Captain
Joseph Butko

Member since March 2016

Sarasota, United States

Background
I am a true florida native born and raised in Sarasota fl. I spend all the free time I have fishing and diving in the Gulf of Mexico. I love teaching others the techniques I have learned so they may enjoy fishing the beautiful waters this state has to offer.
Techniques
I fish using live bait as well as cut bait. I have a live well on the boat to insure lively bait which brings more fish. I also use several different kind of frozen baits. I find that during the day the fish bite will change therefore having a vast selection will guarantee you more fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Joseph Butko

Sarasota, United States
Background
I am a true florida native born and raised in Sarasota fl. I spend all the free time I have fishing and diving in the Gulf of Mexico. I love teaching others the techniques I have learned so they may enjoy fishing the beautiful waters this state has to offer.
Techniques
I fish using live bait as well as cut bait. I have a live well on the boat to insure lively bait which brings more fish. I also use several different kind of frozen baits. I find that during the day the fish bite will change therefore having a vast selection will guarantee you more fish.

My Charter Listings

Sarasota
trips from
US$ 500

Fishing Reports

The Grouper bite is on!

April 23, 2016

The Grouper bite is on! There are still grouper close to shore right now and plentiful. We caught a lot of keeper sized gag grouper today but because season is still closed they had to be released but not… Read Full Report →


Shark frenzy!!

May 07, 2016

Great day of fishing. Lots of shark around today. This is one of the Sharks we caught today. This shark was caught by Louis of Bradenton. Another great day on the water! Read Full Report →


Another great day on the water!

May 14, 2016

Another great day fishing the Gulf of Mexico. Today was all about the snapper. We caught grey snapper and mangrove snapper along with a few porgies. These are some photos of Paul and holly with a few of the… Read Full Report →


Great day of fishing!!!

May 19, 2016

Had a great day today fishing with some new friends. We caught a nice bag of mangrove snapper and this beautiful gag grouper caught by Gary. Read Full Report →


Fun day of fishing aboard the reefslayer

June 04, 2016

Had a fun day fishing. Here are a few pics from this trip!! A beautiful lane snapper caught by Paul, Dave with a porgy and Kelly with a nice bonito. Read Full Report →


All about the snapper

July 05, 2016

Went on a half day trip today with Wes and Daven . (Hope I spelled that right). Today was about the snapper we caught mangroves and yellow tails and some grouper but more snapper than anything else. Here's a… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.80 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Had a great time fishing wirh Joe nice boat.would highly recommend him and his firstmate Chewy Captain Joe knew where the fish were did not have to spend time looking caught lots of fish, it was well worth the money for the trip, Going to charter another trip soon Thanks Joe from the 4 of us

Fished January 2017

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Joseph Butko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 16, 2017

Thanks so much I had an awesome time!!! Can’t wait to do it again!!!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Friendly and knowledgable. He did everything he could to help us catch the big one . He had multiple bait,spots and even pulled out the trolling poles.. we caught several fish but the big one did elude us .

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

Awesome day at sea with competent captain and crew!  Everything was easy and fun and the fishing spots were great too!  Thanks so much for a wonderful time. -Luis

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

Amazing time !  My group caught five sharks, dozens of snapper and even a few grouper.  Captain Joe was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and put us on the fish.  We will definitely be booking another trip.  Perfect fishing trip.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 19, 2016

This was the first fishing trip I had taken in quite sometime and Capt Joe made it an awesome trip. He has all the needed equipment and was able to put us on the fish right away. Within minutes we were getting bites. His boat also has a restroom on board if needed and plenty of canopy space if you feel you need some shade. Capt Joe was very knowledgable, patient, and courteous. I would recommend him and would love to take another trip with him in the future myself. Thank you Capt Joe & Reef Slayer!

Fished March 2016

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