I hope you enjoy your voyage into information on fishing aboard the Salty Confusion on the Gulf of Mexico out of Madeira Beach / Johns Pass Florida. A great fishing experience.

Bottom fishing mainly for Snapper and Grouper along with other reef and pelagic species is what we do. We are located on Florida’s West Coast and easy to find out of Madeira Beach (Johns Pass) Florida. We are near Saint Petersburg, Treasure Island, Johns Pass, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks, Clearwater and Tampa Bay Florida. We also do daytime and evening family outings on the nearshore waters upon request. We are conveniently located 30 Minutes from the Tampa International Airport for the out of town anglers. This area has a lot of great Restaurants, Hotels, Bars and Music for the out of town vacationers too!

Our Boat the Salty Confusion is a 27’ Offshore Burpee Commercial Charter Fishing Vessel. This boat was designed for the fisherman and it is very easy to fish and comfortable. There is an enclosed washroom and plenty of seating. We have an enclosed cabin to get out of the sun or rain if necessary. We typically take 4 passengers however we are licensed to take up to 6.
Madeira Beach / John Pass is a great location on the Gulf Of Mexico and fishing is great and the many varied species we fish for including Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Triggerfish, Hogfish, Mackerel and Shark just to name a few are out there and they provide sport and great table fare also. We observe all Florida State and Federal Gulf of Mexico regulations and only keep what is legal and allowed to take home.

The SALTY CONFUSION has all the necessary safety equipment aboard including Adult and Childs Life Preservers, EPIRB, VHF Radio and Cell Phone. The Salty Confusion is powered by a brand new 2015 Yanmar 220hp Diesel Inboard Engine to get out to the fishing grounds safely and return home safely too! We have a cooler aboard for the fish and it holds plenty!! The Salty Confusion also has all New fishing and navigation electronics including GPS, Radar, Sonar, Auto Pilot and more.

Our Fishing tackle is varied and mostly medium weight although we have heavy tackle and light tackle on the boat too. We supply all tackle but if you want to bring your own that is fine too!

Our Captain has been a full time charter boat operator since 1990 and knows his way around a boat and for navigating the waters. We are a true fishing charter boat however we can also do afternoon / evening inshore cruises as well upon request. See the rates page.

Thank you

Capt. Bob Poteshman