Shallow Water Guide Service

Shallow Water Guide Service invites you to fish the shallow water back bays and creeks in the beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. This area is known for its abundance of inshore fish species that round these waters year-round. Whether you are after a good game fish or a tasty one, Captain Joey Shogren will be able to hook you up.

Captain Joey can take you fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon as the main targeted species on your trip. But if you want more variety and some good table-fare fish, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Permit, Tripletail and Blacktip Shark are a good choice. Alternatively, you can target Ladyfish and Jack Crevalle as sound game fish.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Yellowfin bay boat originally built in 2014 that can take you and up to four fishing buddies out. The vessel is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, with a whopping top speed of 65 knots.

Captain Joey has equipped this beauty with a livewell for the bait, an icebox to keep the catch fresh, a fighting chair, a wireless trolling motor in order to reach the very shallow bits, and electronics to locate the best fishing spots.

Shallow Water Guide Service always provides top-notch fishing gear in the form of Penn and Shimano rods and reels, a variety of tackle and bait, ice, water, Gatorade, and fishing licenses. Captain Joey can also clean and fillet you catch so make sure you bring a cooler to transport your catch home in. There is nothing better than enjoying your own catch at dinner!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    $1,000
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you happen to be in town during Tarpon season, this is a trip you don’t want to miss! Take your shot at battling it out the mighty “Silver King” in the inshore waters surrounding Fort Myers Beach. This is a great trip for anglers looking for the true Florida experience. All the gear you need will be provided, just be sure to bring snacks and refreshments
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    The full day trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    The six-hour long trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a seasonal nighttime trip for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, around dock lights, and inlet passes. Beat the heat and crowds while fishing under the light of the moon and on the docks. Fishing at nights offers some of the best fishing in the area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy an action-packed morning in the Florida shallows chasing the likes of Blacktip, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks! These fighting fish will jump, twist and put on an all-round show in shallow waters, so have your camera ready! All gear will be provided and anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy an action-packed morning in the Florida shallows chasing the likes of Blacktip, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks! These fighting fish will jump, twist and put on an all-round show in shallow waters, so have your camera ready! All gear will be provided and anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The four-hour long trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The four-hour long trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.

About the Captain

Joey Shogren
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2017
Having grown up in Southwest Florida, I developed a passion for fishing at a young age. As a child, I began fishing in the ponds around my home. At 5 years old, my grandfather introduced me to saltwater fishing. As a teenager, I started fishing in local tournaments and started to develop knowledge of the surrounding waters. From there my passion grew to a livelihood.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Tope) Shark (Tope)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4-stroke HPDI engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Myers Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   Febrero 19, 2020
Captain Joey put us on the sharks and we were catching them one after another.  We were getting so many that part of...
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