Want to Go Fishing?

Hi!  I’m Capt. Ryan – Good Karma Sportfishing. Are you planning a trip to the Florida Keys?  Do you love fishing as much as I do?  Some clients say I’m obsessed.  Or, are you itching to go fishing for the first time?  Well, I specialize in offering high quality fishing charters in The Upper Keys – which includes Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada.

I take extreme pride in offering a high end charter fishing experience. We are based at Tavernier Creek Marina and provide first class fishing gear, electronics and a customized charter boat.

Good Karma does not work with a fishing mate.  You will get to reel in your own fish which makes your experience so much more fun. When you book with Good Karma Sportfishing, you will not get a booking agent.  I will be the one taking your reservation and taking you fishing for the day. I like to target big fish and go the distance on every trip to find one or many!

I look forward to fishing with you in the Florida Keys.

Whenever You’re Fishing – It’s All Good!

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Good Karma offers private fishing charter trips (no open boat or split charters).

We are limited to 4 People and do not carry a fishing mate.

I cater to all levels of fishing experience and work very hard at making sure your Florida Keys fishing charter is action packed and I especially enjoy working with beginning anglers and families from all over the world.

Capt. Ryan Van Fleet has been featured in Florida Sportsman magazine June 2018, December 2018 and December 2019.

June 2018

Dec. 2019

Dec. 2018

Good Karma Sportfishing Podcasts

    • What are you going to get? Lots of tips, conversations with other anglers and/or clients, fishing topics such as weather, gear reviews and even mistakes.
    • When? Every Wednesday (and it’s Free). Also sign up on my home page for my Free Monthly Newsletter that recaps the podcast (on my home page).  That may come in handy for the tips or gear reviews.
    • Why? Why not- Fishing is fun and quite frankly a necessary escape for a lot of anglers- me included.  My podcasts are meant to withstand so you can go back and listen and try tips again or quite frankly just have something else to listen.
    • Connect? Would like to hear from you as well so feel free to reach out- Facebook, Instagram or email me. goodkarmaryan@gmail.com
    • My goal is to help you, “Leave the small fish for the boat behind you.”
Flat lining Live Bait in the Chum Slick and Other Bonus Tips

Flat lining Live Bait in the Chum Slick and Other Bonus Tips

Bonus fishing tip podcast. Needed a break from a project I am working on so decided to put this podcast out there. Bit of “fire” in the podcast but that is just me. Enjoy the podcast and I hope it helps you catch more fish while at anchor on the reef.

Secret Big Blackfin Tuna Sea Witch/ballyhoo Rig Revealed-Enjoy!

Secret Big Blackfin Tuna Sea Witch/ballyhoo Rig Revealed-Enjoy!

In this podcast I share my secret sea witch color for catching large blackfin tunas.  I rig this special sea witch over a small dink size ballyhoo.  Below is the link to the exact sea witch I talk about in the podcast.  You can purchase these rigged or unrigged through the my favorite online fishing store, The Tackle Room. They are small online business owned by fisherman in NC. The customer service is awesome and best yet they carry the hard to find “stuff”  that really works. 

Here is the link(All these witches work awesome) but the special one is the all white crystal with the white head. 

https://thetackleroom.com/products/joe-shute-sea-witches?variant=19844913168481&aff=4

Nomad Lures, Halco Lures, Cobia in the Gulf(Get Ready) and Grouper

Nomad Lures, Halco Lures, Cobia in the Gulf(Get Ready) and Grouper

This Labor Day podcast is full of information. I talk about Nomad vs. Halco Lures. Running planers with Halcos and Nomads.   Also I make a recommendation on buying this one specific Nomad Lure (it is the only one I own) for wahoo season. Upcoming Cobia season in the Gulf. Be ready.  Talk about dolphin fishing after this full moon and give you an update on the grouper bite.

Fishing Reports

Islamorada Fishing Report and Florida Keys Dolphin Fishing

Islamorada Fishing Report and Florida Keys Dolphin Fishing

Coming off a very windy week in the Florida Keys. The wind this winter has been fierce, but I  have been doing my absolute best to get clients out fishing when the weather allows. Business as usual for me in the Florida Keys. The dolphin(Mahi Mahi) will be showing in...

Client Reviews/Testimonials

I’ve been coming down to the Keys for years, and have fished with a number of guides over this time. It was around 2012 when I first fished with Captain Ryan aboard the Good Karma, and he’s been my go to guide since.  During my recent trip to the keys I spent two days fishing with Capt. Ryan. On our first day we were joined by my 12-year-old daughter, and on the second it was just Capt. Ryan and me.

Jeff from VT

I’ve been fishing all my life so when I came to the Key Largo for the first time I knew I couldn’t leave without doing some fishing. I chose Capt. Ryan based on a recommendation from a local tackle shop and not only did he put me on the fish, we had an excellent time as well. He has excellent knowledge of the fishery, a great feel for changing conditions and the ability to put the two together to make things happen.

Scott from NY

Capt. Ryan is truly are a remarkable charter captain, this was my second charter with him. This time around I brought my long time friends for a guys weekend. I consider Capt. Ryan the “King of the Snapper Fishing” as his techniques are something you will not on Sportfishing TV show or magazine, best yet he will teach you every detail about his style of fishing during the trip. On this trip my friends and I caught a box full of quality Mutton Snappers.

Marcos from Miami

Charter Rates

Offshore or Reef Fishing
5 Hours: $650.00
7 Hours: $800.00
9 Hours: $1000.00

 

*No fuel charges
*Passengers: 1-4 passengers are welcome no extra fees.  Max 3 adults or 2 adults/2 children (16 and under)

Booking and Cancellation Policy: We require a valid credit card to hold your charter, but we don’t bill your card prior to the charter or withhold a deposit. If you cancel the night before the charter, morning of, or do not show up we will bill you the full amount of the charter.

Good Karma does not penalize clients if we cancel due to the weather or mechanical issues. They are both for safety reasons, things I cannot control and never a fun discussion. I love to fish and work with my clients.

If the weather looks horrible, I will call you in well in advance to discuss your options. I will work to reschedule your charter, if it is not possible then I will cancel the charter with no penalty. I am not responsible to find a replacement charter for you, even though I do refer you to other marinas. I am also not responsible for the cost of your vacation or time off work.

Again, it is never a fun discussion for me as I love fishing and look forward to taking my clients. I do realize most people are aware of this (99.9%) and I appreciate that. Thank you!

Tipping the Captain: A 20% tip is very much appreciated.