Are you ready for an offshore trip like no other? Then join Salty Confusion Charters today for a trip you’ll never forget fishing in Johns Pass. Captain Bob Poteshman is looking forward to welcoming you on board and teaching you the tricks of the trade.

Hop on board his 36’ long and a huge 14’ Wide Seahawk Mega Fishing Vessel, which is ready to take up to 6 anglers fishing offshore. With a Twin 230 Horsepower Yanmar inboard diesel engines that are completely New in December 2019! This boat will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. On board all safety equipment is provided so you can fish with peace of mind. There is a LARGE bathroom also (Marine Head) and that will make it very pleasant for any fisherman. The navigational equipment on board will help you stay on top of the fish throughout your trip too.

The fish you’ll be targeting will depend on which trip you choose. Novices should choose the shorter trips, which will head out 20 miles, compared to the longer trips for experienced anglers that will take you 50 miles or more from shore. Species include Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Black Seabass, Kingfish, Amberjack, Gray Triggerfish, and more.

You’ll be using top quality rods and reels on these trips (No extra charges for equipment) from Daiwa, Penn, Shakespeare, Shimano and Garcia. This gear won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch. The live bait will be prepared before the trip to give you maximum time fishing. The fishing license for the day is also included in the price.

Please bring along plenty of food and drink – you’ll need to keep your energy up. After the trip, your haul can be filleted by the captain. Please note, tips are not included in the trip price.

Book now for a great trip with Salty Confusion Charters. You’ll be confused why you didn’t book earlier!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Long Range Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $2,400
    The starting time can be discussed upon booking of the trip to suit the crew.
  • Private trip
    15 Hour Extended Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $1,650
    This trip leaves at 4:00 am and returns at 7:00 pm. This trip is best for hardcore anglers. You'll be heading up to 50 miles out, which can take up to 4 hours to get to the fishing grounds. Fish you'll be targeting include Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper. All fishing rods and reels are included in the price. Even your fishing license for the trip is included. You'll just need to bring along your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,350
    Gives lots of opportunities for larger and more select species. 25-50 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper/Big Grouper Trips
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,100
    During the Red Snapper season in June & July we find the best fishing to be offshore in excess of 35 miles. This 10 hour trip begins at 5:00am and returns at 3:00pm (Possible custom times on request) The cost is for 4 persons however additional persons (6 Maximum) can be brought along at a price of $100 each. Also it appears keeper Red Grouper are more accessible further offshore. This is a great trip!
  • Private trip
    Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    This trip will see you ride out to 20 to 35 miles from shore. Due to the distance, fishing will begin after 2 hours. You'll be targeting Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper. All gear and tackle for the day are provided, as well as the fishing license for all anglers on board. Please bring along your own food and drink.
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About the Charter Operator

Salty Confusion Charters
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
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16 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2018
"I have run charter boats on Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years." Captain Bob Poteshman has been working on other boats since even before that. His knowledge of the water and this area is huge. One of his preferred fishing styles is drift bottom fishing. He runs a clean boat that has a comfortable pilot house.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Seahawk (Commercial) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 230HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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All day family trip

VERIFIED   Day Trip on March 27, 2021
Had a great trip with teenage son and grown daughter. Call the captain and make sure of everything as recommended, we had just...
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Sugar Hill, GA
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Bob & my kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 25, 2020
Capt. Bob took me and my three kids (ages 15, 12 & 9) out about 20 miles to one of his spots & got us on fish fast. My youngest...
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 8, 2021
Caught enough grouper and snapper for a nice meal and had fun battling amberjack even though we had to let them go.
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12hour trip out of John's Pass

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on November 24, 2020
Great captain on a good boat with plenty of room for 5-6 people.  No monster fish except for the **hidden content**lb shark. ...
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9 hour trip

VERIFIED   Day Trip on July 1, 2021
Had a great trip, looking forward too more trips in the future!
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FAQs about Salty Confusion Charters

Salty Confusion Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Day Trip (9 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Red Snapper/Big Grouper Trips (10 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 15 Hour Extended Trip (15 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Long Range Trip (22 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Confusion Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Confusion Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Daiwa, Garcia)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Used sometimes)
  • Fishing License

Salty Confusion Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Salty Confusion Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Confusion Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)