Scotty J's Charters LLC

Get down to Gulfport, Florida, and embark on a offshore fishing adventure with Scotty J’s Charters, a veteran-owned and family-operated company that is Federally Permitted for the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Launching out of Gulfport Municipal Marina, their location gives them quick and easy access to the prime fishing waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Out on the water daily, they keep a finger on the pulse and are always up to date on fishing conditions.

You’ll be riding out into the Florida sun on a 2022, 30’ Sea Hunt Gamefish center console with room for up to 6 passengers. Onboard the boat you’ll find an up-to-date Garmin fish finder with twin screens, a chart plotter, radar equipment, 3 live bait wells, and iceboxes to keep your beverages chilled. There’s also a flushable private toilet on board.

Depending on the season and length of your trip, you will fish for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, both Red and Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, American Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, occasional Dolphin (Mahi) or Wahoo, and much more. Depending on the species, this will be done by either slow trolling, drifting, or anchoring over wrecks with their On-Spot GPS anchor, using live, dead, or artificial bait.

All fishing equipment, tackle, bait, catch cleaning, and your fishing license are included in the price of your trip. Just remember to take some food and drinks along with you.

Scotty J’s Charters promises you a clean vessel, well-maintained equipment, and a fun day on the water! If you have a special request, do not hesitate to ask, if able, the captain will gladly accommodate you. So come out and enjoy the sunshine on the deck or some shade under the large T-top with misters and go catch some fish.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore/Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    US $725
    Ideal for new anglers or families with younger children looking to get out on the water. The trips are flexible depending on the customer's needs and what fish are biting. Depending on the season the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase Grouper, Sheepshead, King Mackerel, and Mangrove Snapper, along with many other reef species. Fishing locations out to 9 nautical miles or if you prefer we can fish the protected waters of Tampa Bay area.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,000
    Can't go all day but want just a little more time on the water? Get yourself a couple of extra hours on the water with the 6-hour trip. The trips are flexible depending on the customer's needs and what fish are biting. Depending on the season the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase Grouper (winter months only), Cobia, King Mackerel (seasonal), Mangrove Snapper, and Hogfish (winter months) along various other reef species. Fishing locations out to approximately 15-20 nautical miles
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Can't go all day but want just a little more time on the water? Get yourself a couple of extra hours on the water with the 6 hour trip. The trips are flexible depending on the customer's needs and what fish are biting. Depending on the season the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase Grouper (winter months only), Cobia, King Mackerel (seasonal), Mangrove Snapper, and Hogfish (winter months only) along various other reef species. Fishing locations out to approximately 15-20 nautical miles.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,400
    Captains Spring Favorite! This trip offers a good chance of success, especially during our spring thru early fall, as fish start to migrate to deeper waters. The trips are flexible depending on the customer's needs and what fish are biting. Depending on the season, the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mangrove. Lane, Vermillion, and Yellowtail Snapper, Hogfish, along with various other reef species. Fishing locations out to approximately 20-30 nautical miles
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,700
    Most popular for Red Snapper. Depending on the season, the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase American Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), Red, Gag and Scamp Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper, Hogfish, along with the wide variety of other reef species. Fishing locations out to approximately 30-50 nautical miles from shore. Let us know your expectations and we can plan a trip for you. This trip is a must for spring thru early fall!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 1
    US $2,000
    Depending on the season, the captain and crew will give you a chance to chase American Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), Red Gag and Scamp Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper, and Hogfish, along with the wide variety of other reef species. Fishing locations out to approximately 30-75 nautical miles from shore. Let the crew know your expectations and it will plan a trip for you.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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FAQs about Scotty J's Charters LLC

Scotty J's Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $725 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Nearshore/Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Scotty J's Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private flushable with onboard holding tank
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin with Chirp
  • Live Bait Well 40 35 and a 10 gallon live wells
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn-Kota Terrova on-spot gps anchoring system
  • Outriggers Port and Starboard 15ft taco outriggers
  • Ice Box built in ice chest
  • Radar Garmin fathom 24

Trips booked with Scotty J's Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Boat will have bait on board prior to start of trip. No additional charge for live bait when used.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will fillet and skin fish free of charge for you upon returning to the dock.)
  • First Mate (As needed)
  • Fishing License (All required license and permits are provided by us and included in trip price.)

Scotty J's Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Out to 9 Nautical miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (10-75 Nautical miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Scotty J's Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Scotty J's Charters LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Rich Johnson
Gulfport, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
121 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
Angler's Choice
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I am a veteran and former paramedic. I started fishing piers and breakwaters in Southern California at the age of 8. At the age of 14 I joined the Sea explorers which turned the ocean and fishing into a real passion. At the age of 16, I started working as a deckhand on boats out of Newport Beach California. That is where the dream of being a charter boat captain began. Currently I fish the offshore waters off Anna Maria Island, St Petersburg, and Clearwater Beach.
Our Team
Scotty J.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Out to 9 Nautical miles
Offshore Fishing
10-75 Nautical miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Private flushable with onboard holding tank
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin with Chirp
Live Bait Well
40 35 and a 10 gallon live wells
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn-Kota Terrova on-spot gps anchoring system
Outriggers
Port and Starboard 15ft taco outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Boat will have bait on board prior to start of trip. No additional charge for live bait when used.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will fillet and skin fish free of charge for you upon returning to the dock.
First Mate
As needed
Fishing License
All required license and permits are provided by us and included in trip price.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No age restrictions
You Keep Catch
You may keep all legal species except sharks.
Catch and Release Allowed
Please lets us know at the start of the trip

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Spring is getting closer
Spring is getting closer
February 3, 2024
Spring time conditions are rapidly approaching and calmer seas ahead!. Red Grouper are primary target inside of 20 fathoms right now. After getting your limit, we start looking for mangrove and lane snapper to finish up your trip!
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