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: 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
    Half Day Reef (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $575
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $575
    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 (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $525
    This trip will target the ever-popular Silver Kings. 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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Sep 15
    $525
    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
    Family Fun Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $350
    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
    $350
    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
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132 Customer Reviews
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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 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
GPS
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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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Timothy C.
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Best day ever!

VERIFIED   NEW  Family Fun Fishing (PM) on July 14, 2021
We had a great time! Jason did everything he promised he would do and then some! My girlfriend caught some fish and so did...
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Patrick S.
Mooresville, NC
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Fishing trip of a lifetime

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) on July 13, 2021
My son and I had the best fishing experience of our lives with Captain Jason — a 4-8 pm tarpon trip that produced three long...
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Doug D.
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Two hour Family Fish day. Home run ;)

VERIFIED   Family Fun Fishing (PM) on June 18, 2021
We left the dock on time and had a great experience. WE were told about the weather conditions were windy. When we were out...
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Jake G.
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Lemon Sharks and Lightning Storms

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Tarpon (AM) on June 14, 2021
My wife and I booked a half day PM trip with Capt. Jason on our Honeymoon in Islamorada and we had an amazing time out there!...
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Kristine G.
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2 hour fishing my trip

VERIFIED   Family Fun Fishing (AM) on April 27, 2021
Capt. Jason is a great communicator from the minute we booked the trip until he dropped us back off at the dock. The night...
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FAQs about Katz Charters

Katz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Family Fun Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Family Fun Fishing (PM) (2 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Reef (PM) (20 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