Southern Renegade Charters strives to put you on the fish and to make sure all of their guests have a great time. Captain Shane Johnson welcomes everyone, from the beginners to the most experienced anglers. However, the captain’s favorite anglers are between 5 and 12 years old. He loves watching kids hook their first fish and seeing both theirs and their parents’ faces glowing with amazement.

Feel the breeze blowing as you set off on a 22’ Sportsman 227 Masters boat. This brand new boat was built in 2018 and accommodates up to 4 guests. Comfortable and stable, the boat features bow seating for sightseeing and relaxing, plus a comfy center console area with rear seating. There’s also lots of storage for gear, food & drinks. She’s equipped with the latest technology, including the latest fish-finding electrons and an i-Pilot trolling system.

Your trip will take place in the inshore waters of the bay. You will mostly target Redfish, Snapper, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Whiting, and many more. You can keep your catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip. In case you choose to release the fish, Capt. Shane will use circle hooks which makes it easier to let the fish go.

On some occasions, Capt. Shane will allow the 5th person on the boat but only if they’re under 15 years old since it would be too crowded for 5 adults to fish on this vessel. The extra cost for the 5th person is $50, but you need to arrange this with the captain before the trip.

The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, live bait, and fresh water, while you can bring other drinks and snacks. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are also recommended.

If you want an action-packed adventure with fully customizable trips, book with Southern Renegade Charters and let them make your vacation memorable!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you will go to the inshore waters, mainly targeting Redfish and Speckled Trout. You can also catch Flounder, Snapper, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and many more. Your captain will mostly use spinning & light tackle fishing, with occasional trolling.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and many other inshore species. You will mostly use light tackle and spinning gear. Capt. Shane will prepare your fishing equipment and live bait in advance. Bring your snacks, drinks, and sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Kid Friendly Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    This is our standard trip where we will target Redfish and Speckled Trout mainly but we could encounter other species of fish, as well. This trip is great for parents with very young kids, who might not enjoy a 4-hour trip.
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About the Captain

Shane Johnson
Freeport, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
"I grew up in this area and have been fishing the Bay and Gulf my whole life and it was something that I always wanted to do. My preferred style of fishing is lightweight tackle and live bait around the structure and moving water." Being a captain has been Shane's dream since he was a kid. His father was a Fish and Game warden in Florida and the captain remembers how he used to tell him: “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s how the captain feels about his job.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Sportsman 227 Masters (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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John R.
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Excellent October fishing trip with Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 25, 2020
Shane was attentive, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about fishing and about the area.  He worked hard to make sure we...
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Joshua G.
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Half Day with Capt. Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 23, 2020
Capt. Shane was great.  The weather was a little undesirable however, Capt. Shane did a great job of putting us on the fish. Josh
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Miramar Beach, Florida
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Half day with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
Captain Shane was great with the kids. He was very patient and shared good fishing tips. He really knows the inner bay!
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Les T.
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Fishing with Cap’n SHANE

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2020
Captain SHANE was amazing. He is a personable, caring and attentive professional. His boat and fishing gear were all in new...
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Birmingham, AL
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Speckled Trout Fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2020
Captain Shane provided a great morning fishing trip for our group. He was great with my 12 year old son. We caught lots of...
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FAQs about Southern Renegade Charters

Southern Renegade Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Kid Friendly Special (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Renegade Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Renegade Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Southern Renegade Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Renegade Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Southern Renegade Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting