Captain Kevin Wissing owns and operates Catch On Charters, dedicated to exploring some of the finest nearshore 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 150 HP 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.



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  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Beach Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $375
    If you're looking for a short and sweet trip, this is the one for you. Take a quick ride out and troll up some tasty Spanish Mackerel, right off Madeira beach. This is a 2.5-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    4 hour Near Shore Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    You'll be fishing the near shore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Flounder, 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 Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Take a quick ride out to the nearshore hot spots. Target a variety of different reef fish. You'll be fishing the nearshore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Flounder, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with bottled water and the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    If four hours is not quite enough, Captain Kevin has got you covered. You'll be fishing the nearshore waters and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Flounder, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with bottled water and the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Near Shore)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    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, Flounder, 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
    Iron Man Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    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, Flounder and Cobia. Afterwards, go back inshore and target Redfish and Trout. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Kevin Wissing
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
109 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

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

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Near shore trolling Kingfish and Mackerel

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Sonar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 109 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Last minute fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Adam C.
Manchaca, TX
Excellent
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Last minute fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore on November 19, 2022
My brother, Dad and I all met in FL for a fishing trip that got cancelled last minute as we were booked for off shore and the...
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Katherine M.
United States
Excellent
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Half Day Morning with Kevin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore on April 6, 2022
We had a near shore trip booked, but weather didn’t cooperate. Kevin offered us a refund since we couldn’t do our original...
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Frank K.
Oxford, OH
Excellent
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Half day trip with Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on July 13, 2022
The only (minor) negative I can cite has to do with the size of the boat. I’m 6’6”and a twenty three footer is a little...
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Christopher H.
Darien, CT
Excellent
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Spanish Mackerel with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on October 26, 2022
I went out with Kevin with two work colleagues and he was exceptional. Put us right on the fish and was a great help to all...
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Dan M.
Mount Bethel, PA
Excellent
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Morning half day trip with Captain Kevin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on October 22, 2022
We had a fantastic morning out with Captain Kevin. Had plenty of tackle in the water at any time. Was more then accommodating...
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FAQs about Catch On Charters

Catch On Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Beach Trolling (2 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 hour Near Shore Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Near Shore) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Iron Man Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Catch On Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Catch On Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soft drinks & water)
  • Fishing License

Catch On Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Catch On Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Near shore trolling Kingfish and Mackerel)

Top targeted fish species with Catch On Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout