Jimbo’s Charters

Jimbo’s Charters runs trips of various lengths in the along Florida’s southwest coast. Captain Jim Conant can launch his boat from one of several locations depending on your preference and where the best fish have been biting, and can take you around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass, and the Sanibel Causeway in search of a huge variety of species.

You will be fishing aboard a 24 ft Nautic Star bay boat with room aboard for 6 guests. She was brand new in 2016, and is powered by a 200HP Yahama engine up to a speedy 45 knots, making sure you get as much fishing time as possible. The vessel comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a trolling motor for sneaking up on those spooky fish, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you will need for a great day of fishing.

The variety of species you can choose from with Jimbo’s Charters is incredible. From fishing for tailing Reds on grassy flats or skipping baits and lures up under the mangroves in search of that trophy Snook, to heading out towards the deeper waters in search of wrecks and wrestling sharks to test your skill and stamina, you’ll find it all and more with Jimbo’s Charters. Captain Jim is happy to take anyone from novice to expert, and while he prefers to use live and cut bait, if you choose he will also troll so you are able to use your lures or fly fish - to Captain Jim, the important thing is that his clients have a great time and catch some awesome fish, and he will do whatever he can to make sure that happens on every trip!

All trips come with bait, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for whatever you choose to take away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout. You may also see Stingrays, Puffer fish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore– 4 Persons MAX (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Great package for a family fishing trip. We will fish inshore for a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore– 4 Persons MAX (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Great package for a family fishing trip. We will fish inshore for a variety of species.
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About the Captain

Jim Conant
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2015
Captain Jim Conant started running guided fishing trips after retiring from the army, and now runs a successful business taking tourists and veterans around the beautiful Florida waters in search of great fish. Captain Jim truly loves guiding, and enjoys nothing more than helping people land their first fish and kindling their passion for the sport.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Michael A.
Marcus Hook, PA
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   March 3, 2020
My grandson and I had a great time fishing.  Hit several spots, caught a variety of fish.  Hit plenty of large Redfish. ...
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Sheena O.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Morning trip!

VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
Great trip! Jim was friendly helpful and very knowledgeable! It shows this is his passion and the pride he takes in his boat,...
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Nessa A.
Rochester, MN
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   February 24, 2020
The captain was great. Was a windy day but we still hot to catch some fish. He was a great teacher on how different fishing...
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Anthony H.
Lancing, TN
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Half day trip with Jimbo.

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Had a great trip on a very well maintained boat. Jimbo took us straight too the fish and we caught until the fish went off...
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Murl O.
Cape Coral, FL
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Half a day trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   June 18, 2019
Good trip tough conditions some weather issues but Captain Jim sure we were safe and caught enough Snapper for dinner. Also...
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