#BoatOfTheMonth Reel Compulsive Charters Captain Tony Varano 386-547-4480
As the areas fishing is starting to heat up so is our next boat of the month, Reel Compulsive Charters. Captained by Tony Varano, a New Smyrna Beach local, these two vessels & crew are sure to be exactly what you hoped for! Pulling this years nicest area Mahi so far, they won our fish of the week competition last week & are sure to keep the pace going in the coming months. You won't be disappointed as they offer an incredibly wide range of trips that allow you to target a huge variety of species, no matter if it's inshore or offshore fishing.
Captain Tony Varano is a local in every sense of the word & has spent his life mapping out fishing in the Ponce Inlet area. With 25 years of Captaincy under his belt & ten years working solely as a charter Captain, he is well versed in everything that is fishing. Growing up in a inlet town he always knew he was destined for a career in fishing and is grateful for the blessing of being able to do what he loves on the daily; making new friends & landing killer fish.
For inshore & nearshore adventures Reel Compulsive offers their 22' Pathfinder Bay Boat retrofitted with a 225 HP Yamaha; a pairing that will allow you to expertly navigate the more narrow waterways to some of the areas best honey holes. Whether you are fishing the backwaters of the Halifax River or fishing the jetty, this boat knows how to get the job done!
Don't forget to give a warm hello to The Hogtide their primary offshore vessel, a 42' Egg Harbor Sportfisher decked with all the bells & whistles. Powered by twin 550 HP Detroit Diesel engines, she offers a 15' wide cockpit giving you ample fishing space and so many other amenities. Her cabin features the more than appreciated ice cold AC, as well as wrap around leather couches and a full galley to prepare lunches. Captain Tony mans the helm from the forever sleek fly bridge and this F.V. comes with all the staples; from her outriggers & tuna tubes, to industry standards such as a fighting chair, live bait wells, and not to mention more gear than you probably know what to do with.
Captain Tony recommends his 10 hour offshore trip for those who want the most bang for their buck but aren't sure where to start! He assures this will give you ample time to catch fish as well as provide the opportunity to both bottom fish and troll while you are out. Adding that his personal favorite fishing to do is Cobia fishing, as their are cooperative eaters & put up a great fight and show! Book a trip this summer for an experience you are sure to remember for years to follow.
Trips aboard Reel Compulsive Charters include: 12/10/8/6 HR Offshore Trips, 6/4/3 HR Inshore Trips & a 5 HR Shark Trip