Capt. Johnny Riggs

(19) In high demand!
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.

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.

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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
Up to 9 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Permit
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Bull)
 
Shark (Hammerhead)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Speckled Trout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Hummingbird
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Hummingbird
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Hummingbird
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Hummingbird
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Laws apply
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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

4.98 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews

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So awesome this guy was.kept us on the fish. A nice relaxing day on the water with plenty of fish to boot.will tell all of West Virginia to book with him before coming to Florida. Thank Capt

Fished May 9, 2017
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Had a great time, he’s a great guy, he does everything he can to put you on fish. We went for tarpon that aren’t really in season yet, but we still caught snooks and trout. Definitely coming back.

Fished April 17, 2017
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Amazing overall exeriemce!  We learned a lot , enjoyed the conversation and Johnny was definitely entertaining .  He did everything he could to get us on fish .  The coldfront made it for tough fishing , but we still managed to catch some snook .  And s requested he brought us out Tarim fishing in the waves , no luck , but we were lucky in our choice to book with Johnny Riggs .  We will definitely be coming back and booking with him again !  What a great captain and dude !

Fished April 5, 2017
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