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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My Charter Listings

 
Fort Pierce
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US$ 450
Stuart
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US$ 650

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

We had an awesome experience! We were constantly catching fish. The crew was great, and we would definitely recommend!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jonathan was great the whole trip.  Boat was ready and waiting at the time we agreed on.  We went right out and he caught 2 dozen bait fish in just a few minutes…then headed over to the fishing grounds.  Hooked up right away…caught 2 baracudas, a goliath grouper, a king mackerel, and a baby nurse shark.  My kids had a wonderful time.  Will definately book with Jonathan again.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Our fishing trip started off on a good note. Easy access and ability to catch bait fish. Once we reached our initial fishing location we immediately latched on to several Mahi Mahi but could not land them. Then, we caught a really nice Cobia. Captain Jonathan was professional and helpful. He was also just as excited as we were once we had fish on the line! I would highly recommend him and would certainly use him again. We had a great time fishing!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Captain John is awsome went out in 4 to 5ft seas and he made it look easy. Professional all the way from start to finish.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Great experience. When everyone else on the water was having a hard time catching fish, we seemed to be getting our fish on the hook. Thanks!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

We did a half day trip and had a great time. Even though we were not able to catch a sailfish (we did have one hooked but got off the line) we caught other fish and had a good fight with those.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

I took my sons on their first ocean fishing trip. We had a blast! We caught several nice size bonitas. These fish fight like crazy! As luck would have it, we didn’t catch any we could keep for eating. I guess it is just one of those things. We did see other people around us catch several edible fish. My oldest son caught a Kingfish or Cuda but wasn’t able to land it. All in all a great time though! The Captain did everythig he could to put us on the fish we wanted but it just didn’t happen this time. We still enjoyed it immensely! I would recommend Colossal Catch to others. Captain Kranker does know his business.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

On a busy Saturday morning on the water, Jonathan made our experience engaging, fluid, and exciting. I booked this trip for my 68 year old father and me.  Jonathan had the boat in the water ready to go fifteen minutes prior to our 7:00am departure.  So, we left a few minutes early.  It took a bit longer than he hoped to catch live bait—busy day with a lot of boats.  So, he added more time to our trip.  Quality Captain, with quality customer service.  I’ve never gone offshore fishing, let alone caught a fish in my life—and both happened on this trip.  Jonathan is a great teacher and from what I gather from reading reviews and our experience, he’s great with all levels of anglers.  Thanks for making this a great morning with my dad!  Highly recommend.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great experience and caught several amber jacks and 8 Mahis which was a very nice surprise! Our captain really knew his stuff as he genuinely enjoys fishing and it shows. We will definitely be back next time we come back into town.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

Amazing fishing trip. Got hooked up fast and stayed exciting the entire time. We caught a ride varity of fish. From AJ’s, Tuna, king, Bonita and most importantly, a “Moose of a Cobia”!!!! Cobia on the boat!! Can’t wait to go again. Definitely a Collasal Catch”!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Capt Jon was one of the most hospitable and greatest fisherman I have ever met.

First he checked in multiple times before our actual trip to ensure we had rain out dates etc

Day before he gave us text directions and the morning of even texted to see if we needed help finding the place.

We immediately hit the water and went to the bait spot to catch the bait for the day.  While catching bait he pointed out large bull sharks and barracuda, the later making the bait catching interesting lol.

Next we did some open water trolling as we moved to our live bait spot. Caught a large Bonita which would be of use later in the trip, there was a second on a different line but wasn’t a hook up

On the way out Capt and I was discussing how to compare this to bass fishing which I do at home. Started talking about grass and sure enough we found some. He detoured and started dropping lines. Caught fish on first cast but after a long fight lost it not sure what it was.  Reset and caught two dolphin really quickly but one was short so had to release. 

Moved out to his usual spot for started dropping lines.  That’s when the Amber Jacks started and the fight was on.  Over the next few hours caught some very large aj, another bonita and we THOUGHT we might have had a tuna toward the end but a shark took it before we could get it.

