K2 Fishing Charters

K2 Fishing Charters is owned and operated by Captain Gabriel “Gabe” Kovacs, an experienced local captain with over 43 years of fishing experience. Located right by the Venice Inlet, he’s ready to take you fishing offshore in the bountiful Gulf of Mexico.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard a stable and sturdy SeaCraft boat that features a T-Top and a toilet in the center console for the comfort of everyone on board. There’s plenty of space on the boat for up to six people to fish, and it’s fitted with top of the range electronics by Furuno and Garmin to pinpoint the very best fishing spots for conditions on the day of your trip.

K2 Charters specializes in bottom fishing for species such as Snapper and Grouper, but they are also happy to do trolling and kite fishing on your charter. They catch a wide range of species, including Kingfish, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Cobia, and more.

During summer, you can come aboard for Florida’s legendary Tarpon fishing. Capt. Gabe uses his own specialized technique and presentation to lure in the mighty silver kings while fishing off the shoreline and around the structures leading to the inland waterways. These spectacular and showy game fish are an absolute “bucket list” catch for anyone fishing in Florida between May and August (and sometimes later).

All the equipment and fishing licenses you will need for your trip are furnished by K2 Fishing Charters, and Captain Gabe will also be glad to clean and fillet your catch once you return to the dock. Both light and heavy tackle are carried on board to make sure you have the right tools for whatever the day’s fishing throws at you.

Children are more than welcome aboard this charter, though there is a minimum age policy - children must be over 8 years old. Anglers of all skill levels are encouraged to hop on onboard! Captain Gabe is an expert in both teaching new anglers the basics as well as assisting true sportfishermen in netting that trophy catch!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 6 persons
    Travel further out for this 6 hour trip (up to 10 miles, weather permitting), which could get you fishing for Groupers and Snappers, as well as Jacks and other fish species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Aug
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Charter trips specifically targeting tarpon are available during the summer months from May - August. Tarpon are an excellent sport fish that migrate through our area as the Gulf waters heat up. Very showy and a great fight, these fish are not edible, and are only catch and release; but the memories last a lifetime! Be sure to bring your camera! Though a large fish, the drag on the reel is set so that you can adequately fight the fish in a timely manner, as well as maintain control.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Aug
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Charter trips specifically targeting tarpon are available during the summer months from May - August. Tarpon are an excellent sport fish that migrate through our area as the Gulf waters heat up. Very showy and a great fight, these fish are not edible, and are only catch and release; but the memories last a lifetime! Be sure to bring your camera! Though a large fish, the drag on the reel is set so that you can adequately fight the fish in a timely manner, as well as maintain control.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 99
    each additional person
    Fish nearshore for seasonal fish varieties in the Venice area. This could include Amberjack, Snappers, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 99
    each additional person
    Fish nearshore for seasonal fish varieties in the Venice area. This could include Amberjack, Snappers, Cobia, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Potter Hull SeaCraft (Center console) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2006. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Gabe & Bobby Kovacs
Venice, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
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Captain Gabriel “Gabe” Kovacs has been fishing since the age of five, and since that time he has honed his skills and nourished his passion. Now, he has over 43 years of experience and knows the very best fishing spots in and around the area of Venice, Florida. Over his fishing career, Captain Gabe has owned and operated vessels up to 85 ft long, making him a very versatile and competent captain, and as well as knowing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico very well, he has also navigated the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The local waters are teaming with big and delicious fish, and Captain Gabe has the knowledge and skills to put you on them!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.49
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Half Day\/ morning
Full day trip with captain Bobby
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Ted Snodgrass
Venice, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Bobby

VERIFIED   February 26, 2018
We were originally scheduled to be on a half day golf trip but due to boat problems had to reschedule our trip to a half day...
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Geoff Rohrs
Savannah, Georgia
 4.67
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Half Day/ morning

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
We left the dock at 0800 and were taking fish off the hook before 0900. A great time was had by all and I would not hesitate...
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Bill Dobe
Valrico, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Inland with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   February 28, 2018
Went to a couple of great spots know by Captain Bobby, caught 22 fish, and had dolphin visitors along the boat- a fantastic...
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Steven Sargent
Venice, Florida
 5.00
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Good day in the bay

VERIFIED   January 22, 2018
Started foggy and slow but you can see it ended great
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Randy Ebbe
Nekoosa, WI
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Bobby

VERIFIED   April 21, 2018
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