Jimbo’s Charters

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.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Flounder

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Permit

 
Redfish
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Snook
 
Spotted Seatrout

 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

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

4.56 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Great experience, had a blast.  Honor to fish with a Army Veteran.

Wendy Murdock  • Fished December 26, 2016
Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 29, 2016

It was my pleasure taking Rex out.

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Jim was very knowledgeable and showed us a great time we had a variety of catches. Jim knows where the fish are at will go again next trip down

David Kordish  • Fished March 15, 2016
Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 17, 2016

It was my pleasure taking y’all out. See ya next year.

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Very knowledgeable, friendly Captain. Caught a lot fish, biggest were Reds 25-30” and a lot of Snapper. Was a cool December morning… we had a great time and will use Jimbos Charter gain.

John Hybl  • Fished December 8, 2015
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Fishing Reports

Tarpon, Grouper Cobia

March 25, 2017

25 March 2017 Tarpon, Grouper, sheep and Trout It’s been two weeks since my last report and during that period we have been on quite a few different species and having to work harder to find them or get… Read Full Report →