Miss Chief with Dan Matthews : Key Largo : Share A Fishing Charter

37' Bertram

Boat Amenities

  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Air Conditioning

Trip Includes:

  • Fishing Licence
  • Bait
  • Fishing Gear
  • Fuel
  • Fish Cleaning
  • First Mate
  • Soft Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Ice Water

Trip Offerings: Miss Chief

4 hr Night Reef Trip | Starting at: $273
4 Hours | 7:00 PM View Details

Night fishing gives anglers an opportunity to see a side of the Florida Keys few have. We offer two different trips depending on your tastes. Reef fishing at night produces some of the best snapper catches we have seen. It is not uncommon to catch our limit of snapper at night.

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Half Day Deep Sea Offshore | Starting at: $312
4 Hours | 7:00 AM View Details

If catching big game trophy fish is on your agenda, an offshore fishing charter is just what the doctor ordered. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo & mahi mahi migrate through waters of the Gulfsteam Current and our proximity to these fertile waters makes it possible to fish deep sea year round. Catch your trophy with Miss Chief Charters!

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3/4 Day Deep Sea Offshore | Starting at: $429
6 Hours | 7:00 AM View Details

If catching big game trophy fish is on your agenda, an offshore fishing charter is just what the doctor ordered. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo & mahi mahi migrate through waters of the Gulfsteam Current and our proximity to these fertile waters makes it possible to fish deep sea year round. Catch your trophy with Miss Chief Charters!

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Full Day Deep Sea Offshore | Starting at: $546
8 Hours | 7:00 AM View Details

If catching big game trophy fish is on your agenda, an offshore fishing charter is just what the doctor ordered. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo & mahi mahi migrate through waters of the Gulfsteam Current and our proximity to these fertile waters makes it possible to fish deep sea year round. Catch your trophy with Miss Chief Charters!

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10 hr Swordfish Trip | Starting at: $702
10 Hours | 7:00 AM View Details

Test your wits and will against the mighty broadbill swordfish. The Florida Keys has become an amazing swordfishery with the development of deep dropping techniques. Swordfish live in depths upward of 2000' during the day time and we are successfully catching swordfish upwards of 600lbs. Pelagic fish such as mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna are also caught during the long runs offshore.

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About the Boat: Miss Chief

Miss Chief Charters has been introducing guests to the waters of Key Largo and Islamorada for over 30 years. Her legendary 37 Bertram ride combined with twin engines and comfortable air conditioned cabin makes Miss Chief an excellent platform for Deep Sea Sportfishing or Shallow reef bottom fishing.

About Dan

Capt. Dan Matthews has spent most of his life on the waters as a professional sport-fisherman, specializing in offshore deep sea fishing as well as reef and wreck fishing. This background allows for the use of local instinct combined with hard-learned local knowledge, in pursuit of great catches and all-around great times.

Departing from Downtown Key Largo, this Florida Keys deep sea sporting fishing charter heads to waters teeming with opportunities to catch sailfish, marlin, swordfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, tuna, king fish, grouper, cobia, amberjack, african pompano, yellowtail and mutton snapper - to name a few.

Miss Chief features a comfortable cabin with AC, clean private restroom, comfortable seating, GPS navigation, HD Sonar, Radar and VHF radio electronics to assist in the search. This Florida Keys charter boat offers true fishing ability with speed & manuveraility along with tournament rigging and experenced Captain & Mate. Whether it's the first time you've cast a line or angling is your passion, Miss Chief Charters promises an unforgettable Florida Keys fishing adventure.

Charter excursion packages are complete with extensive tackle, including lures, Penn Reels and custom rods, from 6- to 80-pound test line. We specialize in live bait, kite fishing as well as reef and wreck fishing. Click upcoming trips and book a trip, we are fishing year round!

Miss Chief Location

Florida Keys , Florida , Key Largo , Key Largo Fisheries

Arrival Information

Park by the loading docks on ocean bay drive side of Key Largo Fisheries. Walk past storage trailers, to the floating dock. Slip 13. I carry some bottled water, so I suggest food & drink, suncreen, hat, polarized sunglasses, etc.

Miss Chief Fish Guide

What to Reel in on Your Florida Keys Fishing Trip

Here's a list of our favorite species to fish for. Depending on the trip, we can target specific fish based on your fishing goals.

