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“Great experience !!!!!!!!”

Linda D Sportfishing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 79 years of family fishing history for the WICKERS , Capt. Billy Wickers III followed in his grandfather's and father's footsteps. Now Billy is a 4th generation captain. Captain Billy grew up working in the family charter business, working as a mate for his dad, and got his captain's license at the young age of 18 in 1990. He captained his dad's boats, Linda D III and IV, and was able to buy his own boat the Linda D V in 2003 which he owns and operates. Captain Billy has been recognized for his fishing abilities by winning numerous awards since 1990 to present , including the prestigious Key West Fishing Tournament's Outstanding Guide Award, most releases in general division, and also most Sailfish and Marlin releases, which he has won for consecutive years. He s been recognize as captain of the moth by Gray taxidermy..Also Linda D IV & V have been Awarded for the 2012 BEST OF KEY WEST AWARDS IN THE CHARTER BOATS Category by the Key West Award Program Committee. Capt. Billy Wickers III will definitely make your fishing trip a memorable event for you and your family.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
“Great experience !!!!!!!!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This past weekend my girlfriend and I went down to Key west for the weekend. On Saturday we decided to go on a fishing trip, we chose Linda D because when we got the dock we liked what they offered and the experience the captain had. As we went out,he explain everything in detail and in a friendly matter. We had such a great time, the weather was perfect and we were lucky to have caught a lot of fish. Would i recommend this charter to anyone else?? Absolutely!!!!!!!! They were amazing, keep up the good work.

Visited September 2012
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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“Birthday Fishing Trip”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had the best time with Capt. Billy and Joe for my husband's birthday. We caught 21 snapper some of which we took to a local restaurant to cook for dinner - which was wonderful, and we couldn't believe it when our son, who booked the trip, hooked a Goliath Grouper and his girlfriend followed that with a Shark! What a day! We will definitely book with Capt. Billy again when we are back in the Keys - would highly recommend him.

Visited September 2012
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Anytown, GA
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14 reviews
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“Best fishing charter ever.”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were looking for some basic fun fishing with no other real agenda. Captain Billy and Mate Joey were very accomodating and we ended up with a cooler chock full of the best Yellowtail Snapper. We caught them so fast we got tired of fishing. Also were able to bring in a couple of large sharks before releasing for fun. Would highly recommend doing buisiness with Billy again. Great fun.

Visited September 2012
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captwickers, Owner at Linda D Sportfishing, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Hi Guys
THANK YOUso much for the review , Im glad you all had a great time.
it was my pleasure to take you guys fishing and make it fun and exciting for u all.
Hope you guys come visit again .


SINCERELY
CAPT BILLY
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
“Best Captain in Key West”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

I've been out with Capt. Billy on the Linda D V in 2011 and 2012, each for two full days. Both were truly outstanding experiences. In 2011, we caught about a dozen tuna on the first day and about the same in mahi the second say. In 2012, we caught an UNBELIEVBLE 20 sailfish over the course of the two days. Capt. Billy knows these waters like no other and is serious about the sport. I would highly recommend him and the Linda D V to anyone who's serious about catching some amazing fish. The boat also is part of the Key West Fishing Tournament, so any catches are automatically entered. We got a prize in the tournament in 2011 for Skipjack Tuna and currently have the most catch-and-releases for Sailfish in 2012. I can't wait to go back.

Visited April 2012
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captwickers, Owner at Linda D Sportfishing, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
thank you guys for taking the time to review our business and your fishing experience

it greatly appreciate it
looking forward on seen you guys again

thank you
Capt Billy
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Leonardtown
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“Going Thru the Motions”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Capt and mate really did not seem very enthusiastic. Looked like they were more worried about saving both fuel and bait than catching fish for their customers.

Visited May 2012
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