Captain
Joel Brandenburg

Member since March 2015

Ruskin, 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

Ruskin, 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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Ruskin
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US$ 395
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US$ 1295

Customer Reviews

4.85 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Knowlegeble Cap’n and son. Even though we had a rough n rainy day, the captain came through for us. Will definitely book with him again.
Tom

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Had a fantastic time.  The Captain and First Mate were awesome.  Wie Highly recommend this charter

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 9, 2017

Both the Capt. Brian and the ship mate(son )was awesome. Very good with helping our 2 young kids. We are from Ohio so we had to learn not to set the “hook” to catch these fish! Our daughter was a shark slayer!! The next day Capt. Joel came to spin our filets at hooks so they could get them up for us to eat. He was awesome too!! Thanks to you all for great memory with our kids!

Fished July 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great family


Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

The Cpt. Was great. Did not get a chance to fish due to very bad weather. Next year.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great couple! Enjoyed fishing with them!


Went fishing on Friday, May 5, 2017

Awesome day on the water but a cold front moving through turned off the fish
That’s why they call it fishing & not catching
Captain Joel & first Mate Joseph took us all over but could not get the fish to cooperate
Still an awesome time, again!!!

Fished May 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Had a good time with this couple. Caught a few, but didn’t get into them as good as their previous trip with us.
Thanks,
Capt. Joel


Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

What an unbelievable event!  You treated like kings and have a great time! Perfect corporate outing

Fished April 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Garmin Reps were great guys.  We caught good fish and had a great time. Thanks Fishing Booker!

Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

I don’t think we expected the day to be such a success. We caught so many Drum that, my lower back started to bother me and I needed to sit down for a bit. Later we moved inland and we caught 2 dozen Snook in a little over an hour. It was surreal. Looking back, I feel bad for the guy in the Kayak off in the distance that didn’t land a single fish that I could see during our time in his proximity.  Best of all, fishing with Captain Joel and his crew was like hanging out with family. The boat, rods and tackle were perfect. There was no shortage of anything that was needed for a successful trip. You can’t get much cooler then Captain Joel. We kept a few drum and had them cooked up at Hooks Waterfront bar and grill, we probably sat there for two hours drinking beer and talking about how great a day we had. This was the highlight of our boys weekend 2017 and one we won’t forget!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Our group had a great time with Joel and Josh! They were knowledgeable and friendly. Helped my daughter (6 yrs old) have a blast in her 1st fishing trip. I would highly recommend them and look forward to going out with them again.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 5, 2017

A great afternoon with a very knowledgeable and interactive captain. Not a lot of hype and low key but very effective. Captain Joel knew where the fish were and how to put us on them. My wife Laura & I will definitely hook up with the Ana Banana again sometime soon!! By the way we also caught a dozen Sheepshead on the reef which were not listed in the species targeted. Being from the north I related to them as a bluegill on steroids:)

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

We caught 20 fish

Fished January 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Great people and good anglers!


Went fishing on Friday, January 6, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 17, 2017