Bo Johnson

Bo Johnson


LOCATION: Cape Coral, FL

Tenacity Guide Service

Craziest fish story?

Craziest story was the very rare opportunity when I handled a live 9ft. bull shark in the water for clients to get that photo of a lifetime. Afterwards, I swam him out 10+ ft. deep for the release – what a rush! What makes this story incredible is the fact it happened twice within a couple hours. After the 1st epic moment, the clients lost their camera (containing all their precious Father/Son vacation memories) overboard!!! So, it was my duty to make it happen again. The odds of this happening are super slim. Probably one of my greatest moments as a guide.

Who got you into fishing?

My Dad.

Where do you wish you were right now?

On a daisy chaining pod of tarpon at daylight without another boat in sight.

Dream job if you weren't fishing?

Hunting guide.

Least favorite part of your job?

Cleaning the boat.

What makes a good fisherman?

Someone with tenacity and drive to never give up, despite bad days on the water.

Something nobody knows about you?

I don’t like horses, or cats. Nothing personal—just don’t like them.