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Come aboard Captain Jon’s custom-built Mako 21' LTS hybrid flats/bay boat for a great day of fishing and exploring the waters of southwest Florida. The hull design allows for both skinny water fishing and a comfortable ride to the nearshore reefs if the weather delivers a slight chop. She’s powered by a Mercury 200 horsepower Mercury four-stroke engine providing plenty of power and reliability. Twin 12-foot MinnKota Talons aka ‘shallow water anchoring system’ which allows Captain Jon to anchor the boat without using an anchor, while the Minn Kota Ulterra Trolling motor will quietly sneak up on skittish redfish or move along mangrove shorelines in search of snook and other game fish. Your fishing experience will be made easier thanks to the new Humminbird Solix with One-boat network total boat control and GPS/depth sounder with Mega imaging. The sounder will allow Captain Jon to see the fish before you catch them!...Read More
While out on the water you can expect to hook into Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Permit, and even Tarpon when they're around. Captain Jon always knows what's biting best and can give expert advice on what species will be best to target on a given day. He also provides all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. All Captain Jon recommends that you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a desire to catch some fish!
Do you ever wonder where boats get their names from? I know I do. I have seen some interesting names when I have been out on the water or just driving around town. Some of the more intriguing boat names I have noticed are: DON’T SINK; ISN’T SHE GRAND; KNOT “N” TROUBLE; FISH ON; and my all time favorite, THE MONEY PIT. I’m sure all those names have a special meaning to the individual owner in one way or another. That is the point when someone names a boat, they generally connect a meaning to it and hope others can relate. Naming a boat is not as easy as it seems, you want the name to be catchy (no pun intended) but not too overwhelming....Read More
About the same time I was thinking about a name for my backcountry fishing business my mother was diagnosed with cancer, Multiple Myeloma, a rare type of bone cancer. From that point on I knew I would name my boat and business, “CATCHING THE CURE.” It was then and there that I knew what my business was going to be for, finding a cure for this terrible disease. At that point I decided a percentage of my yearly earnings would go to the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research Fund to help find a cure for this disease. Every time I booked a trip, every time I wrote a business check, every time I put on a fishing shirt or even looked at my boat, I would think about my mother and her battle with cancer. My mother fought the cancer for almost three years, but unfortunately, the cancer won in 2005. To this day they are still searching for a cure, and I know with every fishing trip there is hope. I also know that when someone asks me why I named my business as it is, because I am raising awareness about this disease.
Each time I take a cancer survivor fishing or fish with an individual that is going through their own battle with cancer it reminds me of the special time we all have together. I can tell you that the many smiles, the looks on their faces, and the numerous friendships made over the years for individuals around the world has helped ease the burden of my mother. That is why my charter's name has special meaning to me and my family. I can only hope that you can see that as well.
So next time you are driving down the road or are out on the water and see an interesting name on the side of someone’s boat, I hope you will take a moment and think “I wonder if there is hidden meaning?” If you are interested in fishing for the cause, or just fishing, I can be reached go ahead and book above! May everyone enjoy the fishing as much as I do. Screaming Drags!!
We had a great time and caught a lot of fish we will use Jon again
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
7225 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL, United States