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 14’ wide Seahawk Mega fishing vessel.  Air-conditioned and powered by a custom generator, comfort is a priority! We are ready to take up to 6 anglers fishing offshore. With twin 230 HP Yanmar inboard diesel engines that are completely new, 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 (marine head) as well, which makes it pleasant for any fisherman. The navigation equipment on board will help you stay on top of the fish throughout your trip.

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, Vermilion 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. Live bait will be prepared before the trip to give you maximum time to fish. 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 wondering why you didn’t book earlier!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Evening Sunset Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $500
    What a great way to see the Gulf of Mexico evening Sun. The trip is a 3 Hour trip (No fishing) Booze Cruise optional-BYO
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    US $1,050
    Afternoon trips available from 12:30pm upon Special Request
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip 1-4 Persons
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,250
    This trip will see you ride out from 15 to 25 miles from shore. Due to the distance, fishing will begin after 1 1/2 - 2 hours. You'll be targeting Many different types of Reef fish including Porgies, Hogfish and Grunts along with 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. Bottled water is included.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Offshore Mixed Bag Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,350
    This is the captain's most popular trip. He typically runs from 25-35 miles offshore and this trip provides a good opportunity to land some great Gulf of Mexico fish. This 10-hour trip begins at 5:00 a.m. and returns at 3:00 p.m. (custom times possible on request). The cost is for 4 persons, however, additional persons (6 maximum) can be brought along at a price of $100 each. Also, we make a major effort to go after Grouper and other great eating fish on this trip. This is a great Amberjack trip also!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US $1,750
    This trip gives lots of opportunities for larger and more select species and it goes 30-60 miles offshore. This is the captain's best summer Red Snapper trip. June and July allow for some great Red Snapper fishing but larger fish are quite a distance offshore and time is sometimes needed to get to the best areas. If you are targeting Red Snapper, this is the trip to book!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    15 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US $2,200
    This trip leaves at 4am to 7pm. Also this can be a NITE BITE trip from 4pm-7amThis trip is best for hardcore anglers. You'll be heading 40-70 miles out. The fish you'll be targeting includes Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, and other varied Snapper and Reef Fish. Summer finds the crew targeting large Red Snapper and then switching to catch Grouper and other Snapper. All fishing rods and reels are included in the price. Even your fishing license and Bottled Water for the trip is included
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Long Range Trip 22 Hours
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $3,200
    We travel from 60 - 100 Miles offshore and capture the night bite which is very different in the types of species caught and size available. 6 persons maximum with plenty of seating. Lots of room for coolers of food and drink. This is quite an adventure. We Target Mangrove Snapper , Grouper, Porgies and other Varied Snappers on this adventure. This is not a sleeping charter but a CATCHING CHARTER!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Jay L.
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Nice and easy.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons on February 16, 2024
We stayed at Cambia Hotel and the boat was waiting for us at the planned time in the morning at the dock that was a 30 second...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons on February 8, 2024
So very Helpful and Knowledgeable about the type of fish we were catching and why this type here at this depth and what we...
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Philip J.
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Early March grunts, porkys, hogfish, misc small snappers and groupers

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip 1-4 Persons on March 2, 2024
I say misc because I don’t recall all the names of the snappers and groupers. Lots of fish, mostly small, after hitting reefs...
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Keith D.
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Amazing Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons on February 3, 2024
CPT Bob and Tyler provided a great day on the water. Everyone in our group caught fish and the entire day was amazing from...
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Doug S.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons on March 5, 2024
Fishing was great and Capt Bob was a blast!
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FAQs about Salty Confusion Charters

Salty Confusion Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Evening Sunset Cruise (3 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip 1-4 Persons (6 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 9 Hour Trip 1-4 Persons (9 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour – Offshore Mixed Bag Deluxe (10 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper Special (12 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 15 Hour Trip (15 hours)
  • US $3,200 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Long Range Trip 22 Hours (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
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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

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

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

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Salty Confusion Charters
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
35 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 both anchored and drift bottom fishing. He runs a clean boat that has a comfortable pilot house.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Seahawk (Sportfishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 230HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, Daiwa, Garcia
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
First Mate
Used sometimes
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Madeira Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min.age 5, life vests are provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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