Catchin' Jiants – Pine Island

Join Catchin’ Jiants and enjoy the beautiful blue waters of Pine Island while reeling in some serious monsters! Captain C.J. is a passionate angler who’s had a lot of experience in the area, so he’ll make sure to show you the best fishing grounds. You can be sure of his skills, since he won the “Best Fishing Captain of Sanibel and Captiva Islands 2019” award which is a great honor.

Capt. C.J. will take you out on his 26’ Gillikin center console boat, which can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, and it will take you to the best honey holes in the area in no time. You’ll be able to relax in the shade on your way thanks to the bimini top.

You’ll have all the fishing gear you’ll need on board, and the captain will provide fishing license, live bait, and lures as well. He’ll be more than happy to clean and fillet your fish, so you can take it straight to the dinner table after you get back home.

These waters are home to a variety of species, and depending on what you want to catch, you’ll be using different fishing techniques. You’ll get the chance to target creatures like Redfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Snook, and Shark. Expect to see a lot of dolphins, manatees, and different species of birds on your way to the fishing grounds!

If you want to catch that monster Silver King, don’t hesitate to come on one of the specialized Tarpon fishing trips! Feel free to bring your kids with you and make this is a trip they’ll always remember. Make sure to bring sun protection, as well as some snacks and drinks for your refreshment, and you’re all set.

Create your own fishing adventure and join Catchin’ Jiants for a memorable time on the waters of North Captiva Island!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Extended) – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This trip is a great option for serious anglers looking to get that Tarpon of a lifetime! You'll get to spend more time out on the water, which will maximize your chances of catching that Silver King. Up to 6 anglers can come aboard, but 4 can fish at the same time. Make sure to bring sun protection, snacks, and drinks, and you're ready for an unforgettable experience!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Spend a whole day on the water and catch your own Silver King! All the equipment you'll need will be on board, as well as a fishing license. Note that due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at a time. Pack some snacks and drinks, some sunscreen, and come have your own Tarpon adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This is a great trip for a group of friends or a family. Come and target some of the iconic species the rich waters of North Captiva Island have to offer. The target fish include Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Shark, and Snapper. The captain will provide all the fishing gear, just bring some sunscreen, snacks, and drinks, and explore these productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    If the Silver King is on your bucket list, tick it off by going on this 6 hour trip. You'll have all the equipment you need, as well as a fishing license. Be aware that due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at a time. Bring some snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and come have your own Tarpon experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Explore the beautiful waters of North Captiva Island by spending 6 hours fishing. You'll be testing your skills against species like Grouper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. All the equipment you need will be provided, so just pack some sun protection, and you're ready for a memorable time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Enjoy fishing in the beautiful blue waters of North Captiva Island in Florida, targeting a variety of species. The target fish include Cobia, Grouper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. The captain will provide the equipment, just bring some sunscreen, some snacks, and come enjoy your day in these rich fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Customized
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Customize your own experience and the crew will make sure to make a trip to fit your needs! Decide on how you want to spend your day in the North Captiva Island area, and go inshore, nearshore, or a bit offshore. The target fish include Barracuda, Grouper, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. The equipment will be on board, just bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and get excited about your newest adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Sleep in and head out on the water in the afternoon hours. You will explore the deep blue waters off the coast of North Captiva Island, catching different species including Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, and Shark. There will be equipment for you on board, just bring sun protection and snacks, and you're ready for this fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Customized
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Get creative and make your own adventure! Depending on how you want to explore the North Captiva Island area, go inshore, nearshore, or a bit offshore, and target Barracuda, Grouper, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. The fishing gear will be waiting for you on board, just bring some sun protection and some snacks, and you're ready to enjoy your day in these beautiful waters!
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About the Captain

CJ Floyd
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
138 Customer Reviews
Member since December 2016
Capt. CJ knows fishing to be "a way of life", "a pre-determined destiny, a calling" – "a VOCATION". He's more aware than ever about the environment and sustaining fisheries to ensure his son, Steele (5 yrs old), has the same opportunities and foundations for memories that he's been blessed to have. Capt. CJ grew up "Country" and is a simple man with very Southern Style core values. He's "easy like Sunday morning", says Mrs. Floyd. She describes fishing as "not what he does... it's who he is, who he's always been". She loves that about him. She describes Captain C.J. as reliable, dependable, honest and loyal like no other. His heart and soul go into making every trip worth his name. He takes much pride in being Captain C.J. of Catchin' Jiants. It's the heartbeat of his family. He loves what he does! You will never feel like he's "working". You will feel like the only charter on earth as he aims to please and provide an unforgettable experience!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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