, FL 33924, United States
Catchin’ Jiants Charters departs daily from Captiva, Florida. Captain C.J. is one of the few local guides with a Master Captain’s License, and he strives to give his guests a fishing experience they will cherish forever. If you want to have the waters all to yourself – look no further!
You will be fishing aboard a very rare and spacious 26’ Gillikin center console, which comes powered by a brand new 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers and is equipped with up-to-date navigational electronics, including a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio. More the merely capable, this vessel caters to your comfort like no other. A removable bimini top can provide shade for more than half the boat on blistering summer days. On the other hand, Capt. C.J. will be happy to take it down if you’re eager to enjoy a little sunbathing.
Catchin’ Jiants offers half and full day charters, with your choice of inshore and offshore fishing grounds. Tarpon “roll” abundantly in these inshore waters, never failing to disappoint anglers with their great size and stamina. These fish are accompanied by a variety of Sharks and other game fish that provide no end of fighting action.
Offshore, you’ll find an assortment of Snappers, Barracuda, Redfish, Flounder, King and Spanish Mackerel, massive Goliath Groupers, and much more. Captain C.J. uses a lot of fishing techniques, from light and heavy tackle to trolling, bottom fishing, handline, spinning, jigging, and popping. He welcomes anglers of all ages and will help you land a memorable catch no matter your level of experience.
Your trip will include fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. As well as that, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home. The boat is always iced down, so there’s no need to bring your own coolers on board.
Customize your trip with Catchin’ Jiants and have a memorable day out on the beautiful waters of Captiva. Welcome aboard!
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since December 2016
Captiva Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on May 19, 2018
We spent a half-day with Captain Floyd. The boat was nice and the equipment was teed up for us and it was the good stuff. I wanted my son and son-in-law to have a good time. C.J. took us several places and we caught grouper, catfish, mackerel, a shark and a ray; a good variety. The captain kept us hooked up with bait and fixed our tangles quickly and without complaint. He was very knowledgeable. We would love to do it again! It was convenient to be picked up in Captiva! I highly recommend Captain C.J.
Fished May 2018Fished May 19, 2018Brad Martin recommends Catchin’ Jiants
Went fishing on May 12, 2018
This was by far the best fishing charter experience I’ve ever had. It all started with me inquiring about Catchin Jiants online and CJ’s wife, Trisha, got back to me right away and helped me book the trip. She was so nice and helpful. The day of the trip she even called to say CJ might be five minutes late but he was actually right on time. Nice of her to call! CJ was great because he wasn’t like usual cheesy captains, he was very chill and professional. He had very informative answers and was super easy going. Oddly enough we snagged a bird?!?!!!! I was scared but CJ calmly took it off the tangled line. It was always my dream to catch a shark and we caught two! My friend, husband, and I all had a great time. We will be back to North Captiva and definitely will use Catchin Jiants again. Thank you Trisha and CJ!!!!
Fished May 2018Fished May 12, 2018Jessie Gallun recommends Catchin’ Jiants
Went fishing on May 11, 2018
My friend and I had a great time fishing with CJ! His tackle and live bait was all you could ask for. We had lots of action where we fished. Overall, we had a great time and CJ is a fantastic guide and inshore fishing with anyone else would be hard to beat. We’ll definitely fish with CJ again! Mike McCormack and Tom Brown
Fished May 2018Fished May 11, 2018Mike Mccormack recommends Catchin’ Jiants