Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience

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Get the ‘Reel Offshore Experience’ with Captain Jonathan Kranker aboard his 22 ft Tidewater center console, the Colossal Catch. It is rare to see boats of this size that can tackle offshore waters with as much gusto as the Colossal Catch, whose huge Carolina flare gives it an extremely dry ride and whose facilities and creature comforts make it an enjoyable and comfortable boat to spend hours on out at sea.

Captain Jonathan’s goal is simple: to make sure that every angler on board has the best fishing experience of their life. He will teach you all the techniques you need to know to become an amazing angler, giving you the chance to see what it is like to be a boat owner: catching live bait, switching between fishing techniques and learning about the best areas to fish and techniques to use depending on the conditions. You will be using the same top of the line tackle the captain uses himself, with Penn reels and custom Blackfin rods all supplied on board.

Your trip will generally take place between three to nine miles offshore, although in very rough conditions it is also possible to explore the area’s great inshore fishery for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon. When fishing offshore, you could be trolling for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi, kite fishing for Sailfish, or bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers.

Take the opportunity to fish with a knowledgeable captain who has lived and fished the area his whole life and will give you a real hands on experience of offshore fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $725
    up to 4 persons
    This trip gives you enough time to try a bit of everything. Fish up to nine miles offshore for a wide range of species, as you troll the open waters and bottom fish the productive reefs. You may even catch a delicious Mahi Mahi, glorious Sailfish, or famed King Mackerel, among others. Use the same tackle and techniques as the captain does when he's fishing on his own and discover the real thrill of offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Spring Break Special
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Apr
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    Throughout March, you'll have the chance to explore the productive waters out of Fort Pierce for a full 6 hours. Get out on the water and discover what eastern Florida inshore and nearshore fishing is all about. Head out to the reefs and discover delicious and beautiful Snappers, Groupers, and Mackerel. While staying inshore will give you the chance to test your skills against Trout, Redfish, and Snook, among more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    Head up to 9 miles offshore in search of some exciting and delicious nearshore fish or explore the productive inshore waters for a thrilling day on the water. Bottom fish the reefs and wrecks just in the Atlantic. Try your best to fill the boat with some tasty Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and more. While along the flats and backwater, you'll get your kicks from Snook, Trout, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $525
    up to 4 persons
    Whether it's inshore or nearshore fishing you're craving, this trip has you covered. Stay in the protected shallow waters or head out to the reefs in the Atlantic. Bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish. From Snook to Snappers, Trout to Groupers, Redfish to Mackerel, and many more – wherever you head, you'll try to fill the boat to take home something tasty for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Snook
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing by night is an experience all anglers should try. Take advantage of the quiet hours, when the rest of the fishermen are sleeping, while you have the water to yourself. The fish don't rest up, so why should you. Target tough-fighting Snook for a thrilling time on the water, as you hunt the shallow waters to test your fishing skills.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Kranker
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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86 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2016
Captain Jonathan was born and raised in the Fort Pierce area and has grown up fishing the local waterways. His goal on charter trips is to give you the best and most memorable experience of offshore fishing you can get without owning your own boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
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Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
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Second Largest Sea Trout Caught with Captain Johnathan!!
Captain John - Best 1\/2 Day Ever
Swordfish for Heather.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Sean E.
Apopka, Florida
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Half Day trip with Capt Jon

VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
First time out with Jon and I will certainly come back.  He contacted me immediately about the trip and inquired as to...
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Scott G.
Winter Haven, FL
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Full day ocean

VERIFIED   April 26, 2019
It was the three of us who work together, It was a trip that will never be forgotten. From the Captain John to the fishing,...
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Michelle V.
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Second Largest Sea Trout Caught with Captain Johnathan!!

VERIFIED   September 8, 2019
Captain Johnathan’s experience was amazing!!  My son caught the second largest recorded sea trout on record because...
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Kurt G.
Ft. Pierce, Florida
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Captain John - Best 1/2 Day Ever

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Captain John had us on fish early and often. Excellent Captain and a lot of fun to fish with…very personable and enthusiastic...
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Gregg J.
Winter Haven, Florida
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Full day with Captain Jonathan.

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
After catching bait fish we where out on the water in less than an hour… Swordfish, mahi mahi, bonito, kingfish and barracuda. ...
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