On the run back to the last spot we ran across some sailfish and we shut down to try and catch it, but didn’t happen.

Last spot we went back to try for Cobia since we had the bonita. After two attempts (shark got 1, 2 was a bonita) Capt Jon saw some large Cobia swimming with the sharks. Was able to grab one without the sharks taking it. Fish was about 25+ lbs. I think the Capt was just as amazed and exited as we were.  Was an awesome trip. 

**Sidenote**. My girlfriend who actually got this trip for me as a present is not a fan of fast boats, rough water, and gets seasick very easily. Capt took note of this very early on and took the waves easier and helped keep her calm on the breakers.  She never got sick once which is a testament to his skills.
Thanks again for a great trip Capt Jon. We have already sent your name out to multiple friends and when we come back to the area next year you will see me again.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This was the best fishing charter we ever booked. Every moment exceeded our expectations. Captain Jon knew about all the best spots, was friendly and fun, would let us get hands on or provide the full service. The Amber Jack’s were overflowing the fish boxes, we were so soar from reeling in fish all morning long, and our catch’s were carefully fillet’d. Captain Jon took several pictures and videos for us to capture the memories. These memories will last a lifetime! We will be booking again for sure!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 4, 2017

We had an awesome day on the water with Captain Jon. He was very informative and really knowledgeable about fishing in the Fort Pierce area. He was very flexible to provide the best experience possible based on the weather. We spent the morning out in the ocean and the afternoon in the inlet. The next time we want to fish we will book with Captain Jon again.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We were here from Charleston for vacation hoping to get in on the Mahi bite.  The weather didn’t cooperate and Capt. Jon was great at accommodating us, shifting schedules for the best offshore chance.  The weather never changed, so he changed strategy and we went after snook, a bucket list for me.  I had my 5 and 7 year old with me, both avid boaters and fisherman.  Jon was patient and great with the kids, knew the water and most importantly put us on huge slot snook!  Jon is professional, knowledgeable and very accommodating.  Will definitely book with him again.  He even acted as the camera man!  Highly recommend.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

Went out yesterday with Captain Jon and my cousins. We had a blast!  I caught a nice King Mackeral and my cousin Moe caught a bigger one!  My cousin Shell caught 2 nurse sharks!  Beautiful day!!  Jon was very accommodating!  I would definitely recommend him and we will definitely go back out with him soon.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

My boys and I had a great experience we plan on doing another trip later this week

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fished with Capt. John out of North Palm Beach. Bite started out slow but picked later in the day. Nice mahi catch.

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Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

Good time!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dad and two 12 year old Daughters. In Florida visiting Family.  Dad wanted to get girls off Cell phones and as all Dads of teenage girls. NO boys…  Capt Jonathan on Valentine’s Day took us on trip that no one will forget.  Capt. Jonathan promised a lot of fish and NO boys. Delivered on both.  Girls caught over 17 fish. 14 keepers. Capt. Jonathan was all business but yet smiled and laughed sang country songs with us. Never a dull moment. Barracuda camped under boat taking fish girls worked so hard to catch, leaving only the head to bring aboard.  One Baracuda landed almost as tall as my girls. After that one of girls hooked into 6 to 8 foot shark. Huge 200 plus Lbs. Dad and Capt. Jonathon after quite some time were able to bring Shark up next to boat for photo and video op.  Girls were delighted. Equipment / tackle/ reels/ rods/ bait fish caught on demand and fun doing so trying to get past Baracuda. All top notch.

Capt. Jonathan performed and acted like the true professional he is.  Thanks to him my daughters and I had the best Valentine’s Day that a Dad can have with his daughters.  Memories and meals together on fish we caught.  Doesn’t get any better.

Thanks Capt. Jonathan
We will see you again

Happy Valentine’s Day

Steve , Sam , Brynn
Michigan

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

We had a great time and caught a lot of snapper. It was a beautiful day and a great experience. We will definitely be back to fish with Capt Jonathon.

Fished February 2017

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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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