Captain
Joe Richard

Member since May 2017 Steinhatchee, United States
Background
Captain Joe Richard is a skilled and enthusiastic fishing guide whose articles and photos have been used in fishing magazines since 1977, including Florida Sportsman, where he was also the book editor for 5 of their Sportsman's Best Book Titles. Years ago, he won a dozen offshore Kingfish tournaments and wrote 2 books about it. Capt. Joe has fished the Gulf of Mexico since 1965 and became a licensed fishing guide in 1994. He now specializes in targeting inshore species, such as Seatrout and Redfish using spinning gear, and loves nothing more than guiding small groups towards their personal best. He encourages catch-and-release on the bigger Trout. He often takes out couples, father-and-son teams, and relatives. Capt. Joe invites you to join him on this exclusive adventure and create lasting memories with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service!
Techniques
Capt. Joe mostly does drift fishing and casting artificial baits. He also sets out live bait for bigger fish and fishes shorelines for Redfish.

Hey, I'm Captain Joe Richard

Steinhatchee, United States
Background
Captain Joe Richard is a skilled and enthusiastic fishing guide whose articles and photos have been used in fishing magazines since 1977, including Florida Sportsman, where he was also the book editor for 5 of their Sportsman's Best Book Titles. Years ago, he won a dozen offshore Kingfish tournaments and wrote 2 books about it. Capt. Joe has fished the Gulf of Mexico since 1965 and became a licensed fishing guide in 1994. He now specializes in targeting inshore species, such as Seatrout and Redfish using spinning gear, and loves nothing more than guiding small groups towards their personal best. He encourages catch-and-release on the bigger Trout. He often takes out couples, father-and-son teams, and relatives. Capt. Joe invites you to join him on this exclusive adventure and create lasting memories with Seafavorites Fishing Guide Service!
Techniques
Capt. Joe mostly does drift fishing and casting artificial baits. He also sets out live bait for bigger fish and fishes shorelines for Redfish.

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Fishing Reports

Good Redfish Bite

February 18, 2020

No charters the past few days, so I coaxed my neighbors out redfishing. Perfect weather, too. The guys lost the first two big redfish, a pulled hook and a broken leader, but we settled down and landed the next… Read Full Report →


Chilly weather fishing

January 18, 2020

We managed to find six keeper-sized redfish and three eating-size black drum, after a chilly morning ride. Also a couple of flounder. Trout have been very scarce. It warmed up at mid-day and the weather was nice. This was… Read Full Report →


Record Redfish

December 28, 2019

A lady angler caught this 40-plus inch redfish today from my boat, on a light trout rod with 12-pound line, quite a battle. This redfish was the biggest we've ever seen in these shallow waters. Dutifully released. We also… Read Full Report →


Fast Trout Bite

December 15, 2019

The tide was very low in the morning and boats had to stay offshore to run the coastline. We found a school of trout, anchored up and caught three limits while sitting in the same spot. Here are some… Read Full Report →


Trout return

October 29, 2019

After catching a mix of mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish and some keeper trout with artificials, we made several drifts in shallow water, tried a different technique and caught a pair of 21 inch trout. The weather was very mild and… Read Full Report →


When the big drum bite.

October 21, 2019

Following the Gulf storm last Saturday, there is now more floating grass, but the water is still green enough to use artificials. Sharks were bad at my redfish spots, and we didn't get any spot tails, though the lady… Read Full Report →


Windy day redfish

October 10, 2019

Took a friend to fish our small neighborhood trout and redfish tournament on Oct. 10. We kept our windbreakers on the entire morning, it was actually chilly with the wind blowing. We could only fish until 11 a.m. because… Read Full Report →


Redfish biting

October 06, 2019

Had a good trip yesterday, even though the wind was blowing. Seven keeper redfish in the boat, almost all were 24 inches long. Also eight bonnethead sharks from 3-4 feet long, and very energetic. One 50-pound stingray. Out further… Read Full Report →


Lost a Tarpon

May 03, 2019

Fished with Chuck from Atlanta the last two days, in nice weather. We drifted up to a pod of big tarpon that were quietly rolling, and I cast a heavy spoon into their midst about 30 yards away. Hooked… Read Full Report →


Trout galore, one redfish and a cobia.

