Crappie Mafia

Captain Joe "Fishbait" Hester, Owner of Jo Jo's Bait Shack and Fishbait Charters

I'm Captain Joe "Fishbait" Hester. I was born and raised on Weiss Lake. Some of my earliest memories are fishing with my grandparents and my dad on our homemade houseboat. I now carry that tradition on with my own children. I love to fish and show everyone a good time while catching fish. Fishing is truly a love of mine not a job. Fishing with us is like fishing with family. 

I'm a disabled veteran. I love to take other disabled veteran's out fishing. Fishing is medicine for the soul.


You can also find us after Crappie Season on The Gulf Coast. We offer Inshore/Offshore fishing. 

We welcome children all the way up to experts. 

Jo Jo's Bait Shack/ Fishbait Charters  has you covered for all your fishing needs.

Stan "The Legend" Reynolds

Stan makes up the second half of Jo Jo's Bait Shack / Crappie Mafia. Stan was born and raised on Weiss Lake. Stan learned how to fish when his pawpaw uses to take him out on the lake as a young boy. Stan has guided most of his life on Weiss Lake. After retiring Stan has made this his full-time passion. Stan has competed and won several bass fishing tournaments. Stan and Joe teamed up to form the Crappie Mafia. They have several top 5 finishes in Crappie USA. Crappie Mafia will also be competing in Crappie USA and The American Crappie Tournaments in 2018.

About Us

Our Boat

Our boat is a 24' Triton Bay Boat. Holds 4-6 people. We fish out of the latest most sophisticated center console,  rigged with the best Hummingbird equipment available to ensure you have a successful trip.

We offer several different packages for  

Fresh Water and Salt Water Charters.

We offer charters on 

Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Guntersville and The Gulf Coast. 

  • US Coast Guard Licensed Captain
  • All ages welcome, from small children to the experts
  • Over 40 years guiding and tournament fishing
  • You will need your Alabama Fishing License

Stan "The Legend"

Frank "Our Salt Water Connection"


Contact Us

Get in Touch!

JoJo's Bait Shack & Guide Service

Leesburg, AL 35983, US

(256) 504-0173

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Deposit are non refundable unless Jo Jo's Bait Shack Cancels on you. If the Client cancels, the deposit is non refundable, but is transferable to another date agreed upon by Jo Jo's Bait Shack and the Client.