Joel Brandenburg

Bio: Born in Coral Gables Florida, Capt. Joel Brandenburg is a fifth-generation Floridian and second-generation fishing captain in the Florida Keys. His businesss, Ana Banana Fishing Company, was established in 1999. Joel loves to fish, especially in the fishing capital of the world: Marathon. Each week he looks forward to discussing current conditions, what's biting, techniques and tutorials, season openings and closures, upcoming fishing events, tournaments and significant catches.

CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: MAHI MEMOIRS

Mastering mahi can take a lifetime of successes and failures with a lot of research and development. By the time you read this article,...

CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: ‘SPRING’ING BACK INTO REEF ACTION

The Florida reef stretches more than 350 miles from north of Key Largo to the southwest of Key West. It’s the third-largest reef system...

CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: SPRING IS HERE

Look for the fishing to start picking up. It's that time of year where the mahi start showing up. Big fish start hanging around...

CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: BLUE LIGHTS ON THE WATER

Ana Banana Fishing Company is on the water 300 days a year or more. Sometimes we go a couple years in a row without...

CAPTAIN JOEL’S FISHIN’ HOLES: YELLOW JACK ATTACK

My grandpa John was a full-time charter captain in the Florida Keys and Flamingo from the mid-1940s to the mid-1980s. He never saw a...

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