Nighttime tarpon…What an experience!

Max Lane

New England Patriots

..a very special thanks for taking us fishing on the back country of Florida Bay on Feb. 14th. We enjoyed the encounter with the dolphins swimming in our wake on the way out. We caught so many fish that we both had visible marks on our ribs from the fish fighting us. Trout, mackerel, snapper, bluefish, (and the shark that got away) – we caught all in one day of fishing. And lady fish put up a great fight for their size. That’s not to mention the unexpected side trip to see the American Crocodile near the ice house.

I’ve had great fishing days before: catching a 43-inch Northern Pike at the Attica Reservior, NY; stopping by a river near Saranac Lake, NY when the fish wouldn’t stop getting caught even if there was no bait left on the hook. Those seem like fishing dreams to me, but there is no doubt that the best fishing day, so far, in our lives was spent with you in the back country on Valentine’s Day 2012. And this is no fisherman’s tale! Thanks again.

The Best Fishing Day To Date

Gary and Sandy Witman



Amanda Hills Spring Water, Amanda, OH

Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch fish!

Dan Keeler

D & D Contractors, Townsend, DE

Capt. Jeff specializes in early season tarpon fishing that others can’t and don’t match. He’s got a network of guides that are confident, extremely professional, and love that nighttime fishing. He’s set a pace that’s on a beat of its own.

Captain Brain Cutchins

The Weekly Fisherman

On behalf of my son Joe, I want to thank you for a very enjoyable fishing trip. My son enjoyed himself, and I’m sure he’ll be back. He definitely caught tarpon fever. …(my son is already saving money for the next trip!)

Your operation was professional and prompt. Even though I don’t fish, I really enjoyed myself.

Jim Bohn


It’s Friday morning and I’m back at my desk… pretty much in shock. It is not an easy transition coming off a trip to the Keys, especially after the great time Jen and I had. You were a big part of that. I can’t thank you enough for the most excellent tarpon fishing. All I can say is WOW. I’m still running on the adrenaline from fighting that last beast we landed. I’ll never forget it and neither will Jen. She can’t quit talking about the trip, not only the fish but the mating turtles, the dolphin, the bald eagle – just the whole experience. She was really glad she hauled herself out of bed to come along.

I have fished with more guides than I can count, both fresh water and sale, and you are truly top shelf. not only do you know what you are doing but you were great company as well. I had a great, great time and I hope you did too, even though unlike me you were at work. As long as you are in the Keys you will see me again.

Jeff Thomas

US Bureau of Reclamation

Confident, Competent, and Courteous

Al Ristori

Outdoor Writer / Conservationist for Saltwater Sportsman


monster snook night fishing with Capt. Jeff Pfister

Leo Cochrane from Darien, CT caught this monster snook while fishing at night with Big Dave Betts of Islamorada, and Captain Jeff Pfister out of Pelican Cove Resort & Marina

Since we have returned home from our trip to Key Largo (although wishing we were still there!), we have had time to reflect upon the wonderful 3 weeks we spent in the Keys. We want you to know that our nighttime tarpon fishing excursion with you was by far the highlight of our trip! In fact, we have been telling friends & family about the awesome tarpon fishing with you! Considering that Deb had never been fishing before, it was quite an experience – one I will always remember! We were both impressed with you as a Captain – your professionalism, skillfulness, patience, and encouragement was commendable and much appreciated. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to charter with you again when we visit the Keys! Again, Thank you for very much for a wonderful tarpon experience!

Deb and Frank

I wanted to thank you for a great fishing trip. We caught lots of great fish – marlin, sailfish, tuna, and stripers – but those big Tarpon you put us on rank right at the top of the list! My Dad and I look forward to doing it again.

Mark Murphy

Wells Fargo Advisors