Shallow Water Guide Service

Shallow Water Guide Service offers exciting fishing trips on the beautiful and bountiful waters of Cape Coral, Florida. The charter is operated by Captain Joey Shogren who is a dedicated shallow water guide. He specializes in fishing for tailing Redfish, Trout, and other local species.

Captain Joey will take you fishing aboard a 24’ Yellowfin bay boat which is ideal both for fishing the local bays and the deeper waters offshore. It was built in 2014 and has a capacity for up to five guests. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of over 60 knots, this boat is super fast and efficient.

The vessel is equipped with the necessary safety gear including life jackets for adults and kids, and Captain Joey is CPR-trained. There is a GPS and a fishfinder he’ll use to locate the schooling fish, a wireless trolling motor to access the hard-to-reach spots, a fighting chair, a livewell for the bait, and an icebox to keep the catch fresh.

When it comes to the fish, the main species that rule these waters are definitely Redfish, Snook, and Trout, but Tarpon, also known as the Silver King and a super hard but fun to catch fish is also found here often. If you book a full day trip you are also likely to have a chance at targeting Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Blacktip Shark.

Shallow Water Guide Service provides top of the range Penn and Shimano rods and reel, and they carry a wide range of tackle and bait. You will have a fishing license, water, Gatorade, and fish processing included in the price of the trip. All you have to do it get a good night’s sleep before the trip so you can fight countless fish that will bite your hook!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    The full day trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    The six-hour long trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Night Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 19 Oct
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a seasonal nighttime trip for Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Ladyfish, and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    The half day trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    The half day trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly.
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About the Captain

Joey Shogren
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Having grown up in Southwest Florida, I developed a passion for fishing at a young age. As a child, I began fishing in the ponds around my home. At 5 years old, my grandfather introduced me to saltwater fishing. As a teenager, I started fishing in local tournaments and started to develop knowledge of the surrounding waters. From there my passion grew to a livelihood.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 61 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Fish were biting!
Fish were biting!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lisa L.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Joey

July 4, 2017
Joey was a great captain to fish with! He knew exactly where to go to catch fish and which fish we would have the most luck...
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Bruce And Lori Link
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Capt. Joey rocks!!

July 1, 2017
We had an Amazing time on the water and were very successful with our catches!  Captain Joey just seems to know all the...
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Adam V.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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April fishing trip

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John M.
Lutz, Florida
 5.00
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Fish were biting!

June 29, 2017
Great day on the water. Caught a 40” snook and a large Gag Grouper. It felt like every cast, I was going to catch a fish....
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Nikki M.
Lutz, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day with Joey

July 13, 2017
Great day on the water! Joey had us on fish the whole trip.  We brought in huge reds! Can’t wait for another day...
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