Hi there, my name is Capt. John Jackson, let me tell you a little about myself and my experiences fishing the waters of Key West.
I feel lucky to have grown up in the Florida keys, the son of a commercial fisherman, I spent many days and nights exploring the many wonders that the lower keys has to offer. Raised on Sugarloaf key which is located between Key West and Big Pine Key. Sugarloaf was a magical place chalked full of adventures. As a young boy my summers and weekends were spent on the water fishing, diving, and exploring the many islands, channels, creeks, and waterways which make up what is known as the back-country. With my younger brother (James), we would search for new and better places to fish and dive always bringing home fish or lobster for mother to cook. As I became older I began to broaden my explorations and was soon fishing and diving the reef which was another magical place full of different wonders and fascinating creatures. As a young man I held many commercial licenses and spent the majority of my time fishing and diving for lobster. In the late 80’s I created reel easy charters and have been sharing my knowledge and experience with others. Its a special feeling to call the lower keys home, this diverse Eco-system has and will forever be a magical place to me. Come join me for an incredible adventure on the water aboard the Reel Easy!