Affordable Florida Fishing

Affordable Florida Fishing invites you to explore the beautiful waters of the Nature Coast, located just a short drive from Tampa, Ocala, Orlando, and Gainesville. If you are looking for an area with almost no fishing pressure and rich waters that are home to amazing species, head down to Yankeetown and join Captain David Johnson.

With over four decades of local experience, Capt. David has mastered these waters and knows where the fish are hiding. The central west coast of Florida is home to monster Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon, Snook, Cobia, and many other species of game fish. If you want to try something different, let Capt. David take you out for a fun day of Scalloping. These and more could be yours tomorrow!

You will spend your day with your family, friends, or fishing buddies on Capt. David’s 24’ Carolina Skiff boat, a clean, seaworthy vessel with a single 115 HP Yamaha engine. This fishing machine is fully outfitted for a productive day inshore and nearshore and features modern electronics and top-notch equipment.

You will be able to use Shimano reels and an assortment of rods, as well as bait and lures. When hunting for Tarpon, Capt. David will have live bait prepared ahead of time, while for other species, you will be able to catch your own bait as part of the adventure. 



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 Dec
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The only thing you need to bring is what you want to eat and drink - everything else will be provided. When the trip is booked, the captain will to talk to you to decide what you will fish for and what time you will meet at the dock.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 15 Sep
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is the most fun you can have with your family and friends. This is the only area in all of Florida that you can go scalloping. It's like an underwater Easter egg hunt - a lot of fun! All gear is provided - just bring what you want to eat and drink.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon (MAX 2)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Aug
    $400
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day tarpon trip is for 1-2 persons only. Just bring what you want to eat and drink – the captain will take care of the rest. The Nature Coast has the best Tarpon fishing in Florida.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Black)
Redfish
Scallop

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Tiger)
Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

David Johnson
Yankeetown, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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Captain David Johnson enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer and has been fishing the area for over four decades, guiding professionally for the past five years. He has gained an impeccable reputation and a lot of repeat customers that enjoy his knowledge, professionalism, and friendly attitude. Capt. David was introduced to fishing by his father, who helped him catch his first fish when David was a 3-year-old boy.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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John S.
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VERIFIED   November 6, 2018
Very professional and a hard worker.  Very friendly and fun to fish with.Will definitely book again. John
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VERIFIED   March 1, 2016
Captain David went out of his way to get us onto fish, we Highly recommend Captain David, would definitely book a trip with...
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