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Captain Bo Johnson
Capt. Bo Johnson is a native of Southwest Florida and has been in touch with the species he hunts for his whole life. He is an expert in targeting a multitude of worthy scaled adversaries in the beautiful fishery of Pine Island, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor. He has been guiding professionally over 22 years, and his days on the water every year total 300+. He is a decorated tournament angler, been featured in multiple TV shows & Magazine Publications, serves as Pro-Staff for many industry brands, and donates his time to Philanthropic activities.
Want an adrenaline rush? Prefer size over quantity? Want that next bad-ass Facebook profile pic!? We gotcha covered… Capt. Bo specializes in BIG FISH. Tarpon are one of the number one sought after trophy fish in the world -and their spawning grounds are right here in SW Florida. Capt. Bo is an expert on targeting these acrobatic, silvery sea-beasts that average 7ft in length and between 100 – 200 lbs. Goliath Grouper are a powerful fish. This trip is for the angler who wants an ultimate tug-of-war adrenaline rush. It’s like maxing out on bench press for 1. Capt. Bo has perfected his strategy to target this studly species, and has a very high success rate in not only landing these fish, but also providing clients with an epic opportunity to get in the water for a photo & release moment. These fish average 100 – 400 lbs.. and can get up to 800* lbs!!! See if you can handle the challenge!
Captain Bo is also quickly developing a reputation as one of the Nation’s Top Shark Fishing guides, catching several species of Shark on light tackle in South Florida. His ability to not only put clients on the fish, but to also safely and effectively handle the king of the sea has garnered him the name “Shark Whisperer” among his peers. Clients are able to get an up-close and personal experience with this apex predator, along with photos of a lifetime. Capt. Bo’s shark chartering abilities translated to the TV scree with dramatic success competing in the MadFin Shark Series on the Outdoor Channel he filmed with First Mate Deidra. They brought home 2 Championships and 2 2nd place finishes. Captain Bo has filmed numerous TV shows and guided world renown folks like Kevin Van Dam (KVD) to fishing success.
As a charter Captain, he utilizes both live and artificial baits depending on the strategy at hand. There is no greater thrill than sneaking up on a tailing redfish and presenting the perfect cast and ” fish on “! He also fishes the same surrounding areas for the elusive snook; this fish is the ultimate tackle tester. An excellent fighter, he’ll test your skill as angler and fight like a largemouth Bass on steroids. Sea trout also prowl these same lush grass flats, ready and willing to slam any thing that makes a commotion on the top of the water, be it plug or fly. Not far offshore, Permit, Cobia, and tripletail [buoy fish] inhabit the trap lines. These fish are all excellent adversaries on light tackle.
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TARPON *** SHARK *** GOLIATH GROUPER *** BACKCOUNTRY
From leapin’ tarpon, to backcountry trophy fishin’, to chompin’ sharks, and tug-o-war Goliath grouper, Captain Bo says C’Monnn! You too can have that thrill of a lifetime. Get up with him on Facebook = Bo Johnson.