Captain
Jonathan Moss

Member since May 2016

Orlando, United States

Background
Captain Jonathan Moss grew up in Orlando, Florida. He spent every spare moment fishing the East Central Florida waters, chasing everything from Bass to Redfish. Capt. Jonathan is still as passionate about fishing as ever, and especially enjoys teaching his guests how to become successful anglers and putting them on fish. No matter if you are fly fishing, trying your hand at light spin tackle, or even ultra light fishing for Panfish, you will have a fantastic day on the water pursuing fish with Capt Jonathan!
Techniques
From experienced to novice anglers, family trips or solo, Go Castaway Fishing Charters has you covered!

Hey, I'm Captain Jonathan Moss

Orlando, United States
Background
Captain Jonathan Moss grew up in Orlando, Florida. He spent every spare moment fishing the East Central Florida waters, chasing everything from Bass to Redfish. Capt. Jonathan is still as passionate about fishing as ever, and especially enjoys teaching his guests how to become successful anglers and putting them on fish. No matter if you are fly fishing, trying your hand at light spin tackle, or even ultra light fishing for Panfish, you will have a fantastic day on the water pursuing fish with Capt Jonathan!
Techniques
From experienced to novice anglers, family trips or solo, Go Castaway Fishing Charters has you covered!
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Fishing Reports

Orlando Fishing Report January 4

January 04, 2018

Cold and windy conditions didn't stop Judd and I from going on a fly fishing charter in the Mosquito Lagoon. While vacationing at Disney World with his family from Wisconsin, Judd booked a full day saltwater fishing charter. And… Read Full Report →


Orlando Fishing Report December 22

December 22, 2017

JACK ATTACK!! Matt joined me for a fun morning on the Mosquito Lagoon while in Orlando for work. On our way to the first spot, we came across a school of feeding Jack Crevalles. These mighty creatures, both big… Read Full Report →


Orlando Mosquito Lagoon December 15th

December 15, 2017

Craig joined me for a half day fishing charter on the Mosquito Lagoon while visiting Central Florida. It was his first time fishing the Lagoon and it met all his expectations. We landed some beautiful redfish, saw manatees and… Read Full Report →


Crappie (Speck) Fishing December 8th

December 08, 2017

It was a stunning winter sunset with quality fish! Some trips we focus on quality and some trips we focus on quantity and this trip was both! Fish after fish after fish paired with laughing and great conversation. One… Read Full Report →


Orlando Fishing Report December 1 2017

December 01, 2017

Couples who fish together stay together! Loved having Walt and Ann on board for a fun day trout fishing on the mosquito lagoon. It was absolutely beautiful out with great temps, clear skies, and happy hungry fish! They booked… Read Full Report →


Orlando Fishing Report! November 30th

November 30, 2017

Fishing has been superb on the Mosquito Lagoon. Andrew joined me for a half day trip and was met with hungry fishing willing to pull on the line! The redfish have been tailing (their tails are out of the… Read Full Report →


Orlando Bass Fishing November 22

November 22, 2017

Great Morning on the water here in Orlando Florida! So thankful to have Scott and his son Neil on board. We started off with a foggy morning which led to some beautiful views running across the lake! As we… Read Full Report →


Bass Fishing in Orlando November 15th

November 15, 2017

What a day! Dan called and booked a half day bass fishing trip while in town for work. He called and said he wanted to go catch some fish and he needed transportation from the Swan Hotel at Disney… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report Nov 13th

November 13, 2017

Great Afternoon fishing with Nicholas, his dad Nick and his mom Jessie! What a fun trip! Jessie said she didn't want to fish, just take pictures and video and she had some great video of dolphins and fish and… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report Nov 9th

November 09, 2017

Jim and his 7 year son joined me for a day on the Mosquito Lagoon. We had some incredible pre cold front conditions with very light wind and cool morning temps! As you can see in the pictures, fishing… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report Nov 6th

November 06, 2017

Great day fly fishing with Veteran Marcia! She is an incredible lady and angler. Here she is pictured with her first ever sea trout on fly! We also had shots at redfish and tarpon! Great day! Thanks for joining… Read Full Report →


October 30th 2017

October 30, 2017

We have been picking pumpkins in the lagoon! The cooler temps pushing through this week has the redfish belly crawling all over the lagoon providing some exciting sight fishing opportunities! Book a trip today for you chance to get… Read Full Report →


Orlando Mosquito Lagoon Fishing January

January 01, 2017

Happy New Year! Let us kick off the New Year with thanks and a desire to catch more fish with friends and family. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to go fishing. Let’s not forget… Read Full Report →


