Capt. Johnny Riggs

3192 Matecumbe Key Road
Punta Gorda FL, United States

Captain Johnny Riggs provides inshore and nearshore fishing charters and cruises from the sunny shores of Punta Gorda, Florida. All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water fishing for Sharks to Snook and everything in between.

Captain Johnny Riggs fishes aboard a 24 ft Proline center console that can comfortably take up to four guests. Restored in 2016, this boat features all the modern amenities you need for a successful day on the water, such as Hummingbird electronics, a shallow water anchoring system and a trolling motor for a professional and enjoyable fishing experience.

However you want to spend your day on the water in the Punta Gorda area, Captain Johnny Riggs will have a trip to suit your needs. Choose between watching dolphins play, taking a relaxing sunset cruise, collecting shells on the local islands, and fishing for species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snappers, Sharks and huge Goliath Grouper.

Captain Johnny provides all the gear, water, and ice you need for a successful trip and will also clean your keeper fish for you on return to the shore.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing Trip 12 Hour
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    From April to August we have the largest Tarpon population in the world. This Majestic fish puts on a show that is hard to top. The Average Tarpon we catch is between 100-120lbs!... But they get bigger! These fish are ariel artists and the second you hook one you'll agree he deserves the name The Silver King. Please allow 1 hour for a lunch break on this trip and if we fail to jump (hook) a tarpon on this trip you get $200 off this 12 hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing Trip 8 hour
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 845
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    From April to August we have the largest Tarpon population in the world. This Majestic fish puts on a show that is hard to top. The Average Tarpon we catch is between 100-120lbs!... But they get bigger! These fish are ariel artists and the second you hook one you'll agree he deserves the name The Silver King.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Bay / Near Shore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The More time we have the better. Unforgettable sunrises, fishing and friends. What more can you ask for. There are multiple locations on the water to stop for lunch that will not bite into your charter time. We end these trips when we are all happy.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    The More time we have the better. Unforgettable sunrises, fishing and friends. What more can you ask for. There are multiple locations on the water to stop for lunch that will not bite into your charter time. We end these trips when we are all happy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay / Near Shore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A six hour trip is the perfect amount of time to hit some very reliable spots to bend the rods and still push a little farther to make the trip epic. This trip is very popular because its just the right amount of time. Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Sharks, Barracuda and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Tarpon Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    From April to August we have the largest Tarpon population in the world. This Majestic fish puts on a show that is hard to top. The Average Tarpon we catch is between 100-120lbs!... But they get bigger! These fish are ariel artists and the second you hook one you'll agree he deserves the name The Silver King.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 595
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A six hour trip is the perfect amount of time to hit some very reliable spots to bend the rods and still push a little farther to make the trip epic. This trip is very popular because its just the right amount of time. Snook, Reds, Trout, Cobia, Sharks, and more
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 545
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A little more time to fish for your target fish or to go into slightly deeper waters. You could catch Redfish, Snook, Jacks, Snapper, Sharks, Cobia and more, according to the season.
  • Private trip
    Restaurant Hopper
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 495
    up to 4 persons
    Go to the different restaurants and bars on the water. Enjoy the scenery, food, and drinks they have to offer.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 445
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A half day fishing the inshore waters in the Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound and Boca Grande area, targeting seasonal fish such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, Cobia and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Shell Collecting Trip (No Fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 395
    up to 4 persons
    Stopping at different beaches to collect shells and enjoy the beach. Up to 6 guests.
  • Private trip
    Dolphin Cruise (No Fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 295
    up to 4 persons
    See Dolphins up close in the wild. There is nothing like seeing these animals in there natural habitat. Call today
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)

Permit
Redfish
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Johnny Riggs
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
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Captain Johnny Riggs is a Military Veteran with many years service. He feels lucky to have been born and raised in Punta Gorda and to have been able to spend his formative years and those that followed fishing these warm waters. In Captain Johnny's words: "It's home and the best place to fish ANYWHERE!" Captain Johnny is happy to tailor each and every trip he offers to his customer and enjoys every minute of guiding.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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6 hour trip with capt. Riggs
4 hour trip with Captain Johnny Riggs
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+21
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Ben Holwig
United States
 5.00
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6 hour inshore

VERIFIED   March 6, 2018

Best fishing trip I have ever had. Capt. Johnny was great. Found fish when no one else could

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Spencer Herring
Parrish, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 21, 2018
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Curtis Scott
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   November 24, 2017
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Pat M.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Skip

January 3, 2017

Being from MN & having a house in FL. that I travel to in the winter I have chartered many fishing captains to take me...

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Catherine Deneau
Lutz, Florida
 5.00
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A delightful day

January 1, 2017

Being a first timer on a Florida fishing charter I was unsure on if I would be able to enjoy and participate . Captain Johnny...

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