Capt Jojo's Shark Fishing

Imagine telling your friends and family that you overcame a Shark! That’s what you’ll get after a day with Capt Jojo. The bay’s rivers and creeks are home to a range of these lethal creatures that can grow up to 12 feet, so prepare to use all your strength to reel one in. A 6th generation Floridian and 3rd generation captain on these waters, Captain Joseph Brandenburg can’t wait to show you the amazing fishery on offer.

To handle the weight of these monsters, you’re gonna need a strong and steady boat. You’ll have no trouble keeping your balance aboard the 25’ Dusky, specially customized to fish these waters. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha motor, you’ll follow the Sharks around the winding waterways in comfort and at speed.

Fish the flats, backcountry, and even head offshore to target Hammerhead Sharks. While inshore, go after anything from Bonnethead, to Nurse, and even Bull Shark. These deadly creatures are as heavy as 330 pounds, so prepare for the fight of your life as you reel one in. Fish with Penn and Shimano gear, troll, handline, pop, spin, or even kite fish to attract the bite. In the shallow waters, you can even try bow or spearfishing for assured success!

Everyone dreams of safely seeing a Shark up close, and with trips ranging from 4 to 8 hours, you can make your dream come true. All the important safety and navigational equipment is on board, so get ready for a carefree day. The first mate will help even the most inexperienced to make their first catch, so everyone is guaranteed a good day out with Capt Jojo’s Shark Fishing. Come aboard to make some unforgettable memories.

Located close to the Apollo Beach area? He’ll happily pick you up from Lands End Marina, too.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Go after the ocean's biggest and strongest as you target Sharks. A full-day trip will give you plenty of time to explore the rich waters of the Tampa Bay and also head offshore to target Hammerheads. Decide for yourselves which technique to reel them in, but whatever you choose, you're in for an almighty struggle.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    If you want some extreme inshore fishing action, the 3/4 day trip has it all. Follow a range of Sharks around the flats, backcountry, and open bays near Apollo Beach. Expect to use strength you never knew you had to reel in a big and deadly Shark.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Experience the excitement of reeling in some of the sea's most deadly species by night. You're in for a thriller as you use all your strength to try to hook a huge, deadly Shark. This is extreme and you'll be telling stories about it for years to come.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    A 3/4-day trip gives you more time to explore the diverse waterways on offer in the Tampa Bay. These skinny waters wind inland and you'll be following the various species of Shark that have made the Bay their home. Try trolling, jigging, handlining, and even spearfishing to reel in a big one.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    Start your day by perusing the shallow waters of the Tampa Bay. With its range of exciting creeks and rivers winding into it, you'll get the chance to wind your way around to find the best spots for Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    The Sharks don't rest so why should you? Get out on the water by night for a unique experience going after some of the sea's biggest and most exciting species. You're in for a battle of a lifetime going after these mammoth creatures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $395
    price breakdown
    $395
    This afternoon trip will have you going after the sea's most deadly creatures. The winding waterways off the Tampa Bay are home to some exciting Sharks, who you'll hunt by a range of exciting methods, even spearfishing!

About the Captain

Joseph Brandenburg
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
51 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)

Boat Specs

Dusky (Walkaround) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 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
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Desteny S.
Parker, CO
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on October 13, 2020
We went on a full 8 hour trip with captain JoJo, and couldn’t be happier. We started off by catching some greenbacks in a...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 15, 2020
What an amazing day on the water! This was the shark fishing trip we have been looking for.  Captain Jojo is an amazing...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2020
Would 100% recommend this trip for everybody!! Captain JoJo is very knowledgeable and the best at what he does. We had an amazing...
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Amy W.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Night) on July 16, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Jojo!! We went on a night (8p-12a) trip and had just the best time. Jojo was very knowledgeable...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 16, 2020
Awesome day! Jo had some much patience with our boys and is very knowledgeable. He made sure they had a successful day- we...
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