Captain
Kristopher Kell

Member since May 2016

Jacksonville, United States

Background
I'm a retired Navy Officer with 24 years of experience on the water and love to pass that experience on to others. For me, fishing was a chance as a child to bond with my father, grandfather, and family friends. Competition, the excitement of pulling up a fish not knowing what it may be sometimes, and spending time with my own family on the water has given me nothing but positive memories. As time went on, I began to feel more gratified by putting other people on fish and teaching them something that would help them create their own memories. Let me be the person that does that for you and you won't be disappointed!
Techniques
Based on the clients, I typically will fish with float rigs, jigs, bottom fish, and love to troll around the bait pods casting at tarpon, shark, and bull redfish. If the customer is more experienced, we'll tie on light terminal tackle and go after redfish, sheepshead, and trout. This is a test to how well one can feel when the line may give and knows when to back off the fight! It's a risk and so much fun.

Hey, I'm Captain Kristopher Kell

Jacksonville, United States
Background
I'm a retired Navy Officer with 24 years of experience on the water and love to pass that experience on to others. For me, fishing was a chance as a child to bond with my father, grandfather, and family friends. Competition, the excitement of pulling up a fish not knowing what it may be sometimes, and spending time with my own family on the water has given me nothing but positive memories. As time went on, I began to feel more gratified by putting other people on fish and teaching them something that would help them create their own memories. Let me be the person that does that for you and you won't be disappointed!
Techniques
Based on the clients, I typically will fish with float rigs, jigs, bottom fish, and love to troll around the bait pods casting at tarpon, shark, and bull redfish. If the customer is more experienced, we'll tie on light terminal tackle and go after redfish, sheepshead, and trout. This is a test to how well one can feel when the line may give and knows when to back off the fight! It's a risk and so much fun.

My Charter Listings

Jacksonville
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US$ 375

Fishing Reports

22 May 16

May 21, 2016

Welcome to Fish Whisperer Charters in Jacksonville, FL! Seas have been cooperative lately allowing for a few trips in my boat offshore to local reefs and wrecks for immediate gratification of seabass, porgy, snapper, sharks, etc. What has really… Read Full Report →


Jacksonville, FL Fishing Report

June 25, 2016

Welcome to Fish Whisperer Charters in Jacksonville, FL! Had four trips this week and want to share the patterns I've observed for the week. Seas have been moderate this week allowing for some offshore trips with clients that include… Read Full Report →


3 Generations of Magill

July 07, 2016

Bill, Jason, Sarah, & Conner, we had a full day of good times starting with all of us watching Sara catch 8 fish in an hour! (Kid luck or skill?) We may never know Read Full Report →


Local teen in remission goes fishing!

July 20, 2016

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/local-teen-in-remission-celebrates-birthday-with-fishing-trip/408027475 Above is the address to the news story that aired for Caleb. What a pleasure it was to have Caleb and his family onboard for the catch he'll remember forever! Fair Winds & Following Seas, Capt Kris Read Full Report →


Kingfish in July

July 24, 2016

28 July 2016 Welcome to Fish Whisperer Charters in Jacksonville, FL! Seas have been cooperative these last few weeks but just recently more of the pattern to be expected this time of year. Trips out to the local reefs/wrecks… Read Full Report →


Abundant Kings and Limits on Cobia

August 02, 2016

Trips out to the local reefs/wrecks are still very productive but this week, the South East Hole has produced well without having to run so far. I've trolled ribbonfish but the only fish that has taken them are sharks.… Read Full Report →


Sails, Kings, & Cobia

August 18, 2016

I think the best bet is to layer your fishing outing with several options. For instance, start early morning around docks and rocks using shrimp or mullet for redfish, flounder, and various other species, then venture down the beach… Read Full Report →


Mixed Bag Following Hermine

September 11, 2016

13 September 2016 Welcome to Fish Whisperer Charters in Jacksonville, FL! After vacation and Hurricane Hermine, I was able to get a full week of fishing in and although it started out slow, it became hot very quickly around… Read Full Report →


Red Tide

September 28, 2016

Redfish are absolutely lit up right now and we’ve been catching our limits in the vicinity of the Mayport jetties. Water temps are still holding around 83F but water clarity is hit or miss. The jetties have enormous amounts… Read Full Report →


Flounder Time!

