Salty Confusion Charters

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 7 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    The starting time can be discussed upon booking of the trip to suit the crew.
  • Private trip
    Extended Trip – 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip is for 4 people only and departs at midnight. 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 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    Gives lots of opportunities on larger and more select species. 25-50 Miles Offshore
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This trip will have you back at the marina after 6 hours. You'll head up to 20 miles from shore, which can take over an hour, to target Snapper and Grouper. Rods and reels are provided, as well as the fishing license for the day. Please bring along your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This trip usually runs for 6 hours. The runtime to the fishing grounds is over an hour as you head up to 20 miles offshore. You'll be bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper. All rods, reels, bait, and fishing license for the day are included. Please bring your own refreshments.
There are 2 people looking at this charter.

About the Charter Operator

Salty Confusion Charters
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
7 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 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
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.

Madeira Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Day Trip with Capt. Bob & my kids
Half Day Trip with Capt. Bob & my kids
January fishing trip
+7
Angler Rating
5
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 7 reviews
James S.
Sugar Hill, GA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day Trip with Capt. Bob & my kids

VERIFIED   NEW  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....
James S. recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
James S. recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Ernest D.
Hickory, NC
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

12hour trip out of John's Pass

VERIFIED   NEW  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 300-350lb shark. ...
Ernest D. recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Ernest D. recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Mark M.
Virginia Beach, VA
 4.67
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

9 hour Gulf trip with Capt Bob

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 23, 2019
Capt. Bob made the best out of a rough day on the Gulf. Cought a couple nice red grouper, a porgy, a few red snapper and a...
Mark M. recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Salty Confusion Charters Charter Operator replied

FishingBooker Member
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Full Day trip with Salty Confusion Charters

Full Day Trip on March 5, 2018
We had an amazing day on the water with Captain Bob & Salty Confusion Charters. Capt Bob was very informative and knowledgeable...
FishingBooker Member recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
FishingBooker Member recommends Salty Confusion Charters
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Richard W.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
The charter operator canceled 9 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful