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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    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 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, 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 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
    Half Day Extended (Near Shore)
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours 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 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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    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 )
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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 the Captain

Kevin Wissing
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
68 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day morning trip with Kevin.

VERIFIED   Half Day (Near Shore ) on March 20, 2021
My son and I had a great morning on the water with Kevin and managed to catch fish even in tough weather conditions.  Kevin...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (Near Shore ) on June 3, 2021
My son and I caught lots of fish and many new varieties that we weren’t expecting.  The boat was fantastic and captain Kevin...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day (Near Shore ) on March 27, 2021
Captain Keven was the best…We came from Iowa for a week to enjoy your beautiful weather and sights….Our highlight was...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day (Near Shore ) on July 30, 2020
He was fantabulolous! Great personality and chill, plus listened to us and gave us a good time. He was So fun! Recommend him...
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 hour near shore Afternoon on November 27, 2020
Great trip.  Fish on before Captain Kevin could even finish with his information on how to work the line.  Caught a BUNCH...
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FAQs about Catch On Charters

Catch On Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 hour near shore Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day (Near Shore ) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Extended (Near Shore) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Near Shore) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip ( Near Shore ) (8 hours)
  • $1,150 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

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:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck 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)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel