Captain
Johnny Riggs

Member since October 2016

Boca Grande, United States

Background
Captain Johnny Riggs is a Military Veteran with many years service. He feels lucky to have been born and raised in Punta Gorda and to have been able to spend his formative years and those that followed fishing these warm waters. In Captain Johnny's words: "It's home and the best place to fish ANYWHERE!" Captain Johnny is happy to tailor each and every trip he offers to his customer and enjoys every minute of guiding.
Techniques
Always depends on the tide and the customer. I love it all.

Hey, I'm Captain Johnny Riggs

Boca Grande, United States
Background
Captain Johnny Riggs is a Military Veteran with many years service. He feels lucky to have been born and raised in Punta Gorda and to have been able to spend his formative years and those that followed fishing these warm waters. In Captain Johnny's words: "It's home and the best place to fish ANYWHERE!" Captain Johnny is happy to tailor each and every trip he offers to his customer and enjoys every minute of guiding.
Techniques
Always depends on the tide and the customer. I love it all.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Boca Grande
trips from
US$ 195
 
Punta Gorda
trips from
US$ 195
Bokeelia
trips from
US$ 195

Customer Reviews

4.99 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

My trip with Captain Johnny started a few days before the outing, I spoke with the Capt’n about what i was looking to achieve from the trip, which was to take my two sons (ages 16 & 20) out and catch some fish larger than they imagined. An experience they would remember for life.  The weather was in our favor that day, and Capt’n Johnny did just that. We were able to get 6 Goliath grouper to bite and reeled 3 of them up to the boat. Their impressive size left us jaw dropped ! But it didn’t end there. We still had 3 hrs left, so Capt’n Johnny suggested we try going after some Tarpon. In the processes we managed to get a shark and a barracuda to strike, followed by two young Tarpon. Now my boys have memories shared with their “Cool Dad"and pictures to brag about to their friends…      Thank you Captain Johnny Riggs

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 13, 2017

We had a blast with Captain Johnny! We caught a ton of fish, watched dolphins, and had a great overall experience. He took time in the morning to make sure we had the right bait. It was a hot day, and the boats around us were having a tough time, while we were dragging them in. He is a great time, attentive, and entertaining. He made sure the experience was up to our expectations. If you don’t have a good time, it’s your own fault! This trip was worth every penny, and we’ll DEFINITELY book again!! Thanks Captain Johnny :)

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Had a great time with Captain Johnny Riggs! Caught a lot of fish .. had a lot of laughs and communication was top notch! Looking forward to the next time!  While we were busy catching fish, the captain made sure that he took memorable photos for us. Thanks again Johnny!  Al, Wayne, Collin ,and Albert - your new friends from NJ!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our trip with Captain Johnny was a blast!!! He put us all over the fish and I caught the biggest one!:)

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Our family had the best time!! Captain Riggs put us on the snook and the trout. He was great with the three teenagers on the boat. We caught a lot of fish and laughed the whole time! Definitely a trip we will do again!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We had a great trip and capt.  Riggs was great with my kids.  We found plenty of fish and he also taught the kids a few new tricks.  We fish in a lot of places, with a lot of guides,  capt. Riggs was someone we want to fish with again.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

I got to spend a weekend with Johnny on the water this past weekend. I’ve had some great fishing trips in my life but I think this topped them all. Johnny is the hardest working captain on the water. He had us on fish wherever we went! He knew exactly what to do to catch those fish too. Johnny never gives up when the fishing is tough either. He is well worth a trip to southwest Florida for that’s for sure. Fishing with Johnny will definitely be a yearly thing for me! Thanks again Johnny!!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

BEST ENJOYABLE TRIP FOR MY 9 YEAR OLD AND 11 YEAR OLD .THEY CAUGHT ENOUGH FISH .Captain Johnny went out of way to teach my kids all the BASICS and more about fish and patience and how to be safe and have fun.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Capt. Johnny did an excellent job introducing us to a great experience. He went above and beyond to make our charter a day to remember. He’s an excellent communicator and great person.

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Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful day. Appreciate it brother.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

So awesome this guy was.kept us on the fish. A nice relaxing day on the water with plenty of fish to boot.will tell all of West Virginia to book with him before coming to Florida. Thank Capt

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

Had a great time, he’s a great guy, he does everything he can to put you on fish. We went for tarpon that aren’t really in season yet, but we still caught snooks and trout. Definitely coming back.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Amazing overall exeriemce!  We learned a lot , enjoyed the conversation and Johnny was definitely entertaining .  He did everything he could to get us on fish .  The coldfront made it for tough fishing , but we still managed to catch some snook .  And s requested he brought us out Tarim fishing in the waves , no luck , but we were lucky in our choice to book with Johnny Riggs .  We will definitely be coming back and booking with him again !  What a great captain and dude !

