Shallow Water Guide Service

Shallow Water Guide Service invites you to fish the shallow water back bays and creeks in the beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. This area is known for its abundance of inshore fish species that round these waters year-round. Whether you are after a good game fish or a tasty one, Captain Joey Shogren will be able to hook you up.

Captain Joey can take you fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon as the main targeted species on your trip. But if you want more variety and some good table-fare fish, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Permit, and Blacktip Shark are a good choice. Alternatively, you can target Ladyfish and Jack Crevalle as sound game fish.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Yellowfin bay boat originally built in 2014 that can take you and up to four fishing buddies out. The vessel is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, with a whopping top speed of 65 knots.

Captain Joey has equipped this beauty with a livewell for the bait, an icebox to keep the catch fresh, a fighting chair, a wireless trolling motor in order to reach the very shallow bits, and electronics to locate the best fishing spots.

Shallow Water Guide Service always provides top-notch fishing gear in the form of Penn and Shimano rods and reels, a variety of tackle and bait, ice, water, Gatorade, and fishing licenses. Captain Joey can also clean and fillet you catch so make sure you bring a cooler to transport your catch home in. There is nothing better than enjoying your own catch at dinner!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 19
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a seasonal nighttime trip for Snook, Trout, Tarpon, Ladyfish, and Jack Crevalle around dock lights.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 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
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish

Permit
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 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

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 Cancellation
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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Half Day with Larry and Captain Joey Shogren
Half Day with Larry and Captain Joey Shogren
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Rico T.
Marengo, IL
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Mike S.
Atlanta, Georgia
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My wife and I went out for a day of fishing using Shallow Water Guide Service. Joey was an awesome guide and put us on some...
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Kasey C.
Hollywood, Florida
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What a day!!

May 4, 2017
Was recommended by a friend to try out a fishing trip with captain Joey Shogren. The trip turned out even better than I thought...
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John C.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Captain Joey is an excellent fishing guide. He is very knowledgeable and and an excellent teacher. We caught fish all day and...
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Jonathan K.
Brandon, Florida
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VERIFIED   January 8, 2018
Great captain, great trip!
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