ABOUT Meridian Charters :
With a combined 30 years of fishing experience in the waterways of South Florida, Captains Jeremy and John have made fishing the Lower Keys their passion and lifestyle. Today, Meridian Charters is a comprehensive guide service offering everything from fishing packages for the hardcore tournament anglers to dolphin watching, snorkeling, island hoping and an all-round relaxing day on the ocean.
The boat is a 32’ Stamas Express powered by diesel engines and with the maximum onboard capacity of 6 anglers per charter. The boat features an enclosed cockpit as well as an air-conditioned cabin, providing shelter from the waves or the sun. It is furnished with quality integrated electronics package, including a radar, AIS and sonar, and comes outfitted with a spacious marine toilet along with freshwater showers. There’s a large integrated swim platform with a ladder allowing for an easy sea access. Large coolers and fish boxes for oversized catches can also be found on board.
Depending on the day, your trip will be guided either by Capt. Jeremy or Capt. John. Jeremy, the owner of Meridian Charters has over 15 years of commercial and charter fishing experience in the Lower Keys, which he uses regularly to help make his guests’ day on the water as memorable as possible. His right-hand man, Capt. John is a seasoned guide with over 5 years of professional guiding and a lifetime of fishing experience. In terms of tackle, the boat’s spinning gear consists of custom-built Esky rods and Daiwa reels, with conventional tackle mainly by Fin Nor and Penn International.
Meridian Charters specialize in offshore and reef fishing for a wide range of pelagics migrating through the Lower Keys. Offshore fishing usually consists of live baiting for Sailfish, trolling for the likes of Wahoo and Tuna, deep dropping for Swordfish, Mahi Mahi fishing in the summer and more. On the reefs, you can target a variety of Snappers and Groupers, Kingfish, Cobia and more.