Lock It Up Charters offers a wide range of fishing trips. Captain Jason Calhoun caters to everyone no matter your skill level. With multiple techniques in his wheelhouse, he’ll work with everyone to create the perfect fishing adventure. You choose your fishing package, and let Capt. Jason do the rest.

You’ll be fishing on an 18’ McKee Craft center console that accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine that reaches the speed of 35 knots. The boat features navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler. No matter what trip you choose, you’ll have everything you need for a successful day on the water.

Trips range from short patch reef trips to longer trips that can hit multiple areas. Trips target a variety of fish ranging from Snapper to Tuna, and so many others. The best part about any fishing adventure is you never know what you might catch. No matter what you land, Capt. Jason will clean and fillet it free of charge.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. The captain covers bottled water but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks. Sun protection, such as hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are always recommended to bring.

Lock It Up Charters will work with you to make your adventure the best day ever. Just pick the date.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    Night trips are best during full moon, however they can be done anytime. These trips focus on the wrecks and deeper reefs. Species caught at night are commonly Snapper and Grouper, however, you really never know what's roaming around at night. Night fishing has to have good weather conditions and are suited to more experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Full day trips give you more options. Over the course of 8 hours, you can fish the patch reefs, the wrecks, and/or troll the open waters. This gives anglers the chance to catch Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. As always, you never know what you might catch, and this trip offers the most variety. All trips are weather dependent.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Midday Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $600
    A half day trip entails bouncing around a few spots on the patch reef and/or a wreck. Half day trips give you the chance to fish for Snappers, Grouper and Barracuda – but you never know what you might catch. All trips are weather dependent.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    A half day trip entails bouncing around a few spots on the patch reef and/or a wreck. Half day trips give you the chance to fish for Snappers, Grouper and Barracuda – but you never know what you might catch. All trips are weather dependent.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    A half day trip entails bouncing around a few spots on the patch reef and/or a wreck. Half day trips give you the chance to fish for Snappers, Grouper and Barracuda – but you never know what you might catch. All trips are weather dependent.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Afternoon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    Not sure you'll enjoy fishing, or just short on time? Well, this is for you. This short trip offers you a chance to bend some rods and have a little fun. All trips are weather dependent and your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Evening Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $300
    Not sure you'll enjoy fishing, or just short on time? Well, this is for you. This short trip offers you a chance to bend some rods and have a little fun. All trips are weather dependent and your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    Not sure you'll enjoy fishing, or just short on time? Well, this is for you. This short trip offers you a chance to bend some rods and have a little fun. All trips are weather dependent and your fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
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About the Captain

Jason Calhoun
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2021
I moved to the Keys when I was 21, but I've lived and fished in Florida most of my life. I worked on lobster/stone crab boats for years, but decided to get a "real job." I never left the water or fishing. I'm happy to be back doing what I love and sharing it with others. Do what you love and you never work a day in your life, well that's the plan.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Snook Snook
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

McKee Craft (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha v6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key Largo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Valerie B.
Stuart, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Midday Trip on November 22, 2021
It was a beautiful, fun, successful, and exciting day on the water with Captain Jay! He really understands the science of fishing...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 17, 2021
My wife and I celebrated being married for 2 years on this amazing fishing charter! Our experience was not only successful...
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Absolutely amazing day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 9, 2021
I was in the Keys on a little fishing retreat and found Captain Jay on this site. Last minute decision that I’m so glad I...
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Key Largo, Florida
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Full day trip with Lock It Up Charters

8 Hour Trip on September 27, 2021
I’m local here to Key Largo. Had a Monday off work and figured I’d give a local charter a try, as I haven’t had much...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 23, 2021
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FAQs about Lock It Up Charters

Lock It Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Evening Trip (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Afternoon Trip (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip - Morning (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Midday Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Night Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lock It Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lock It Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Lock It Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Lock It Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Lock It Up Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Blackfin)