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Capt. John Swanson


I take a great deal of pride in making sure my charters are enjoyable no matter what the challenges we face.  It's fishing, we're going to have times where conditions and fishing is less than ideal.  BUT, I can promise you'd have a hard time finding another captain that will be as devoted to your success as I will and that will show in our results.
​    That being said, I take you catching the fish you are targeting personally.  I'm extremely passionate about fishing and even more so about putting people of their dream fish.  From trout to tarpon, redfish to cobia, you tell my what you want to target and we'll make it happen!
​    I've been fishing the Big Bend and surrounding areas since I was knee high to a grass hopper.  After high school attended college for a year before enlisting in Marines.  Spent the next 7 year or so running around the world between military and civilian work overseas.  After returning "home" my passion for the water only intensified as I realized how good it is for the soul.  What all this translates to in regards to charter fishing, is this isn't just a "job" or something I am doing for work.  This is my passion.
​   Thank you for taking the time to check out my site and I hope to hear from you soon.  The fish are always biting and I'd be glad to introduce you to them!

a panacea fishing guide holding a redfish