October 22, 2016

22 October 2016 Northeast Florida Fishing Report – Capt Kris Kell, Fish Whisperer Charters Due to Hurricane Matthew and the week-long Nor’easter preceding it, fishing has changed quite a bit for me. Capt Kirk Waltz explained the debris issue,… Read Full Report →


Variety of Fish in the Fall

November 06, 2016

Although there has been a persistent North/Northeast wind keeping the seas churned up, there have been a few gorgeous days allowing one to get out around the Mayport Jetties as well as the beaches. Because the water surface temps… Read Full Report →


Cooler Water = Consistent Activity

November 26, 2016

28 November 2016 Northeast Florida Fishing Report – Capt Kris Kell, Fish Whisperer Charters Water temperatures are now hovering around 64 - 66 and the fishing has been great inshore from the Mayport Jetties to the Blount Island area.… Read Full Report →


Late December/Early January Fishing

December 16, 2016

Water temperatures are still 63 - 64deg and fishing continues to be very productive inshore from the Mayport Jetties to the Blount Island area. We’re catching plenty of seatrout, weakfish, redfish, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, black drum, ringtail porgy, and… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Captain Kris was awesome! He was a wealth of knowledge and loves what he does. I’ve fished the Midwest often but never saltwater. It was a great experience and I plan to hire him again in the future.  My wife got this for me as a Christmas gift and it was yet another reminder that I married-up.

Fished January 2017

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

So much fun with you guys and love the “married up” comment! :) Hope you enjoyed your fillets and looking forward to fishing with you guys soon. Good luck back in Iowa!!

Fair winds & following seas…


Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

We had a great trip with Captain Kris!  His boat was clean and new, he had a great variety of live bait, and he was very knowledgeable about fishing.  We caught a bunch of sheepshead and trout.  Compared to other charters I have done out of Mayport, this was the best!  We even caught a big red we released due to it’s size.  Great trip!

Fished December 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 24, 2016

Superb day on the water with you and your son, Randy! Couldn’t have asked for a better crew and I want to thank you for fishing with me. Great job learning the techniques and I hope you enjoy your fillets.

Fair winds & following seas, Kris


Went fishing on Friday, December 16, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 19, 2016

Thanks Dave! I had a great time with you and your family and wish you the best. Happy Holidays!

Capt Kris


Went fishing on Friday, November 18, 2016

Today was the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on and I’ve been on several. Kris was not only a great guy he was an incredible guide. We caught so many different fish today we didn’t even know what to do with them all.  The boat is stunning the fishing was fabulous and I could go on for days about Kris. Honestly if you’re looking to go on the best fishing trip of your life look no further and book it right now with Kris…..  I want to personally thank him for giving myself and my son an experience of a lifetime thanks Buddy. Until next time be safe. Jed (phoenix)

Fished November 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thank you so much, Jed. Your comments explain exactly what this charter is all about…

“Ensuring memorable & safe experiences for all onboard & paying forward what we learn securing the future of sportfishing & our environment.”

Creating memories for you and your son epitomizes the purpose of Fish Whisper Charters, LLC and I appreciate you sharing those times with me. Best wishes to you and Colt in the future & fair winds & following seas. Capt Kris


Went fishing on Friday, November 4, 2016

The whole day exceeded our expectations. Captain Kris was by far the best finder! We caught many different types of fish and he kept it interesting. He showed us technique also and really acted like he loved fishing! Recommend to everyone to go on this trip! Thanks Kris!

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

It was an absolutely beautiful day fishing with you guys! You did an incredible job learning to fish for those sneaky little sheepshead and scored some other great fish in the process. Thank you so much for fishing with me, guys.


Went fishing on Saturday, October 1, 2016

My son asked for a fishing charter for his 13th birthday and as we were walking away from the charter at the end of the day my son told me “this was the best birthday present ever”.  Nothing could sum up our 6 hour charter with Captain Kris any better.  From the time we stepped on to his boat, Kris made us feel like we were old family friends.  I had two 13 year old boys with me who thought they were “experienced” fisherman and Captain Kris wowed them with his extensive knowledge of the waters and various techniques for fishing different species of fish.  We were even able to hit the Inland Slam (google it) with the Captain’s guidance!  The day was truly the best birthday present t I couldve given my son.  We look forward to booking our next charter with Captain Kris.

