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Address: 81576 Overseas Hwy, World Wide Sportsman's Bayside Marina - MM 81.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3701
Phone Number: +1 305-803-1321
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As a Native of the Florida Keys, Capt. James Chappell has been fishing...

As a Native of the Florida Keys, Capt. James Chappell has been fishing these beautiful waters in search of big fish and good times for over 20 years. Capt. James Knows what you want to do and that is CATCH A LOT OF FISH! Just like the name says, that's what we will do! A lifetime of experience, the absolute nicest boat and nicest tackle found on any charter boat in Islamorada!

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The name says it all. Catchalottafish!

Captain James is as knowledgeable as any captain in the keys. After catching a well full of live bait, he put us on the fish right away. We had our limit of yellowtail by 11am. On... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Brad H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fished with Capt. James on his awesome Freeman! Had a 6 hr trip figured we stay close and do some reef fishing. Left the dock @ 7:30 with the wind blowing steady 15 to 20. The Freeman ate it up for the short run to the fishing grounds. We picked away all morning at some Mutton Snapper, which being from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Captain James is as knowledgeable as any captain in the keys. After catching a well full of live bait, he put us on the fish right away. We had our limit of yellowtail by 11am. On to the next spot at 30kts in 2-4+' seas. The catamaran hull of the Catchalottafish and twin 300hp yamahas get you there in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We've fished with Catchalotta Charters twice and had an excellent experience both times! Very helpful and knowledgable.

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Thank Cori A
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

James showed us a great time out at the Islamorada sandbar. The boat was beautiful and more than accommodating for the 5 of us. We will definitely be calling him again!

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Thank stephaniehall111
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The best charter you'll ever have. James knows everything there is to know about fishing in The Keys and his new boat is amazing!! This was our third trip with him and we caught fish every time. Dolphin and tuna for everyone!! See you next summer James!

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Thank livetofish2016
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I can't says enough good things about Captain James & his fishing charter. I've been going on a yearly fishing trip with 5 friends for 21 years and they are always full of questions. I called James 3 times prior to arriving in Islamorada and he patiently answered & explained everything. We arrived at the dock to find his brand... More 

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Blairsville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Captain James Chappell runs an outstanding operation on a completely bad @ss new 34' Freeman stacked with high-end electronics and he knows where to find the fish. My wife and I had an incredible 8 hour trip in 3-5' seas but being a wide cat vs a v-hull, the ride in the rough seas was more than manageable so keep... More 

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Thank Andy K
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband really wanted to catch a sail fish. We booked 2 charters and the first day no luck on them, but caught lots of other fish. Still a good day. We had planned to go for other species the next day but on arrival at the docks James said he decided we would go for sail fish because that's... More 

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Thank Faye B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Captian James is nice enough, but he brings along inexperienced crew and expects you to tip them (15-20%) weather you catch fish or not. Oh you have to buy your own bait I guess big eyes are not included so another $75. Shop around he may be the right choice just not for me.

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3 Thank John K
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this review

John, I am very sorry you feel this way. I am a little confused on the date in which you visited us, so if you could please reply with the date we fished together I would appreciate it. In addition, very seldom do I ever use a mate, so if you could please let me know when you were here... More 

Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Highly recommend Captain James for serious fishing or just family fun. I am a travel agent and he goes above and beyond. I will be recommending him to all my clients looking to fish while in the Keys. We took our kids and both James and his mate Andrew were great and very friendly while teaching them about the fish... More 

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