Salty Jig Charters

105 Hogtown Bayou Lane
Santa Rosa Beach FL, United States

Salty Jig Charters invites anglers, fishers, families, and friends to hop on! Join Captain Sloan on a quest for some hefty fish that live in the waters of Hogtown Bayou. Florida boasts some of the most lush waters just teeming with fish all year round. This bayou is no exception - a variety of fish to satiate any palate.

Salty Jig Charters is run by Captain Sloan who’s been out on the water since his childhood days. Now behind the wheel of his 20’ Cape Horn center console, he takes people of different skillsets on a fun day out. He can accommodate groups of up to five people, be it families with youngsters or friends who want to try out fishing.

His boat is equipped with top-of-the-line gadgets that make steering atop waters smooth. The navigational gear is there to help track down the fish, and a flybridge to better scout the area. It also has a VHF radio, an ice box and a live bait tank filled with shrimp, pinfish and menhaden.

Once you step onboard, you’ll be supplied with rods, reels and tackle, lures and live bait. From then on, it’s up to you to choose the technique you want to try, and 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 the big ones that swim nearby.

Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Jacks and Snapper are just some of the fish that bite. The charter runs year round, but do check the calendar before you head out. Still, Captain Sloan will put his best efforts in finding you fish to catch.

Grab snacks, drinks, light clothes, and shades. The licence is already taken care of, so you can get down to business. Bring a camera - you will want to capture the excitement when the drag starts screaming!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Rise and shine! Come along with Captain Sloan and go get yourself some hefty fish! This trip is great for people looking to add that something special to their vacation - you will target a variety of fish that live in the bay waters. The trip rates include the fishing licence, bait, and tackle. The captain will take care of your catch, so that you can just take those fillets and have them nicely prepared. Take your spirit and enjoy the adventure!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Hop onboard and enjoy fishing with Captain Sloan! He will take you on a memorable trip with his boat along the bay waters of Florida. The catch is yours, and the captain will clean it for you - then advise you on the place which would prepare it the best. The gear is waiting for you on the boat, along with the fishing licence, tackle, and bait. Put on light clothes, sunscreen, grab snacks and drinks and come fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Six hours mean plenty of time to get hold of some nice fish. Even more so when you are assisted by a hard-working captain who loves fishing, and is passionate about helping you land hefty catch. The gear and the licence are provided onboard, as is bait. Gran drinks and snacks, and camera to capture your memorable trip!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip gives you five hours onboard, looking for fish with a dedicated captain who will do his best to help you catch fish. He'll supply the gear, licence and bait, and you will do the fishing part. Take sunscreen, a cap, shades, snacks and drinks and come along!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    If you're looking to find a quick morning trip with plenty of action, Captain Sloan will put you on fish. Join him for 4 hours and explore the nearby waters. The trip rates include bait, Florida fishing licence, tackle. The captain will work hard for you to get your catch and will fillet it, and recommend a restaurant where the fish would be optimally prepared to suit your palate.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Got time in the afternoon? The water starts getting cooler, and you get four hours atop waves with a seasoned captain who knows how things are done. You will be supplied with bait, fishing licence and tackle. Plenty of time to explore the bay waters and see what is biting. Then, if you get your grip right, you will reel in fish, and Captain Sloan will clean it and fillet it for you. Take your camera and hop onboard!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Sloan Smith
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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Simply put, Captain Sloan has been preparing for what he does ever since he was a kid. His father started taking him out on the water when he was three, and from then on, passion for fishing just grew stronger. Behind the wheel of his boat he takes people on fishing trips, and puts all his passion into helping them land nice fish and have fun while doing it.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

3.82 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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The trip started out last minute. I had another charter cancel on me the day before so I got into fishingbooker and found him available. We showed up to the marina and we see him and his boat putting right along. We load up and get in. First his having issues with his live bait box. Ok no harm no fouls. Then the engine dies.  The motor has water in it. It won’t work like it should. We don’t even leave the inlet area where we saw the 3 other boats take off to. The 4 of us caught 1 red the entire time. I get you can’t control the fish but you can control your boat working and being able to get your guests to good spots. At least we didn’t get too far out and have a break down and get towed back in. We got back to the marina and the other boats all came back with boats full of fish. Nice guy just have had much better experiences

Fished August 13, 2018
Sloan Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 17, 2018

First, we fish Hogtown Bayou…the area we stayed in.  The other boats you saw fish areas I do not usually go to because normally there isn’t a need and less of your time is used up traveling.  Second, you are correct in the fact we can not control the fish, that’s why it’s not called a “catching trip” and I spoke with the other captains you saw that day, as I usually do, and they did NOT have boat loads of fish.  It wasnt a good fishing day, period.  I can not control that. As far as the boat not working, yes, there was an issue but it was fixed the best it could be while on the water and your charter went the length of time you paid for.  You tipped me.  If you were not happy with my service you didn’t have to do that.  I for one, only tip if I receive the service I desire.  Boats are boats and they are sometimes as unpredictable as the fish.  I apologize for your inconvenience Sir.

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It was a disappointing excursion as we really never got on any fish. I can catch catfish under any bridge. We hoped to catch something we could call dinner. Sometimes that’s how it goes. It made things worse when we got back to the dock and every other boat came in with 6-10 keepers.

Fished July 11, 2018
Sloan Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2018

Hey Brian…Yeah, thats how it goes sometimes; unfortunately we can not control when the fish will bite.  We went to all my hot spots where several fish were caught the day before and they just wouldnt bite.  Considering the generous tip, I was under the impression that your party had a good time.  After speaking with the other Captains you saw at the dock that day I know there was a slight exaggeration on your part regarding the catch brought in on the other boats.  It is fishing, not catching,  and with your trip on the day before the new moon there were all kinds of factors at play that were out of my hands.  We thank you for booking with us and we hope you give us another shot…maybe it will be a better day.

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This trip wasn’t what we were expecting. To us this was glorified bobber fishing. We just think that if you advertise that your clients are going to fish the “intercostal” waters, just say very shallow bobber fishing. The best thing we experienced was catching the sharks. Very cool.

Fished July 2, 2018
Sloan Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 4, 2018

Hi Warren   Im sorry you were not satisfied with your trip.  Most customers read our listing and see in the very first sentence that we fish Hogtown Bayou and later will read about our Captains over 30 years experience in the intercoastal waterways of this area.  He knows these waters well but unfortunately can not control the fish.  We are glad you had a good time catching the sharks; when fishing the bay you never know what you might or might not catch.  Sometimes fishing isnt all about just catching fish.  If you would like to make some more memories with your family, give us another shot and we will offer you a discount.  Thank you for booking with us.

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