Join Captain Jason Katsikas on board his 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: spinning for Tarpon, or going after Snapper, Porgies, 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 patch reefs 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
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $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. Usually, plenty of fish are caught although you should have reasonable expectations considering the length of the trip and a short travel time. 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
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $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. Usually, plenty of fish are caught although you should have reasonable expectations considering the length of the trip and a short travel time. 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
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Aug 20
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Aug 15
    $575
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    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!
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About the Captain

Jason Katsikas
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
243 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) 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 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 243 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (194)
Great Time
Family trip
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Angler Rating
228
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Samantha B.
Delray Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family 2 hour Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM) on January 17, 2023
Capt. Jason was amazing! My daughter wanted to fish for her 7th birthday and he made her dreams come true! He was patient and...
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Mario G.
Scottsdale, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic family trip. Booked last minute

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (PM) on July 12, 2022
We booked this trip as an intro to keys fishing for my wife and daughter.  Capt. Jason was able to accommodate us with about...
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James R.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening tarpon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) on June 22, 2022
Jason is AWESOME. Every aspect of the trip exceed our expectations.  His knowledge of the water way and fishing grounds was...
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Adrian E.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Highly recommended

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) on April 10, 2022
Booked for a Tarpon trip but had great communications from Jason the week before regarding potentially poor weather for Tarpon...
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Jane K.
Rye, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Beginners Trip for Families

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM) on August 31, 2022
Captain Jason was great. It was our sons’ first time fishing and they were really looking forward to it. Captain Jason ended...
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FAQs about Katz Charters

Katz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (AM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fun (PM) (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Nearshore (3 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Patch Reef (PM) (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