Come aboard, and welcome to Captain Joe’s Native Inshore Fishing. Captain Joe Johnson has extensive local knowledge of Sarasota and Charlotte county’s bays, estuaries, passes, inlets, and prime fishing spots. He will be your guide as you, your family, and your guests enjoy an inshore fishing experience not soon forgotten. Whether fishing for snook, tarpon, or just looking for a scenic fishing cruise, our guided trips will provide excitement for your entire group. Both beginners and advanced anglers are welcome and our passion is making each experience a memorable one. We provide the equipment, the resources, and the knowledge, you just bring along an adventurous spirit and desire to catch fish! *** Military discount available***
Our boats include an 18′ Hell’s Bay Waterman and a Gause Built 23′. They ride on aluminum trailers so they can be towed to any public boat ramp from The Sunshine Skyway to Tarpon infested Boca Grande. Wherever you are, Captain Joe can meet you at the dock. We also offer guided kayak trips, night fishing, and dedicated sight fishing trips, along with other specialty charters. Have a special request? Just ask the Cap’n, he’ll make it happen. The Captain’s got ’em eating out of his hand.
If you are looking for a Florida fishing experience like you see on sporting shows on TV, then a call to Captain Joe Johnson is in order!
*** Don’t forget to ask about our Military Discount!***
I leave when you want to go. You are paying, so you call the shots. I offer suggestions based on tidal flow and work from there.
Sometimes you might only have one day available or a small window of freedom. I will do my level best to accommodate your needs and wishes. I try to avoid the weekends for obvious reasons, but sometimes that's just not possible.
In order to beat the heat, for those who would rather avoid it, I suggest an early departure. The day is hottest and the sun most abusive between the hours of 10 and 2. Just something to think about.
If you have dreamed of landing the "Silver King," aka tarpon, you have come to the right place.Make your reservation today and catch the "King".