Captain
Jon Green

Member since April 2016

Sarasota, United States

Background
Captain Jon has lived and fished in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area for over 30 years now. He comes from a family of fishermen and his brother, Captain Scott Green, is also a local charter captain. Captain Jon is equally at home fishing the inshore bays and flats for Redfish, Tarpon, and Snook, as he is fishing the offshore reefs and wrecks for larger Snappers and Groupers. Whatever you want to get out of your fishing trip, Captain Jon will do all he can to make it happen.

Hey, I'm Captain Jon Green

Sarasota, United States
Background
Captain Jon has lived and fished in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area for over 30 years now. He comes from a family of fishermen and his brother, Captain Scott Green, is also a local charter captain. Captain Jon is equally at home fishing the inshore bays and flats for Redfish, Tarpon, and Snook, as he is fishing the offshore reefs and wrecks for larger Snappers and Groupers. Whatever you want to get out of your fishing trip, Captain Jon will do all he can to make it happen.

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Sarasota
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US$ 200

Fishing Reports

Fish on!!!!!

March 23, 2017

Took the Danowski family out fishing today. Great day on the water. Fish for everyone. Then we came across a school of barracuda. Broke out the cuda tubes and fish on. Hooked up three of them. The last one… Read Full Report →


Cobia cobia cobia.

March 21, 2017

Had a two person morning trip and the water was awesome. Got our limit of snapper some sheephead and cobia all over the place. Then the afternoon trip was great with the wind picking up. Got some sheephead and… Read Full Report →


Awesome day fishing

March 20, 2017

What an awesome day on the water. Started the day with a 12 inch lane snapper followed by a 31 inch cobia (2 inches to short) but awesome to fight then a boat full of mangrove snapper. Filled a… Read Full Report →


A tale of two trips.

March 12, 2017

Sunday was a great day on the water. The morning trip was brutal. The fish just were not interested. But the weather and water was awesome. We tried spot after spot but it was very slow. That's how the… Read Full Report →


Sheephead still biting

March 11, 2017

Sheephead bite was steady and the weather is amazing. Cobia are cruising the nearshore reefs. This is the best time if year for fishing in Sarasota. Give me a call. Captain Jon Green and let's go fish. Read Full Report →


Totally amazing.

February 25, 2017

Today was non stop action. We had bites on every drop and had a chance to hook up every time. The sheephead are stacked up on the close reefs and starting to move inside to the bridges and docks… Read Full Report →


Sheephead bite continues

February 17, 2017

Today was a great day on the water. The wind slowed down and the bite was steady and solid. Steady in that we had a bite about every twenty minutes. Solid in that when they hit we hooked up.… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead galore.

February 13, 2017

Bite is slow in the bay but sheephead galore on the nearshore reefs. Cold front is blowing through so we will see if it's still solid tomorrow. I will let you know as soon as I do. Captain Jon… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead, Snapper, Grunts, and Sun

January 17, 2017

The fishing was fast and furious. Lots of little bites with plenty of good fish in between. I felt like I never stopped baiting hooks and taking off fish. What a great day. Wind settled down and the sun… Read Full Report →


Big sheepshead offshore.

January 16, 2017

Big sheepshead offshore. Lots of small grunts and a few lane snapper. Fishing is gradually getting better. The weather fronts have mixed it up a bit. Overall fishing is good. Read Full Report →


Hogs wild!!!!

January 15, 2017

Still slow but more quality than quantity. Hogfish are still around. Large sheepshead are biting and the big key West Grunts are hitting as well. Headed back out tomorrow for two four hour trips. Fish on!!!! Read Full Report →


Business is picking up.

January 12, 2017

The offshore bite is picking up and what an amazing day on the water. Just beautiful. Got a cooler full of good size key West Grunts and some nice sheepshead. The sheepshead spawn is coming quick so the big… Read Full Report →


Slow but steady.

January 02, 2017

Windy offshore making for some bumpy rides. Small grunts caught everywhere an occasional nice mangrove snapper. And a few really big grunts. Oh and don't forget the sheepshead. Today was a slow but solid day on the water. It's… Read Full Report →


Windy windy.

December 31, 2016

Very windy today offshore. We stayed close to the beach but the wind was just to much. We had a steady bite of key West Grunts and small gag grouper and a few mangrove snapper. Came back to the… Read Full Report →


Hog Wild!!!

December 07, 2016

Weather was fantastic. Bite was steady and the Hog Fish fought hard. Another great day aboard Living the Dream Fishing charters with Captain Jon Green. Read Full Report →


Kingfish early in the day

November 25, 2016

Went out after some kingfish and had two fish in 20 minutes and the bite quit. We struggled the rest of the morning with no bottom bite at all. The up side was the weather was fantastic and we… Read Full Report →


Kingfish off Sarasota.

