Native Inshore Fishing

Local Guide for Sarasota | Nokomis | Venice

| Port Charlotte| Boca Grande

Guided Fishing Trips for: Snook | Redfish | Tarpon | Speckled Trout | Mangrove Snapper | Flounder | Pompano

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***

Have Boats Will Travel

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!***

Your Fishing Adventure Starts with Captain Joe Johnson

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Hell's Bay Boatworks 18' Waterman

The Premier Sight Fishing machine, Hell's Bay Boatworks 18' Waterman

Gausebuilt 23'

Custom built