Captain Steve Stone has been fishing these waters long enough to give you the best chance at catching the fish, this is not why you should fish him. Captain Steve Stone has the same intense passion for the Florida Key’s that grab a hold of your subconscious and infects your soul for the rest of your life. This is why you fish with Captain Steve and Honey Do Charters.

Now, like most days, as Captain Steve cleans the boat and sends another happy customer on their way with a lifetime of memories, he wonders “what now” I’m guessing he is going to watch the sun race to the other side of the earth as it free falls from the sky and disappears behind the background of colorful, tranquil waters.

On the surface the different between “what if” and “what now” is simply one word. In reality, the difference could not be more significant to the ultimate meaning and cannot be explained, but simply lived.

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