Jacksonville Beach Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 62 trips in Jacksonville Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville Close Offshore guided by Bill, Inshore Light Tackle Trip guided by Mike, and Jacksonville Flats on Light Tackle guided by David.

Our guides in Jacksonville Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7329 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. Augustine and Fernandina Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Jacksonville Beach?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Jacksonville Beach as well as river fishing and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Jacksonville Beach are: 1. black drum, 2. flounder, 3. redfish, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Jacksonville Beach are light tackle fishing, fly fishing, and artificial lure fishing but live bait fishing is popular as well.

How much do Jacksonville Beach fishing charters cost?

in Jacksonville Beach prices can range anywhere from $350 to $2,740, but the average price for a half day trip in Jacksonville Beach is $596. The average price for a full day trip in Jacksonville Beach is $1,109.

What month is best for fishing in Jacksonville Beach?

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

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville Beach.

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Overview

Jacksonville Beach is a prime location for saltwater fishing, with the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Inshore fishing is abundant year-round, with Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Sheepshead being popular catches. During the summer, Tarpon season attracts many anglers seeking a thrilling catch. Offshore fishing is also popular, with Mahi Mahi and Kingfish being common targets. Reef fishing is the main attraction, especially for Red Snapper during the open season. Fishing regulations are enforced, but licensed charter boats and professional guides ensure compliance. Whether seeking a peaceful morning or an all-day adventure, Jacksonville Beach offers something for every angler.

Jacksonville Beach Freshwater Fishing

As you head further up the St. Johns River it changes to brackish and then freshwater. This is where you can expect to find bass, crappie, and catfish with great success. With Lake George and Crescent Lake both in close proximity to Jacksonville Beach, there are ample freshwater fishing opportunities. Lake George is well known for its largemouth bass but it’s the striped bass fishing that makes it stand out. With endless fishing spots and a variety of species to catch, Jacksonville Beach is a great place to take a freshwater fishing trip.

Jacksonville Beach Inshore Fishing

Starting from 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 Jacksonville 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 are caught in the spring when they pour into the inlets. The warmer summer water bring 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 Jacksonville Beach.

Jacksonville Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Offshore fishing out of Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville

The most common types of fishing charters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida are inshore, offshore, and deep sea fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters are ideal for catching kingfish, cobia, and mahi-mahi. Deep sea fishing charters are for the adventurous angler who wants to catch big game fish like marlin, sailfish, and tuna.

If you're looking for a Jacksonville Beach fishing charter, some popular landmarks that the charters visit include the Jacksonville Beach Pier and the Mayport Jetties. These areas are known for their abundance of fish and are a great starting point for any fishing trip.

No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time on the water. Just remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water to stay hydrated. Happy fishing!

The Best Places To Fish In Jacksonville

Jacksonville Beach, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its vast coastline and numerous waterways, there are plenty of spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Jacksonville Beach, whether you're looking to fish on your own or book a fishing charter.

1. Jacksonville Beach Pier - This iconic pier is a popular spot for anglers, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including redfish, flounder, and tarpon.

2. Mayport Jetties - Located at the mouth of the St. Johns River, the Mayport Jetties are a great spot for catching sheepshead, redfish, and black drum.

3. Intracoastal Waterway - The Intracoastal Waterway offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including catching speckled trout, redfish, and flounder.

4. Nassau Sound - This area is known for its excellent fishing charters, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including redfish, trout, and flounder.

5. St. Johns River - The St. Johns River is a popular spot for fishing charters, offering a chance to catch largemouth bass, catfish, and bream.

6. Guana River - This scenic river is a great spot for kayak fishing, offering a chance to catch redfish, trout, and flounder.

7. Fort George Inlet - This inlet is a popular spot for fishing charters, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including redfish, trout, and flounder.

8. Amelia Island - Located just north of Jacksonville Beach, Amelia Island is a great spot for fishing charters, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including redfish, trout, and flounder.

Other Things To Do In Jacksonville

While Jacksonville Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down the Jacksonville Beach Pier for stunning ocean views or visit Adventure Landing for a day of mini-golf, go-karts, and laser tag. For a more cultural experience, head to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens or the Museum of Science and History. If you're looking for a thrill, try surfing or paddleboarding at the beach. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants. With so much to see and do, Jacksonville Beach is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Kevin was awsome, put us right were the keeper were.

    Mark H. with Kevin H. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Best fishing day ever! We told Captain Troy we were serious about getting "keeper" fish to eat, and he did not disappoint. A full 12-hour trip into the Atlantic got us 46 delicious keepers (variety of snapper species, Jacks, Cobia, trigger fish, and more) with plenty of non-stop action, thanks to Troy's laser-focus on the fish. He provided good coaching on the best methods to drop our lines and haul up the bounty. He kept the boat on top of fish continuously, and had us haul up our lines as the boat drifted off so he could reposition the boat back over the fish. We literally spent no time at all just hanging out waiting for bites in an empty ocean. He knows some good spots; for the most part we were the only boat on the water as far as the eye could see; we only noticed a couple of other boats wander over toward us in one location. Action also included fighting with one or two giant groupers (line snapped off before we could get them to the boat) and a couple of small sharks. It got exciting when we had to quickly haul in a snapper to save it from the jaws of an impressive 6-foot hammerhead. Overall an exciting, successful, exhausting day on the water from sunup to sundown. Enjoyed grilled Cobia and Jack kabobs for dinner that evening.

    Mary Lee F. with Troy J. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

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