April 04, 2019

Solid action on trout the past two days. At one point yesterday, we were getting up to three trout hits on single casts. Lose a fish, and another would grab on. Two of us caught 40 plus trout on… Read Full Report →


Redfish in the shallows

March 25, 2019

Redfish have been back and forth lately, showing up one day and then replaced by trout in shallow water. On Monday we had a mixed bag of both. We're limited to one redfish apiece, so try to catch them… Read Full Report →


Nice day on the water

March 23, 2019

Took out two older guys, aged 80 and 86. Chilly boat ride in the morning, but then it warmed up. They landed this pair of 22-inch trout, among a few others and a keeper flounder. Lots of boats out… Read Full Report →


More Big Trout

March 21, 2019

Took this guy from Brazil fishing yesterday, he pretty much didn't speak a word of English. Nothing but hand signals all day, and a little gutteral Spanish spoken by me. He showed me pictures of peacock bass, and was… Read Full Report →


Sow Trout Biting

March 03, 2019

We don't catch seatrout this big every day, but when we do, it's memorable. Both trout were 26 inches long, but the trout my wife is holding had a really thick girth. Both would win any weekend tournament along… Read Full Report →


When the Big Reds Bite.

February 04, 2019

Chilly boat ride yesterday, but the Gulf is calm enough. It was a mid-day redfish tide, so we put no effort into searching for trout nearby, instead anchored near shore and set out a few rods. The redfish were… Read Full Report →


Thanksgiving fishing

November 24, 2018

Breezy the day after Thanksgiving, but we found trout only a few hundred yards from shore, and the wind was blowing out of the forest. We had seven nice trout and lost a good-sized flounder near the boat, he… Read Full Report →


Summer fish have arrived.

May 19, 2018

Summer fish have suddenly arrived off Steinhatchee. For the past few months, if we dragged a cork upwind with a live or cut bait, we might get a big trout. But now the sharks have arrived. Yesterday we battled… Read Full Report →


Big variety of fish this week

May 13, 2018

In three trips this past week we caught 12 species of fish, while casting artificial lures. We landed lots of trout, a redfish, bluefish, some big Spanish mackerel, quite a few seabass, a remora, pinfish, sailor's choice, pigfish, Atlantic… Read Full Report →


Big trout video

May 10, 2018

Alvin and Glesia Ginn sent in this video of our fishing day on May 10. Glesia shot the video with her phone. They wanted this big female trout released, said we had enough fish in the box. Read Full Report →


Scouting trip May 1.

May 01, 2018

We had a day off, so I took first mate Amy on a scouting trip. We threw artificials all day and had about 25 trout, with 12 confirmed keepers. Only kept three trout for a fish fry. We only… Read Full Report →


Our trout action began in late February.

February 19, 2018

Two good trips on Feb. 19 and 20 with different people. 20 trout landed on Feb. 19 with eight keepers, and 30-35 trout (we stopped counting) on Feb. 20. Read Full Report →

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4.67
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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96%
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Oakland, California
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Great fishing trip with joe!!!

VERIFIED   April 26, 2019
Lou and I wanted to fish shallow coastal water grass. I find it way more interesting then deep sea fishing. Neither of us really...
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Gainesville, Florida
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Great day on the water!

July 27, 2019
Capt. Joe has been my go-to guy when I feel an urge to fish. His expert knowledge of where to find the action, be it redfish,...
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Bozeman, Montana
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Day & half with Capt. Joe Richard

April 6, 2018
Joe…..A few comments on our fishing adventure along the Steinhatchee/Horseshoe Beach coastline: Catching the...
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2 day trip with Captain Joe

October 24, 2018
A great Trip with Capitain Joe. Spent two days with him I will never forget. Day one we couldn’t keep the Reds off the hook....
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Roswell, GA
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April 14. 2018. Best Guide I have ever been with.

VERIFIED   April 14, 2018
Fishing 8 hours plus with Captain Joe was a great experience I will never forget. He is very enjoyable to be with and...
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