Captain Johnny Riggs was born and raised fishing the waters around Pine Island, Charlotte Harbor, and Punta Gorda. He is an expert at finding all the local fish species and has that extra degree of knowledge that only people who have seen the fishery for many seasons can give. Most importantly, he is a friendly and welcoming guy who enjoys nothing more than making sure everyone on his boat is getting the most out of their trip.
Whether you decide to go on a fishing trip, sunset cruise, or restaurant hopping adventure, you will be based aboard Captain Johnny’s 24 ft Proline Flatback center console. This stable boat gives a nice dry ride and has plenty of room for your belongings. Very versatile, it is just as well-suited to rooting out Redfish in the backcountry as it is to chasing Cobia nearshore. It also has a very handy tower that will give you the edge for one of the area’s most enjoyable fishing techniques - sight fishing along the beaches for migrating fish.
Whether you want to the local backcountry and fish with bait or artificials for the likes of Snook, Trout, and Redfish, hunt out an enormous Goliath Grouper in shallow water, target a toothy Bull Shark, or ‘bow to the king’ and hang onto your rod as a giant Tarpon leaps out of the water in front of you, Captain Johnny Riggs has the answer. And if you don’t want to fish at all but just want to experience the waterways of Southwest Florida like a local, look no further.
All fishing trips include professional fishing gear, lures, and bait. Please note that the boat is most comfortable for four people to fish from and that larger groups may need to take the fishing in turns.
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About this listing
Proline (Center console) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.