Katz Charters

Steamed from a tough week at work? Need something to decompress and refill your energy for the next one? How about all that and a tasty supper caught by (your) hand as well? KATZ Charters is here to give you just that – a mix of relaxation and excitement that only fishing in Islamorada can provide!

Join Captain Jason Katsikas on board their 20’ center console. She’s quite spacious due to her design and allows for up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort, without tangling lines. She’s got a full suite of navigation and fish-finding electronics on board, so you’ll get on top of that fish in no time. Downriggers are there to extend your reach when trolling. Your live bait will be spry and active, thanks to the live bait tank on board.

Capt. Jason will take you after a wide range of gorgeous local species. You can expect to stick to the tried-and-tested techniques with him: bottom fishing for Red, Mangrove, Yellowtail, and other Snappers, spinning for Silver Kings, or going after Hogfish, various Mackerel, Sharks, and other species! No matter your skill level or preference you’ll be in good hands – Capt. Jason is an avid angler and a great teacher.

You’ll fish the reefs and wrecks of Islamorada on shorter trips. There’s no minimum age for kids, the captain will provide you with PFDs. Customers can find free parking at the listed location.

So, if you’re ready to battle Silver Kings or go after some tasty dinner Snapper, you’re ready for Katz Charters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Departure times are flexible for this trip. If you're itching for some exciting mixed-bag fishing, this trip is for you. You will target a variety of species like the Cero and Spanish Mackerel, Hogfish, various Snappers, and whatever else you run across. You will be provided with all the required gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon & Snapper
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Departure times for this trip are flexible. This trip is targeting two of the most popular species in the area, the prestigious Tarpon, and the tasty Snappers. Beside them, you can also target Sharks! You will be supplied with the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon&Snapper (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will target the ever-popular Silver Kings and various Snappers. You can run into a Shark or two on the way as well! You will be provided with all the required equipment by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon&Snapper (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking to go after the most prestigious catch around or maybe the tastiest one around, this trip is for you. You will go after Tarpon and several species of Snappers, as well as any Sharks you run into on the way. The charter will provide you with the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking to get some fishing done first thing in the day, this trip is for you. You can target a wide range of species like the Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Hogfish, and others you run across. The captain will supply you with all the equipment.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cero Mackerel
Hogfish
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon)

Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pioneer (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP 2015 Suzuki 4 stroke engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Jason Katsikas
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since April 2018
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Captain Jason Katsikas has grown up on Atlantic Beach, where he became a passionate saltwater angler. He moved to Islamorada in 2006 where he began running charters and guiding his customers to the hottest fishing spots around. Capt. Jason is a firm believer in the customer-first mindset: your enjoyment is his first concern and he'll work hard to make sure you have a great time. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned sea wolf, he'll do his best to make your experience a pleasant and memorable one.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 96%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.48
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4 day tarpon trip.
Fishing with Jason
Angler Rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jesse Y.
Bonita Springs, FL
 5.00
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Best day of fishing

VERIFIED   December 17, 2018
Most fun my wife and I have had fishing. Jason put us on the fish quickly and kept the lines tight all day. Highly recommend...
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Steve D.
Lake Worth, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 22, 2018
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Steve G.
Denton, NE
 5.00
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3/4 day tarpon trip.

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
Smashed the Tarpon! Had a great time and the last fish we caught was well over 100#! Give this a try!
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Pete M.
Tampa, FL
 4.67
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VERIFIED   March 21, 2019
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Mark G.
Apex, NC
 4.67
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VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
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