Blue Marlin fishing in Key Largo

Blue Marlin

Hogfish fishing in Key Largo


Mahi fishing in Key Largo


Mutton Snapper fishing in Key Largo

Mutton Snapper

Sailfish fishing in Key Largo


Sharks fishing in Key Largo


Swordfish fishing in Key Largo


Tuna fishing in Key Largo


Wahoo fishing in Key Largo


Miss Chief Fishing Reports

Late October Fishing Report – Florida Keys with Miss Chief Charters

November 1, 2016

When you’re looking to hook up a few sails in the Florida Keys, Get with Captain Dan and the Miss Chief Crew for a day of kite fishing.  This tough fighter was released a few trips back. If you prefer something a little more family friendly, the guys can put you on those Hog Fish […]

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Miss Chief, Flipper, & more

October 20, 2016

The crew aboard Miss Chief had quite the special experience after Hurricane Matthew passed.  Check out their encounter with this school of dolphin. Fishing Report Oct 3rd “Patrick just released his first Blue Marlin, making it our 3rd release of the year!” Book your charter aboard Miss Chief today

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SeaSquared’s Florida Keys Weekly Roundup for mid-October 2016

October 19, 2016

Today’s report from featured the SeaSquared crew.   Book your shared fishing charter in Marathon today.  Read below for a October 15 “Family Fun Day for the Myre clan from Norway. They caught mangroves for lunch at Porky’s Bayside BBQ, let go a 100lb nurse shark and ended with a swim at Molasses Key.” October 13 […]

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Reviews of Miss Chief

What Others are Saying about Florida Keys fishing with Dan

Great morning of fishing

by Andrew R March 21, 2016

My two sons (17 and 15) and I booked this outing through Share a Fishing Charter. This meant we went with another father with two sons from Chicago who had initiated the booking and it cost us half of what it would have to book the boat by ourselves. Captain Dan and his mate Corey were excellent. They were very patient with us newbies to this kind of fishing; Dan explained what he was doing and why, which was very helpful. We ended up have a very good day with, between the six of us, a catch of 23 yellow tail snapper and one amberjack. I would recommend the Miss Chief to anyone.

The Best Trip I've Ever Taken

August 27, 2015

We went out for a afternoon/sunset trip and came home with about 40 or so Mahi Mahi. One of the greatest experiences I've been apart of while fishing and it was all thanks to the miss chief. I highly recommend this to anyone if they wanna have more fish then they know what to do with at the end of the day!

Fishing With My Boys

August 5, 2015

When we arrived we were welcomed by other friendly local fishermen. They pointed out our boat, the Miss Chief, to us.A very white clean and good looking fishing boat. The captain arrived introducing himself as Captain Dan, and he got straight to work getting us out and off to fishing! He introduced Cory, " the first mate" and they both were very good telling us what we were doing, and what to expect. Young , smart, savy..... we hit a nice school of mahi and at the end got lucky w some tuna. So obviously they knew what they were doing. I got a chance to drive, and partake in the action. The kids had a blast. For some of the kids it was a great first time. Unforgettable! ;) Overall the trip was a success for a mom like me that was looking to have a fishing expirience with my kids and family friends.Beatris Gonzalez Mami, fl.

Honeymoon Trip

July 28, 2015

Captain Dan and his assistant were awesome. They made sure that we always understood what was going on and why. We are extreme fishing rookies, but they took their time with us, taught us, and we caught some fish. Overall it was a great experience and we will be back. Thanks again, Chuck & Allie

Just Like Having Your Own Boat!

July 23, 2015

Captain Dan was ready and waiting for us as we arrived at the location for departure. There’s no office or anything…just look for his boat “Miss Chief” docked at the Marina. He’ll be getting it ready for your adventure. There were 5 of us…2 adults and 3 young teens that had minimal to no fishing experience. We booked a ½ day and left it to Captain Dan to decide what was the best option to maximize our fishing chances. He took us about 30 minutes offshore and we anchored over an old wreck. He quickly walked us through the process that would ensure we learned how to properly fish and then our lines went in the water. Dan was great with helping the kids understand what needed to be done both in letting the line out and then how to get the fish to the boat successfully. We caught 24 yellowtail snapper which Dan then cleaned after we returned back to the dock. We took the fillets to a local restaurant and had them cooked up for dinner and they were delicious.So, Dan knew where to go to be successful, his equipment all worked very well. His boat was utilitarian but clean and effective. Remember, you’re on there to fish and catch fish…not for a comfortable sightseeing cruise.If you have anyone that experiences motion sickness at all, I recommend taking Dramamine before heading out on the boat. Once anchored, the swells can bob you up and down quite a bit.

