Come to Islamorada, Florida, the Sportfishing Capital of the World, and embark on a memorable journey. Spring Mix II Sportfishing will take you nearshore and offshore, to reefs and wrecks, and put you on the best fishing spots in the area. Captain Chris Watkowski will accompany you and make sure you have an enjoyable and exciting trip.

Your journey will start on a 43’ Alex Willis offshore sport fishing boat. It can take up to 6 guests, is powered by twin 500 HP Cummins engines, and has got Furuno and Icom navigation electronics. This huge powerful boat will provide you with a kitchen, toilet, shower, and bed. Guests in wheelchairs are more than welcome to come aboard. Just ask the captain and he will give you the technical details. There is also onboard air conditioning, a multimedia system, TV, refrigerator, and ice-box. The fishing gear includes outriggers and a livewell. A first mate will also be coming along.

The fish-rich grounds will give you plenty of excitement. You’ll hunt for different kinds of Snapper and Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Amberjack, Tuna, and more. A choice of techniques you’ll be able to try out is big. It includes bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as drift and kite fishing. Spring Mix II Sportfishing is a kid-friendly charter, so have your whole family experience the wonders of sea world. You’re free to keep the fish you catch or release it.

Captain Chris will provide all the fishing equipment and licenses. He’ll also clean and fillet your fish. The customary tip for the first mate is 20% of the price. Pack some food and drinks, and hop aboard for the adventure.

Spring Mix II Sportfishing is eager to take you on the sea and make your fishing experience an excellent one.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Apr 30
    $1,400
    This will be a full 8-hour trip on the Spring Mix II. You'll leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and search for Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin, as well as bottom dwellers like Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, and Red Snapper. You will also chase tasty species like Cobia, Yellowtail Snapper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Apr 30
    $1,100
    You'll have 6 hours of fun in the great waters off of the Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada, Florida. Fish the reef, wrecks, offshore humps, and all in between. 6 hours will give the captain enough time to treat you to a few different areas to fish in. Sailfish, Grouper, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Apr 30
    $850
    Have a great family fun day on the water starting at 7:00 a.m. Fish the reef, wrecks, and patch reefs in the nearshore waters of Islamorada.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Apr 30
    $850
    Fish in the afternoon under the warm sun of the day. You'll fish nearshore waters, patch reefs, wrecks, and the reef. You'll target Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Mutton Snapper, and many other species found in the beautiful waters off of Islamorada.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 10 - Apr 30
    $500
    This will be a laid back 3-hour trip anchored on the edge of a channel chumming for sharks. This will mostly be catch and release fishing. Bring the wine and cheese and enjoy the wildlife and beauty of the Florida Keys.
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About the Captain

Paul Lebling
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2017
Captain Paul is the owner of the Spring Mix II, he also is a Coast Guard licensed Captain. Captain Paul knows there is more to running a charter business then just having a Captains license so he has hired one of the best in the area to run charters on the Spring Mix II. Captain Chris Watkowski is a real threat to the big fish. With more than 25 years offshore experience on the whole East Coast and out of Ocean City, Captain Chris knows the secret places you never knew existed. He specializes in catching Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sharks.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Alex Willis (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Eric S.
Cheshire, MA
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Successful 3/4 Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 13, 2021
Had a great 3/4 day with my son. Captain Chris found Black Fin Tuna, and Dolphin Fish at 7:30AM we started reeling in fish...
Eric S. recommends Spring Mix II Sportfishing
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Chase D.
Bozeman, MT
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 12, 2021
We had a great time with Chris and Jacob.  The waters were very rough though.  Chris took us out to a black fin tuna spot...
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Don C.
Longwood, FL
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 14, 2021
Caption Chris and Jacob were amazing, knowledgeable, and a fun group. We had a super amazing time and can’t wait to book...
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Gary H.
Key Largo, Florida
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Fishing with Chris and Jacob

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Make Up/Split on February 9, 2021
Super nice guys they know what they’re doing and hit my day the most fun I’ve had in a long time I would definitely recommend...
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Waunakee, WI
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Evening shark trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing on March 24, 2021
Our family had a great time catching Nurse sharks, snappers and more. The whole family says this was their highlight of our...
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FAQs about Spring Mix II Sportfishing

Spring Mix II Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (3 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Spring Mix II Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Furuno 2017)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno 2017 )
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Spring Mix II Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Experienced Mate ( tip 20%) )
  • Fishing License

Spring Mix II Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Spring Mix II Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spring Mix II Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)