about capt. joe

Guiding for more than 30 years.


Joe's career started in 1987, but he has been fishing the waters of Biscayne Bay, The Florida Keys, Flamingo, and The Bahamas since childhood.

Capt. Joe specializes in flyfishing and light tackle fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish, snook, trout, shark, barracuda and more. In 2014, Capt. Joe won the Jose Wejebe Professional Guide Award.

Capt. Joe has also been featured on “ESPN’S George Poveromo’s Saltwater Sportsman” as well as “OLN” with Buck Buchanen, TeleMiami’s “Vamos a Pescar” (Let’s Fish); Brazil’s “Pesca y Compania” (Fishing & Company), FlatsClass TV on the World Fishing Network and Florida’s Sunshine Network, Costal Conservation Association Star Tournament videos releasing redfish in the Miami-Dade area; fishing reports for WPLN’S TV station, and many more.

Some Cool Facts

Numbers Speak For Themselves

Years of Experience
Tagged Bonefish

In 2003, Capt. Joe Gonzalez began working with the University of Miami’s Tarpon & Bonefish Research Program and since then has tagged over 1500 bonefish.

Tagging Fish

In 2003, Capt. Joe Gonzalez began working with the University of Miami’s Tarpon & Bonefish Research Program. He has tagged over 1,500 bonefish and has been influential in acoustic telemetry studies in bonefish movements and migrations. With Dr. Jerry Ault (from The University of Miami) on board, leading and conducting studies, Joe has been active in the bonefish census taking place in Biscayne Bay and The Florida Keys. In 2008, Joe played a vital part in introducing the tagging program to fishing guides and lodges in Los Roques, Venezuela.

Other Wonderful Accomplishments

Capt. Joe Gonzalez has written articles for several fishing magazines as well as a Chapter on permit fishing in “Shoal Water Fishing,” a book authored by Jan Maizler. He has appeared as an instructor and guest speaker in Saltwater Sportsman’s National Seminar Series as well as fishing clubs, expos and shows throughout Florida. Capt. Joe has also been recognized on The Watery Rave as one of the Top Guns On The Moon Clown Circuit in Costa Del Mar’s Project Permit. Various blog articles have been written about Captain Joe’s charters, such as VisitFlorida.com: Fly-fishing Day or Night and How to Go for a Flats Slam in Biscayne Bay; Alister & Paine: Gone fishin’ in Biscayne Bay; and Bonefish on the Brain: Interview with Joe Gonzalez.

Wherever we go, prepare for some serious fun!

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