Do you fancy exploring the bountiful waters of Marathon, Florida with a captain who knows them as well as the back of his own hand? Then look no further than Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) !

Captain Joseph Brandenburg is a sixth generation Floridian and third generation captain who knows the secret to reeling in this area’s hottest species! He loves nothing more than helping his guests reel in a Redfish or Snook, as well as bringing families together to enjoy everything that these waters and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Capt. Jojo will happily take you to the best locations to get on fish, travelling anywhere from the famous Floridian flats to local wrecks, reefs, and even lakes. His 25’ Dusky walkaround boat, fitted with the finest navigational equipment as well as all necessary safety features, is the perfect vessel for the job! Capt. Jojo believes that everyone should be able to experience the joys of fishing, and accepts children of all ages onboard, with lifejackets provided. His boat also features a cabin and a bathroom.

No matter where you want to fish, or whether you want to reel in a Cobia, Blacktip Shark, or Tarpon, Capt. Jojo has you covered! If you’re just starting out, he’ll help you reel in an impressive catch that is bound to impress your family and friends. If you’re a more experienced angler and fancy trying something a bit unusual, how about spearfishing? Your captain will provide you and up to two friends with all the necessary equipment.

Your trip includes top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano rods and reels. Are you a keen fly fisher? Capt. Jojo would love to have you onboard — just make sure your bring your favourite equipment with you. Live bait is included, but let your captain know if you’d prefer to catch it during your trip. All that’s left is for you to book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) and get ready to reel ‘em in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $995
    If you want to reel in a huge variety of fish in lots of different areas, than this is the trip for you! Target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Snook, Grouper, Flounder, Blackfin Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip — Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $995
    Reel in the prestigious Tarpon on this full day, specialized trip! Head to the flats and get ready to target this Floridian favorite.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $795
    Whether you're a beginner or an expert angler, your captain welcomes you to try your hand at targeting the wrecks for Barracuda, the flats for Snook and Mangrove Snapper, and even heading further out nearshore to hunt for Sheepshead and others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip — Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $795
    Target the Floridian favorite, the Tarpon, on this trip!
  • Private trip
    Night time fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $795
    Escape the heat! Catch snook, redfish, trout, snapper, grouper, tarpon and more underneath a starry night!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $595
    If you fancy less time on the water and still want to reel in a great catch, then this is the trip for you! Your captain will have you fishing within minutes -- target Tarpon and Snook in the flats, and keep an eye out for Grouper and Redfish in the backcountry.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) — Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $595
    Fancy targeting the prestigious Tarpon? Then this is the trip for you! Head to the flats for the chance of landing one of these Florida favorites.
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About the Captain

Joseph Brandenburg
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
57 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2018
A 6th generation native Floridian and a 3rd generation charter captain, Captain Joseph "Jojo" Brandenburg can't wait to get you and your family and friends on fish! Fishing is in his blood and is his passion. Whether you're just starting out or are more of an experienced angler, he's looking forward to meeting you and helping you reel in a great catch. Let him put you on the fish and help you create memories that will last a lifetime!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Permit Permit
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Dusky (Walkaround) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 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
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Randy B.
Canyon Lake, TX
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Excellent Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 27, 2021
We had a really fun experience with Captain Jo Jo. He made sure we had a good and successful time. We caught shark, lots of...
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VERIFIED   March 31, 2021
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) — Tarpon on March 26, 2021
Absolutely amazing day with captain Joe. He got us into some mackerel that would hit as fast as we could get bait in the water...
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Apopka, FL
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Half day tour with Captain Jo Jo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 23, 2019
We all had a fantastic time!! Kids said this was the best vacation ever with the help of Jo Jo. He helped them fish explained...
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Fall City, WA
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Six hour trip with Jojo and Rob.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 18, 2019
Fantastic day fishing. We went to catch fish and we did just that. Landed over 100 fish on the boat and lost many more. We...
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FAQs about Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo)

Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) — Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip — Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Night time fishing (6 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip — Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Available on request - contact captain!)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tipping rate is up to you)
  • Fishing License

Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana Fishing (Cpt JoJo) include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)