Orlando Mosquito Lagoon Fishing December

December 01, 2016

December is here and cooler temps have begun to make an appearance. Love this time of the year for it’s beautiful blue bird skies, comfortable temperatures, and great fishing! Here’s what you need to know to get on the… Read Full Report →


November Fishing Report

November 01, 2016

Hello from the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. This is Captain Jonathan Moss of Go Castaway Fishing Charters with the November edition of Outdoor360’s East Central Florida Fishing Report. Last month was all about picking pumpkins and boy did we.… Read Full Report →


October Fishing Report

October 01, 2016

October is here and pumpkin everything is in season. Perfect. You can not beat picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch and that's just what has begun in the Mosquito Lagoon. Pumpkins, I mean redfish, have begun to slip into… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report July 14th

July 14, 2016

Slick Calm. Glassed out conditions. And tails, big happy tails, waving in the air. I love it! Water levels have dropped in the Mosquito Lagoon which is causing the exposures of some nice bars. Redfish and trout have begun… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report July 1

July 01, 2016

The last 2 weeks have been jammed packed with trips and making great memories with incredible anglers of all ages! I am so thankful for the opportunity to take people fishing and getting to know them and their stories!… Read Full Report →


GoCastaway Mosquito Lagoon Report

June 13, 2016

As we get deeper into summer, the days get longer, and we have arrived to some of the most fun days on the water. Fishing in the mosquito lagoon is great year round. But there is something special about… Read Full Report →


Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

May 13, 2016

Fishing has been hot in the Mosquito Lagoon! Fish have been holding steady in 1-3 feet of water feeding on bait. Wind has been steady so finding areas of protection are the key. We have been hugging the islands… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 2, 2017

awesome sunrise, calm water, tailing redfish, just perfect

Fished December 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mike! Thank you so much for the review! What a morning! Great cast, great presentation, and great fish! Excellent job and congrats!

Capt. Jonathan

Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

Go Castaway is not only an excellent company, but also cares about giving back and supporting the community.  We at the American Lung Association have worked with Go Castaway for the past two years where they have been generous enough to donate experiences for our silent auction.  The responses of those who have won those packages have been fantastic, they loved their experiences.  We are truly appreciative of companies who demonstrate corporate responsibility and place an emphasis on paying it forward.

Fished February 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Janelle! Thank you for the review and kind words! It was my pleasure to donate trips to such an incredible organization!

Went fishing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Great time! Excellent and hard-working guide.  I can’t say enough good about him.

Fished November 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dan! Thank you for they kind words! Loved having you on board! Looking forward to doing it again!


Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Worked on double haul technique.  Caught my first tarpon!

Fished June 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sean! You did great! Proud of you and your fly casting improvements! And congrats on the first tarpon!

Thanks for the review!

Capt. Jonathan


Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Capt. Jonathan Moss was my guide during a disabled veteran fly-fishing tournament. I had a blast! He worked hard to ensure I caught fish, but most importantly, that I had a great time. Additionally, he shared his fly-fishing knowledge and provided me with lots of tips. He is very energetic, and his passion for fishing while protecting and respecting conservation efforts are noticeable. Not only he is a great fishing guide, he is an overall great person.

Fished November 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pablo! It was so good to have you board! Thanks for joining me and excited to see you continue your saltwater fly fishing!


Went fishing on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Capt. Moss makes you feel as if you’re fishing with a buddy you’ve known for 20 years.  Down to earth, knows the water like the back of his hand and will put you in the best situation to catch fish, for sure!  No doubt about it, will def be back on the bow of his boat.

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Matt! Awesome trips with you! Thanks for joining me on the skiff for 2 days! Cant wait to do it again!


Went fishing on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I found Capt. Jonathan searching through Google for a last minute activity to fill some of my free time while visiting Orlando.  I had high expectations because of his great reviews.
Capt. Jonathan did not disappoint.  I had a blast.  He worked hard to put me on fish, had a supportive instructing style and was genuinely a pleasure to be around.  I’ll be rebooking next time I come to the area.

Fished December 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jake! Thanks for booking a trip and the wonderful review! So thankful to have you on the skiff and congrats on those awesome fish!

Went fishing on Sunday, October 1, 2017

During our trip to Orlando, my teen son who is a die hard angler, expressed wanting to go fishing versus a trip to Disney. I found Captain Moss from the Florida fishing channel on a late night ad. What a terrific find. He answered my email right away. He helped me coordinate a schedule that worked. He even was able to drive my son Home after to our resort so the family didn’t have to leave Disney early. As you can see from his picture it was beyond what he expected and truly Awesome. We can’t wait to go back and charter with him again.

