Captain Chris Barron

Captain Chris Barron of Stray Cat Charters runs a hugely versatile fishing charter service right here in the Florida Keys. With two boats that give him unmatched ability to reach the most exciting sportfishing grounds in the area, Captain Chris will take you on a southern Florida fishing adventure that you won’t forget. Running charters all year round for anglers of all ability levels, he caters to individual anglers as well as groups of friends and families.

Stray Cat Charters’ inshore boat is an 18 ft Maverick poling skiff that is ideal for navigating the local flats ad backcountry. Let the Captain pole you silently through the water as you sight fish for your target species, or sit back and relax as you meander through the untouched beauty of the Everglades. The boat can take up to three anglers and features a GPS and a Mercury engine to get you to the best spots around.

Mercury Pro Team guide Chris Barron will teach you the best techniques for catching the local species. He offers instruction in live bait, spin, and fly fishing, and will provide all the necessary equipment to put you on the fish. Whether you are after an elusive Bonefish or Permit, you want to try your hand at battling a prehistoric Tarpon, or you can think of nothing better than chasing the spotted tails of the delicious Redfish, he will help you make your angling dreams become a reality.

Just bring some sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a camera and get ready to catch some fish!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    8 hours on the water in Islamorada/the Everglades fishing for species such as Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    A four hour trip in the Islamorada/Everglades area, targeting fish such as Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, and Snook with live bait, spin, or fly.

About the Captain

Chris Barron
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2016
U.S. Coast Guard-licensed Captain Chris Barron has been fishing and guiding in the Florida Keys for over 35 years. He has intimate knowledge of the best techniques to catch the local species with live bait, spin, or fly, and has been helping people catch fish in the area since 1980. A Mercury Pro Team staff guide, Captain Chris has a proven ability not only to catch fish, but also to teach other people to do so too.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

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Michael E.
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Half day trip with Capt. Chris Barron

VERIFIED   June 1, 2017
Capt. Chris Barron worked hard to accommodate our fishing trip. He worked hard and tried various methods to locate and hook...
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