Jimbo’s Charters

(9) In high demand!
Pine Island Road
Matlacha FL, United States

Jimbo’s Charters runs trips of various lengths in the along Florida’s southwest coast. Captain Jim Conant can launch his boat from one of several locations depending on your preference and where the best fish have been biting, and can take you around Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Cayo Costa State Park, Boca Grande pass, Captiva Pass, Redfish Pass, and the Sanibel Causeway in search of a huge variety of species.

You will be fishing aboard a 24 ft Nautic Star center console with room aboard for 6 guests. She was brand new in 2016, and is powered by a 200HP Yahama engine up to a speedy 45 knots, making sure you get as much fishing time as possible. The vessel comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a trolling motor for sneaking up on those spooky fish, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you will need for a great day of fishing.

The variety of species you can choose from with Jimbo’s Charters is incredible. From fishing for tailing Reds on grassy flats or skipping baits and lures up under the mangroves in search of that trophy Snook, to heading out towards the deeper waters in search of wrecks and wrestling sharks to test your skill and stamina, you’ll find it all and more with Jimbo’s Charters. Captain Jim is happy to take anyone from novice to expert, and while he prefers to use live and cut bait, if you choose he will also troll so you are able to use your lures or fly fish - to Captain Jim, the important thing is that his clients have a great time and catch some awesome fish, and he will do whatever he can to make sure that happens on every trip!

All trips come with bait, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for whatever you choose to take away.

Jimbo’s Charters runs trips of various lengths in the along Florida’s southwest coast. Captain Jim Conant can launch his boat from one of several locations depending on your preference and where the best fish have been biting, and can take you ar

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Boat Specs

Nautic Star (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

24 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Captiva Islands
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
1-9 miles
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath)


Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Matlacha to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jim Conant
Matlacha, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
Captain Jim Conant started running guided fishing trips after retiring from the army, and now runs a successful business taking tourists and veterans around the beautiful Florida waters in search of great fish. Captain Jim truly loves guiding, and enjoys nothing more than helping people land their first fish and kindling their passion for the sport.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Matlacha Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Although we didn’t catch as many as we hoped we had a blast. Jim did a great job moving us around to catch what we did.

Boat was great

Fished June 28, 2017
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Chartered the trip with my grandson who wanted to catch Red Fish. He caught 6. Capt JImbo knows what he is doing, knows where to find the fish, and was great with my 14 year old grandson.

Fished June 19, 2017
Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 21, 2017

Paul it was my pleasure taking you and your grandson fishing. I truly enjoy getting kids to catch some nice fish.

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Started early to beat the heat. Capt is very friendly and knowledgeable. always want to catch more fish but we were in the big ones but had several breakoffs. would definitely fish with him when in the area again. thanks for a great trip!

Fished May 28, 2017
Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 30, 2017

It was my pleasure taking you and your wife out and thank you for your business.

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