November 23, 2016

Bottom bite is still slow but the kings are off Sarasota. Got into some nice fish. Had some line rippers clean off a couple rigs but had a great day. Got slots open this weekend book now for first… Read Full Report →


Kingfish near shore.

November 21, 2016

A little windy today but the kingfish are on the nearshore reefs. Got into a few and some Spanish mackerel as well. Turkey day weekend weather looks great. Let's go fishing. Captain Jon Green. Read Full Report →


Top water offshore is hot!!!!!

November 11, 2016

Went offshore on Veterans Day for a 6 hour trip. Bottom bite was slow and got slower so we switched up to some top water action as the wind slowed down and BAM!!!!! It was on. We got some… Read Full Report →


Snapper, Trout, Mackerel, Oh My!!!!

August 27, 2016

Went fishing with Norman today. Norman is an East Coast of Florida Native. Glad he chose to fish with me today while visiting Sarasota. We had a steady bite of Snapper throughout the day and ended with a limit… Read Full Report →


Amber Jack on the reefs.

August 21, 2016

Took Gail out fishing today. Started on the reefs near the beach and got small Key West Grunts. The water was so smooth we just had to go deep. Went 12 miles out into 69 feet of water and… Read Full Report →


Snapper bite is solid

August 14, 2016

Snapper bite is aggressive near structure in Sarasota Bay. Took Peter and his son Patrick out today. The wind blew us off the gulf but we got into some snapper that were hitting aggressively in the bay. Always a… Read Full Report →


Nice snapper in the bay

August 05, 2016

Went fishing with Dale and got a limit of mangrove snapper. Biggest one was 16 inches. Bite was solid on shrimp around structure. It was another great day aboard Living the Dream Fishing Charters with Captain Jon Green. Read Full Report →


The other side of fishing.

August 03, 2016

Well every now and again we have a day that's less than productive. But I believe you have to tell both sides. So here goes. 4 bites, 4 fish, 4 hours. That's it. The reality is that you don't… Read Full Report →


Snapper offshore and trout inshore

July 26, 2016

Water offshore was a little rough but got into some nice mangrove and yellowtail snapper and a nice cuda. Followed up with trout in the bay. Worked at it but a good day overall on Living the Dream Fishing… Read Full Report →


Trout bite is still solid.

July 26, 2016

Had to work for them today but overall turned out well. The artificial reefs near shore are slow but from time to time catch a nice key West grunt or some short grouper and Mackerel. The bite continues in… Read Full Report →


Trout are thick.

July 18, 2016

Trout were thick on the flats today. Got four nice keepers and a nice mackerel. Another great day on Living the Dream Fishing Charters with Captain Jon Green Read Full Report →


Keeper Speckled Trout on the flats!!!

July 06, 2016

Took Wendi and her son Austin out today and had a great time. Keeper trout on the flats along with a few macks. Grouper and some Key West Grunts off the beach. Overall a great day on Living the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Not for lack of trying, but we didn’t catch many of the targeted fish.  Jon took us to multiple spots around the bay (too windy for the Gulf) where different techniques were needed for the different kinds of fish in the area. Captain Jon explained and demo’ed, but my teenaged boys, both experienced fishermen on creeks, rivers and ponds in upstate NY, couldn’t turn the hits on their poles into “Fish on!” more than a couple times—definitely a learning curve in there!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Beautiful day, caught lots of fish, and Captain Jon made it a lot of fun.  Thank you Captain Jon!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 31, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Captain Jon was extremely knowledgeable and personable.  He put us on the fish, and kept us on the fish.  The entire trip was very enjoyable.

Fished March 2017

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 31, 2017

Thanks Richard. It was great meeting you and your crew. Enjoy your time in Fla. Oh and give me a shout next September and let’s go red fishing in Jacksonville.

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My son and I didn’t know what to expect this being our first charter experience.  Captain Jon made out experience as enjoyable as could be.  And although we didn’t catch all the fish we targeted (can’t control what bites and when), we had a super time catching the ones that obliged!

Fished March 2017

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Glad you had a good time. Give me a call the next time your in town

Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

Great experience.  We wanted to catch enough fish for a meal and we did that and more.  Only bummer was that I caught a 31 inch Cobia and the size limit was 34 inches.  Lots of fun.  Captain John found 2 great sites and let my son and I go at it.  We had a blast.