Fished October 2016

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Replied to this review on Friday, October 7, 2016

I absolutely loved fishing with you guys! Anytime I can take young folks out to fish is a gift for me. The boys did a great job out there and were rewarded with the inshore slam. I’ve sent the information for the certificate and will have it to you soonest;) Well done, fellas and thanks for the feedback. Fair winds & following seas, Kris

Went fishing on Saturday, September 17, 2016

My youngest son was turning 11 years of age, and I wanted to create a memory that would last him a lifetime.  A trip to one of Florida’s theme parks would have just been a long day, waiting in long lines, to experience short rides.  I took a chance and booked a charter, but not any charter, I booked Captain Kris @ Fish Whisperers Charters LLC.  Our adventure started out with the ocean being closed because of a small craft advisory for stormy seas, but that didn’t close the door on our fun or fantastic fishing.  We met Captain Kris at the boat ramp and he immediately put our minds at ease and laid out a plan for the day.  The boat was immaculate and road like a charm to our first stop, which was in one of the large creeks.  He patiently taught my boys how to rig and cast the fresh live bait.  Within a few minutes we caught a lady fish, a jack fish and a flounder.  The boys were having a great time, even after one of them got shrimp slapped, LOL.  We moved on and decided to try the jetties but the waves were crashing over the rocks.  No worries because the boat road really smooth and fast and we quickly moved to a strategic spot in the river.  The Captain used his fancy electronic equipment and brought us to a spot where gigantic red drum were laying in wait.  We cut up the lady fish and dropped it to the bottom.  On another rod we used a feisty mullet and dropped him to the bottom as well.  After a couple of dumps to the rod it bent all the way over and The Fish was on!  The pull on the rod was crazy heavy and Captain Kris helped the birthday boy start to reel it in.  Well, not to be outdone, his older brother got a strike about 30 seconds later.  I helped one son and my wonderful wife helped the other son and Captain Kris was helping everyone.  After several minutes of what seemed like pulling a Volkswagen from 26 feet of water, we had both fish in the boat.  The bull red fish were 40 and 36 inches and 30 and 26 pounds as I recall.  Captain Kris did a wonderful job of reviving the fish so they could be released to father more fish.  We stayed on the spot and caught several other fish and just really enjoyed the moment. 

I can honestly say we had a great experience and a great day.  It wasn’t just the fish, but also the interaction of Captain Kris with my family that made it memorable.  I highly recommend this charter for those who know what they are doing, as well as those just starting out.

Fished September 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 18, 2016

I had an incredible time with you guys and love working with kids. It’s the best way to further the future of sportfishing and the excitement they show when hammering fish is priceless. You’ve got a great family and I would love to take you guys back out! This time, as Ian would say, “every man for himself!” Although I think Yvonne could certainly hold her own as a fisher-woman :)
Fair Winds & Following Seas, Kris

Went fishing on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Captain Kris was great.p! The kids caught fish and learned a lot.  Great day had by all.

Fished September 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thank you for the kind words and I had a great time with you guys! You’re a beautiful family and I can’t wait to fish with you again


Went fishing on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 19, 2016

Absolutely loved fishing with you! So much fun when the bite was fired up in the river swapping jokes and laughs. Fair winds & following seas, Capt Kris


Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Chris was a wonderful Captain for our first fishing trip!  We all caught great fish and had so much fun.  He took extra time with us.  We were relaxed and had 3 great fishing spots.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Capt. Kris was great. Handled the last minute addition of my 11 year old granddaughter like a Pro!  Bite wasn’t exactly on but Kris managed to keep us on some sharks after boating a few nice flounder. We had a great day and would recommend Capt. Kris to anyone looking for a combination of inshore / offshore.

Thanks Captain
Bill

Fished July 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thank you so much for fishing with me. It was something special to me having 3 generations of Magill onboard reminding me of the times I shared with my family while out fishing. Glad we made some memorable moments and looking forward to getting on some sheepshead later this year! Fair Winds & Following Seas, Capt Kris


Went fishing on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Awesome trip, weather shortened trip but planning another with Kris already!

Fished June 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thank you Jaymen. You guys were a great crew and I would love to fish with you again when we don’t fight the elements! Take care, Capt Kris

Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

Captain Chris was awesome! He put us on fish and made our experience very enjoyable. We would have had a good time with him if we didn’t catch fish…but we did so zero complaints from me. I highly recommend!!

Fished June 2016

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Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Thank you for fishing with me, Eric. I appreciate the kind words and feel honored that you spent your last day as a bachelor on my boat