Captain
Jason Jonas

Member since June 2014

Key West, United States

Background
The team behind High Stakes Charters is a father/son pair with several decades of combined fishing experience. Capt. Don became a diver for the world-famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher at an early age of 16. Working with them for two decades, he went on to captain their He 85’ dive boat, JB Magruder. Capt. Jason followed in his dad’s footsteps and earned his captain’s license at 18. They have worked on honing their skills and constantly try to further their fishing techniques. Back in 2008, at the Drambuie Marlin tournament, Capt. Jason landed a 350 lbs Marlin, followed by media coverage, interviews, and articles. The duo is focused, professional, and knows the waters intimately. Whatever your skillset, this crew will give their best to make your trip the unforgettable fishing experience.

Hey, I'm Captain Jason Jonas

Key West, United States
Background
The team behind High Stakes Charters is a father/son pair with several decades of combined fishing experience. Capt. Don became a diver for the world-famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher at an early age of 16. Working with them for two decades, he went on to captain their He 85’ dive boat, JB Magruder. Capt. Jason followed in his dad’s footsteps and earned his captain’s license at 18. They have worked on honing their skills and constantly try to further their fishing techniques. Back in 2008, at the Drambuie Marlin tournament, Capt. Jason landed a 350 lbs Marlin, followed by media coverage, interviews, and articles. The duo is focused, professional, and knows the waters intimately. Whatever your skillset, this crew will give their best to make your trip the unforgettable fishing experience.
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High Stakes Charters

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4.79
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
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August fishing trip
Morning fishing with Captain Don and Mate Shawn
Morning fishing with Captain Don and Mate Shawn
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Michelle Madrid
Aurora, CO
 5.00
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3/4 day trip was a blast

VERIFIED   July 15, 2018
This was the best part of our entire 6 day trip!!! Don and Heath were awesome!  Taught this girl a lot!!! ...
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Tyler Myers
Sheridan, Wyoming
 5.00
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A Fisherman Must Do!

VERIFIED   June 1, 2018
Our trip took place a couple of days after a tropical storm, so the fishing was scarce, but that didn’t stop our crew...
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Rose Lee
United States
 5.00
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Morning fishing with Captain Don and Mate Shawn

VERIFIED   July 23, 2018
Excellent morning of deep sea fishing.  Caught enough Wahoo and Mahi mahi to feed six of us and to eat for a week straight. ...
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Dan Walker
United States
 5.00
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Full Day

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
We had a really great full day, a little breeze, but not too choppy. We kept 12 fish that Sean (our deck hand) cleaned for...
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Alexander Gaidarski
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   August 19, 2018
Wonderful experience
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