Salty Jig Charters invites new anglers, fishing fanatics, families, and friends to come aboard! Join Captain Sloan Smith on a quest for some of the hefty fish that inhabit the waters of Hogtown Bayou. This part of Florida boasts some lush waters, which are teeming with world-famous species all year round. The bayou is no exception, and you’ll find a variety of fish to satiate any palate!

Salty Jig Charters is run by Capt. Sloan, who’s been out on the water since his childhood days. Now, he loves stepping behind the wheel of his 20’ Cape Horn center console to take guests of different skill levels on a fun day out. He can accommodate groups of up to 4 people, be it families with youngsters or friends who want to try out fishing for the first time.

His boat is equipped with top-of-the-line gadgets that make for a smooth journey. There’s a whole host of top-quality navigational gear to help track down the fish, and a flybridge to better scout the area. The vessel is also decked out with a VHF radio, an icebox and a live bait tank filled with shrimp, pinfish, and menhaden.

These waters are famous for being home to some Floridian favorites: Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Jacks, and Snapper are just some of the fish that you’ll find biting here. This fishery is year-round and your captain reflects this in the trips he offers, but some species are seasonal. Still, Captain Sloan will put his best efforts into finding you fish to catch!

You’ll be supplied with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. It’s up to you to choose the technique you want to try, and you can jig, pop, spin, and troll as much as you like. Light tackle is also an option, especially if you want to test your grip against some of the huge fish that swim nearby.

Your fishing license is already taken care of, so grab some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to bring a camera. You’ll want to capture the excitement when the drag starts screaming aboard Salty Jig Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    Rise and shine and get ready to spend a whole day on the water! This trip is great for people looking to add something special to their Florida vacation. You'll get to target prized fish such as Flounder, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Your trip includes your fishing license, rods, reels, bait, and tackle.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    This 7-hour adventure is the perfect option for more experienced anglers who want to spend their day cruising these plentiful flats! Your captain will take you to the hottest fishing spots around, where you'll cast a line for anything from Tarpon and Trout to Redfish and Flounder. You'll be provided with all the fishing gear you need, as well as a valid license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Six hours means plenty of time to get hold of some world-famous fish! Your captain will take you out to the hottest spots around, where you'll target prized species such as Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, and Speckled Trout. All the necessary fishing gear and your license are provided onboard, as is bait. Grab drinks, snacks, and a camera to capture your memorable trip!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    If you want to spend a little more time out on the water, join your captain on this 5-hour adventure! You'll explore these productive fishing grounds for a whole of Floridian favorites, including Tarpon, Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Your captain will supply the fishing gear, license and bait, so you can focus purely on hooking and reeling in your catch. Bring sunscreen, a cap, shades, snacks, drinks, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    If you're looking to find a quick morning trip with plenty of action, join Capt. Sloan on this adventure for early birds. Join him for 4 hours and cast your line for species such as Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled trout. Your trip includes a Florida fishing license and all the necessary fishing gear. The captain will work hard to help you hook your catch, will fillet it, and then recommend a restaurant where it'll be optimally prepared to suit your palate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $475
    Got some spare time in the afternoon? The water starts getting cooler, and you'll spend 4 hours atop the waves alongside a seasoned captain who knows how to get you on fish. You will be supplied with bait, a fishing license, and all the necessary fishing gear. This trip allows for plenty of time to explore the bay waters and see what's biting, with targets including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    If your kids want to fish and you're looking to make some memories, but are unsure if they can last the whole 4-hour trip, this is the perfect adventure for you. Two hours is plenty of time to get some lines wet and target some fun fish for the kiddos to reel in! Your captain will provide all the fishing gear, as well as your license.
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About the Captain

Sloan Smith
Freeport, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
59 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2016
Simply put, Captain Sloan has been preparing for life as a charter captain ever since he was a kid. His father started taking him out on the water when he was 3 years old, and from then on, his passion for fishing just grew stronger. He loves nothing more than being behind the wheel of his boat, guiding people on fishing trips, and puts all his passion into helping them land some prized fish and having fun while doing it!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 200HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
64%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Fishing with Sloan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 8, 2021
Fishing today sucked!  We got small pitiful fish. But captain Sloan was a professional and worked hard to give us a shot...
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Daniel B.
Camargo, KY
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Great morning fish with captain Sloan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 11, 2021
We had a great 7 am fishing trip. It was my 10 yr old sons 1st time on a boat fishing and he landed the first keeper fish of...
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Knoxville, TN
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1/2 day morning trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 4, 2021
We laughed, caught some dinner(which mangrove snapper is delicious) and chilled!!
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Fort Smith, AR
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Half day with Captain Sloan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 10, 2021
Great day on the water! Captain Sloan made it a special trip!  We’ll be back!
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Half day with Captain Sloan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on June 14, 2021
If your looking for big reds, Captain Sloan knows where to find them.
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FAQs about Salty Jig Charters

Salty Jig Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Kids Trip (2 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Jig Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (upper controls)
  • Live Bait Well (Shrimp, pinfish, menhaden)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Jig Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Salty Jig Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Choctawhatchee Bay)

Salty Jig Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Jig Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon