Captain
James Branca

Member since July 2017 Sanibel, United States
Background
Captain James Branca fell in love with the water at a very young age. His SWFL fishing repertoire includes the waters from Marco Island, Naples, Sanibel, and Captiva Island to Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers Beach. Capt. James specializes in targeting Snapper and Grouper, as well as many other reef fish. Captain James holds a Federal Reef and Pelagic Permit, which allows him to legally harvest reef fish in federal waters.
Techniques
Bottom Reef Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Porgy and other reef fish.

Hey, I'm Captain James Branca

Sanibel, United States
Background
Captain James Branca fell in love with the water at a very young age. His SWFL fishing repertoire includes the waters from Marco Island, Naples, Sanibel, and Captiva Island to Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers Beach. Capt. James specializes in targeting Snapper and Grouper, as well as many other reef fish. Captain James holds a Federal Reef and Pelagic Permit, which allows him to legally harvest reef fish in federal waters.
Techniques
Bottom Reef Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Porgy and other reef fish.
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My Charter Listing

Tie One On Charter

15 reviews
Sanibel
trips from $1,200

Fishing Reports

Great Day Offshore Catching

September 06, 2020

We headed out ad the sun was rising and went 50 miles offshore. We limited out on red grouper by 10:30 and moved to a couple different spots and caught yellowtail, mangrove, vermillion and lane snapper. O Read Full Report →


Awesome Family Fishing Day!!!

August 17, 2020

On August 16 we headed offshore with a father, daughter and friend of the family. It was a besutiful sunrise, and the fushing was nonstop all day. We kept 3 red grouper, one mangrove snapper, and 28 lane snapper.… Read Full Report →


Awesome Red Snapper Trip!!

June 20, 2020

We headed offshore early and fished in 140 feet of water. We limited out on red snapper, caught a bunch of big lane snapper, a couple red grouper and some vermillion snapper. The water was like a lake in… Read Full Report →


First Red Snapper Trip of the season

June 01, 2020

We started early before sunrise, weather was great, traveled over 70 miles and limited out on red snapper by 9:20. We also caught porgy, red grouper, big lane snapper, and vermillion snapper. Great day!!! Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing For Grouper

May 04, 2020

Beautiful day on the water. Sea conditions very calm. Caught lots of fish and even a big nurse shark that we safely released. We were offshore about 40 miles. Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing trip 11/7/17

November 07, 2017

We went fishing offshore in the Gulf of Mexico in about 80 feet of water. On the first stop we caught 3 keeper red grouper, some lane snapper, and many other red grouper that were undersized. We hit a… Read Full Report →


Offshore fishing trip for Grouper

August 22, 2017

As we headed offshore we knew the seas were going to be a little rough. We made sure that our customers were okay with that and they said let's go for it. Well, they were 3-5 with the occasional… Read Full Report →


Beautiful day offshore fishing for group

August 12, 2017

As we headed offshore it was a beautiful morning with not wind. We went to our first stop to fish for big lane snapper. We caught about 6 lane snapper all 12 inches and bigger and one 21 inch… Read Full Report →


Offshore fishing for grouper and snapper

March 09, 2017

As we head offshore another beautiful March morning our target species was Grouper, Snapper, Porgy and other reef fish. Our boat ride takes us about an hour and a half to reach the first destination so that gives us… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Joseph J.
St. Petersburg, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome charter! Captain Jim & Alex are amazing!

VERIFIED   May 17, 2020
My wife and I booked a charter with Captain Jim to celebrate our anniversary. Capt. Jim was great at communicating ahead and...
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Christy M.
Miramar, FL
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BEST Charter we have every been on!!!

VERIFIED   July 7, 2020
Absolutely, the BEST! Jim and Alex are beyond attentive and hospitable…... they made us feel like we’ve known them...
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
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Casey B.
Fairfield, OH
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Full Day Offshore

VERIFIED   September 8, 2018
We had an awesome time with Captain Jim and Alex. He contacted me multiple times prior to our trip just to touch base and give...
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Robert G.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Full day

August 8, 2017
This is the easiest review for me.  I have booked charters all over the country.  Small boats, big boats, 3 day trips,...
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