Set Em Up Fishing Charters in Jacksonville, Florida

Guided by Joe Curtis

Deep Sea Flats Inshore Jetty Nearshore River

About Your Guide

5 Years of Experience
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Dedicated to providing you with an exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville, Captain Joe will do everything in his power to put and keep you on the best bite in the area. Over the years he has spent time working the deck of offshore charters and commercial fishing for local snapper and grouper species. He has spent time working on private sport fishing boats and blue water trolling around Florida. All the while spending as much time as he can learning Jacksonville’s vast backwater fishing for Redfish, Flounder and Trout. His goal is to help your family and friends create memories that will last a lifetime!

Set Em Up Fishing Charters Trips

A great way to experience what the waters of Jacksonville Florida has to offer. During warm months you can expect to catch redfish, mangrove snapper, trout and many more! Winter time holds some stellar sheepshead fishing mixed with black drum, redfish and trout. Typically the 6 hour trip is recommended as a Beginner/intermediate level trip. Read More

Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Inshore Insanity!

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

These trips are not for the faint of heart! On this Extended day or Hardcore Offshore adventure, you will be spending your time with Captain Joe in the 50-60 mile range catching big mangrove snappers, mutton snappers, cobia, kingfish, mahi-mahi, and many more! Although epic fishing, these are hardcore trips, and Captain Joe will only take 3 guest this far offshore at a time. **These trips are entirely weather-dependent.** Anything over 3-4’ seas will likely be canceled or rescheduled. On the day of your trip, you will hop aboard Captain Joe's 24' Pair Custom equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine, Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor, and Humminbird fish finding equipment Captain Joe will provide everything needed for a successful day of fishing including bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. Rods and reels are carefully selected and maintained for peak performance. Rusty hooks and frayed leaders are not acceptable aboard Captain Joe's vessel! If you’re looking to release your catch (hopefully after you’ve taken a photo) that’s absolutely fine. Otherwise, you’ll get to keep your catch and Captain Joe will clean it for you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500 / person

This Is where the magic starts to happen! Fish in the 20 mile range for lots of big fighting drag pulling fish either before, during or after catching a few meals if desired. Some usual suspects include, Kingfish, Cobia, Sharks, Triggerfish, Vermillion snapper, Amberjacks and Red snapper but you never know what you have on the end of the line! His 6-hour trips are a great way to fully experience what Northeast Florida has to offer! On this trip, enjoy the ride and take your time with the right catch. On the day of your trip, you will hop aboard Captain Joe's 28' LOA Pair Custom equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine, Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor, and Humminbird fish finding equipment Captain Joe will provide everything needed for a successful day of fishing including bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. Rods and reels are carefully selected and maintained for peak performance. Rusty hooks and frayed leaders are not acceptable aboard Captain Joe's vessel! If you’re looking to release your catch (hopefully after you’ve taken a photo) that’s absolutely fine. Otherwise, you’ll get to keep your catch and Captain Joe will clean it for you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

6 Hour Offshore - 24’ Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $231 / person

Hang around nearshore and explore the productive Northeast Florida waters with Captain Joe! His 4-hour nearshore trips are a great way to get a taste of the exciting fishing Florida has to offer. On this 4-hour trip in warm weather you'll be exploring the first set of reefs off the coast of Jacksonville to chase after Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, and King Mackerel. To target these exciting fish, you can do some trolling, bottom fishing, or drift fish using light to heavy tackle with live, artificial, and/or cut bait depending on the day. Just let Captain Joe know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! On the day of your trip, you will hop aboard Captain Joe's 28' LOA Pair Custom that can fit up to 5 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, she'll get you to the nearshore waters in a jiffy! This vessel comes equipped with a Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor, Humminbird fish finding equipment, a live bait well, flybridge, outriggers, and an ice box to store your catches. If you’re looking to release your catch (hopefully after you’ve taken a photo) that’s absolutely fine. Otherwise, you’ll get to keep your catch and Captain Joe will clean it for you! Captain Joe will provide everything needed for a successful day of fishing including bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. Rods and reels are carefully selected and maintained for peak performance. Rusty hooks and frayed leaders are not acceptable aboard Captain Joe's vessel! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