Fished October 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I loved having Mauricio on the boat! Great Kid and an incredible angler! He is always welcomed on my skiff!

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My 18 year old son and I had an great time fishing with Captain Jonathan. The lake was 20 minutes from where we stayed, which was midway between Disney and Universal. He was easy to communicate with, and had everything ready to go.
You could tell how passionate he is about fishing. He would excitedly point out to us where the fish were moving. He would constructively correct our mistakes casting. We got better in just a short time.  It was slow fishing as the fog was thick, but at the fog lifted things really seemed to pick up. We were able to catch 3 varieties, including one that we have never caught before. We caught Bass, Crappie, and Pickerel. We even saw some Manatee on the lake. We had a great time and recommend Captain Jonathan. We will book with him the next time we are in the Orlando, and we’ll try Salt Walter fishing.

Fished November 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Scott! Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure having you and Neil on board. Looking forward to fishing together again.


Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

My 7 year old son, 9 year old daughter & I had an incredible time fishing with Captain Jonathan. His communication to set up the day was quick & efficient. He tailored the fishing trip to the ages & skills of my kids by asking the right pre-day questions. The trip itself was a combination of exciting fishing, relaxing boat ride & educational. We caught 6 varieties in just 2 hours, saw multiple manatee & dolphins. My kids honestly had more fun fishing with Captain Jonathan than they did at Universal Studios!

Fished August 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Heather!

Thank you so much for booking a charter!

It was so great having y’all on board!!! Your kids are awesome!!

Looking forward to having y’all on board again!

Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Really enjoyed have you and your son, BJ, on the boat! Y’all were a lot of fun!


Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

I booked this trip as he stated that it’s children friendly and it was a multi fish targeted trip.
I booked online before I arrived in the country (from the uk) and then phoned and arranged finer details a few days before the trip when in the country. He was easy to get hold of, easy to talk to and accommodated our fishing needs.
He picked us up, which was an hour from the dock, and when we got there there was no messing about as he had everything all set ready to go. All we had to do was get some live bait and launch the boat in the water. Rods were all hooked up and the cooler was full.
After showing me the method of fishing he left me to it and helped me when needed and the majority of the trip he assisted my son (who is 10 years old) and was showing and teaching him how to do things right.
We fished at a few spots, where capt jonathon was pointing out the sweet spots and spotting the fish.
By the end of the trip my son and I hooked 10 different fish in total and the whole trip was awesome. Totally professional, enthusiastic, friendly and excellent with my son, making sure he was casting and hooking fish right.
In all, a totally awesome fishing trip.

Fished August 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Darren it was great having you and Tomas on board! Thank you for the review and kind words!

Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

My son and I had a great time.  We are novice fishermen at best, but Capt. John put us on a lot of fish.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

Thank you for making unforgetable memories for Raymond(8) and myself on our excursion. He hasn’t stopped talking about it yet, and is excited to share his “proof” pictures as well.  Dave~Charlotte,N.C

Fished April 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

David! I had a blast with you and Raymond! It was a privilege and honor to take y’all fishing!

Capt. Jonathan

Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Had an absolute blast with ya Phil!
Thanks for going fishing with me!


Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

Our experience was both relaxing and exciting. The weather was good and the fish were biting!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Capt. Jon was an excellent guide and host. We had as much fun looking at the properties as we did fishing. Everything was as expected. Would highly recommend!!!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, October 17, 2016

The captain is really nice and helpful, he showed me how to use a fly rod. Me and my uncle had lots of fun on this fishing trip.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

I found myself in Orlando for business and had a free day. I searched for flats fishing; snook and redfish were still on my list, the Tarpon draw was there too. I read about 20 reviews of area guides. I kept coming back to Captain Jonathan. I am female and was fishing alone. Picking a guide who I could trust, who would respect my abilities and coach me through my deficiencies was a priority. Don’t get me wrong, having fun was also a priority. Captain Jonathan was very communicative and responsive about scheduling and directing me to his boat. His boat was spotless (very important for me) and his equipment was top notch. The conversation was easy, fun and extremely energetic. Captain Jonathan was as excited as I was and I know I mentioned this previously, his coaching was excellent. He was honest, he said snook were hard to find, I didn’t mind, the surroundings, the water, the sunrise were spectacular. Once I got the cobwebs out of my casting (thanks for your patience Jonathan) I had many opportunities for redfish, I blew it, Jonathan put me in the right place I couldn’t land the fish. He offered an easier way (bait), I wanted to get better so he encouraged me and we stuck to lures. Then we targeted Tarpon, a species I caught previously but who doesn’t love Tarpon fishing. Shortly after I was directed to “cast toward the mangroves” I caught my first snook. With my heart racing Jonathan was as happy for me as I was. High fives, hugs then a respectful and patient release. Jonathan is very respectful to the fish and the fishing area which makes me like him even more. He cared about my wishes to quickly and safely return the snook so he could fight another day.  I can’t wait to fish with Jonathan again, I intend on traveling to the Orlando area just to book with him, that is if he’s available. You should book with this guy now because I have a feeling he’s going to get really busy and sought after, he’s that good!

