JJ Fishing Charters invites you for a fun day on the shallow waters of Southwest Florida The charter is operated by Captain John Johnson (JJ) who grew up fishing the lakes and rivers of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. He moved to Florida with his wife in order to pursue a lifelong dream of being a Florida fishing guide. And he has done it!

Specializing in Shark fishing South of Boca Grande, Captain JJ can provide a true adventure of a lifetime! The sharks in SWFL are plentiful and the variety seems endless. From Hammerhead and Lemon Shark to Blacktip, Bonnethead, and Nurse Shark, every fight is a different rush of adrenaline. Learn the importance of fresh bait and how to determine the species and gender of the Shark.

Captain JJ will take you fishing in the super productive shallow waters of Florida’s southwest coast where Redfish, Snook, Tripletail and other species can be caught almost year round. This area enjoys a climate suitable to very tasty fish which also prove to have good game qualities.

Captain JJ operates a 22’ Sea Chaser center console, which is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of over 30 knots! The boat is stable and efficient in getting you to the productive grounds, as well as making quick changes between spots.

That means you will not waste time on lengthy travel, and having JJ as your captain will only increase your chances of reeling in the fish of your dreams. Captain JJ enjoys teaching his guests how to fish, in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Captain JJ will provide you with the necessary fishing gear, and that includes lures and live bait, a fishing license, and bottled water. He can clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, so bring a cooler in order to transport the fish home safely.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 7-8 hour inshore fishing trip. Fishing for multiple species of sharks any where from 4-14 ft in length! Departure times are flexible depending on the tide, the season and the clients schedule. Please contact Captain regarding night trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    This is a 4 hour inshore fishing trip, with extra time possible depending on fishing. Fishing for multiple species of sharks any where from 4-14 ft in length! Departure times are flexible depending on the tide, the season and the clients schedule. Please contact Captain regarding night trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Nurse)
Shark (Tiger)

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

About the Captain

John Johnson
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain JJ is an Army veteran and was in Emergency Medical Services for over 10 years before becoming a fishing guide, so you know you’re in safe hands. He loves fishing the flats, going off shore or fishing just off of the beaches - Captain JJ is always near the water and on the lookout to what’s lurking in the salty waters of Florida.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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First bite was a spinner shark that put on an awesome aerial acrobatic display leaping multiple times out of the water while spinning. 2nd bite eas the small blacktip shark for the that we were targeting.

Fished April 1, 2018
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We (myself, fiancé and son) went out on the boat with Captain JJ on July 2nd. My son had been dying to hook into something huge, and oh how his wish came true for his birthday! Captain JJ was so kind, patient and just a natural with my son (I would imagine any kid) in teaching, coaching and watching to make sure he was doing things correctly and safely. My son reeled up 4’ black tip and a 6’ Nurse shark, by himself…thank you making his 14th birthday so very awesome!
We look forward to our next adventure! I wish there were 10 stars available! Thanks again!

Fished July 2, 2017
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We had such a wonderful experience on our trip from Colorado. Captain JJ certainly knew what he was doing and there was never a dull moment! I would recommend him to anyone looking for something new to do! I had a blast, and learned a lot along the way! Thank you for everything!

Fished June 10, 2017
John Johnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2017

Thank you! It was a lot of fun fishing with guys!

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