Captain JT Seas Charters

What makes for an unforgettable fishing experience? A great location, exciting fish to fight, and a premier captain. Florida’s been around for a while, the local fish are famous around the world and now you have the third ingredient- Captain JT Coffman, of Captain JT Seas Charters.

Join him on board his 2021, 27’ Sportsman Master center console. Her build allows for easy movement while angling which is extremely useful when fishing these waters. She’s powered by an impressive 300 horsepower Yamaha outboard engine. Captain JT will find the fish with the help of the latest technology from Garmin and he can quietly hold that hot bite with his 36 volt GPS spot lock trolling motor.

Captain JT can take you after a wide range of fish local to the area. His trips target species like Spotted Trout, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, and Grouper. He also catches feisty Permit, Spanish Macks, Flounder and a variety of sharks. Captain JT provides you with high quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as fishing licenses. Live bait is usually procured in advance. You’re most likely target casting in the inshore waters, while jigging on the ledges and wrecks in deeper water.

Customers can enjoy a premier experience departing from his home on the Manatee River in Bradenton. Returning to enjoy a cool libation while the catch is prepared. The captain can also arrange for transportation to and from this location or can pick you up by boat at any dock where it is permissible. Just ask in advance. You should bring polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera to take pictures of your catch. Captain JT can even have your favorite catch re-created in a museum quality mount.

If you’re ready to set off on an exciting fishing adventure, and make memories that will last a lifetime, book a trip today with Captain JT Seas Charters and cast off on a truly wonderful journey.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bay and Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    A full day spent fishing Florida's bountiful waters sounds like a dream, but it's very much a reality. You can target a wide range of gorgeous fish like Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, various Sharks, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else you run into!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Departure time is flexible. You'll fish Florida's gorgeous bays and nearshore waters on this trip. Depending on where you go you can target Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Black Seabass, various Sharks, Snook, or Spotted Seatrout. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Departure time is flexible. This trip an take you either in the bays or nearshore waters.. You can target a wide range of species, depending on the location fished. Redfish, Black Seabass, Jack Crevalle, Bull, Blacktip, or Hammerhead Sharks, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and whatever else you run into is on the catch list.
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About the Captain

JT Coffman
Bradenton, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Captain JT Coffman has been fishing for over four and a half decades. He's lived in the area for the past 10 years, learning where the hottest bite is and the tricks of the local fish. The thing he likes best about fishing is the fact that every day on the water you can find something new.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sportsman Master (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (PM) on June 18, 2020
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Cool morning charter with Cpt. JT

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (AM) on November 25, 2019
Had a chilly morning out with Captain JT. The weather wasn’t great, but after doing a bit of searching, and trying different...
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Valrico, Florida
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Morning 4 hours

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (AM) on June 11, 2019
Very enjoyable.  My son is the fisherman and he had the best time.  You knew where to find them.  We will definitely be...
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United States
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (AM) on January 15, 2020
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FAQs about Captain JT Seas Charters

Captain JT Seas Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Bay and Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bay and Nearshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain JT Seas Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (36v Bow mounted GPS Spot Lock)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain JT Seas Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Various quality brands )
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures (Ours or your favorites)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Follows FWC Restrictions on Keepable Fish)
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade, Ice)
  • Fishing License (Up to Four Fishermen)

Captain JT Seas Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The Manatee River )
  • Inshore Fishing (Bradenton/ Sararsota/ South Tampa Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Along and near beaches)
  • Offshore Fishing (*Weather and time permitting)
  • Reef Fishing (Jig Fishing / Trolling)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Light Tackle )
  • Backcountry Fishing (As Tides Allow)

Captain JT Seas Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning (Newer quality gear)
  • Jigging (Newer quality gear)
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Your gear)
  • Drift Fishing (*Depends on tide and wind)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (As time and conditions allow)

Top targeted fish species with Captain JT Seas Charters include:
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon