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 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.
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.
Fishing License: Children, both resident and nonresident, younger than the age of 16 are not required to have a fishing license to fish in Alabama's freshwaters.
All boaters or passengers under 8 years of age are required to wear a PFD while on board, unless they are below deck or in an enclosed cabin.