4 Hour Nearshore - 24’ Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Get out there and enjoy the best fishing that Jacksonville has to offer on this 6-hour trip with Captain Joe! He's a pro, with tons of experience fishing this water, and he can get you on whatever species you choose to chase. This trip has tons of options for every angler. Depending on the time of year and the conditions, you could find yourself fishing the jetties for Black Drum, hitting the main river for Flounder, Trout and Mangrove Snapper, or exploring the creeks for Redfish. On board Captain Joe's 24' Pair Custom center console, you'll be able to relax in comfort while you wait for a bite. This vessel is ideal for fishing in a wide range of water types and conditions, and has all the latest-and-greatest electronics and amenities to improve your experience. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

4 Hour Inshore- 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Get ready to reel in some exciting and delicious fish species off Jacksonville, FL! With Captain Joe at the helm, you'll be targeting Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Cobia, Kingfish, and Grouper. These are all a blast to catch, and taste great on the grill as well. Captain Joe is an experienced angler who knows the waters around Jacksonville like the back of his hand. He'll take you to the hottest fishing spots where these prized fish are waiting to be caught. Vermillion Snapper (known as Mingos) and Triggerfish can be found in abundance around the wrecks and reefs off the coast of Jacksonville. These feisty fish put up a strong fight and are prized for their firm, white flesh. Cobia are known for their aggressive strikes and impressive size, making them a thrilling catch for any angler. Kingfish, on the other hand, are lightning-fast swimmers that will test your skills and endurance. And the Grouper lurking in the underwater structures are some of the most challenging and rewarding fish to catch. With Captain Joe's expert guidance and top-of-the-line equipment, you'll be well-prepared to take on these fish. He knows all the tricks of the trade and will be with you every step of the way to help you land your trophy catch. When you finally bring your catch aboard, Captain Joe can even clean and fillet it for you to take home and enjoy. So whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, a day out on the water with Captain Joe is an adventure you won't want to miss. Book your trip today and get ready for some of the best fishing off the coast of Jacksonville! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $350 / person

Explore the spartina marshes and hammer the surrounding inshore waterways on light tackle with Captain Joe! This trip provides awesome sight casting opportunities for those that like to hunt down the fish and test their skills and catch solid fish! Captain Joe will have live bait on board for you guys and will also have artificial options rigged up as well. Since you’ll be hitting shallow water you’ll be in a shallow water boat, a 16’ Hewes to be exact. This boat doesnt need all the bells an whistles its job is to get shallow and it does just that! Providing you access to the best water and best fish the area has to offer! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

4 Hour Back Country - 16' Hewes

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

Dedicate a day to top-notch fishing on this trip with Captain Joe! With eight hours at your disposal, you'll be able to chase a bunch of different species, including Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and more! Plus, a full-day trip is a great opportunity to practice some skills and learn new techniques, wither that's working on your live-baiting or your artificial action. On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Joe's 24' Pair Custom center console This shallow-draft vessel is ideal for inshore angling. Joe is an expert guide and will ensure that you get your shots at trophy Reds, and fill your cooler. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Inshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $263 / person

There's no better way to get some quick drag-screaming action than a shark trip with Captain Joe! Sharks are a blast to catch, and are famous for their extreme strength and endurance. On nice days, you can try your luck with big-time Bull Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and toothy Sandbars over the nearshore reefs. If the ocean is looking bumpy, you can stay inshore and chase Blacktips, Sharpnoses, and Finetooth Sharks on lighter tackle. All of these species are thrilling fighters, and are really entertaining for all kinds of anglers. Captain Joe runs a 24' Pair Custom center console that's ideal for inshore and nearshore fishing. She's got a Suzuki 300 and all the gear required for a stellar fishing adventure. Get out there and start setting some hooks! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Afternoon Shark Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

Species

Barracuda, Black Drum, Black Seabass, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Bull Shark, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Lemon Shark, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Sailfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Wahoo

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling, Wading

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River

Start Location

4870 Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Saint Johns River, Amelia Island, Atlantic Ocean

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