Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer

Ana Banana Fishing Company invites you aboard the ‘Answer’ to explore the Tampa’s gorgeous bay. Join the team that masters the waters 300 days a year. Target the fish you have been dreaming to catch and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Ana Banana’s crew are obsessed with fish, and it’s contagious. Their captain is as good as his bait. Their tackle is the finest available, and their clients are the happiest.

Ana Banana Fishing Company will take you to the clear warm waters of Florida. You will be checking the bite in the local honey holes that are not too far out from the coat. The Answer will take you up to 10 miles offshore for whatever is in season and biting.

On a short trip, you will be tackling Redfish, Flounder, and Tarpon. On a longer adventure, you can go for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Snapper, Jack crevasse, and Black Drum. As well as that, they are always some Sharks around to spot and fish for!

On your day out, you will be mainly fishing with light spinning tackle and fresh live bait. The crew uses Blue Runners, Mullet, and Sardines. All the fish caught will be cleaned and filleted once you return to shore.

The Answer is a 24’ center console. She comes powered by a 175 HP Mercury engine and can hold up to six anglers. The Answer will take you fishing the mangroves and estuaries, the area’s many reefs, oyster flats, wrecks, and the beautiful Tampa Bay.

All you have to bring Is your own snacks and drinks. Everything else is already covered!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,195
    This trip will take you fishing the inshore or nearshore waters. Capt. Joel will take you up to 10 miles out for Snook, Flounder, Redfish, and other species. If you choose to fish inshore, your target will be Spanish and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $995
    This six-hour trip will give you plenty of time to catch some nice fish. You will be able to choose your fishing grounds yourself, be it very close to shore or up to 10 miles off the coast. The list of your potential catches includes Kingfish, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Friend Help Friend (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $795
    Enjoy the morning bite, fishing the waters up to 10 miles out. Bring your friends, colleagues, and fishing buddies and target Redfish, Mackerel, Snook, and many other exciting species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Friend Help Friend (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    This trip gives you a chance to fish with a world-class captain with 6 of your best friends, colleagues, or family members. It's extremely hard and maybe impossible to find a deal like this. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year.

About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
198 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2015
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Answe (Center console) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 175HP Mercury engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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4th of July Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day - Friend Help Friend (PM) on July 4, 2021
We decided last minute to go fishing. Captain Joe Joe was awesome. He has fished all over the world and really knows his stuff....
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VERIFIED   June 10, 2021
The charter operation canceled 9 days after the trip date.
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FAQs about Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer

Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer offers the following trips to customers:
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day - Friend Help Friend (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day - Friend Help Friend (PM) (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,195 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (In center console)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well (90% live bait fishing)
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (New)
  • Live Bait (Caught fresh daily)
  • Lures (Yes, we have them)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes, we do it all)
  • First Mate (Sometimes)
  • Fishing License (Yes, included)
  • Lunch (You hook em we cook em)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Little Manatee,Manatee, Alafia,)
  • Inshore Fishing (Tampa Bay and intracoastal waterways)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Anna Maria, Egmonte Key, Ft Desoto)
  • Offshore Fishing (Gulf of Mexico - up to 10 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (Many reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing (Many wrecks)
  • Flats Fishing (Grass, sand and oyster)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mangroves and esturaries)

Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Live bait spinning rod and reels)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Grouper and Snapper digging)
  • Trolling (Grouper and Pelagics in Tampa Bay and the Gulf)
  • Spinning (Most of the time)
  • Jigging (For Trout, Reds, and Grouper)
  • Popping (Pop for Trout)
  • Fly Fishing (We have the biggest saltwater fly tourney on earth)
  • Drift Fishing (Trout, Snapper, Grouper)
  • Kite Fishing (Kingfish)
  • Bowfishing (Cobia and Sheepshead)
  • Handline (We hand line Goliath Grouper)
  • Spearfishing (If it swims and it's legal we spear it)
  • Flounder Gigging (Flounder)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (We troll in Tampa Bay and Gulf)

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Answer include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon