Catch On Charters

9600 Bay Pines Boulevard
St. Petersburg FL, United States

Captain Kevin Wissing owns and operates Catch On Charters, dedicated to exploring some of the finest near shore fishing that the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico have to offer. Catch On Charters offers private fishing trips with the ability to customize your journey to your own preferences.

Captain Kevin, a Florida native, is a United States Coast Guard-licensed captain that enjoys sharing the knowledge he’s accumulated as a fishing guide with all his guests. Having spent over 30 years fishing these waters, Kevin specializes in various fishing techniques including trolling, light tackle and bottom fishing, and is used to utilizing both artificial lures as well as live and dead bait, depending on what’s in season and what fish you’d like to target.

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Sea Hunt Triton powered by a single 150HP Yamaha engine to get you to where the action is quickly. The boat offers plenty of dry storage for you to safeguard your belongings, and features a hard t-top for those hot days when you might prefer getting out of the sun for a while. The vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers per trip, and comes equipped with Fishfinder, GPS, and radio for navigation.

Some of the species Captain Kevin commonly targets on his trips include Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia and many more. All fishing gear needed for tackling these and other game fish are provided by Kevin, along with live bait and lures for the trip. If you decide to keep the fish you caught, it will be cleaned and bagged after your trip by the Captain at no additional charge.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Iron Man Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 4 persons
    If you have what it takes, Captain Kevin will be glad to have you aboard for the Iron Man Trip. Hit the nearshore reefs to fish for species like Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia. Afterwards, go back inshore and target Redfish and Trout. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip ( Near Shore )
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Nothing beats a full day trip that gives you the time to see everything these waters have to offer. You'll be fishing the nearshore waters, reefs, and wrecks for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with soft drinks and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Near Shore)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is the perfect compromise for those who like a proper fishing trip, but simply can't stay for the full day. You will be going out to near shore waters and reefs to target fish like Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Flounder, Cobia, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Extended (Near Shore)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 4 persons
    If four hours is not quite enough, Captain Kevin has got you covered. You'll be fishing the near shore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with bottle water and the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 hour near shore Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    You'll be fishing the near shore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with bottle water and the necessary fishing licenses. Trip departs 1:30pm to 5:50 pm
  • Private trip
    Half Day (Near Shore )
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Take a quick ride out to the near shore hot spots. Target a variety of different reef fish. You'll be fishing the near shore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with bottle water and the necessary fishing licenses.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Cobia
Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Seahunt Triton (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 3% fee.

About the Captain

Kevin Wissing
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Member since March 2014
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Captain Kevin was born and raised on the Florida waters. He loves to teach people how to fish and show them different ways to catch more fish. He wants nothing more than for people to fall in love with fishing like he himself did and hopes to be able to contribute to that in his own way.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 90%

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Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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100%
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100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jake Wanek
Minneapolis, MN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Catch On Charters

VERIFIED   April 26, 2018
My buddies and I came down to Florida and went with Capt Kevin and Catch-On Charters for a half-day and it was honestly the...
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Chet Zentz
Tampa, FL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 2, 2018
Capt Kevin took us out for a half day trip. He took us out to a place which gave us many strikes and lots of fish. He kept...
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Russell Hogan
Bushnell, FL
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6hr summer trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
Morning started slower than Captain wanted even though we caught fish and great flounder then he moved us into a crazy Spanish...
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Robert Bennett
Tampa, FL
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Half day with Capt Kevin

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
Amazing time, would highly recommend to anyone!  I took three kids ages 7, 9, and 9 and they had a blast.  It was...
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Jane A Seibert
St. Petersburg, Florida
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 10, 2018
Captain Kevin provided an excellent day on the water with nonstop action, exemplary service and courtesy. One of the best experiences...
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