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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 28 trips in Fernandina Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville Nearshore or Offshore Trip guided by Bill, Jacksonville Flats Light Tackle + Fly Trip guided by David, and Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip guided by Dave.
Our guides in Fernandina Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 704 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.
What types of fishing charters are common in Fernandina Beach?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Fernandina Beach as well as nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Fernandina Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, 3. flounder, 4. tarpon, and 5. king mackerel / kingfish.
The most common fishing techniques in Fernandina Beach are live bait fishing, bottom fishing, and artificial lure fishing but light tackle fishing 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 $1,800, but the average price for a half day in Fernandina Beach is $594. The average price for a full day in Fernandina Beach is $840.
When is the best time to go fishing in Fernandina Beach?
The most popular season for fishing in Fernandina Beach is winter, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.
Where can I get a Fernandina Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Fernandina Beach?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Fernandina Beach, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Fernandina Beach. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Fernandina Beach.
Fernandina Beach Fishing Overview
The Fishing in Fernandina Beach is incredibly productive with more than 1110 miles of interior shoreline, the St. Johns River, and easy access to offshore waters. With convenient water access everywhere you turn, Fernandina has plenty of options to cast a line no matter what type of fishing you choose.
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.
Other Things to Do in Fernandina Beach
A trip to the ocean isn’t complete without spending some time on the beach and there are plenty of them near Fernandina Beach. With soft beautiful sand and beautiful oceans views these beaches are the perfect spot to unwind. If sightseeing is more your speed then head out and see Fort George or experience exotic animals at The Catty Shack Wildlife Sanctuary. Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and also only a short drive down the road, so it’s safe to say there is no shortage of things to do. With a seemingly endless list of bars and restaurants to choose from, Fernandina Beach is sure to please.
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