Captain
Joel Brandenburg

Member since March 2015 Marathon, United States
Background
Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year, and he loves every minute of it. This very experienced captain is a third-generation fishing captain in his family. He's a native of Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and focused on childhood grief issues and grief counseling. He's 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
Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year, and he loves every minute of it. This very experienced captain is a third-generation fishing captain in his family. He's a native of Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and focused on childhood grief issues and grief counseling. He's 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.

My Charter Listings

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4.8 / 5
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Marathon
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 249 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (220)
Half day shark with cap Joe
Great trip to the Marathon Humps with Dad
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Ryan S.
Reidsville, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with capt jojo

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 2, 2023
Me and my wife did a half day trip with captain Jojo. He knows where to fish and how to catch them. This was my first time...
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James P.
Frisco, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Shark Trip with Captain Joe Joe

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 2, 2022
Captain Joe Joe was excellent and very knowledgeable on the various fish and sharks and where to catch them.  We had the most...
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Erin K.
Dunedin, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great six hour trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 22, 2022
My daughter and I had a blast fishing with Captain Joel and first mate Moose! He knew exactly where to take us to catch fish...
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Maximilian B.
TEMPLE TERR, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Four hours till sunset with captain JoJo

VERIFIED   Friends Helping Friends Fish (AM) on April 13, 2023
We had a great half day trip with captain JoJo on his new boat! Thanks a lot!
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Jason K.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2022
Captain Joel and his first mate Eddie were great and provided a great experience for us. They definitely knew the spots to...
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