Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Red Fish, Sea Trout Captain Jimmy Johnson, Jr.
Fishing in the Florida Keys
Fishing in the Florida Keys
Fishing in the Florida Keys Fishing in the Florida Keys
Fishing in the Florida Keys Fishing in the Florida Keys
Fishing in the Florida Keys


"The Sportfishing Capital of the World"

  • Full Time Professional Guide
  • 18 Years Experience in the Keys Waters
  • Custom 16 ft. Skiff
  • New 90 Yamaha Engine
  • Fully Outfitted with Quality Tackle, Bait, Raingear, Cooler, Ice, Licenses, and Safety Gear.
  • Fly Fishing... Novice or Advanced.
  • Young Anglers Welcome


Giant tarpon, like the one pictured here, will be caught from April through June. These fish average over 80-pounds and are caught on 20-pound spinning gear. Fighting time ranges from half an hour to two hours. This "GUARANTEE TRIP" LAND A FISH OR NO PAY".

This charter is very popular and books up fast. To reserve your date, call ASAP.


Huge Tarpon!
20 year old photo. We never lift fish
from the water these days.


2 AM Guaranteed Tarpon Trips

This is a GUARANTEED TRIP" that leaves the dock at 2AM sharp! Two anglers only!

“Tarpon feed at Night” They feed on crabs! It’s you me and the fish.

At dawn the fish move. It’s the best Tarpon fishing there is. It’s the only reason I live in the Florida Keys.

We use 20lb. spin tackle, and hit ’em with a one million watt spotlight when we hookup. They tow the boat around. Most all fish are between 80lbs. and 120lbs. Season is April through June.

______________Personal Letter from Captain Jimmy Johnson____________

Dear Angler’s,

The honest truth from my heart! For the last 20 years I have been in an amazing Tarpon fishery. I learned from the old masters. I want to share that with you. How we make it happen:

Tarpon feed at night!  Shrimp – Crabs – Pinfish. We will have the fishing to ourselves at 2 a.m.

  • I have never used a Mullet for bait, live or dead

  • I do not anchor and wait, except to fish certain spots

  • We will drift with you holding the rod – two anglers only

  • Most every night its 4 to 12 bites (April through June).

This trip leaves the dock at 2 a.m. sharp. I’ll pick you up at 1:30 a.m. for   coffee. I’ll make the effort, if you will!

I guarantee we land a Tarpon or you don’t pay.

Captain Jimmy Johnson

P.S. Ask me about fly fishing at 2 am!!!!!


Other Game Fish...


15 pound bonefish
1 5  l b.   B o n e f i s h

Bonefish caught by my clients averaged 7 pounds, several lunkers tipped the scales at over 14 pounds. One went a little over 15 pounds and all these trophies were released to be caught again. Bonefish are caught all year.


Permit, fishing in Islamorada

Permit are caught from February through November and range between 15 and 45 pounds. Pound for pound, the permit is one of the toughest fights you'll ever encounter.







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D a y

$ 350
F u l l
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$ 495
Tarpon Trips

$ 495

Rates are based on 1 or 2 Anglers

Email Captain Jimmy here: jimmy@captainjimmyjohnson.com

If you are serious about your fishing,
please call 305-393-2500.

sponsored by:

**Coconut Cove Resort
***Islander Motel
***Days Inn
****Chesapeake Resort
*****Cheeca Lodge


I have also fished and guided in Alaska, The Rockies, all of the Bahamas, Turk's and Caicos Islands, both coasts of Mexico, Virgin Islands, Panama and Costa Rica. If you would like to fish with a Professional Guide, Avid Hunter and World Traveler contact:

Captain Jimmy Johnson
PO Box 77
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 393-2500


Vessel located at Coconut Cove Resort, 1 block north of
Theater of the Sea (Oceanside)
MM 85


Tarpon fishing in the Florida KeysReelin' in the tarpon