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Captain Darren Mills - "Kristi Ann's Kryptonite"

Captain Darren Mills is one of a kind here at Key West Pro Guides. Darren started off fishing the local waters of Key West and the Dry Tortugas back when he was just a kid. Back then he had a little aluminum 15' boat with a 15hp. Kicker fishing with the old school Cuban yoyo (still one of the most productive ways to fish). Since those days he was fortunate enough and smart enough to fish on everyone else's boat, leaving the hassle of owning one to them! A while back Darren was interested in honing his skills and started commercial fishing. In this industry there is no better way to learn the trade the right way than commercially, and boy did Darren master it! Commercial fishing allows you to gain knowledge from those who depend on catching more than fishing. Skills like this give you vast knowledge in the techniques used and the spots you must learn to find them. Darren's number one goal is simple, catch fish, have fun doing it and make memories that will last a lifetime. Darren specializes in Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Kingfish, Dolphin, Amberjack and Tarpon.

His beautiful Conch center console is named the "Kristi Ann's Kryptonite" and man is she is a beautifully outfitted fishing machine. With twin Yamaha four-strokes, Lowrance, Garmin and Furuno electronics she can get you to the fish and rather quickly to boot. Come experience a true natural in this business, Captain Darren Mills......

    Boat Information
  • Custom Conch 27
  • Twin Yamaha 150hp. Engines
  • Furuno Radar
  • Furuno 1100 Depth recorder
  • Furuno GPS Navnet
  • Garmin Chartplotter
  • X-Large Coffin Box
  • 120qt. Console Cooler
  • Large T-Top for shade
  • Plenty of Room for 4 anglers
  • Live Well Capacity - 90 gal.
  • 500lb Fish Chill Box
  • Side Bolster cushions


Awesome trip!! Ellen and I are thinking of doing it again this week it was such an awesome time! Really appreciate all your help with getting Ellen to understand how it all works (and me too :)). Took your advice on the cook your catch, incredible. We had a bunch left over so we hooked up the hotel for giving us your info. Might want another trip Thursday or Friday, I'll call you to see if you are open. Again, great time, thanks a million.....



Hey Darren, great trip today. Still stuffed from the yellowtails we ate, your right fresh is best. You were so very patient and I can't believe the effort you put into it, even when the fish were biting! Can't wait to send you some pictures, please send us yours as well. Look forward to next time. Tight lines. Ken


Captain Rock... had to drop a line about Captain Darren, incredible guide! First thanks for the last minute accommodation in getting us on the water. I couldn't believe the guy we had booked cancelled because of a few showers. Darren kept us dry and in calm waters and we tore the fish up! Grouper, snapper, sharks, mackerel and even a few small cobias! We had grouper for dinner, best meal yet. Again, tell Darren thanks..... See you next time Sam Killen, MD


Wonderful time with you on Tuesday. I had no idea how good the fishing could be and your effort was astonishing. I never post reviews but felt you efforts needed to be bought to light. It honestly seemed as if it was too easy for you to get the fish up, I've never seen anything like that in my life! Kids had a ball, you were funny and very patient with them, thanks a bunch. Will see you in a few years, have plans to definitely return your way

Dad Mayor

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