Headshaker Sportfishing LLC

For fishing and fun in Islamorada, look no further than Headshaker Sportfishing. Captain Jerry Sondag aims to put you on the best bite, which is why many of his customers keep coming back for more. Whether you’re looking for table fare or a trophy, he’s got you covered. Come aboard for a memorable day on the water while fishing, snorkeling, sandbar soaking, bar hopping, and much more!

You will enjoy a comfortable ride on a fully loaded 24’ vessel, custom built in 2017 by Islamorada Boatworks. This boat comes equipped with advanced fishing technology and top of the line gear, including GPS, fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a fighting chair. St. Croix rods and Shimano reels are ready and waiting on board. Capt. Jerry does his best to make sure the live bait well is fully stocked when you arrive.

With many trip options to choose from, you can make the most of your time on the waters surrounding Islamorada. Fishing inshore and nearshore gives you a chance to reel in many species, including Barracuda, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and Tarpon when in season. Capt. Jerry provides light and heavy tackle, and he will help you target your catch using the most effective technique. You may also request to fish offshore for an additional charge.

If you’re looking for a little relaxation rather than a hard-fighting catch, Capt. Jerry has something for you, too. Try snorkeling by nearshore patch reefs, visit Islamorada’s famous sandbar, or come aboard for an eco tour through the mangroves. Can’t decide what sounds best? You can ask Capt. Jerry for a combo trip, with plenty of time both for fishing and your choice of fun.

Headshaker Sportfishing provides a fishing license, gear, and snorkeling equipment. You may keep your catch and Capt. Jerry will clean and fillet it for you. Alcohol is permitted, preferably not in glass containers.

Come aboard today for a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day of fishing gives you a chance to target inshore and nearshore species such as Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, a variety of Sharks, and much more. You can also choose to split your time between fishing and snorkeling, a sandbar visit, or an eco tour. Top of the line gear and snorkeling equipment are included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day (6 hour) fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    We have many options for the six hours. We can base the trip around light and or tides for optimal fishing. Reef, wreck, backcountry etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This half day trip is a chance to target species like Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and much more, without spending all day on the waves. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip includes four hours of fishing for Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, a variety of Sharks, and more. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided. Starting time may be flexible depending on your request, weather conditions, and the captain's schedule.
  • Private trip
    2 hour captains choice fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    2 hour trip in the Florida keys will keep us near shore and fishing for whats plentiful. Snapper, Barracuda, sharks, etc. its a great little option for families and kids. Can be combined with a snorkel trip for an additional fee.
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About the Charter Operator

Headshaker Sportfishing LLC
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2017
Captain. Jerry Sondag was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and learned to love fishing at an early age. Over the years, he developed a lifetime of experience fishing in both freshwater and saltwater. His professional fishing career began in 2002, guiding charters both in Florida and Minnesota. He now runs charters in Islamorada year-round. Headshaker Sportfishing LLC is based out of the stunning Angler House Marina. They can also help customers arrange accommodations at the Angler House “Villa Fina,” a gorgeous 50’ 2 bed, 2 bath, houseboat, located on the property with every amenity imaginable! We provide a full service charter to handle offshore, inshore, and backcountry.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle

Sailfish
Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Islamorada Boatworks (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Brett M.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Jerry

VERIFIED   July 24, 2019
Had a great day with Capt Jerry.  We told him that my son wanted to catch a shark and he was able to get him 3. ...
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Jay F.
Loxahatchee Groves, FL
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2 Hour Fishing with Guide Jerry

VERIFIED   January 12, 2019
My wife and I just wanted a taste of Islamorada fishing as we were passing through on the way to Key West so we took this 2...
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Allison H.
Nocatee, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
One of the best experiences we have ever had!  I have gone on fishing excursions in the Bahamas, Jamaica and fish home...
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Rohert N.
Hollywood, Florida
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6 hour trip from Pelican Cove

VERIFIED   February 18, 2019
Headed out with Captain Jerry to the gulf. As we anchored up, the Captain said the Spanish Mack will show up in 15 minutes,...
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Lee C.
Reading, MA
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We had a great day!

VERIFIED   May 31, 2019
Captain Jerry took us out on the hunt for Tarpon. Even though they weren’t biting, the barracuda were. No one was having...
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