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Bottom Fishing Charters Near Fernandina Beach, Fl
Come enjoy a day on the water with Captain Frank exploring what Jacksonville and Northeast Florida have to offer. Fishing Charter trips are available year-round. Captain Frank is a certified US Coast Guard charter boat captain. There is no need to purchase a fishing license, as you will be covered under his fishing license. From sight fishing big redfish to bottom fishing for various species, we can tailor a charter fishing trip to suit your desires. If you're in to sight fishing, we typically troll or pole the flats looking for redfish pushing water. Trout are usually found in the same areas, but in deeper water. Flounder can be found around docks or structure as well as up on the flats. If you are new to fishing, you can use live or dead bait such as shrimp, mullet or crabs. If you are more experienced and want to take that 1 shot at a redfish pushing down a bank, Captain Frank can arrange that as well. He likes to use swim baits, lures, spinner baits, etc. to target these beautiful fish. No matter what your fishing experience is, Captain Frank ensures you will enjoy your trip. As you can see there are several ways to target fish in Jacksonville and all are fun and exciting! All fishing gear is provided (rods, reels, bait, tackle), but feel free to bring your own fishing poles or tackle if you desire. Trips can also be booked to just spend a day on the water sightseeing as well. During your day, you may see manatees, dolphins, stingrays, bald eagles and much more. Northeast Florida has so much beautiful scenery and there's no better way to see it than by boat. Below are some photos I have taken while out on the beautiful waters of Jacksonville Florida. Book your trip today and get ready for your next adventure on the water! Captain Frank welcomes you to take a look at the pictures aboce and to get an idea as to some of the fish you might catch on your fishing trip! Read More
4-8 Hour Trip - 22’ Blazer
''Jetties'', are man-made piles of car sized granite boulder built in a pyramid shape off the bottom, of the Ocean, coming off of the beach, for over a mile. This massive underwater structures are designed to break waves, protect the inlet. Which coincidentally provides perfect habitat for a wide variety of fish species. If you're looking to catch a fish 365 DAYS A YEAR, the jetties off of Jacksonville, FL are a perfect place to do so, aboard Capt. Dave's boat aptly named; the JETTYWOLF. **6 HOUR TRIPS ARE ''UP TO 6 HOURS'', YOU CAN FISH LESS IF DESIRED. CHILDREN OVER 10 years old ONLY. INCLUDES ALL SUMMER SHARK TRIPS, TOO. **WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 10 years old, See my "Jacksonville KIDS fishing trip" for a discounted rate at the bottom of the page. Trips for young children, with adults. MAX. 4 PERSONS. NO EXCEPTIONS. SEE BOAT PHOTOS. THE JETTYWOLF HAS THE MOST SHADE OF ALL BOATS AROUND. YOU'LL APPRECIATE THIS ON THOSE HOT SUMMER DAYS!! Read More
Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip (**up To 6 Hrs)
If you're looking for a great half-day guided trip, Captain Chris offers premium inshore fishing charters aboard his 20' Champion Pro Guide Flats boat. Whether you're looking to leave at dawn, at dusk, or hit the midnight bite, Captain Chris is happy to put his extensive fishing knowledge to make sure you catch what your looking for. With 20+ years of fishing experience, you are sure to have an awesome fishing adventure with Captain Chris. On this trip, you'll go out fishing for Reds, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even tarpon, plus other inshore sportfish species. Captain Chris will be fishing right alongside you, and is full of good advice to improve your technique. He'll offer tips on where to cast, how to retrieve, and how to fight fish all the way to the boat, so you'll leave this trip a better angler than when you started. Captain Chris will bring a fully loaded boat, so all you need to bring is a smile. He will have rods, reels, tackle, bait, and all the fishing licenses you will need for a successful and safe day out on the water. He can also pick you up at any of the Jacksonville are boat ramps including St. Augustine and Amelia Island ramps as well. So let him know where your staying or whats most convenient for you, and he will meet you there! Read More
Morning Or Midnight Blitz
Head out with Captain Robbie and take a crack at the wide variety of nearshore species that Jacksonville, FL has to offer! This trip is perfect for folks looking for a fun and enjoyable fishing trip; whether you're a hardcore angler or not, everyone can try their hand at hooking popular gamefish including Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Kingfish, Snapper, and Tarpon! Captain Robbiew is an en it comes to in these waters, so you should be on the fish in no time. You'll go after these fish with a few different techniques, including trolling, light-tackle techniques, and bottomfishing. Captain Robbie will help get your hook in the water, but once a fish is on, bring your A-game! These heavyweights are not happy to be caught, and landing them is a challenge for any level of fisherman. You'll step off the dock aboard his 24' Bluewater center console, powered by a twin Mercury 4-stroke engines with a total of 300 HP. With that amount of push, you'll be at the best fishing grounds and hot spots before you even know it. The boat also has all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics needed for a productive and comfortable trip. All you need to bring is a smile, proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen—Captain Robbie will do the rest! Read More
Jacksonville Fishing Trip
This action-packed, full day of fishing along the beautiful Northeast Florida beaches is the perfect choice for seasoned anglers. Fish around the most active bait pods and trail behind shrimp boats, just off the beaches, in search of Sharks and Tarpon with Captain Frank. Outfitted with a custom T-top and plenty of safe, comfortable seating, Captain Frank's 24 foot Pathfinder offers great versatility and comfort as you explore the surf and nearshore waters around Jacksonville. Rigged with state-of-the-art electronics and a top-notch trolling motor, you will be able to find and stalk these fish easily and in style! All rods, reels, tackle, and bait will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite rod and reel if you'd like. Ice, water, and soft drinks will be provided as well, so all Captain Frank recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your sunglasses, and other weather-appropriate gear whether that's sun protection or rain gear. Read More