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Awesome experience, made sure my boyfriend and I caught tons of fish. Took us to a few locations that were great! Super friendly, helpful, and funny guy! We are going to come back next year for sure. I’d recommend this charter to anyone!!

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Captain Johnny is a great guy that really cares about his clients and insures their fishing experience is the best. I can’t say enough good things about today’s trip with my son.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

I’ve fished many charters over the years and I can honestly say this was the best by far. Nothing even close. Our group consisted of myself, my son and his friend, both teenage boys. Captain Johnny got us right on the fish, and explained everything as we went along. Catching amazing fish is always great, but the fact that from the minute we got in the boat it was like we were a group of friends fishing was unbelievable. Captain Johnny made sure we had the best bait, tackle and instruction you could ask for. We’ve already booked another trip next month.

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Went fishing on Friday, December 2, 2016

What a wonderful experience, Captain Johnny is a fabulous captain with super knowledge of the area and fishing locations.  Best birthday ever!!!  Highly recommended.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Being from MN & having a house in FL. that I travel to in the winter I have chartered many fishing captains to take me out for a day of fishing while I was down there.  My experience with Capt’n Johnny
was the most enjoyable trip I have had to date.  I took 2 of my kids with me the day we booked him &
they also had a great experience.  Capt’n Johnny did the little things that made them feel comfortable right from the start from working with them on how to set the hook, how the specific fish react to baits, how they fight on the way back to the boat even helping them experience how to bait their own hooks correctly, if they wanted to, otherwise, he was always there to have it done so we did not miss a minute of fishing.  He took us out for 3 specific species of fish & we caught all 3, including hooking up on 2 Goliath’s.  We booked him for 6 hrs & he kept us out longer as he seen how much fun we were having & he did not have anything booked after we were done, thanks Skip!
How many people can say they tripled on Snook?  In his pictures you can see the 2 kids with theirs, obviously he must have thought I didn’t deserve to be in the pic.  Overall a 12 out of 10 for Capt’n Johhny.  Extremely knowledgeable, very personable, & all around a great guy.  I am going back down in late January with 6 guys on a fishing trip & already have him booked to go out again.  Lastly a veteran that served multiple tours in Iraq for our country!

Fished January 2017

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Johnny Riggs (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 5, 2017

There you go buddy


Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I would like to thank the Captain “Johnny Riggs” on an excellent excursion.  I was very impressed with his vast knowledge and experience of the ocean.  In addition, Johnny knew where all the fish seemed to be hanging out!!! It was also a plus to have a captain who is physically fit.  it took a lot of strength to reel in some of the fish, and the captain was there to assist when we called upon him for assistance.  It was a perfect balance of fun and excitement, and many photo opportunities, and great conversations!!! We had a great day, THANK YOU!!!

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Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

Captain Johnny was AWESOME!  The best fishing charter we’ve ever had hands down.  Out of 30+ charters in the last 20yrs Captain Johnny was the most knowledgeable, professional, efficient Captain we’ve ever hired.  Top notch customer service too.  Highly recommended to ANYONE looking for a great time and a great catch. My 12 year old son wants to go again really soon!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Being a first timer on a Florida fishing charter I was unsure on if I would be able to enjoy and participate . Captain Johnny was extremely caring, friendly and of course professional.  He educated us and also gave extra attention to making me feel comfortable. Johnny truly has a gift to make us feel like family. His friendly smile will always be remembered. We will definitely use him again on our next trip to Florida. Such a unique , one of a kind trip. GOOD guy, GREAT boat, GOT fish. Thanks Johnny for an awesome end of our vacation. Can’t wait till he takes us out next year!  Wish we could use him in Michigan.  :)

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

Had an absolute blast on the water with Capt. Johnny Riggs! He is super professional and knows the waters like the back of his hand! I will most definitely be booking a trip every with year with Johnny!

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Johnny Riggs. This was the first and only fishing trip where I’ve actually caught what was promised by the captain. We snagged a large Goliath grouper and more snook than we could count. No lie it was well over 60 and we just got tired of keeping track. Johnny knows what he’s doing and knows the area well. I highly recommend his services and I will be back myself for sure. It’s

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 24, 2016

Had a blast out on the ocean. Had a few good battles trying to pull in 300lb monster Goliath but they had the upper hand.  Caught lots of smaller fish and had fun through the whole trip!

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

This was my second trip in less than 2 months. Will be booking again. Great guy. Love making memories with my family. Book now, you will have a blast!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Took my son, dad and brother in law out for the day. We had a great experience, caught snook in the morning and Goliath groupers in the afternoon. Capt. Riggs is a great guide with an awesome personality, I highly recommend anyone looking for a charter to give him a call, you won’t be disappointed.

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

Capt johnny was very knowledgeable of the area and where the best places to catch certain fish were. He was very professional but very down to earth at the same time. I had a blast and caught multiple types of fish. I will definitely be booking more trips in the near future.

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