Starting at $995 | 6 Hour | Inshore, Nearshore | 4 People | Trip #1615
A fire burns inside Captain Joel and the rest of the crew! They wake up every morning before the sun comes up on Marathon Key, and automatically start evaluating what Mother Nature has in store for their clients that day....Read More
They look at the wind/wave speed and direction, the air and water temperature, tide times and lunar phase, barometer and pressure systems, and weather forecast. Guess they're just mad at the fish!
His business is on the water 300 days per year. Charter primarily with live bait on light tackle inshore off Marathon Key and live bait on heavy tackle offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
A captain is as good as his bait. A captain can have all the best secret fishing holes in the world, but if he doesn’t have the right bait, he won’t catch fish. They typically cast net their bait daily. They give their anglers the choice of going with them, to experience the bait netting process or starting the charter with bait in the live well prior to pick up. Whichever suits your fancy!
Most anglers choose to get bait with them, especially since the bait is normally netted quickly and is caught on the way to your fishing spots off Marathon Key and Gulf of Mexico waters. It’s our belief, that most of the time, for every fish that’s caught on a lure, ten would have been caught while using live bait. It’s hard to fool Mother Nature. I compare it to the difference of hunting with a bow vs a rifle.
Other than keeping you healthy and happy, their mission is to target the kind of fish that YOU want to catch. So whether there is a certain species that you have on your bucket list or you just want your rod to bend and your drag to scream, Captain Joel and the rest of the crew. will work hard to make your dreams come true!
Captain Joel is a native Floridian and resident to Marathon and the Florida Keys. He has fished and hunted the globe from Africa to Argentina, Australia to Hawaii, Costa Rica to Canada, Bahamas to Mexico, Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico along with many other areas....Read More
After his vast experience of different lands and waters, he is convinced the world’s most epic fishing adventures are right here in Marathon and the Florida Keys waters!
Let Captain Joel prove to you that this is unequivocally the true sportsman’s epicenter!
11699 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, United States | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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.
Barracuda, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tarpon
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling
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Carol, Doug, and I enjoyed our near-shore 6-hour fishing trip with Captain Joel and Ana Banana charters in Marathon. We went out past Sombrero Reef and fished for yellow tailed snapper and caught many. We targeted grouper on the bottom as well. Next we fished near the seven mile bridge ...Read More for permit and yellow jacks. Last we fished a sunken ship for snappers and groupers. Captain Joel knows his business and we caught many fish including yellow tailed snapper, mangrove snapper, and schoolmaster snapper. With Captain Joel, your pole will constantly bend with great eating fish.
Ol Captain was an absolute beauty. You won’t get a better trip out in the keys. If you’re looking for a good time you won’t find better. We caught so many fish out of season that it fed us for days. And to make it better Captain made sure ...Read More that we were all enjoying ourselves throughout the trip. 6 hours but it felt like 30 min! First mate Cap Eddy was on top of everything and we’ll never forget the experience!
We love it we limited out after 3 hrs .if you want fish come see Captain Jojo
The trip with Captain Joel was perfect! He and the first mate were super patient and accommodating when helping my 4 kids experience their first off shore trip. We caught plenty of Mahi, and will definitely book with him again!
We had a great half day trip with captain JoJo on his new boat! Thanks a lot!
Joel told us to expect to go home tired with sore arms. He certainly didn’t disappoint! One of the best charters I’ve ever been on.
Great Trip! We enjoyed ourselves and are going home with LOTS of snapper. Reeled in my first shark. Thanks Captain !
Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marathon