Captain
John Rivers

Member since March 2017 Tampa, United States
Background
Captain John Rivers has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 17 years. His first passion was Bass fishing, which later transformed into love for saltwater species: for John, there is nothing like hooking into a monster Snook and pulling him out of the Mangroves or chasing Redfish on the flats. His first ever saltwater fish was 30lb bull Redfish, which got him hooked for life. The Captain enjoys sharing his knowledge with his friends and clients, putting them on fish.
Techniques
I fish with live bait and artificials.

Hey, I'm Captain John Rivers

Tampa, Estados Unidos
Background
Captain John Rivers has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 17 years. His first passion was Bass fishing, which later transformed into love for saltwater species: for John, there is nothing like hooking into a monster Snook and pulling him out of the Mangroves or chasing Redfish on the flats. His first ever saltwater fish was 30lb bull Redfish, which got him hooked for life. The Captain enjoys sharing his knowledge with his friends and clients, putting them on fish.
Techniques
I fish with live bait and artificials.
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My Charter Listing

Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters

10 reviews
Tampa
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trips from $400

Fishing Reports

Stll Catching Fish In The Heat and Rain

July 31, 2019

 Still catching fish in the heat and rain in July and August. Capt. John Rivers Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report July Tampa Bay Inshore Charter Fishing Report July was a hot month for sure. I've been out… Read Full Report →


Snook Fishing Red Hot!

March 31, 2019

March ended with big snook and a great bite. Smiles all around and bent rods. April should be even better as it's one of my favorite months to fish Tampa Bay. The redfish bite had picked up the last… Read Full Report →


March Snook Madness in Tampa Bay

March 07, 2019

March Madness usually means Basketball, but here in Tampa Bay it means the snook bite is on. This week we’re hopefully having our last cold front, and it’s going to drop down into the lower 40’s, but that’s ok,… Read Full Report →


Tampa Bay Fishing Report

March 07, 2019

Some people call it March madness I call it snook madness, February was outstanding for snook and marches has been the same so far. It's gonna be a great Spring I can tell, not only is the snook bite… Read Full Report →


Outstanding Fishing In Tampa Bay - Snook

August 26, 2018

Tampa Bay Fishing Report Rivers to Bay Fishing Charters - R2B Fishing with Capt. John Let’s first talk about the Red Tide that’s hit the gulf coast, I can to say that it has not hit Tampa Bay, St.… Read Full Report →


Plethora of fish in tampa bay, The Bite'

July 19, 2018

Tampa Bay Fishing Report Rivers to Bay Fishing Charters - R2B Fishing with Capt. John The inshore bite has been very good for many species in Tampa Bay, so let’s start with Spanish Mackerel; they can be found all… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing Has Arrived In Tampa Bay -

October 18, 2017

Tampa Bay Fishing Report Well, Halloween is not far off, and people are going to the store to get their costumes and candy for the little one's, but not me, I've been fishing a lot these past few weeks.… Read Full Report →


Fall Means Great Fishing In Tampa Bay

October 05, 2017

Tampa Bay Charter Inshore Fishing Report: October is known for many things, cooler temps up north and usually here as well, pumpkin spice on the menu, and of course, lots of Redfish!! October is a great month to target… Read Full Report →


Summer Fishing in Full Swing - Tampa Bay

July 24, 2017

Tampa Bay Inshore Charter Report Tropical Storm Emily came in with a lot of rain, but other than that it was not too bad. Let’s talk Mangrove Snapper first; the bite has been red hot the past three weeks!… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Tampa Bay-Clearwater

March 10, 2017

Spring showed has showed up in Tampa Bay and Clearwater Beach The tourists have started to show up for Spring Break, ready to enjoy the sights, sun, and perhaps some fishing. The fish are already thick in the bay,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
My personal best Snook (30\
Great day on the water with the old man!
Revive then release this big ol girl
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Wayne S.
Edison, New Jersey
 5.00
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Half day trip

Marzo 26, 2019
I been wanting to charter a trip for Snook for some time and found Captain John on a Florida fishing website. Being an avid...
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Bill L.
Clermont, Florida
 5.00
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We had a terrific day with Captain John. We caught around 30 snook and probably 10 of them were in the 20 to 30 inch category....
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Matt S.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Snook Fishing in Tampa Bay

Marzo 18, 2019
Captain John is exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced fishing Tampa Bay!  He is personable and hard working and...
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Scott K.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Captain John Rivers

Marzo 23, 2019
We have been out with Captain John a few times and have had a great experience every time.  Whether it is taking clients...
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Christopher A.
Tampa, Florida
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Fishing with Capt John

Abril 15, 2019
I’ve lived in St. Pete/Tampa for almost 2 years and I finally found a Captain that I will go back and charter a fishing...
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