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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Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
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Capt Joel is the man!
Capt Joel is the man!
The best half day with Ana Banana
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Michael P.
KNG OF PRUSSA, PA
 5.00
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6hour trip with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
What a great day with Captain Joel and his first mate. We went on a 6 hour trip with Captain Joel and it was the best fishing...
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Laura C.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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3/4 day with Captain Joel and first mate Carl

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
OMG What a day!!!  We fished a reef and caught our limit of yellow snapper one after another…it was great fun. ...
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Emil W.
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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The best half day with Ana Banana

VERIFIED   NEW  October 18, 2019
We had a wonderful day with Capt. Coral Smidt (I don’t know if a spelled correctly). We went out for yellowtail snappers...
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Jim G.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Joel and Carl of Ana Banana

VERIFIED   NEW  October 16, 2019
What a fun day! Kids had a lot of fun and the fishing was exciting. Captain Joel and his First Mate Carl where great with kids...
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Grant G.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Joel

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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