Our Gear

Aside from employing experienced captains with extensive local knowledge, we believe utilizing the best gear available in the industry is essential to a successful charter and fishing experience. River City Charters subscribes to the mentality of “spare no expense” when it comes to our vessel and tackle.  In the end, our goal is to provide our clients with a first-class fishing experience.

Our Islamorada Boat Works 24 Morada is undoubtedly the finest riding 24-foot bay boat made today.  Its time proven hull design ensures a comfortable, fast, smooth, and dry ride.  These boats are hand built one at a time in Stuart, Florida, with the utmost attention to fit and finish. Powered by the bullet-proof and fuel-efficient Yamaha F-300 HP outboard ensures we spend more time on the water and less at the shop or fuel dock.

Our Morada 24 is rigged for serious fishing.  Two large live wells with re-circulating pumps guaranties our live-bait stays lively all day.  Equipped with twin 8’ Power Pole Blades and a Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor with auto deploy, ensures we can stay on the number, the flat or creek bed as needed and without ever having to take the time to deploy an anchor.

Our choice of electronics is the Simard Evo Series, with the latest nautical charts from Navionics and Florida Marine Tracks - a deadly combination when paired with an Airmar sonar transducer with chirp technology.

Check out Florida Sportsman Magazine’s in depth video review of the Islamorada Boatworks Morada 24 here.

As for our rods, reels, and terminal tackle, models and features change faster than the weather. Rest assured, we use the latest products from the likes of Shimano, Daiwa, Star Rods, Diamond Momoi, Owner, and Eagle Claw.  And for artificials, we love time proven Salty Veins lures, and other proven artificials from trusted manufacturers such as Gulp, Rapala, Slayer Lures and Mirrolure. Of course, we support buying local and trust Strike-Zone Fishing located in Jacksonville, Florida for all of tackle needs.