Capt Chris Barron / Stray Cat

Captain Chris Barron owns and operates Stray Cat Charters, one of the most versatile fishing charters in the whole of the Florida Keys. Whether you want to fish Islamorada’s stunningly clear flats or tackle a mighty Sailfish nearshore, he will provide a thrilling sportfishing experience just for you, whatever the month of the year. Individuals, groups, and families are all welcome aboard, and all ability levels are catered to.

Captain Chris’s nearshore boat, the “Stray Cat”, is a 24 ft Everglades center console that is equipped with a powerful 250 HP Mercury engine and top quality electronics to get you where the fish are, fast. This spacious boat can easily take up to four guests on a safe but exhilarating fishing adventure.

While the “Stray Cat” is just right for fishing the local inshore waters and bays, it can also provide some of the best nearshore fishing there is. Its outriggers mean it can troll the waters more effectively than many boats of its size, and it has a large live bait tank that means kite fishing for Sailfish is always on the cards when the conditions are right. Whether you want to fish with bait, spin, or fly, Captain Chris will be able to provide you with the tackle and expertise to have an unforgettable time on the water fishing for anything from Snook and Tarpon to Snappers, Cobia, and Sailfish.

You will know you are in the best hands with Stray Cat Charters. With Capt. Chris being a Mercury Pro Team Guide, he will let you use some of the best equipment there is and make your fishing dream become a reality!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    A full day gives you the time you need to get the full experience of fishing the Florida Keys with Stray Cat Charters. Whether you want to target Sailfish, Tarpon, or Cobia (in season) or go out bottom fishing for Snappers, Captain Chris Barron will help you make your fishing dreams come true.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Four hours fishing inshore and/or nearshore in Islamorada. Chase Snook or go fishing for Snappers - it's up to you!

About the Captain

Chris Barron
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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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

Cobia Cobia
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Everglades (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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