Miss Chief baby!!!

July 12, 2015

Brought my whole crew including the kid, from Austin. We spent the day with Captain Dan, chasing Mahi. The boat was great, the instruction and guidance was top notch. We worked as a team, and got on the fish. Key Largo is beautiful, get out there!

The best

June 9, 2015

One of the best fishing trips I have ever been on. Saw the biggest manta ray I have ever seen. That thing was huge. Seriously in all the years I was a mate in OCMD I never seen anything that big. Got to meet the biggest PETA ambassador in Matt. :) What else can you ask for. People always think the young guys are arrogant or inexperienced, but I'll tell you what we outclassed and fished Sammy Hager yesterday! When the go pro footage gets added it will be a true testament to your experience and your dedication. My family got to finally see what we all really do out on the water. It's not always Fun and games. We love what we do and we love teaching people the sport.

Simply the BEST

June 7, 2015

Boating, Fishing, is our way of life..this is what we do every weekend in South Florida in our own boat. That's the reason why this review might be a little more objective...for the fifth year in a row, we've participated in the Dolphin Fishing Tournament off Ocean Reef, Key Largo (my husband's job) .....However this year we were assigned a charter boat vs. our own. Definitely a first charter experience for me(the wife)!! We had the absolute pleasure and incredible luck to fish on the Miss Chief w Captains Dan and Matt. Well let me tell you! No need to look elsewhere! This duo is amazing! From the moment we boarded to the time we left w our 12 cleaned Mahis in bags ( wish i could clean them as fast & as perfect!!) it was pure professionalism, fun, and simply a perfect fishing day... If you've fish before, their expertise will amaze you. If it is your first time and you might b a little intimidated...no worries...the way they take time to explain and show you everything is the key to their success...they won't stop until they find fish and provide you with a superb quality experience... you can really feel how passionate, excited and proud they are in what they do..personally we left with two new friends...great guys, comfortable boat, and dinner for sure!! Forgot to mention how cool it was to catch and release a White Marlin as well! Thanks Dan & Matt!!

Love the Keys

by Richard K April 8, 2015

Excellent half day trip. Nice boat with friendly experienced captain. We split the charter 6 ways which was really nice! Will go again

1/2 day fishing with Captain Dan and Mate Matt

March 22, 2015

We had a great experience. Dan and Matt were excellent from start to finish. They put us on a reef and we had the first fish in the boat in no time. Though my two teenage daughters are not experienced with fishing at all, the crew had them casting those big reels and hooking several species of reef fish like seasoned pros. We caught porgy, grunts, hogfish, yellowtail snapper and then my wife hooked a huge trigger fish. Despite an intense battle and a lot of careful instruction from Matt, it was not to be. It bit through the leader and was gone. The conditions were very calm and very, very hot so we decided to switch to trolling for groupers for some relief. We caught a nice grouper in minutes and then broke off three more... that's fishing.The next time I'm back in the keys, I would love to book a full day deep sea charter and it will certainly be with these two gentlemen. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Captain Dan is the BEST!

July 10, 2014

Captain Dan is the BEST! We have fished with him several times when we have visited the Keys. Our teen kids love him as much as my husband and I. His boat is perfect for a day on the reef or going off shore. We have caught Dolphin (Mahi), Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Snapper, Hogfish Grouper, Barracuda, and Porgie. (not all on the same trip) It's always fun and we always come home with plenty for dinner! Dan goes out of his way to make our trips fun. Great guy. We can't wait to come back and fish with him again.

Awesome time

July 2, 2014

I went on the trip with my father on a 6hr trip and had an awesome time. It was rough out on the water and the fishing was great, we caught 7 tunas and 4 dolphins! Great experience and highly recommended !

The people you need

June 11, 2014

If you want to catch fish these are the people you need. Great captain and mate, had a great time, very fun, well worth the money. I'm planing on coming back in a few month, just to let you know what a good time I had.