Fishdaddy Charter

Hearing the reel scream as you scramble to fight a prestigious pelagic predator may not be everyone’s idea of a great trip, but if it’s yours Fishdaddy Charter is just for you! Captain Joel is an expert when it comes to battling offshore beasties and he’ll gladly share his expertise with you, in your quest for that trophy catch!

You will fish from their 29’ long center console, manufactured by the Pro-Line company. She’s powered by twin Mercury engines, each with 225 HP of thrust. That kind of power allows her to cruise at a maximum speed of 35 knots, ensuring you waste no time traveling. She’s got a sight tower on board, so you can spot the topwater fish before you get there.

Captain Joel will be your guide and assistant on this exciting fishing adventure. He knows all the local hot spots and will take you fishing for a variety of gorgeous local species, such as King and Spanish Mackerel, Gag Groupers, Sharks, Mangrove Snappers, Cobia, Spotted Seatrouts, Redfish, Snook, and anything else you may run into. You’ll get the chance to try out a variety of different fishing techniques like jigging, spinning, bottom and drift fishing, all using light or heavy tackle, as well as trolling.

The charter will provide you with snorkeling equipment if you request it ahead of time. Catch cleaning and filleting is included in the price however gratuity is greatly appreciated. Customers are advised to bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, sunscreen, and a waterproof camera. Children of all ages are welcome on board Fishdaddy Charter, the captain will supply you with life vests in all sizes.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're itching for offshore action, then this trip is right up your alley. You'll target a variety of exciting local species such as Spotted Seatrout, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Gag Groupers, Mangrove Snappers, and others. The captain will provide you with all necessary equipment.

About the Captain

Joel Gant
Hernando Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Joel Gant is a Floridan, born and raised. He's been fishing the salt and fresh waters of the Sunshine state his entire life and loves every second of it. When asked, he explained that the best part of fishing, to him, was the pursuit of the prey – that keeps him going. He loves working with children and his most frequent clients are families with kids; keeping the kids interested and getting them hooked on sportfishing is a passion of Capt. Joels!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scallop Scallop

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pro-line (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
PayPal

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (16)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half Day Trip With Captain Joel
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Normand B.
Homosassa Springs, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Captain Joel

VERIFIED   November 27, 2019
Captain Joel was very knowledgeable.  He was very punctual, dependable and was an amazing Captain for our family trip. ...
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Mark H.
Overland Park, Kansas
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Half Day trip with Captain Gant - AWESOME!

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Our first time on a private charter and we had an amazing time!  Capt. Gant was very professional, friendly and worked...
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Nick M.
Hudson, Florida
 5.00
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5hour gig incredible!

VERIFIED   August 26, 2019
Great day on the gulf with my brothers and Capt Joel. We got in to them early and often and nothing but an awesome time we...
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Joel M.
Belding, MI
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 20, 2020
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Willard Z.
Homosassa Springs, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
Had a great of fishing with our family.  Capt Joel was on his game as we had five anglers.  Thanks for your hard...
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Fishing Reports

It's all about the Kids

March 10, 2020

About 5 years ago, I was fortunate to find a fishing club that I'm proud to be a part of. The Weeki Wachee Anglers club is a great group of men and women that all enjoy all aspects of… Read Full Report →