Get ready to experience some of the most productive inshore and nearshore fishing possible with Captain Johnny Riggs! Located opposite Charlotte Harbor, you’ll set off from Punta Gorda – a prime location to fish the backwaters and skinny waters of the Peace River or Boca Grande. Come discover this incredible fishery for yourself!

Capt. Johnny was born and raised in this area, so it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about casting a line here. He’ll customize your angling adventure to perfectly suit your needs. All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water fishing for Sharks, Snook, and everything in between.

You’ll be casting off from a 24’ Proline center console, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha motor. She can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. Restored in 2016, this boat features all the modern amenities you’ll need for a successful day on the water. This includes Hummingbird electronics, a shallow water anchoring system, and a trolling motor for sneaking up on your target fish!

However you want to spend your day in the Punta Gorda area, Capt. Johnny has a trip to suit you. Choose between collecting shells on the local islands and fishing for species such as Redfish, Snook, Snappers, Sharks, and the huge Goliath Grouper.

When in season, you’ll also get the chance for an exciting face-off with the “Silver King” (Tarpon). Capt. Jonny uses a variety of techniques on his trips, such as trolling, jigging, drift fishing, bottom fishing, and even bowfishing. If there’s a fish you’d like to target or a technique you’d like to try, just let him know!

In his own words, this is the “best place to fish anywhere,” and Capt. Johnny will provide all the gear you need, as well as your fishing license. When you return to shore, he’ll even clean your keeper fish for you to take home.

With so many options, there’s definitely a trip for you, and you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be well looked after. Come cast off with Captain Johnny Riggs!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    $500
    This 4-hour trip is the perfect introduction to Punta Gorda's fishery! You'll be fishing the inshore waters of the Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, and Boca Grande area. You'll be targeting seasonal fish such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, Cobia, and Sharks. Capt. Johnny will make sure you're decked out with all the fishing gear you need, as well as a valid license.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    $700
    A 6-hour trip is the perfect amount of time to hit some very reliable spots to bend the rods, and still push a little further to make the trip epic. This adventure is very popular as it provides enough time to fish and hook plenty of Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Sharks, and whatever else is biting. Capt. Johnny will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as your fishing license, so just bring plenty of energy with you!
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    From April to August, Boca Grande boasts the largest Tarpon population in the world. This majestic fish puts on a show that's hard to top, and your captain will help you reel in the trophy catch of your dreams! These fish are aerial artists and the second you hook one you'll agree it deserves the name "The Silver King." Capt. Johnny will provide all the gear you need to reel in this slice of royalty, as well as a valid fishing license.
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    $900
    This trip will take place in the inshore waters near Charlotte Harbor, mainly, but you can also diversify it by heading down to Boca Grande - after all, there's plenty of time! These waters are home to some excellent species, and you'll get to target Permit, Groupers, Snappers, Snook, a wide range of Sharks, and many more. Your captain will provide your fishing gear, as well as your license.
  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $1,000
    Come fish the "Tarpon Capital of the World" alongside Capt. Johnny, and get ready to take on the "Silver King." The April–August season is not one to miss, and this trip offers you the fantastic opportunity to spend your entire day challenging this world-famous fish. You're sure to finish the day feeling stronger than ever before! Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as your license.
  • Viaje Privado
    12 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Cancelación GRATIS 7 días de aviso
    12 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 8:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $1,400
    The more time spent on the water, the more fruitful the fishing: it makes sense! Take advantage of the season for Tarpon and battle it out all morning and afternoon with the "Silver King." This majestic fish is a beauty to watch and a tricky prize to land. You'll use all your strength to reel him in, so you'll need to allow for a one hour break for lunch. If you fail to hook a Tarpon on this 12-hour trip, you get $200 off. Your captain will provide you with fishing gear and a valid license.
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Johnny Riggs
Punta Gorda, Florida, Estados Unidos
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55 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta 7 horas
Miembro desde Octubre 2016
Captain Johnny Riggs is a military veteran with many years of service. He feels lucky to have been born and raised in Punta Gorda, spending 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 customers, and enjoys every minute of guiding.

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Especies de Interés

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Especificaciones del barco

Pro-Line (Center console) construido en 1973, y restaurado en 2016. Impulsado por 150HP Yamaha motor.

Longitud
24 ft
Capacidad
4 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca de Orilla
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Arrecife
Pesca de Naufragio
Pesca en Aguas Poco Profundas
Pesca Backcountry

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Jigging
Pesca con Mosca
Drift Fishing
Pesca con Arco

Servicios

GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Nevera para la pesca
GPS
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Motor de troleo inalámbrico
Nevera para la pesca

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Bebidas
Licencia de Pesca

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 7 días antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 7 días antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado incluído en el precio
El traslado desde hoteles o embarcaderos en Punta Gorda hasta el lugar de salida está disponible e incluido en las tarifas del viaje.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

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Half day trip

VERIFICADO   6 Hour Trip on Abril 12, 2021
Booked the trip and was greeted by a man who looked like a cross between Mathew McConaughey and a greek god.  The legend of...
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Brian H.
Westfield, IN
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VERIFICADO   6 Hour Trip on Octubre 19, 2021
Excellent time with Captain Johnny.  Catching fish through the 6 hours on the water. Loved it and My grandkids loved it. ...
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Morton, IL
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4 hour trip

VERIFICADO   Special 4 hours trip for Ryan Bunton on Mayo 6, 2021
Great experience!  Would highly recommend!
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Jamieson S.
Hot Springs, SD
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VERIFICADO   6 Hour Trip on Junio 24, 2021
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Rockwall, TX
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VERIFICADO   4 Hour Trip on Junio 17, 2021
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FAQs about Captain Johnny Riggs

Captain Johnny Riggs offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Tarpon (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Johnny Riggs, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Hummingbird)
  • Localizador de peces (Hummingbird)
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Motor de troleo inalámbrico
  • Nevera para la pesca

Trips booked with Captain Johnny Riggs include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo
  • Carnada Viva
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Bebidas
  • Licencia de Pesca

Captain Johnny Riggs offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca de Orilla
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa (Up to 9 miles offshore)
  • Pesca en Arrecife
  • Pesca de Naufragio
  • Pesca en Aguas Poco Profundas
  • Pesca Backcountry

Captain Johnny Riggs offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Jigging
  • Pesca con Mosca (Bring your own equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Pesca con Arco

Top targeted fish species with Captain Johnny Riggs include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon