Diamond Fishing Charters is owned and operated by myself, Capt. John Diamond. I am a full time guide living on Pine Island, Florida. I have been fishing these local waters since I was a kid and have been fishing professionally for over 10 years. As a third generation native of Fort Myers, Florida, and a fourth generation "cracker" , I just plain love to fish. Growing up I spent as much time as I could fishing these local waters, and learning the basics of saltwater fishing from my family. It wasn't long until I was "hooked" on chasing Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Trout, Tarpon, Sharks, and other saltwater gamefish both in the Gulf of Mexico and also in the backcountry of Pine Island Sound. My pursuit of fish continued and soon I found myself fishing in the knee deep, chilly blue ribbon trout streams of Montana. I then took my angling education to the United States Coast Guard where I served as a search and rescue crewman at the heavy weather small boat station in Northwest Washington. In between rescues and training I fished non-stop for salmon, steelhead, trout and halibut. I then moved to Miami, Florida, where I chased Bonefish, Permit, Snook, and Tarpon in Biscayne Bay for a couple of years before becoming homesick for my native waters. After a few years of running inshore charters I also started working as the first mate on a privately owned fishing yacht. For the next 5 years I fished offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and really learned the trade and fell in love with offshore fishing. We traveled routinely to Key West and the Bahamas and fished extensively for snapper, grouper, permit, marlin, dolphin, and sharks. Now that I am running offshore trips in the Gulf it is my goal on every fishing charter put you on some of our resident line-burners and fill coolers.
Specializing in offshore fishing the Gulf of Mexico for snapper, grouper, permit, cobia, kingfish, amberjack, barracuda, and sharks.
Capt. John Diamond
USCG Master Captain Licensed and Insured
Half and Full Day Charters