Guided by John Rivers
Captain John has over 46 years of experience. After the Marines, John decided to start his own charter company and has now been successfully guiding for 20 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.
Experience the thrill of the catch on a charter fishing trip with Captain John in Tarpon Springs! Climb aboard his spacious 24' Ranger bay boat and let the adventure begin. With over twenty years of experience, Captain John knows all the best spots to hook Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, and more. On this trip, you'll hone in on Tarpon, the "Silver King" of the Florida inshore. These fish are absolutely electrifying to chase, and are known for powerful runs, huge jumps, and crazy tail-walking, head-shaking action! Captain John's 24' Ranger bay boat is ideal for chasing these fish, with a shallow draft that will allow you to stalk fish in the skinniest backcountry waters. Plus, it's kitted out with all the top extras and electronics to enhance your fishing experience! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, Captain John will provide top-notch guidance throughout your excursion. And with the St. Joseph Sound, Anclote Island, and Clearwater Beach as your backdrop, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one with Captain John down in Tarpon Springs! Read More
Experience the thrill of the catch on this charter fishing trip with Captain John on Tampa Bay! You'll be targeting prime inshore species such as Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout, all of which are a blast to hook. With years of experience under his belt, Captain John knows all the best spots to find these fish, and has tons of tips and tricks to help you land the big ones. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, he'll provide top-notch guidance throughout your excursion. And with Tampa Bay's stunning scenery as your backdrop, you'll be sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to reel in the big one with Captain John on Tampa Bay! Read More
This was our second trip with Captain John. He is very knowledgable about fishing and knows the perfect spots to catch fish. He was great with my kids and made sure everyone got some fish. 10/10 recommend!
John put us on a lot of fish, some nice snook, and a nice bonnet head shark. Very fun experience with him, it was our second time booking with him and both times we had a blast.
My wife booked a 3 person salt water fishing trip out of Tampa, Florida in Tampa Bay. Our Captain was John Rivers that day for 4 bours. The captain arrived early and we were on our way. He explained what we would be doing and gave us many pointers to increase our chanes of hooking up. Capt Rivers was very friendly and knowledgeable about the fishing and the surrounding area. It was very hot that day with very little wind most captains probably would have called it a day but Capt Rivers kept us out an extra 3 hours catching fish. He wanted us to have a great time which we did. We will be booking more trips with Capt John Rivers in the near future. I urge anyone who wishes to do some bay fishing to look up Capt John Rivers and book a trip and make some memories. Thanks to Capt John for going out of his way to make sure we had a good time. …
Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout
Artificial Lure Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting
Anclote River Park, Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Saint Joseph Sound, Tampa Bay