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Knot a Care

Whether you’re looking for big game fish offshore or want to explore the tropical nearshore reefs – Knot a Care has you covered. Based out of Venice, FL, you’ll head out into the Gulf, going after a diverse range of fish. With 40 years of offshore fishing experience, Captain Richard Pozzo knows exactly what it takes to land the ocean’s strongest fish. He’s calling you aboard to show what you’re made of.

The 31’ Shamrock offshore fishing boat is just the vessel for exploring these varied fishing grounds. Powered by twin 315 Yanmar diesel engines, you’ll speed offshore, reaching the sweet spots in no time. Up to 6 guests are welcome to spend up to 8 hours aboard the luxury boat. The air-conditioned cabin comes fitted with plenty of seating, a kitchen, fridge, bed, and toilet, so your comfort is ensured throughout.

When it comes to fishing, the boat has everything you need. Take advantage of the downriggers as you troll the open oceans, while you’ll keep your bait fresh in the livewell. With the help of a first mate, you’ll be well on your way to reeling in a range of fish, no matter where you are.

On longer trips, you’ll head into the Gulf. Get ready for some heavy lifting as you battle it out with some stunning Sailfish, and monstrous Mahi Mahi and Tuna. These two delicious fish will make for a well-deserved treat at the end of the day.

Nearshore trips will take place closer to the shore, as you explore the productive and tropical reefs in search of your thrills. Get the pulses racing as you go after Barracudas, Amberjacks, and other exciting game fish, along with tasty Groupers and Cobias to take home.

The crew will clean and prepare your catch, so there’s no messy work for you to do. Just bring aboard some lunch and drinks, and don’t forget your camera to document your fun-filled fishing experience. Knot a Care is calling you aboard to forget all your worries and indulge in some thrilling fishing.



About the Captain

Rick Pozzo
Venice, Florida, United States
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Rick began his career as a commercial fisherman hunting for Giant Bluefin Tuna and other species in the waters of Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and the North Atlantic. Over a 40 year career that includes commercial and recreational experience, his catch has included Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Sea Bass, Bonita, Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. As many have, Captain Rick decided to leave the cold of the Northeast and now calls Venice, FL his home. While his location has changed, his love of the ocean and fishing has never waned, and would like to welcome you, your family, and friends aboard the 31' FV Knot-A-Care for a fantastic day fishing in the gulf.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Pen and Shimano
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
First Mate
Works for 15-20% tips
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Must be at least 7 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (12)
Fishing with Rick
Fishing with Rick
Fishing with Rick
+9
Angler Rating
15
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jon B.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   January 10, 2022
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Ed W.
Englewood, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing on Knot a Care

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 3, 2020
What a great fishing trip! Great boat well maintained by a very long time experienced veteran fisherman. This guy...
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Josh S.
Sarasota, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Extended trip

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on April 4, 2020
Rick and Paul were awesome. We fished for 3 days and caught a bunch of different fish. From snappers to groupers to porgys...
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Andrew B.
Englewood, FL
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2020
We booked our trip a week in advance. It was easy to contact Rick who replied quickly to any of my questions. We arrived early...
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Steven G.
Ashland, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 20, 2020
Captain Rick put us on the fish and first mate Paul was fantastic with my 11 yr old son. He spent a long time with him which...
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FAQs about Knot a Care

Knot a Care offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Knot a Care, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Knot a Care include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Pen and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate (Works for 15-20% tips)
  • Fishing License

Knot a Care offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Knot a Care offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Knot a Care include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)