Get ready to experience some of the most productive inshore and nearshore fishing possible with Captain Johnny Riggs! Located opposite Charlotte Harbor, you’ll set off from Punta Gorda – a prime location to fish the backwaters and skinny waters of the Peace River or Boca Grande. Come discover this incredible fishery for yourself!
Capt. Johnny was born and raised in this area, so it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about casting a line here. He’ll customize your angling adventure to perfectly suit your needs. All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water fishing for Sharks, Snook, and everything in between.
You’ll be casting off from a 24’ Proline center console, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha motor. She can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. Restored in 2016, this boat features all the modern amenities you’ll need for a successful day on the water. This includes Hummingbird electronics, a shallow water anchoring system, and a trolling motor for sneaking up on your target fish!
However you want to spend your day in the Punta Gorda area, Capt. Johnny has a trip to suit you. Choose between collecting shells on the local islands and fishing for species such as Redfish, Snook, Snappers, Sharks, and the huge Goliath Grouper.
When in season, you’ll also get the chance for an exciting face-off with the “Silver King” (Tarpon). Capt. Jonny uses a variety of techniques on his trips, such as trolling, jigging, drift fishing, bottom fishing, and even bowfishing. If there’s a fish you’d like to target or a technique you’d like to try, just let him know!
In his own words, this is the “best place to fish anywhere,” and Capt. Johnny will provide all the gear you need, as well as your fishing license. When you return to shore, he’ll even clean your keeper fish for you to take home.
With so many options, there’s definitely a trip for you, and you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be well looked after. Come cast off with Captain Johnny Riggs!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Pro-Line (Center console) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Punta Gorda Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Captain Johnny Riggs
- $600 per group - 4 Hour Flats Trip (4 hours)
- $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Flats / Bay (6 hours)
- $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
- $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Flats / Bay (8 hours)
- $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
- $1,450 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Tarpon (12 hours)
- GPS Hummingbird
- Fishfinder Hummingbird
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Radar Hummingbird
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles offshore)
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
- Drift Fishing
- Grouper (Gag)
- Grouper (Goliath)
- Grouper (Red)
- Shark (Bull)
- Shark (Hammerhead)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Speckled Trout