Tarpon And Shark Action
If you're looking to land some massive Bull Reds near Jacksonville, FL, then this is your ticket! Chasing Redfish on the St. John's River is a blast for anglers of all levels, and whether you're an experienced caster or not, you'll be able to hook some massive fish that know how to pull hard! The St. John's River is known for its abundant population of Redfish, also known as Red Drum, which are a popular game fish in Florida. These fish can grow up to 50 inches in length and weigh up to 50 pounds, providing a thrilling challenge. Captain Frank is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guide who knows the river well and will take you to the best fishing spots. On this trip, you'll focus on live bait fishing, which is one of the most popular methods and involves using live shrimp, crabs, or mullet as bait. In addition to the fishing, the St. John's River offers beautiful scenery and wildlife sightings. You may see gators, turtles, herons, and other waterfowl as you cruise along the river. Overall, a Redfish fishing trip on the St. John's River near Jacksonville, FL is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and experience some of the best fishing that Florida has to offer! Get out there and have some fun! Read More
Half Day Bull Reds Trip
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
8 Hour Inshore - 24' Pair Custom
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. Captain Chris likes to start these trips at 6:45am to get out there for the dawn bite and early morning action! For all 6 hours, Captain Chris will be there to put his extensive fishing knowledge to make sure you catch what your looking for. Combined with his 20+ years of fishing experience and success you are sure to have an awesome fishing adventure of Jacksonville FL. Captain Chris will bring a fully loaded boat no matter which trip you choose to run. He will have rods, reels, tackle, bait, and all the fishing licenses you will need for a successful and safe day out on the water. He can also pick you up at any of the Jacksonville are boat ramps including St. Augustine and Amelia Island ramps as well. So let him know where your staying or whats most convenient for you, and he will meet you there! Read More
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
4 Hour Nearshore - 24’ Pair Custom
Hop on board with Captain Bill and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the tides! Nearshore and offshore Jacksonville is a great spot to target some of the biggest fish Florida has to offer. On this 6 to 8-hour trip, Captain Bill will take you off the coast of Jacksonville where you can expect to target Black Seabass, Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon in the nearshore, or target some bigger game like or Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Gray Triggerfish, and Redfish a little bit farther offshore. Captain Bill is a knowledgable guide who is sure to put you where the fish are biting! To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging. Captain Bill is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques. Captain Bill fishes aboard a 25’ Contender 24S center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is sure to get you to where the fish are biting in a hurry. It even has an on-board bathroom! Captain Bill will provide all rods, reels, tackle and bait. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More
Jacksonville Nearshore/ Offshore
Head out with Captain Greg for an awesome 4 hour adventure out into the nearshore waters around Jacksonville. You can expect to do a lot of bottom fishing with live bait to target big Bull Reds, Sheepshead, Jacks, Sharks, and much more. Captain Greg's Contender charter boat has updated electronics, VHF Radio(s), Emergency satellite communicator, USCG safety gear, seats, bean bags, a T-Top for shade, tons of rod holders, and a head (toilet) for your comfort and safety. Not to mention this boat gets you there faster with supercharged twin 300 horsepower motors strapped to the back, so there's more time to do the important things, like fish! Captain Greg will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, live & artificial bait, ice for fish, and all the fuel. All he reccomends you bring is your suntan lotion, Non marking shoes, phone/camera for pics, your sun protection (glasses, wraps, hats, etc), and your favorite snacks and drinks. Read More
Jacksonville Quick Trip
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
Test your skills in this heavy-action trip venturing up to 50 miles Offshore to hook you up with Florida's top sportfish species! Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more await your party on this 12 Hour trip. Captain Chris will show you all the special tricks, techniques, and money zones to catch monster offshore species! Captain Chris will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water and ice, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida inshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Chris! Read More
12 Hour Blue Water - 25' SeaCat
Choose from 8 or 10 hour options to venture further Offshore and target monster Florida Sportfish! Based on season and target species, expect to visit honey holes 20-50 miles Offshore to Troll & Bottom Fish for deep-sea monsters. Captain Chris will show you all the special tricks, techniques, and honey holes to ensure you catch your limit. Captain Chris will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water and ice, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida offshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Chris! Read More
Full Or Extended Day - 25’ SeaCat
