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 in the Tampa Bay. 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 24’ T-Craft, specially customized to fish the shallow waters. Powered by a 150 HP Mercury motor, you’ll follow the Sharks around the winding waterways in comfort and at speed. With a flybridge on board, you’ll have an unrestricted glimpse of the waters, ensuring that you’ll only fish the sweetest spots.

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.

Capt. Jojo is proud to offer a “No Fish, No Pay!” guarantee aboard each of his charters. Located close to the Apollo Beach area? He’ll happily pick you up from Lands End Marina, too.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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
    up to 2 persons
    + $99
    each additional person
    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!
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About the Captain

Joseph Brandenburg
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
16 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 (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Nurse)

Boat Specs

T-Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 225HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 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

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Experience
6 hour trip with captain JoJo
6 hour trip with captain JoJo
Shark fishing with Captain Jojo
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Dan L.
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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6 hour trip with captain JoJo

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
If I could give him 10 stars I would. I have fished from Hawaii to the Caribbean and this has to be the most enjoyable charter...
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Erica S.
Groveland, FL
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
We had a fantastic shark fishing experience with Captain Jojo! He was knowledgeable and got us to the sharks we were looking...
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Dakota C.
Reydon, OK
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
He really did an amazing job trying to make sure we had a good time and caught what we wanted! Even on a “bad/slow” fishing...
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Roger O.
Bradenton, FL
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VERIFIED   August 18, 2019
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Igor S.
Winter Haven, FL
 5.00
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4 hours fishing with Capt Jojo

VERIFIED   December 27, 2018
it was great fun for our family! Now we love sharks more than​ ever before!
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