Scotty J's Charters LLC.

Get down to Clearwater, Florida to enjoy some inshore and nearshore fishing with Scotty J’s Charters, a family operated company. Their location gives them, quick and easy access to some prime fishing waters in the Gulf of Mexico. They’re out on the water daily which enables them to stay up to date on fishing conditions.

You’ll be riding out into the Florida sun on a Sea Hunt Ultra 225 center console. On board the boat they have Simrad EVO 3 fishfinder equipment, live bait wells, and ice boxes to keep your beverages chilled.

If you wish to go offshore you will fish for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, both Red and Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and much more. If Inshore is your interest, you are just a short boat ride to some incredible fishing in St. Joseph Sound. There you will target Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Snook, while always keeping a watchful eye out for Cobia cruising the beaches. Depending on the species, this will be done by either slow trolling, drifting or anchoring over wrecks with the GPS On-Spot trolling motor. In the winter months they usually switch over to Sheepshead. They also offer Tarpon trips (seasonal) which will have you fishing the waters of the Sunshine Skyway area.

Live Bait, catch cleaning, and your fishing license is included in the price on this trip. Just remember to take some food and drinks along with you.

They promise you a clean vessel, well maintained equipment, and a fun safe day on the water! If you have a special request please do not hesitate to ask, and if able, will gladly accommodate you. So come out and enjoy the sunshine on the deck or the shade under the large t-top and go catch some fish!



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  • Private trip
    Three quarter day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    By far our favorite and most productive trip. Get yourself a couple extra hours on the water. The trips are flexible depending on the customers needs and what fish are biting depending on the season. Inshore you can catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead and Speckled Seatrout. Offshore will give you a chance to chase Grouper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper along with many other reef species. All of this will be done by trolling, drifting or using our On-Spot GPS anchor.
  • Private trip
    Half Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $380
    up to 4 persons
    The Half Day Trip will take you out to the inshore or nearshore waters early in the morning. Offshore you'll use techniques such as slow trolling, drifting or bottom fishing over the wrecks and reefs. Inshore, you will sight fish or drift to target prime spots known to hold: Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout.The fish change depending on the location and season with Sheepshead and Speckled Trout being the main catch in the winter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day trip Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $380
    up to 4 persons
    The Half Day Trip will take you out to the inshore or nearshore waters in the afternoon. Offshore you'll use techniques such as slow trolling, drifting or bottom fishing over the wrecks and reefs. Inshore, you will sight fish or drift to target prime spots known to hold: Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout.The fish change depending on the location and season with Sheepshead and Speckled Trout being the main catch in the winter.
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About the Captain

Rich Johnson
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2020
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 inshore and offshore waters of the Clearwater area daily. Weekly fishing reports are posted on our website.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt Ultra 225 (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

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
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lindsay N.
West Lafayette, Indiana
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NEW  May 5, 2020
We had the greatest day with Captain Rich. He was very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend the charter...
Lindsay N. recommends Scotty J's Charters LLC.
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Tiffany P.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Great time!

March 16, 2020
Had a great time!  Definitely recommend to anyone looking to book a charter!!
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