Nothing says “job well done” like bringing home a fresh catch after a hard-fought battle. Join Phat Kats on an exhilarating adventure and feel the rush of hookin’ a keeper worthy of serious bragging rights. Captain James Lobsinger will go above and beyond to provide you with an unforgettable experience and make sure you leave his boat satisfied.
His 21’ Shoalwater flats boat is perfect for cruising the backcountry and inlets looking for shallow-water creatures that lurk beneath the surface. It’s powered by a 175 HP Mercury engine and comes with a fishfinder, GPS, wireless trolling motor, and safety equipment. His boat can fit up to 4 guests per trip and two anglers can fish at the same time.
Capt. James specializes in light tackle, so you can definitely expect a bit of a challenge. You’ll set off from New Smyrna Marina and journey down the Indian River in search of Largemouth Bass and Mangrove Snapper. Then, you’ll explore some of the many inlets, flats, and backwaters, targeting Tarpon, Flounder, Pompano, Permit, and many more.
Once you head nearshore, your options increase. Here you’ll have a shot at hookin’ Cobia, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel, just to name a few. Another fun option is the captain’s September Mullet run, perfect for kids and a great way to catch bait fish.
Capt. James provides Penn, as well as his own custom-made Phat Kats rods and reels. His custom gear is built for comfort and top-quality sportfishing, so you can be sure to get the reel deal no matter which technique you prefer. He also offers fly fishing and provides the necessary gear if you don’t have your own. Your fishing license is included as well, so you can worry less about logistics and focus on the fun part.
If you’re looking for an exciting yet challenging experience, then Phat Kats is the charter for you. Everything is already taken care of, so just grab a friend, bring some snacks, drinks, and sunblock and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Shoalwater (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 175HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
Types of Fishing
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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
New Smyrna Beach Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Phat Kats Custom Rods & Florida Charters
- $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
- $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & custom Phat Katz gear.)
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Snacks (Crackers)
- Drinks (Water and Gatorade.)
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- River Fishing
- Lake Fishing
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Bass (Largemouth)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Snapper (Red)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Spotted Seatrout