J&M Salty Adventures, LLC

J&M Salty Adventures allows anglers to experience Florida flats and back Country fishing at its finest! Captain Manny Esparza grew up fishing the Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park and all surrounding areas. You’ll have the opportunity to target various local favorites like Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Permit, just to name a few! Night Lobster bully netting trips are also available seasonally. Come on a Salty Adventure and get your fish on!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 16’ Hewes Bonefisher flats boat. With a super shallow draft, a 2019 wireless trolling motor and a 2018 Suzuki 4 stroke you will not be disappointed and the fish won’t know you are coming!

Top-notch Quantum and Penn reels, Inshore All-Star rods, and fishing licenses will be provided by the captain. When you meet, together, you’ll determine the target and go fishing. Depending on the season and target you may be fishing with live bait. If this is the case, live bait will be caught at the beginning of the trip.

You will keep all the fish you catch, within the legal limits. The captain will even clean the catch for you at no extra charge. The minimum age for kids is 6 and appropriate life vests are available. If you’d like to spend a portion of your trip snorkeling, you’ll also be provided with snorkeling equipment at no extra charge.

On board you’ll have a cooler with water and ice. You’re welcome to bring any additional drinks you like with you. You should also bring food, sunglasses, and sunscreen. The captain asks that all guests show up at the meetup location 15 minutes ahead of time. Free parking will be available.

Now all that remains is for you to check the captain’s calendar for and opening that works for you, book the trip you like, and you’ll be ready for your Salty Adventure!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This is a perfect option for the most avid of anglers, looking to chase their target all day long. The captain will take you on a tour around the best flats and finger channel spots where you'll be able to target species like Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    price breakdown
    This trip is a great option for anglers looking to get more familiar with the local spots and target some fun species in the process. You'll be fishing the flats for species like Bonefish, Cobia, Redfish, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This half-day trip will allow anglers new to the sport the opportunity to test their skills against some tricky Florida fish. Depending on your preference and target species you'll be able to visit different spots and target some fun fish. Some of the species that will be available include Snook, Redfish, Cobia, and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lobster (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    price breakdown
    This trip will provide you a unique opportunity to get familiar with some serious night time fun chasing Florida Spiny Lobster. You'll be catching these tasty critters using bully nets from the comfort of the boat!

About the Captain

Manny Esparza
Homestead, Florida, United States
Manny has over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park, and all surrounding areas. He simply likes being out there, on the water, doing what he loves. He is a local to this area, living in Key Largo. He is an easy-going person and he aims to make his trips fun and memorable experiences for all who come aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

16 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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.


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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