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 with live bait. Investigating bait pods and casting at tarpon, shark, and bull redfish brings many smiles to faces as well. If the customer is more experienced, we'll tie on light terminal tackle and go after redfish, sheepshead, and trout. This is a test as 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 with live bait. Investigating bait pods and casting at tarpon, shark, and bull redfish brings many smiles to faces as well. If the customer is more experienced, we'll tie on light terminal tackle and go after redfish, sheepshead, and trout. This is a test as 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.
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Fish Whisperer Charters LLC

77 reviews
Jacksonville
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Fishing Reports

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Customer Reviews

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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Timothy L.
Saint Augustine, FL
 5.00
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Half Day with Cap’n Kris

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
Wow. I think Kris likes us having a great time more than we do.  He’s awesome.  24 years with the Navy and literally...
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Denver H.
Delaware, OH
 5.00
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Fishing with Kristopher

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Neal S.
Orlando, FL
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Half Day Trip With Captian Kris

VERIFIED   September 22, 2019
Great Trip… Captain Kris worked harder than anyone to get us on the fish. High energy Captain who went the extra...
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Dennis T.
Negley, OH
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VERIFIED   October 13, 2019
Hardest working captain I have ever worked with. Could not have done more to put us on fish. Highly recommend for all your...
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Michael B.
Knoxville, TN
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3/5 day with Capt Kris.

VERIFIED   November 11, 2019
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