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. Departure times are not set in stone, so feel free to contact Capt. Jason and arrange a starting time that would suit you best.

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 - Tarpon & Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Sep 15
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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 Reef (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Reef (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 - Tarpon&Snapper (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Sep 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    Family Fun Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is a two-hour trip designed for visitors who want to catch some fish but do not need the standard 4-6 hour trip, it's also the go-to trip if you want to introduce your kids to fishing. Departure times are flexible, so feel free to get in touch with Captain Jason and agree on a time that would suit you best.
  • Private trip
    Family Fun Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is a two-hour trip designed for visitors who want to catch some fish but do not need the standard 4-6 hour trip, it's also the go-to trip if you want to introduce your kids to fishing. Departure times are flexible, so feel free to get in touch with Captain Jason and agree on a time that would suit you best.
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About the Captain

Jason Katsikas
Islamorada, Florida, United States
72 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pioneer (Center console) originally built in 2021. 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
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Robert G.
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Caught Lots on a Windy Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Reef (AM) on December 28, 2020
Jason told us at the start the weather was borderline due to winds and waves.  He gave us the option to cancel or cut the...
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Great Day with Great Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Reef (PM) on December 6, 2020
We booked a 1/2 day trip with Captain Jason Katz and had a great day.  Capt Jason was extremely friendly and knows where the...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Reef (AM) on February 14, 2021
Was a really good time, the captain was really nice and fun to fish with, he took us to many different spots and filled our...
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Fishing Rock Piles

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Reef (AM) on February 8, 2021
Had a great day with Jason. He’s a knowledgeable easy going captain that I really enjoyed fishing with. We caught...
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Great Trip on short Notice

VERIFIED   NEW  Family Fun Fishing (AM) on February 17, 2021
Jason was available on short notice, was upfront and accommodating with myself and two teen boys. He asked what we wanted and...
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