Charter Operator
Ana Banana Fishing Company

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.

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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

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(42 reviews)
Marathon
Trips from US $1,995
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Marathon
Trips from US $995

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 225 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (220)
Awesome experience!
Fishing with Joel
Fishing with Joel
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Angler rating
189
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Caught fish
87%
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Bob R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A day (night) we will never forget

VERIFIED   Tarpon: Half Day Trip (AM) on April 4, 2024
We started Tarpon fishing shorty after we arrived at 4:00 yesterday, for a 4 hour trip. 5-1/2 hours later, we arrived back...
Bob R. recommends Ana Banana Fishing Company – 30' Grady White
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Michael C.
Philadelphia, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day Trip with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 19, 2023
Captain Joel and Eddie were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. None of us on the trip had ever gone deep sea fishing before,...
Michael C. recommends Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras
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Justin W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Tailored the trip for the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 28, 2024
We had young kids and the crew made the trip fun and safe. Exactly what we wanted.
Justin W. recommends Ana Banana Fishing Company – 30' Grady White
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Ryan C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
Awesome experience from beginning to end. Caught a lot of fish and cooked all the yellow tail for lunch at Castaway restaurant....
Ryan C. recommends Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star
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Timothy J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 6, 2024
Timothy J. recommends Ana Banana Fishing Company – 30' Grady White
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