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 who 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 quick. 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 a Fishfinder, GPS, and radio for navigation.

Some of the species Captain Kevin commonly targets on his trips include Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, Cobia, Flounder,  Redfish Trout, and many more. All fishing gear needed for tackling these and other game fish is 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
    3 Hour -Trolling / Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $400
    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. Or fish inside and target Redfish and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    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. The trip departs at 1:00 pm and lasts until 5:00 pm, unless noted by the Captain otherwise.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $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 nearshore 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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
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FAQs about Catch On Charters

Catch On Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - 3 Hour -Trolling / Inshore (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 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 (Nearshore 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

Meet the Captain

Kevin Wissing
Bay Pines, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
153 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

Sea Hunt (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
Nearshore 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 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

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

No additional fees.
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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 153 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (158)
Great fishing with knowledgeable captain.
Great time on the Gulf
Fishing with Kevin
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Angler rating
144
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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%
Caught fish
91%
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Jeffrey K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Solid Choice!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore on February 9, 2024
We booked a 5-hour fishing trip with owner & operator Captain Kevin with “Catch On Charters”.  He was very personable,...
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Edward W.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Funtastic!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore on October 18, 2023
Captain Kevin, Catch On Charters, took my wife and I on a 5hr. trip. As soon as we got to the first spot, he checked for activity...
Edward W. recommends Catch On Charters
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Travis M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 13, 2023
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Ronald K.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Kevin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on April 25, 2023
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Mike W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Captain

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 20, 2024
Captain K put us on fish all day. Personable and extremely knowledgable, he made for a great day on the water.  The next time...
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