Captain
John Hodges

Member since April 2016

Ponce Inlet, United States

Background
I grew up in New England with a family of commercial and recreational fishermen. I worked on many of the charter boats and head boats from Gloucester to Portsmouth. I served in the United States Coast Guard from 1990 to 1994 primarily working in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. I recieved my first USCG Captains license in 1994 and I have upgraded and held a license ever since. I moved to Florida in the mid to late 1990s and I have been fishing Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas ever since. Fishing has been a big part of my life, I wish to share the adventure with others and will work hard to make your trip an enjoyable one with me. Have a great day Tight Lines Capt. John You can also see us on Facebook FinnFinders
Techniques
I really enjoy live baiting when the conditions good and the bait is around. Trolling is a lot of fun and exciting when there is a decent bite and the action is consistent. The summer months when the Shrimp Boats are just a little ways offshore are an absolute blast with Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks and other predators following these boats around,almost non stop action. Summer months during the Full Moom offer some exciting night fishing for Mangrove Snapper and can be a great way to bring home plenty of fillets for the Family. Ponce Inlet and inland waters prove to be an excellent option during days of inclimate weather or if maybe a passenger does not quite have there sea legs. The calm waters offer plenty of inshore species such as Redfish, snook, tarpon, trout and flounder. I really enjoy many techniques of fishing with spinning or conventional reels. If there is any type of fishing you are interested in and I have not listed it please feel free to inquire. Thanks

Hey, I'm Captain John Hodges

Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
I grew up in New England with a family of commercial and recreational fishermen. I worked on many of the charter boats and head boats from Gloucester to Portsmouth. I served in the United States Coast Guard from 1990 to 1994 primarily working in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. I recieved my first USCG Captains license in 1994 and I have upgraded and held a license ever since. I moved to Florida in the mid to late 1990s and I have been fishing Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas ever since. Fishing has been a big part of my life, I wish to share the adventure with others and will work hard to make your trip an enjoyable one with me. Have a great day Tight Lines Capt. John You can also see us on Facebook FinnFinders
Techniques
I really enjoy live baiting when the conditions good and the bait is around. Trolling is a lot of fun and exciting when there is a decent bite and the action is consistent. The summer months when the Shrimp Boats are just a little ways offshore are an absolute blast with Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks and other predators following these boats around,almost non stop action. Summer months during the Full Moom offer some exciting night fishing for Mangrove Snapper and can be a great way to bring home plenty of fillets for the Family. Ponce Inlet and inland waters prove to be an excellent option during days of inclimate weather or if maybe a passenger does not quite have there sea legs. The calm waters offer plenty of inshore species such as Redfish, snook, tarpon, trout and flounder. I really enjoy many techniques of fishing with spinning or conventional reels. If there is any type of fishing you are interested in and I have not listed it please feel free to inquire. Thanks
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5.00 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, October 9, 2017

Great day with Captain John! My 14 year old son got kind of “sea-sick” and so we headed inland and changed our plan. We had a great day and outing. He is knowledgable of the habitat and the area as a whole. I would hire him again!

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Our fishing trip was outstanding!  We had a perfect day of fishing.  We honestly couldn’t take pictures of all the fish we caught because we were reeling them in so much.  Captain John Hodges and his mate were incredibly knowledgeable and professional fisherman.  Captain John provided everything from bait to beer.  I would highly recommend a day of fishing with them.  I’m looking forward to going out with them again.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Had a blast! Top notch service and action the whole time!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Had a great day on the water, Capt John was a excellent host he baited hooks gave helpful tips, unfortunately the fish we got 4 snapper were just not biting and the weather did not cooperate but next time I’m sure we will have better luck see you next year

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A ton of fun! Biggest fish any of us had caught. Great capitan, and great experience!!

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 23, 2016

Had an awesome time! I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Fished September 2016

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