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Reel-Axing Fishing Charters


We're coming out of our 2 year celebration & kicking it into high gear, our next featured charter is also our 2023 #CharterGiveaway partner! Reel Axing Fishing Charters is helmed by Captain John Kyp, a local firefighter with generational roots in the waters of Volusia County. Captain John first fell in love with fishing at a very young age after firsthand experiencing everything that the family lifestyle had to offer, and now passes that experience over to all of his charter guests. Whether you want to bottom fish our local reefs or troll the wide open ocean for pelagics, he's got you covered!


This 26' Center Console Trophy Pro is an angler's dream and is well stocked for an amazing day out on the water. Recently repowered with brand new twin 150 HP Suzuki outboards, ensuring you get to spend more time catching fish- the reelaxing way! She is outfitted with top-quality Penn & Shimano fishing gear, outriggers & planners, and all necessary navigational & fish finding electronics. This vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 5 anglers, and is docked at Adventure Yacht Harbor in Port Orange. The location is also home to a restaurant that will cook your catch, one of the best ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of the day.


Growing up at Kyp's Fish Camp, Captain John and his twin brother Mike (Captain, Fire Line Charters) were offered a host of opportunities from a very young age. The camp, situated on Lake Beresford, is where Captain John first learned how to launch a boat. Well before he was able to drive a truck, he was able to operate a vessel with confidence and ease. He has spent his entire life fishing both the fresh & saltwater fisheries here, and has been a local charter Captain for over 5 years now. Captain isn't the only title John holds though, he is also the Battalion Chief with Volusia County Fire Rescue. He acquaints the charter fishing industry to being a firefighter in many ways; each day is very different from the last. A life out on the water often means working with a slew of forever changing elements, and he is always adapting to the days 'bite'.


Being a family man, Captain John's favorite part about running a charter business is being able to connect new families to fishing just as he has done with his own over the years. He maintains that his favorite type of fishing to do would certainly be bottom fishing, noting that the allure of never knowing what's at the other end of the line is a thrill second to none. Our waters are home to a wide variety of species that can be easily found in our area, and he still relishes in the opportunity to get his hands on a rod himself. No matter which trip you choose, Captain John will customize your trip based on your preferences and do his absolute best to put you on big fish, making sure you have an unforgettable day out on the water!


Trips aboard Reel Axing Fishing Charters include: 4 HR Shark Trip, 5/6 HR Nearshore/Offshore Trips, 8/10 Hour Offshore/Trolling Trips.




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