Jacksonville Rod-Bender

Starting at $500 | 6 Hour | Flats, Inshore | 2 People

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Chris to explore the inshore Salt and Brackish waters around the St. Johns River and all its tributaries chasing Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, Snook, Black Bass and more.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury ProXS
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Chris is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a graduate of the University of North Florida. He's been guiding in Jacksonville for the last twenty years. He grew up here fishing with his father and knows every nook and cranny of the many creeks and waterways of the United States largest city. He is an experienced boat operator and licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain.

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Start Location

Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.


Black Seabass, Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Gear & Packing

Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Required Items
Nothing additional needed.

Things To Keep In Mind

Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Yes, cancel for free up to 1 day before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

Free Cancellation

Rest easy with free cancellation up to 1 day before the trip.

100% Weather Protection

Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.


Todd T.


October 24, 2021

New to the area, we were looking to get out on the St Johns and learn more about the river while (hopefully) catching some fish. We couldn’t have asked for a better first trip. Captain Chris provided great communication in setting up the trip, and he had everything ...Read More

Paul T.


October 9, 2021

We caught Redfish, Trout and Largemouth Bass all in the first hour. My son landed the first fish off the day on his 2nd cast.

Jeff F.


June 5, 2021

Took my son fishing for his 13th birthday! Captain Chris made it all worth while. Trout, Reds, mangrove and Snook. Highly recommend!!!

George S.


May 12, 2021

Was worried about rain but never happened. Chris, our captain, was just great. Took us all over the St. Johns in search of snook. Hooked one but broke off. Other than that caught a monster trout as well as several keeper red fish and almost too ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!