John Kelso

Meet Captain John Kelso

Meet Captain John Kelso of Boca Grande Fishing Charters!

Captain John Kelso is not your average fishing charter captain. With 12 years of experience in the waters of Boca Grande, he has become a legend among anglers. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, Captain Kelso's passion for the sport and his expertise will ensure an unforgettable fishing adventure. From chasing trophy redfish to battling goliath grouper, he knows all the secret spots and techniques to help you reel in the catch of a lifetime. So grab your rod and get ready for an action-packed day on the water with Captain John Kelso, where every cast promises excitement and memories that will last a lifetime.

Captain John Kelso's passion for fishing is the driving force behind his exciting sea adventures in Placida. With an unwavering love for the water and a deep-seated enthusiasm for angling, Captain John welcomes you to embark on a truly unforgettable journey. He is dedicated to providing not just fishing action but a whole lot of fun, ensuring that every trip is an exhilarating and memorable experience for all who come aboard. 

Captain John Kelso boasts a wealth of expertise in the world of fishing. With years of experience navigating the waters of Placida and Boca Grande, he has honed his skills and knowledge to a fine art. His deep understanding of the local ecosystem, seasonal fish patterns, and the best angling techniques make him a trusted expert in the field. Whether you're a novice angler or a seasoned pro, Captain John's expertise ensures that you have the best possible chance of landing that prize catch. His dedication to providing top-notch fishing experiences is a testament to his unparalleled fishing know-how.

Boat Details:

The Aquasport Bay boat is a classic gem originally crafted in 1986 and meticulously restored in 2018, combining the charm of a vintage vessel with modern amenities. Propelled by a robust 200HP Honda engine, it can reach an impressive maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, ensuring a thrilling ride for all onboard. With a spacious 24-foot length and a generous 4-person capacity, this boat offers both comfort and space, making it the perfect choice for a memorable and enjoyable aquatic adventure.

Boca Grande Fishing Charters promises an exceptional day on the water, leaving you eager to return for more adventures, or perhaps never want to leave the water's embrace!

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Expertise & Attributes

13 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

- Rods, reels& tackle

- Complimentary catch cleaning and filleting.

- Catch and release allowed

What to bring:

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses

- Wear weather appropriate clothing

- Food and drinks

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


Aquasport (Bay boat)

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 24

Manufacturer Name: Aquasport (Bay boat)

Model Year: 1986

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 200

Maximum Cruising Speed: 40

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Fighting Chair, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank