Get on board the Colossal Catch and have “The Reel Experience” fishing the offshore waters out of Florida! Captain Jonathan Kranker was born and raised in the area, and has been fishing since he was a kid, so you can be sure you’re in great hands.

Capt. Jonathan welcomes you aboard his 27’ Conch center console boat, the Colossal Catch. It is rare to see boats of this size that can tackle offshore waters like this one. It has a synthetic/composite hull which means you’ll be able to enjoy a dry ride offshore in full comfort.

Captain Jonathan’s goal is simple – to make sure every angler on board has the best fishing experience of their life. He will teach you all the techniques you need to know to become an amazing angler, giving you the chance to see what it is like to be a boat owner.

You’ll be catching live bait, switching between fishing techniques, and learning about the best areas to fish and techniques to use depending on the conditions. You will be using the same top of the line tackle the captain uses himself, with Penn reels and custom Blackfin rods all supplied on board.

Your trip will generally take place 3 to 9 miles offshore, although in very rough conditions it is also possible to explore the area’s great inshore fishery for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. When fishing offshore, you could be trolling for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi, kite fishing for Sailfish, or bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers.

Take the opportunity to fish with a knowledgeable captain who has lived and fished the area his whole life. He will give you a real hands-on offshore fishing experience.

Get excited, book the Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience, and come enjoy some of the best fishing under the Floridian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $750
    Head up to 9 miles offshore in search of some exciting and delicious offshore fish such as sailfish , mahi mahi , wahoo , kingfish , giant amberjack and goliath grouoer or explore the productive inshore waters for a thrilling day on the water. Bottom fish the reefs and wrecks just in the Atlantic. Try your best to fill the boat with some tasty Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and more. While along the flats and backwater, you'll get your kicks from Snook, Trout, and Redfish.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $795
    Whether it's inshore or nearshore fishing you're craving, this trip has you covered. Stay in the protected shallow waters or head out to the reefs in the Atlantic. Bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish. From Snook to Snapper, Trout to Grouper, Redfish to Mackerel, and many more – wherever you head, you'll try to fill the boat to take home something tasty for dinner.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Spring Break Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 1
    US $975
    Throughout March, you'll have the chance to explore the productive waters out of Fort Pierce for a full 6 hours. Get out on the water and discover what eastern Florida inshore and nearshore fishing is all about. Head out to the reefs and discover delicious and beautiful Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. Staying inshore will give you the chance to test your skills against Trout, Redfish, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,175
    This trip gives you enough time to try a bit of everything. Fish up to 9 miles offshore for a wide range of species, as you kite fish the open waters and bottom fish the productive reefs. You may even catch a delicious Mahi Mahi, glorious Sailfish, or famed King Mackerel, among others. Use the same tackle and techniques as the captain does when he's fishing on his own and discover the real thrill of offshore fishing.
  • Private trip
    Sailfish Bonanza
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,195
    This trip is all about the fast and most amazing fish in the ocean, the Sailfish. You'll use high-end bait and use a technique called kite fishing which is the best way to target them. It can get pretty intense when 3 Sailfish come in the spread red hot and light up the baits, you can catch double-digit Sailfish in a day. Don’t miss out while the bite is on fire and the Sailfish are here. Not only can you get pictures with this beautiful fish but you can have it mounted for your trophy wall.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
  • Private trip
    Tournament charters
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $2,500
    Do you want to compete against the best fisherman in south florida ? Do you want to see what it takes to win a fishing tournament? Call us and check the schedule as we have a proven track record of wins over the years in kingfish tournaments.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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3\/4 day with Capt John.
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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Kasey Z.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  June 21, 2024
The charter operation canceled 5 days after the trip date.
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Christopher L.
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Sailfish on!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 26, 2024
A fantastic morning on the water!! Captain Jonathan got us right out and set up quickly.  Tuna were biting and multiple Mahi...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   March 18, 2024
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Anthony K.
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3/4 day with Capt John.

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Anthony King on July 15, 2023
I reached out to Capt John to book a Goliath Grouper charter and possible eating fish. The trip started with us making bait...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2023
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FAQs about Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience

Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $975 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Spring Break Special (6 hours)
  • US $1,175 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,195 per group - Sailfish Bonanza (8 hours)
  • US $2,500 per group - Tournament charters (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (The live bait at certain times is catchable but buying it gets us to the fishing grounds faster and also insures we have the bait we need to be successful!!)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We filet and pack your catch so it’s fresh and ready to eat , free of charge . )
  • Drinks (I always have bottles of water and sodas on board , but you are welcome to bring anything you would like to drink in a cooler . )
  • Fishing License (We provide all necessary fishing licenses for our anglers to catch and keep there daily limits of fish !! )

Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jonathan Kranker
Stuart, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
117 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
Captain Jonathan was born and raised in the Fort Pierce area and has grown up fishing the local waterways. His goal on charter trips is to give you the best and most memorable experience of offshore fishing you can get without owning your own boat.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Conch Custom (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 225HP Suzuki engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
The live bait at certain times is catchable but buying it gets us to the fishing grounds faster and also insures we have the bait we need to be successful!!
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We filet and pack your catch so it’s fresh and ready to eat , free of charge .
Drinks
I always have bottles of water and sodas on board , but you are welcome to bring anything you would like to drink in a cooler .
Fishing License
We provide all necessary fishing licenses for our anglers to catch and keep there daily limits of fish !!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We love having kids onboard and catching them there trophy fish , captain Jon is a father himself of two young children, teaching young kids how to fish is the best !!!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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