Meet Captain Jerry…

Captain Jerry Vrbanovic is a United States Coast Guard-certified 100-ton Master Captain. His father was a commercial fisherman, and Jerry grew up admiring his dad’s work and helping him whenever his boat would return to San Pedro’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

Jerry has always loved anything related to fishing and would spend all of his free time at the nearby docks. When he was twelve he began working as a pinhead on the Monte Carlo sport fishing boat run by Paul Strasser of San Diego’s Independence Sport fishing. Soon he worked his way up to being a deckhand, and it was from this position that Jerry learned the art of exceptional customer service.

Additionally, Jerry’s experience working under talented captains taught him the importance of boat safety and maintenance. He continued fishing in his free time and took many trips to Catalina Island and Mexico.

He loved bringing home bags of wild-caught Tuna, Bass, Yellowtail, and Rockfish. He and his dad would often prepare traditional Croatian dishes as they both love to cook and feed others.

Jerry had dreams of running his own sport fishing business in The Gulf of Mexico and decided to make Sarasota his home. His goal is to show his customers a great day of fishing.  He loves sending people home with beautifully filleted fish ready to be cooked up and devoured!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $600
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Later PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $600
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $600
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $750
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $750
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Tarpon fishing 1/2 day 1pm
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $800
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Tarpon fishing 1/2 day 8am
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $800
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $900
    We target what’s biting! We’ll do our best to bring you the best fishing action possible. If young kids are along, we concentrate on giving them a good time to ensure a lifelong love of fishing and great memories. Just let the captain know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Tarpon fishing 3/4 day
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Tarpon fishing full day
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,200
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Patrick P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2024
Captain Jerry was a joy to fish with. His 26’ boat was immaculate and very well outfitted. Rods and tackle were all in near...
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Jane T.
New Lenox, Illinois
Excellent
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Best experience ever!

3/4 Day Trip (PM) on December 29, 2023
Our family loved being on Jerry’s boat! So many extras on the boat and top-notch fishing gear! He was very patient and knew...
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Mark P.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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May 18th Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on May 18, 2024
Captain Jerry was great! Super nice boat pro equipment, Fishing was tough seas and wind made it hard but captain kept us moving...
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Mary N.
Los Angeles, California
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Fishing Trip

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on November 12, 2023
We had a great family trip with Captain Jerry! It was so much fun! A beautiful day on the water on a beautiful refurbished...
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Matt L.
Fairborn, Ohio
Excellent
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Trip with Capt. Jerry

Half Day Trip (PM) on April 15, 2024
This was the best experience my family and I have had. First time deep water fishing and my kids all had the perfecf day. Thanks...
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FAQs about Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC

Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Later PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Tarpon fishing 1/2 day 1pm (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Tarpon fishing 1/2 day 8am (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Tarpon fishing 3/4 day (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Tarpon fishing full day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wild Catch Fishing Charters LLC include:
  • Grunt
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jerry Vrbanovic
Sarasota, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2024
I am a United States Coast Guard certified 100-Ton Master Captain. I began working on Sportfishing boats at age 12 and couldn’t get enough of fishing! I love taking customers out for a fun day on the water in Sarasota.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grunt Grunt
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Andros (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
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Bank Transfer

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