Kraka Dawn Charters is based in Cape Coral, Florida. A day out with its Captain David, a professional and knowledgeable guide, will lead you to the best playgrounds in the area.

You will be fishing aboard a 24 ft. Scout Bay 240 boat, which is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine. Its navigational gear includes a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio. The vessel has an ice-box and a fighting chair, as well as a live bait tank. Up to four guests are welcome aboard.

Kraka Dawn Charters offers half and full day trips. On your eight hour trip, you will be able to choose whether you want to fish inshore, nearshore, offshore, the reefs, backcountry or go wreck fishing. Captain David uses a variety of fishing techniques, including light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, popping, spinning, fly fishing, bottom fishing, and jigging.

Among your targeted species will be Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Mangrove Snapper and Blacktip Shark. What is more, you will have a chance to enjoy the local wildlife and the beautiful scenery!

During your trip, you will be provided with fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. The Captain will offer snacks and water, so you can feel free to bring your own food if you want. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home.

Captain David and Kraka Dawn Charters start the season in November and it continues through May.

Book now and start planning your next fishing adventure right away!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 31
    $450
    This trip is all about fishing for your saltwater favorites on the stunning waters of Cape Coral. You can target any of the species that call these rich waters their home. From King Mackerel to Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Feel free to bring your own beverages and food!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 31
    $300
    This package is ideal for any angler, beginner to pro! All you need is the determination to go after and battle the Silver King once the opportunity presents itself. Tarpon are famous for the legendary battles they give anglers that hook them – so be prepared for the action.
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About the Captain

David Koschara
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain David Koschara has over 25 years of fishing experience. Born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, he has fished the laked and rivers in the area and gained a vast knowledge of the freshwater species. When he was in his early twenties, David had a chance to chase Tarpon in the Florida Keys and since then, his life was changed. He bought a house in Florida and has been spending his winter months there, fishing for the saltwater species.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Scout Bay 240 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day Tarpon Hunt with Kraka Dawn

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Tarpon on April 20, 2018
Captain Dave is a class act and a heck of a guide to boot! Although we didn’t officially hook up with any silver kings on...
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Ben P.
United States
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Kraka Dawn with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Tarpon on January 28, 2017
Dave was amazing, I had an amazing time, even though it was a little cold when we started.  I was hoping to catch fish we...
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on December 23, 2017
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FAQs about Kraka Dawn Charters

Kraka Dawn Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Tarpon (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Kraka Dawn Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Kraka Dawn Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Kraka Dawn Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (I do this more than any other kind of fishing)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Kraka Dawn Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Kraka Dawn Charters include:
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail