Captain
Joel Brandenburg

Member since March 2015

Marathon, United States

Background
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.
Techniques
Inshore: Target snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, snapper, cobia, flounder, jack, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel , black drum, tripletail, shark. Light tackle spinning reels using live bait out of our new 24ft Hanson tower boat with 200 Yamaha. Offshore: Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, sailfish, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, permit, cobia. Trolling and/or dropping conventional tackle using live and dead bait in our 45ft Hatteras Sport Fisher with A/C, restroom, staterooms and wifi.

Hey, I'm Captain Joel Brandenburg

Marathon, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
Inshore: Target snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, snapper, cobia, flounder, jack, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel , black drum, tripletail, shark. Light tackle spinning reels using live bait out of our new 24ft Hanson tower boat with 200 Yamaha. Offshore: Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, sailfish, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, permit, cobia. Trolling and/or dropping conventional tackle using live and dead bait in our 45ft Hatteras Sport Fisher with A/C, restroom, staterooms and wifi.
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Half day with Capt. Joel
Half day with Capt. Joel
Relaxing day followed by dinner at the dock!!
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Frank L.
Naples, Florida
 4.67
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Worked hard

VERIFIED   November 13, 2018
I booked a alf day trip starting at 9AM and the morning was very slow going with little action but Capt. Joel worked his tail...
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Grant G.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 3, 2019
Captain Joel was fantastic, kid friendly and just fun to be around. The ship was comfortable, clean and ready for us to fish...
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Scott P.
Liberty Hill, TX
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  March 5, 2019
Had a fun day on the water.  Caught a lot of fish.  Was having a hard time early as I kept setting the hook and Joel...
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Melissa B.
Brainerd, Minnesota
 5.00
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Fun with the family

VERIFIED   NEW  March 3, 2019
We caught many fish keeping the first time ocean fishing, kids and grandparents happy. Joel was extremely patient and helpful....
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Daniel B.
Madison, WI
 4.67
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Relaxing day followed by dinner at the dock!!

VERIFIED   February 5, 2019
I had a great time with Captain Joel and Mate Logan, very relaxing afternoon for me as they are great guys to talk to, they...
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