Fished July 2016

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kelly! Thank you for the kind words! I had a blast with you on board! Looking forward to having you again!


Went fishing on Sunday, October 4, 2015

My father and I asked Jonathan to take us fishing one morning while we were in town for a friends wedding. Jonathan was very accommodating with our schedule. He was professional in his appearance and everything was very clean. The boat was spotless, gear was all rigged and ready to use at a moment notice. Our trip to the boat launch was enjoyable in part by good conversation and a smoke free vehicle. Once at the boat ramp, the boat was launched and ready in minutes and we were off. The boat was smooth on the water and it took just a few minutes to reach our first fishing spot. Right away we were seeing activity and soon enough I had a fish on. After landing the first red I put two more in the boat. My father missed two in the same time period but then, with Jonathan’s expert guidance, put my dad on a nice red. We had such a great great experience with Jonathan that we will be booking him for a fishing trip every time we in Florida!

Fished October 2015

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nick! Thank you so much for the kind words. Looking forward to having you and your father on the boat again, next time you are on vacation from Tennessee!
Tight Lines

Capt. Jonathan


Went fishing on Saturday, April 9, 2016

My wife lined up the trip for my fathers day present and wow it was awesome.  Capt Moss poled me around all day through mangrove cuts and pools and consistantly got me into position for fish.  There were multiple shots at tarpon, redfish, trout and black drum.  I landed my biggest red and trout on fly to date from the bow of his boat.  I can’t wait to get back out there again.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Great coms leading up to the trip, Jonathan s skiff is new and well equipped, Jon gave me some coaching as being from the UK Bass fishing was new to me, I was soon into a fish (that I lost ) we hunted for more Bass feeding on fry and with a change of lure I was catching. Jonathan is friendly understanding of peoples fly casting skills and good fun so makes for a great day. Recommended

Fished March 2016

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chris! Congrats on your first fish in AMERICA! So glad I was able to take you and help you catch you first Large Mouth Bass! It was an honor. Hope to see you again on this side of the pond.
Capt. Jonathan


Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I had a quick business trip to the Orlando area and asked a good friend of mine from Florida who I should try and squeeze a quick trip in with. Jonathan was his immediate response. We sent some quick messages and a trip was planned. He went far above and beyond for our trip grabbing me from airport when I landed to dropping me off at hotel. Beyond the above and beyond door to door service we had a great time on the water. I’m a fairly seasoned fly fisherman from Texas so I haven’t had too many shots (if any) at tarpon and snook. He was able to get me on my first 2 tarpon and we managed a good snook too. I’m looking forward to getting back to the area and seeing what else we can target.

Fished March 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

James! Thanks for the review! You fly casting is some of the best i’ve ever seen! Looking forward to another adventure on the water! Congrats on you first ever snook and tarpon!
Capt. Jonathan

Went fishing on Saturday, January 16, 2016

Captain Moss was the best charter I have been on yet. Our day started slow, but Capt. Moss kept changing things up until we found the fish and found what they wanted to bite on. Capt. Moss’s knowledge was top notch. The equipment was second to none. And the attitude and charismatic personality of Capt. Moss makes it easy to enjoy yourself out on the water. I highly recommend booking Capt. Moss for your next charter. You will not regret it.

Fished January 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Brent! Thanks for the review! We had to work for those trout, but it paid off in the end! I had a blast with you on the skiff! And thanks for picking up a few Go Castaway Charter shirts! Tight lines!

