Captain Rich Parkes – USCG licensed Captain
Captain Richard Parkes and his crew take pride in making your Florida Keys Fishing Trip the best it can be. The waters around the Florida Keys are considered the best Blue Water and Sport Fishing Destination in the US and Captain Rich has been studying those waters for the last 15 years as owner and operator of Big-Bite Fishing Charter.
Whether you are an expert angler, or this is your first sport fishing charter, Captain Rich and the Big-Bite crew will ensure that you will remember your Florida Keys fishing trip as one of the best you’ve ever experienced!
The Team on the Big-bite offers a unique service for all deep sea fishing enthusiasts. Besides having an intimate knowledge of their fishing grounds, they are committed to making sure you are comfortable and that all of your charters fishing needs are met.
Captain Rich and the Big-Bite crew look forward to hosting your next Florida Keys charter fishing trip. Please browse our site, then feel free to ask us any questions you may have… See you in the Keys.
This is the home port for the Big Bite. Based upon the Species targeted, time of the year and Customer preference the Big Bite will recommend and operate out of many one of the best fishing destinations in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas for Blue Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Snapper and Grouper. The Big Bite will feature Wreck Fishing for Trophy Fish as well as Sworfish Charaters Offshore. Located just off the Gulf Stream and South of the major population centers of South Florida – Islamorada in the Keys is one of the Best Destinations for Blue Water Sport Fishing. The Big Bite is a Air Conditioned 43′ ft Bertram Sport-fish boat.
The Boat works out of a protected environmental area with mangroves, a bird nesting island and porpoises feeding less than 50 yards from the Boat. Targeted Species in the Keys include one of the best bites for Sailfish in the US – Nov to March, Blackfin Tuna most times of the yes, Smoker Kingfish ( Large ) – 7 months of the year, Dolphin all year long with an fabulous bite from late March until end of June. Wahoo are caught in the winter to June time frame. Bottom fishing is excellent most of the year.
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The Big Bite 3 team is made up of Richard Parkes (Captain), Stewart Mitchell (Captain) and Rusty Jones. Both of them combined bring many years of fishing experience to the table and they will be instrumental in ensuring your fishing trip will be a memorable experience. Our boat is a 43′ Beltram and we’re located in the Smugglers Cove Marina.
The Smugglers Cove Marina, Resort and Restaurant are at Mile Marker 85 in the Florida Keys.
From the Smugglers Cove Website:
Looking for a Charter Boat Captain on your next visit to the Keys ? You’ve come to the right place! The Sport Fishing Capital of the World, for an unforgettable world class charter fishing voyage. Smugglers Cove is located directly on the Snake Creek drawbridge, the ultimate and perfect take-off point to access and enjoy some of the most awesome deep sea fishing and back country fishing possible. Immediate access means more fishing time.