Half day of fishing offshore of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for a variety of fish from King Mackerel to Red Snapper and more. This trip will have you reeling in some of the best eating fish in the ocean. Captain James can make your fishing dreams come true because as he brings 20 plus years of fishing knowledge to you, to put you on the fish of a lifetime. Captain James will be taking you out aboard his 23' Mako that has a 300 Yamaha strapped to the back to get you offshore in a hurry. The boat comes loaded with all the necessary bait, tackle, and license you will need for a successful day out on the water. Captain James recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your sunglasses, and a great attitude to attack the day! Read More
1/2 Day Quick Offshore Trip
Jacksonville, Florida, also known as the River City, is home to some of the best inshore and near shore fishing on the east coast of Florida. The variety of local gamefish make this port a favorite for all types of anglers. So head out with Captain Travis aboard his 24ft Islamorada Boat Works Morada to chase inshore species like Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Cobia, and Tarpon (when there in the area) Its safe, smooth, dry ride will ensure a pleasurable day on the water regardless of conditions. Blending rough water capability with a shallow draft make it the perfect vessel for inshore charters in the River City. **4 Hour Trips:** This is Captain Travis' most popular option. This trip usually involves a morning or afternoon exploring the inshore waters using live and/or artificial baits, and spin-cast and/or sight casting techniques. Depending on the season, the most common species landed during these 4-hour trips include redfish, trout, black drum, flounder, sheep’s head, tarpon, and others. **6 Hour Trips:** This popular option will also involve a morning or afternoon of inshore fishing using the same techniques as the four charter, but also allows your captain additional time to locate the best possible fishing for that day or to possibly target multiple species. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this option may also allow Captain Travis to “run the beach” or to “spot lock” over one of Jacksonville’s many nearshore reefs and/or wrecks for a variety of other species including Sharks, Cobia, Red Snapper, Black Sea Bass, African Pompano and the occasional Grouper. **8 Hour Trips:** This option is for the serious angler. This is a full-day fishing trip using similar techniques as above, but more time equals more opportunities to catch fish. Moreover, depending on the season and weather conditions, this option may also allow Captain Travis to give you the best of both worlds, an inshore and near-shore experience, or just more time of either, depending on your preference or what is biting. Captain Travis will provide all the necessary fishing licenses, gear, ice and water for a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunglasses, and some weather-appropriate gear. Above all, Captain Travis' main goal is to provide you with a great day on the water. So if your looking for a first-rate fishing experience in Jacksonville look no further and book your trip today with Captain Travis! Read More
Jacksonville Mixed Bag
******* UP TO: 3 HOUR MAX. KIDS FISHING TRIP - RIVER/INLET UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE, THAT CAN NOT BE OUT TOO LONG. I'VE BEEN TAKING KIDS ON THE SAFEST FAMILY FRIENDLY CHARTER BOAT THE ''JETTYWOLF'' FOR 27 YRS. FOR THEIR 1st BIG TIME SALTWATER FISHING ADVENTURE. PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS ETC. HAVE TO HELP THE KIDS. ********PREFER 2 ADULTS, AND 2 KIDS. EMPHASIS, IS NOT CERTAIN SPECIES, IT'S DOING, LEARNING, AND SEEING SOMETHING NEW. Read More
Jacksonville KIDS Fishing Trip (for Children)
Join Captain James for a Thrilling 1/2 Day Offshore Adventure! Set sail with family and friends on our 23' center console vessel for an action-packed 4-hour fishing excursion led by Captain James. We'll take you just 10 to 15 miles offshore, offering a fast-paced, exciting adventure that's perfect for newcomers and kids. What's Awaiting You? Bottom Fishing Bonanza: Dive into the depths and target three prized species: Black Seabass, Red Snapper, and Triggerfish. Prepare for non-stop action as you drop your lines into these bountiful fishing grounds. Why Choose Captain James' Offshore Adventure? Captain James is a specialist in delivering accessible and thrilling offshore experiences suitable for anglers of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or trying fishing for the first time, this trip guarantees exciting opportunities to reel in impressive catches. Book Your 1/2 Day Offshore Adventure Today! Reserve your spot now and get ready for a day filled with action, camaraderie, and the excitement of deep-sea fishing. Captain James and the captivating marine life are eager to make unforgettable memories with you and your loved ones. Don't miss this fantastic fishing opportunity! Read More
1/2 Day Offshore Adventure
Everything to Know About Booking a Fernandina Beach bottom fishing charter
What are the best bottom fishing charters in Fernandina Beach?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 33 bottom fishing trips in Fernandina Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Nearshore and Jetties guided by Scott, Flood Tide Flyfishing guided by Jeremiah, and Offshore 6 hour guided by Kenneth.
Our guides in Fernandina Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9603 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
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What types of bottom fishing charters are common in Fernandina Beach?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bottom fishing in Fernandina Beach as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in Fernandina Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. tarpon.
How much do Fernandina Beach bottom fishing charters cost?
for bottom fishing in Fernandina Beach prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $2,000, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in Fernandina Beach is $638. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in Fernandina Beach is $996.
What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in Fernandina Beach?
The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in Fernandina Beach is spring, and most anglers book their trips 13 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.
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