Knot a Care

Whether you’re looking for big game fish offshore or want to explore the tropical nearshore reefs – Knot a Care has you covered. Based out of Venice, FL, you’ll head out into the Gulf, going after a diverse range of fish. With 40 years of offshore fishing experience, Captain Richard Pozzo knows exactly what it takes to land the ocean’s strongest fish. He’s calling you aboard to show what you’re made of.

The 31’ Shamrock offshore fishing boat is just the vessel for exploring these varied fishing grounds. Powered by twin 315 Yanmar diesel engines, you’ll speed offshore, reaching the sweet spots in no time. Up to 6 guests are welcome to spend up to 8 hours aboard the luxury boat. The air-conditioned cabin comes fitted with plenty of seating, a kitchen, fridge, bed, and toilet, so your comfort is ensured throughout.

When it comes to fishing, the boat has everything you need. Take advantage of the downriggers as you troll the open oceans, while you’ll keep your bait fresh in the livewell. With the help of a first mate, you’ll be well on your way to reeling in a range of fish, no matter where you are.

On longer trips, you’ll head into the Gulf. Get ready for some heavy lifting as you battle it out with some stunning Sailfish, and monstrous Mahi Mahi and Tuna. These two delicious fish will make for a well-deserved treat at the end of the day.

Nearshore trips will take place closer to the shore, as you explore the productive and tropical reefs in search of your thrills. Get the pulses racing as you go after Barracudas, Amberjacks, and other exciting game fish, along with tasty Groupers and Cobias to take home.

The crew will clean and prepare your catch, so there’s no messy work for you to do. Just bring aboard some lunch and drinks, and don’t forget your camera to document your fun-filled fishing experience. Knot a Care is calling you aboard to forget all your worries and indulge in some thrilling fishing.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Get the most out of western Florida's incredible fishing opportunities and head offshore into the Gulf. Toll to entice the bite of a range of huge and delicious fish. Get ready to test your skills and strength against Tuna and Mahi Mahi, as you seek to take home a tasty treat, while you'll also do battle with stunning Sailfish who will leave you breathless in more ways than one.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    price breakdown
    $1,250
    Get the most out of western Florida's incredible fishing opportunities and head offshore into the Gulf. Get ready to test your skills and strength against Tuna and Mahi Mahi, as you seek to take home a tasty treat, while you'll also do battle with stunning Sailfish who will leave you breathless in more ways than one.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Spend 6 hours on the water and head out into the Gulf. Discover the wealth of reefs nearshore out of Florida's west coast and bottom fish for a range of beautiful, tough-fighting, and exciting fish. Practice your fishing skills against Barracuda, Amberjack, and Kingfish, while you'll also look to catch something tasty to take home, such as a Grouper or Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Get your fishing fix with this 4-hour trip. Explore the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico and to fish the numerous reefs that are overflowing with a range of tropical fish. From rapid Barracudas to tough-fighting Cobia and Amberjack, along with delicious Groupers, you're in for a thrilling morning before heading home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend your afternoon out in the Gulf of Mexico as you discover the wealth of fishing on offer along the productive reefs and wrecks nearshore. You'll head out to do battle with some strong fish, aiming to catch something delicious to take home. Expect an intense struggle against rapid Barracudas, tough-fighting Cobias and Amberjacks, and delicious Groupers as you bottom fish these shallow sweet spots.
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About the Captain

Rick Pozzo
Venecia, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Febrero 2019
Captain Rick began his career as a commercial fisherman hunting for Giant Bluefin Tuna and other species in the waters of Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and the North Atlantic. Over a 40 year career that includes commercial and recreational experience, his catch has included Cod, Haddock, Striped Bass, Flounder, Black Sea Bass, Bonita, Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. As many have, Captain Rick decided to leave the cold of the Northeast and now calls Venice, FL his home. While his location has changed, his love of the ocean and fishing has never waned, and would like to welcome you, your family, and friends aboard the 31' FV Knot-A-Care for a fantastic day fishing in the gulf.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Mastercard
Visa

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.80
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Ed W.
Englewood, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Junio 3, 2020
What a great fishing trip! Great boat well maintained by a very long time experienced veteran fisherman. This guy...
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Josh S.
Sarasota, Florida
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VERIFIED   Abril 4, 2020
Rick and Paul were awesome. We fished for 3 days and caught a bunch of different fish. From snappers to groupers to porgys...
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Andrew B.
Englewood, FL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   Febrero 24, 2020
We booked our trip a week in advance. It was easy to contact Rick who replied quickly to any of my questions. We arrived early...
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Steven G.
Ashland, WI
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   Marzo 20, 2020
Captain Rick put us on the fish and first mate Paul was fantastic with my 11 yr old son. He spent a long time with him which...
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Michael D.
Sarasota, FL
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Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 12, 2020
My family and I had a great time on the boat. Very caring and professional. Definitely recommend.
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