Captain
Jonathan Kranker

Member since April 2016

Fort Pierce, United States

Background
Captain Jonathan was born and raised in the Fort Pierce area and has grown up fishing the local waterways. His goal on charter trips is to give you the best and most memorable experience of offshore fishing you can get without owning your own boat.

Hey, I'm Captain Jonathan Kranker

Fort Pierce, United States
Background
Captain Jonathan was born and raised in the Fort Pierce area and has grown up fishing the local waterways. His goal on charter trips is to give you the best and most memorable experience of offshore fishing you can get without owning your own boat.
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Fort Pierce
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US$ 450

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 12, 2017

The captain and his first mate took us out for the whole day (and some extra time). We caught a dozen keepers (3 different kind of Snappers, a Kingfish, Triggerfish and a Bonita). We had to toss back many more (to include a real nice grouper ( as it was out of season)).

The waves were quite high all day (but we were told that before going out and it was our decision to make a day of it). We were comfortable with the captain’s abilities . The Captain and first mate (Andy) were both outstanding.

It was a pleasure to watch as they both were excited every time we pulled in a fish. It’s obvious that Captain Jonathan takes pride in giving the customers a great experience.  We will be back.

Thanks Captain Jonathan and Andy.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, December 26, 2016

Had a great time fishing with Capt. Jonathon Kranker aboard the Colossal Catch: The Reel Experience”, the wind kept us from getting to the offshore bite that we wanted, but we still had a great day on the bay catching Snook, and Mangrove Snapper. Jonathon offered us a $200.00 discount on our next trip because we could not get offshore, could not be more fair then that!!! We will be back Capt. Jonathon!!! Thank You!!!

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

My friend Tim and I had an amazing day on the ocean with Captain Jonathan. Weather was perfect, the boat and gear were fantastic, and the red snapper bite was on! We would highly recommend this boat and captain to any level of fisherman. We will definitely book again with the Colossal Catch and Captain Jonathan again!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

We had an incredible time out on the Colossal Catch.  The captain was great to work with people of varied skill levels and made the trip extremely memorable.  He was very knowledgeable about where the fish were and made it possible for the best possible experience.  While out we caught a 6 ft sailfish and almost got a look at what had to be a huge grouper. 
I can’t recommend this trip enough.  Give them a call.  You won’t regret it.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 30, 2016

We had a great time and I caught my 1st sailfish.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

Jon was the best he guaranteed us the Galliath grouper, it was 500lbs and then a 9 foot sand shark so cool, this guy knows exactly what he’s doing and exactly where to go, my kids fish all the time and he definitely put the biggest smile on there faces….... He is patient and very good with the kids, I’m booking another trip next weekend, Bobby

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

I can’t recommend Captain John more highly.  When we met him, he made what seemed to me (after a few subpar charter trips over the years) to be some pretty bold promises about how the day would go and the fish we WOULD catch.  He completely delivered in every respect.  From catching the live bait - fun in itself - to using those to catch a bunch of good sized bonito, to using one of those to catch a 300+ pound goliath grouper, it all went off like clockwork.  His boat and gear were excellent, and he grew up fishing these waters and his knowledge was extensive.  Best of all, his love of fishing was obvious and his enthusiasm and drive to catch fish was awesome.  I think he was as excited as we were with every fish we caught.  Great captain, and a great day.  Thanks, Captain!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our son is six years old and he had the time of his life, catching bate fish, first, then having a barracuda snap one off of his line to pulling in a Sharp Nose Shark as the very first catch of the day. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Captain Jon!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, May 20, 2016

Me and the family were here on vacation from new york with two days left in town the first day we booked a inshore charter to target snook it was such a blast captain jon put my son a 3 nice big snook he was so nice and very patient which we wanted since we never really fished before , during the trip he was telling us how the mani mahi were running offshore so when we got back to the dock we decided to book a offshore trip with him the next day.We met him the next pouring at the dock and we headed out it was a little bumpy at first but captain jon ensured the seas would lay down and like he said they did . We ran for about 30 min to the fishing grounds and 10 min in the water and we have a double header of mani with one being over 25 pounds . My 14 year old fought the fish for a little over 30 min as captain jon stood right next to him the whole time coaching him on how to get this big fish in the boat . We ended up getting 5 dolphin and headed back to the dock to catch our 4 pm flight home . thanks captain jon and we will see you again next summer

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Me and family were out of town and looking for something fun to do when we came across captain ons business card , we called and booked a trip he was very nice and told us what kind of fishing and what we needed to bring. We showed up to the boat the next mourning bright and early and headed offshore to do some bottom fishing , it started out a little slow but after about 30 min and getting the perfect anchor we were on them, captain jon was very knowledge able about the water and the fishing we caught snapper, grouper, a pair of kingfish and lost a few big ones . i will be back next time im in town thanks captain Jon

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, June 17, 2016

So i booked a charter with captain jon aboard the colossal catch and let me tell you it was the best fishing experience we started out by going to spot that holds bait captain jon taught me and my girlfriend how to catch bait in a way we never knew about , from there we headed to what captain jon calls his secret spot dropped some lines and instantly we were in the action all in all it was a amazing trip and i highly recommend this boat to anyone, we will be back forsure

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

My wife and I visited some friends in Florida back in March and we all went out with John on the Colossal Catch for half a day of fishing offshore. Being an avid fisherman myself, and booking multiple charters in the past, I must say John is one of the best! He know’s where the fish are, and more importantly, knows how to get them in the boat. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, but he was a pleasure to be around.

Clean, capable, and comfortable boat, with a great selection of gear. We went offshore and fished some wrecks for snapper, grouper, barracuda, and kings. On the ride back into the dock, he put me on a 33” snook in minutes. Overall it was a great experience, I won’t ever be able to visit Florida again without going out with John.

Don Morrison
Falmouth, Maine

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 20, 2016

While in Fla. My wife and I were looking for something different to do with our teenaged children. We met Captain Jon, and he promised us an unforgettable fishing experience. I was already impressed with captain Jon, because he convinced my wife and children to give this a chance. Something that most of us as parents know is a feat in it’s self. I can go on and on, because my family is still talking about Captain Jon, and the Colossal Catch. From the smooth ride, Fishing instructions, to the Monster (and do mean MONSTER FISH) that we cough. My family and I would like to thank Captain Jon for the priceless time we had aboard The Colossal Catch Charter.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I had some trepidation about going on a fishing boat, I am not really a person, who is into this . However, I have to say, that I had the greatest time!! As a novice fisherman, Capt.Jon, made this trip, something magical! He understands all aspects of fishing. He explains things, and makes you feel like you’ve done this 100 times. Great personality, Great Sportsman, Great Capt.!! loved it

Fished March 2016

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