Fished March 2017

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 24, 2017

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. It was a solid day of fishing. Give me a call when your ready to go again. Captain Jon Green.

Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

It was an excellent trip.  With 3 generations on the boat, the captan made sure everyone was safe and comfortable.  Fishing conditions were difficult because of weather issues.  However we caught enough fish to be very happy, keepers to provide dinner and a great time with grandpa, son and grandson enoying the time together and on the water.

Fished February 2017

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 24, 2017

Marv glad you enjoyed your charter. It was a joy having you guys on board. Give me a call when your ready again.

Went fishing on Monday, February 13, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This was our very first experience deep sea fishing and Captain Jon made it a great one! He’s very patient n informative and we only had to drop our lines and pull the fish in…he did all the rest!

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, January 16, 2017

The trip was as specified and the weather was good too.  Through no fault of the fishing charter, the fish I had hope to catch were not biting.  We did catch 3 sheepshead but I had hoped for other varieties.  Had we been later (end of February or in March), we probable would have been more successful.  Even so, it was a great experience for my grandson amd his friend (both ages, 15).

Fished January 2017

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bill glad you enjoyed the trip. Give me a call when your ready to go again.


Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

Captain Jon was amazing. I will definitely use him on my next fishing trip.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, January 2, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Had a great time. Cpt Jon knows the good spots. I will book again.

Fished November 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Glad you had a good time. Let me know when your ready to go again. Captain Jon Green.

Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Captain Jon went out of his way to make this charter first class in so many ways.  His knowledge of Florida waters allowed us to encounter a wide variety of fish from trout to snapper. His focus on fun and safety resulted in a great day of fishing overall. I look forward to rebooking with Captain Jon again real soon.

Fished October 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 30, 2016

Thanks for the kind words Tim. Always a joy to take someone like yourself out to test those boundaries. Next time we will hit the big water and sea what the gulf has to offer.  Keep livin’ the dream my friend. Captain Jon

Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

5 star service all round. A great day on the water. Finally caught a fish(s) in Florida!

Fished September 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Alan thanks for the kind words. Can’t wait to take you on the next one now that you broke the ice. Haha.


Went fishing on Sunday, August 21, 2016

Single woman who wanted to go fishing.  Problem:  no one would take a single without paying an arm and a leg, except Capt.  John!  He went above and beyond the call of duty, going way offshore and snagging a large, fighting Amberjack and pompano, my favorite from the Gulf!  And, if you love to fish like I do Ladies, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and go alone!  I was so glad I did!  Great half day!  Can’t wait to go back out, he knows the fishing sites.  Highly tecommend!

Fished August 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Gail thanks for the kind words. It was a great day and I’m looking forward to doing it again soon. Captain Jon Green.

Went fishing on Friday, August 12, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Brian thanks for the review. It was a pleasure having you on the boat. Captain Jon

Went fishing on Sunday, August 14, 2016

My son and I spent an afternoon of fun with Captain Jon. We fished in a mix of locations from close to shore waters, bridge pylons, bay and docks. Captain Jon kept our lines busy. Not sure what the final count was but there was plenty of action and enough keepers to feed a family of 6 with fresh and delicious Red Snapper that night. We chuckled all day as we shared funny stories about everything from the ones that got away to college to silly stuff we did at various points in our lives. Overall, a great experience. Thanks Captain Jon!!  Keep livin’ the dream!

Fished August 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pete thanks for the kind words. I look forward to taking you guys out again when you get the chance. Captain Jon

Went fishing on Friday, August 5, 2016

Capt. Jon gave me a great day of fishing on the Dream. We fished several locations and caught many fish in just a short time.
My experience was outstanding and I will be fishing with Capt. Jon again soon.
I recommend Capt. Jon very highly. Dale Humphreys

Fished August 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 12, 2016

Dale thanks for the kind words. I look forward to our next trip. Captain Jon

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Captian John is a great guy and went above and beyond to make it a great trip. I would go again in a heartbeat if I was down here more often.

Fished July 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thanks for the kind words. Glad to have you board and I look forward to taking out again when your in Florida.


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Our experience was amazing, my son and I were taken to some of the greatest fishing spots of Sarasota. Our captain was a genuinely nice person, with a great sense of humor. He also taught me and my son how to be great anglers. Some of the fish we caught were trout, catfish, grouper, and many others also. After we fished he filelled our fish beautifully, and sent us home with awesome memories. If you are in Sarasota, and want a TRUE fishing experience choose livin’ the dream fishing charters!!!

Fished July 2016

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Jon Green (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thanks for the kind words. You and your son were a joy to have on board. I look forward to taking you and your other boys out when in town. Captain Jon Green