Capt. Johnny Riggs

3192 Matecumbe Key Road
Punta Gorda FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

24 ft
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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)


Snapper (Mangrove)


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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Captain Johnny is a great guy that really cares about his clients and insures their fishing experience is the best. I can’t say enough good things about today’s trip with my son.

Ken Ludwig • Fished January 12, 2017
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I’ve fished many charters over the years and I can honestly say this was the best by far. Nothing even close. Our group consisted of myself, my son and his friend, both teenage boys. Captain Johnny got us right on the fish, and explained everything as we went along. Catching amazing fish is always great, but the fact that from the minute we got in the boat it was like we were a group of friends fishing was unbelievable. Captain Johnny made sure we had the best bait, tackle and instruction you could ask for. We’ve already booked another trip next month.

J.J. Castle • Fished January 5, 2017
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Being from MN & having a house in FL. that I travel to in the winter I have chartered many fishing captains to take me out for a day of fishing while I was down there.  My experience with Capt’n Johnny
was the most enjoyable trip I have had to date.  I took 2 of my kids with me the day we booked him &
they also had a great experience.  Capt’n Johnny did the little things that made them feel comfortable right from the start from working with them on how to set the hook, how the specific fish react to baits, how they fight on the way back to the boat even helping them experience how to bait their own hooks correctly, if they wanted to, otherwise, he was always there to have it done so we did not miss a minute of fishing.  He took us out for 3 specific species of fish & we caught all 3, including hooking up on 2 Goliath’s.  We booked him for 6 hrs & he kept us out longer as he seen how much fun we were having & he did not have anything booked after we were done, thanks Skip!
How many people can say they tripled on Snook?  In his pictures you can see the 2 kids with theirs, obviously he must have thought I didn’t deserve to be in the pic.  Overall a 12 out of 10 for Capt’n Johhny.  Extremely knowledgeable, very personable, & all around a great guy.  I am going back down in late January with 6 guys on a fishing trip & already have him booked to go out again.  Lastly a veteran that served multiple tours in Iraq for our country!

Pat M. • Fished January 3, 2017
Johnny Riggs (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 5, 2017

There you go buddy

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  • 3192 Matecumbe Key Road, Punta Gorda
    FL 33955, United States