Katz Charters

Join boat owner/Captain of 16 years Jason Katsikas on board his 20’ center console with the shade of a T-top. Not a skiff. She is quite spacious due to her design and allows anglers to fish in comfort. He has been fishing Islamorada waters since a kid.  25 years!

Capt. Jason targets many species. Tarpon, Barracuda, and sharks for sport fishing or chasing Snapper, Porgy, Hogfish, various Mackerel, Grouper, and other species for dinner! No matter your skill level or preference you will be in good hands. Capt. Jason is an avid angler. I take pride in being a great teacher.

You will fish the patch reefs of Islamorada on family and for dinner trips. There is no minimum age for kids. Departure times are flexible so feel free to contact me directly and arrange a starting time that will suit you best.

If you are ready to battle a trophy Tarpon or go after some tasty dinner, you are ready for Katz Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $350
    This is a short trip designed for visitors who want to catch some fish but do not need the standard 4-6 hour trip. Typically it is for kids or novices who want a more casual experience. The boat has a T-top for shade. Usually, plenty of fish are caught although you should have reasonable expectations on keepers considering the length of the trip and a short travel time. You are welcome to keep fish or practice catch and release Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US $350
    This is a basic trip designed for visitors who want to catch some fish but do not need a long day. Kids and novices particularly enjoy this trip. The boat has T-top for shade. You may keep fish or practice catch and release but have reasonable keeper expectations due to the short time frame. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US $500
    Late afternoon through early evening is the go time to catch sharks in the nearshore waters of Florida Bay. The seas are calm and the fish is big!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 20
    US $675
    If you're looking to go after the most prestigious catch around, this trip is for you. You will go after Tarpon, as well as any sharks you run into on the way. The charter will provide you with the required equipment.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Fish-Snorkel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $675
    Islamorada reefs are uniquely located near shore allowing for Snorkeling and fishing on just a four hour trip! All Snorkel gear and fishing equipment is provided at no charge. The fishing is perfect for novices and enjoyable for the more experienced.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Aug 15
    US $675
    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, as well as any Sharks you run into on the way. The charter will provide you with the required equipment.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 23 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Apr 30
    US $675
    Targeting a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Hogfish, Porgies, and many other species. Part of fishing the reef is you never know what might show up. Most of the fish are good eating. If you are looking for a trip typically with a lot of action this is the trip for you!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $675
    Targeting a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Hogfish, Porgies, and many other species. Part of fishing the reef is you never know what might show up. Most of the fish are good eating. If you are looking for a trip typically with a lot of action this is the trip for you!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
  • Private trip
    Lobster Fishing.
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 7 - Nov 1
    US $750
    We are past the very beginning of Lobster season when it is extremely easy to find them. That said, there are plenty to chase around and honestly my favorite trip of the year. Most will not be large enough to keep but equally fun to catch. Usually enough keepers for dinner but keep expections reasonable. You will also swim with many species of fish as if you are on a private snorkel trip. So much fun!! The water is warm and usually perfectly clear. My favorite trips of the year.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
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FAQs about Katz Charters

Katz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Nearshore (3 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group - Fish-Snorkel (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - Lobster Fishing. (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Katz Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Katz Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Katz Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Katz Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Katz Charters include:
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Hogfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jason Katsikas
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
327 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Jason Katsikas grew up in Atlantic Beach, FL 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 will work hard to make sure you have a great time. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sea wolf, he will do his best to make your experience memorable one.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Hogfish Hogfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark

Boat specs

Pioneer (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP 2020 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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, floatation devices provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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