Fernandina Beach Fishing Charters

Easily find a Fernandina Beach fishing guide that fits your needs. Confidently book your next day on the water.

4.94/5 Average Rating

Featured Fishing Charters Near Fernandina Beach, Fl

Top Types of Fishing in Fernandina Beach

Top Targeted Species in Fernandina Beach

Half Day and Full Day Fishing Trips in Fernandina Beach

Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Fernandina Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Fernandina Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 37 trips in Fernandina Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville Close Offshore guided by Bill, Jacksonville Flats on Light Tackle guided by David, and Jacksonville Inshore Fishing guided by Bill.

Our guides in Fernandina Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7327 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Jacksonville, St. Marys and Jacksonville Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Fernandina Beach?

Jetty fishing is the most popular in Fernandina Beach as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Fernandina Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. tarpon, 3. sheepshead, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Fernandina Beach are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and bottom fishing but trolling and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Fernandina Beach fishing charters cost?

in Fernandina Beach prices can range anywhere from $400 to $2,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Fernandina Beach is $591. The average price for a full day trip in Fernandina Beach is $852.

What month is best for fishing in Fernandina Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Fernandina Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 11 days in advance.

Do I need a Fernandina Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fernandina Beach?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Fernandina Beach don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Fernandina Beach.

Fernandina Beach Fishing Overview

Fernandina Beach, located on Florida's Amelia Island, is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking to catch exotic fish and prized game species. The Intracoastal Waterway, backwaters, inlets, and jetties offer a variety of fish species, including Redfish, Trout, Drum, Flounder, Tarpon, Grouper, Sheepshead, Cobia, and Kingfish. Federally-licensed charters also provide access to offshore Mahi Mahi. Half-day trips are ideal for novice anglers and groups with kids, while 3/4 day trips offer a better chance at maxing out on your limit. Full day adventures are typically reserved for offshore trips to federal waters. Fernandina Beach offers numerous charters, with Fernandina Harbor Marina and Dee Dee Bartels Public Boat Ramp being popular launching points. Fishing permits are covered by licensed saltwater fishing charters, but individuals fishing alone must obtain a Florida fishing license, which can be purchased online or at local bait shops.

Fernandina Beach Inshore Fishing

Starting from Fernandina Beach all the way south to the Intracoastal off of Timucuan and Fort George Island, you'll have plenty of spots to explore while targeting inshore species. The inshore fishing opportunities in Fernandina Beach are incredible with easy access to marshes, flats, and jetties while targeting amazing gamefish. Numerous inshore species reside here including trout, redfish, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, black drum, jacks, tarpon, snook, and flounder. While most of these species are abundant throughout the year, each species has a peak season either when they feed on a seasonal food source or the giants come in to spawn.

Starting with cool water temperatures, the largest black drum is caught in the spring when they pour into the inlets. The warmer summer water brings on the flounder, tarpon, and mackerel bite with redfish and trout hitting hardest in the fall. Sheepshead move in during the winter months where they form tight groups near structure making them easier to target.

Whether you want to target one species or just relax and catch a mixed bag, you can do it with an inshore fishing trip to Fernandina Beach.

Fernandina Beach Offshore Fishing

Offshore fishing out of Fernandina Beach provides plenty of opportunities to catch a wide variety of prized sportfish. Take a short boat ride to open water and you will have a decision to make. Troll for kingfish, cobia, marlin, sailfish, and mahi-mahi, or deep drop for snapper and grouper species over structure. In addition, the area is home to the biggest wahoo tournament in the world, the Northeast Florida Wahoo Shootout.

A normal trolling assortment of rods and outriggers is preferred for kingfish, cobia, and mahi-mahi but in Florida, they kite fish for monsters. This unique approach of attaching a trolling line to a kite that flys behind the boat is used to catch tuna, billfish, and wahoo.

With offshore fishing in Fernandina Beach being so productive it’s a tough decision to make. Contact Captain Experiences to book a charter and get in on the action next February/March.

Popular Types of Fishing In Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Fernandina Beach are inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch fish like redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species like kingfish, mahi-mahi, and tuna.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep-sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish like marlin, sailfish, and swordfish.

Some popular landmarks that Fernandina Beach fishing charters visit include Amelia Island, Cumberland Island, and Fort Clinch State Park.

No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time and catch some amazing fish in Fernandina Beach.

The Best Places To Fish In Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse fish species, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day of fishing or a thrilling adventure on a fishing charter, here are some of the best places to fish in Fernandina Beach:

1. Amelia Island State Park - This park offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including surf fishing, pier fishing, and fishing from the shore. It's a great spot for catching redfish, flounder, and trout.

2. Nassau Sound Fishing Pier - This pier is a popular spot for fishing charters and offers easy access to a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and sheepshead.

3. Fort Clinch State Park - This historic park is also a great place to fish, with opportunities for surf fishing, pier fishing, and fishing from the shore. It's a prime spot for catching redfish, flounder, and tarpon.

4. Egans Creek Greenway - This scenic area offers a peaceful setting for fishing, with opportunities to catch a variety of fish species, including bass, bream, and catfish.

5. Amelia River - This river is a popular spot for fishing charters, with opportunities to catch a variety of fish species, including redfish, trout, and flounder. It's also a great spot for sightseeing and wildlife watching.

Other Things To Do In Fernandina Beach

While Fernandina Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming Florida city. Take a stroll through the historic district and admire the Victorian architecture, or visit the Amelia Island Museum of History to learn about the area's rich past. For outdoor enthusiasts, Fort Clinch State Park offers hiking trails, camping, and a beautiful beach. If you're looking for a unique experience, take a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city or visit the Amelia Island Lighthouse. And of course, no trip to Fernandina Beach is complete without indulging in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Our 6-hour in-shore fishing trip with Captain Billy was such a great time! He's definitely done his fair share of charters and we were lucky enough to catch quite a few fish. He followed all sizing restrictions and made sure we were on fish at every spot we went to. After, he showed us the proper way to clean fish. We will most definitely do another charter with him in the future.

    ILEANA W. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

More Fishing Charters Near Fernandina Beach, Fl

See all trips in Fernandina Beach

Other Fishing Charter Locations near Fernandina Beach

Top Fishing Techniques in Fernandina Beach

Top Targeted Species in Fernandina Beach

Top Types of Fishing in Fernandina Beach

Other Featured Cities

See all trips in Fernandina Beach
Call us at 18332278246
See All Trips