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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (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
    3/4 Day Trip – 3 People MAX
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $525
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. You may also see Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, JC and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – 2 People MAX
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Fishing on a beautifully maintained Nautic Star 2400 Sport.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore– 4 Persons MAX (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 6 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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    Great package for a family fishing trip. We will fish inshore for a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore– 3 People MAX (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Great package for father and son while mom goes shopping or lays on the beach. Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore– 3 People MAX (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Great package for father and son while mom goes shopping or lays on the beach. Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore– 2 People MAX (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Fishing on a beautifully maintained Nautic Star 2400 Sport.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore– 2 People MAX (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Fishing on a beautifully maintained Nautic Star 2400 Sport.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore–1 Person MAX (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Fishing on a beautifully maintained Nautic Star 2400 Sport.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore–1 Person MAX (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and Spotted Sea Trout around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass and the Sanibel Causeway. Also around are Stingrays, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ladyfish, Jack Crevalle and Pompano. Fishing on a beautifully maintained Nautic Star 2400 Sport.
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About the Captain

Jim Conant
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 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
6 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 Cancelation
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

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 52 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
89%
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Curt G.
Cincinnati, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Inshore Guys Trip

VERIFIED   December 18, 2018
Had a great time fishing with my Father-in-law and Brother-in-law. Capt. Jim was excellent put us on the fish. His boat is...
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Linda M.
Cape Coral, FL
 5.00
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half-day trip with Captain Jimbo

VERIFIED   November 19, 2018
We had a wonderful time. Everybody caught fish that we could keep, and we threw back the ones that were too small. Captain...
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Dino P.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   February 7, 2019
My father and I booked Jimbo for an afternoon trip. What a day! We planned to go for red fish but asked Jim if we could try...
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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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Tj J.
Fayetteville, OH
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Half day trip with Jim.

VERIFIED   January 11, 2019
Great time.  Nice boat and set up.  Started with dolphins playing with us on our way to fish.  Caught some fish. ...
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