Capt. Jonathan

Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

High my name is Kent,i meet Capt. Moss at the ramp at Haulover Canal May 7at 6am introduced myself and knew right then that this was going to be a great day on the water.We headed out to spot in the mosquito lagoon and arrived around 6:20 am,set myself on the casting platform and hunting for reds.It took about 15 maybe 20 minutes before I got the magical thud of a redfish on the other end of the line ,got the fish to the boat got her out of the water didn’t measure but if I had to guess at least 33” that was one of three all about the same size 33-35” by now it was only8:15 am,i was also able to land some smaller slot size trout by now it was9:00 am.Capt.Moss took me another spot where we eventually located some juvenile poon all round the everywhere you looked nothing but poon even with both of us casting swimsuits and small spoons we were just not able to make them chew.Never the less would not have any problem booking another trip had a fantastic day of fishing look forward to doing it again PS. If you don’t book a day with Capt.Moss you don’t know what you are missing,he will put you on fish garrenteed

Fished May 2016

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Jonathan Moss (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kent! Thanks for the review! It was so great having you on the pointy end of my skiff! Loved that you wanted to bring your own rod to break it in! And boy did we! Tight lines! Looking forward to serving you again!

Capt. Jonathan

Went fishing on Friday, December 11, 2015

Awesome, amazing, adventurous - that is how I would describe my fishing trip with Captain Jonathan Moss. Captain Jonathan was patient, competent and he led me to a huge catch! What fun it was to land my big fish!  I can’ wait to go out again ! Fishing is fun for all ages- don’t miss out on lives happiest moments on the water!!! Call Captain Jonathan today to schedule your adventure!!! You will be in for a fun, relaxing and terrific day!

Fished December 2015

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Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words! Y’all were wonderful to have on the skiff! and Congrats on those nice fish! Black Drum and Red Fish!
Capt. Jonathan


Went fishing on Friday, April 8, 2016

Captain Jonathan Moss does an outstanding job!! The East Cape Fury just adds even more fun to the trip and it comfortably sits up to three guests.  We had an awesome full day adventure where Capt. Jonathan put us on a crazy amount of Redfish and Trout, it is really a turn-key deal that everyone needs to experience!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Went out for an afternoon Bass Trip with Capt Jon! His equipment and boat are top of the line. He meticulously maintains and cares for equipment. Even with his equipment being top notch… It doesn’t come close to his passion for the guest experience. He loves to fish and strives to make a trip of a lifetime every time! Regardless of the fact I caught the biggest bass of my life, I would highly recommend the adventure with GoCastaway Fishing Charters and Capt Jon!

Fished March 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chris! You, to date have caught the biggest bass on one of my charters! That whole bite, fight and release was epic! All the fish you caught that trip didn’t compare! Loved having you on aboard! Thanks for the review!

Capt. Jonathan


Went fishing on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Captain Jonathan is as good as it gets when it comes to guides!  His boat is gorgeous, equipment is top notch and on top of all that, he knows where the fish are and how to catch them! I have booked Captain Jonathan multiple times and on our last trip he put me on my first tailing red fish and caught my first red fish on fly… All in one trip!  I highly recommend him as guide!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 21, 2016

I had a day to kill in the Orlando area and booked a trip fishing with Captain Jonathan from Go Castaway Charters.  We fished Mosquito Lagoon on what was I expected to be a terrible day.  There was steady rain but not so bad we could not fish.  Captain Jonathan told me he knew where to find Reds for me to cast to with my fly rod.  Boy, was that the truth.  Within 10 minutes of launching his flats boat he spotted tails.  It was very calm but completely overcast and his spot had a lot of fish tailing.  It was a dream shot for me.  I hooked up on a nice Red on one of my first casts.  Captain Jonathan tied a shrimp fly pattern and the Reds loved it.  We fished about 4 hours in off-and-on rain and we were constantly in fish.  At the end of the day I caught 8 Reds, 4 on a fly rod and 4 on a spinning rod.  I was casting a spoon and the fish liked it a lot.  Right before we needed to leave Captain Jonathan asked me if I wanted to throw a top-water plug at the fish.  Remember, these fish were tailing.  I told Jonathan that a top-water did not make sense to me since the fish had their heads on the bottom.  He assured me it was worth a shot.  His plug produced the “fish of the day” and a crazy cool hit.  He had me throw the plug 20 feet past the fish, crank it directly above him and stop.  Then Jonathan had me shake the plug loudly above the fish.  The Red did a crazy fast flip inhaling the plug and not really being happy to have it in his mouth.  It was the biggest fish of the day and the hardest fighting.  Jonathan has a very cool flats boat that is awesome looking.  I learned a lot about how Redfish feed and had the time of my life.  I will absolutely use Captain Jonathan again my next time in Florida.  If you have never fished Mosquito Lagoon I highly recommend it.  It is a BEAUTIFUL place….even in the rain!!!

Fished January 2016

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