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Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Offshore Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Summer Time Offshore Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Atlantic Beach

12 Hour Blue Water - 25' SeaCat

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Deep Water Bottom Fishing

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27 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Blackfin Tuna Trips in Jacksonville

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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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Marys

3/4 Day Offshore Trip

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$

BOTTOM FISHING: Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton snapper, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and more available year round. GULF STREAM TROLLING: Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda. Prices based in part on current fuel prices and subject to change. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Private Charter-Bottom Fishing Or Gulf Stream Trolling

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Atlantic Beach

Full Or Extended Day - 25’ SeaCat

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

If you’re looking for the softest, driest riding center console boat for your St. Augustine fishing charter, you’ve found it! Head out with Captain Scott to experience world-class fishing in first-class style. Scott is dedicated to providing you with an exciting, fun, safe, and comfortable trip filled with unforgettable memories. One trip with him and you’ll be hooked! **8 Hour Trips:** you’ll typically fish various live bottom areas, wrecks, and reefs located 25 - 40 miles from shore. Commonly caught species include Snapper, Triggerfish, Kingfish, Porgies, Grouper, Sea Bass, Cobia, and more. **10 Hour Trips:** The extra time allows Captain Scott to take you out further to fish deeper water in the 40-50 mile range, where he likes to target Grouper, Tuna, Mahi, Snapper, Triggerfish, Porgies, African Pompano, Cobia, Amberjack and more. Prices include fuel, ice, bait, rods/reels, tackle, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning at the end of your trip. You only need to bring your food and drinks. No matter which duration you choose, Captain Scott's 27-ft Center Console built by top-tier custom builder, Southport. Thanks to its incredible hull design and 9’6” beam (full foot wider than most boats under 32-ft), it’s the softest riding, driest, and roomiest boat in its class. She’s powered by twin 250hp Yamaha 4-stroke engines (think quiet, and no oil or gas smell like 2-strokes and diesels) that push her along at 55+ mph. Yes, she is easy on the eyes, but the greater beauty is found in how she handles the open ocean. Why Choose Captain Scott? Let us count the reason: 1. More Fishing Time His 27' Southport cruises at 30-35 knots, getting you on the fish fast. Thanks to his Rhodan GPS trolling motor, he can anchorlessly keep the boat stationary with the click of a button, and can easily move spots if the bite is cold, wasting no time at all. His high-res CMOR Mapping chip has helped us amass hundreds of great spots. 2. Family Friendly As a father of two young children who love to fish, Capt. Scott knows how to keep kids having fun and catching fish all day long. A primary reason Scott chose his 27’ Southport was to ensure his own kids feel safe and comfortable when going offshore with him. 3. Comfort In addition to the boat’s soft, dry ride, you’ll be spoiled by his e-Sea Rider bean bag chairs and Sea-Deck cushioned floors whether you’re sitting or standing. The massive 11 ft. T-top provides tons of shade, and the step-down bathroom (head) has 6’ of stand-up clearance. 4. Flexibility While it is always the captain’s call regarding whether sea conditions are safe enough, it’s important that you enjoy your fishing charter. If conditions are “safe” but rough, Captain Scott will find a better day to take you or issue a refund. He watches the forecast closely and communicates early, often, and clearly. 5. Exceeding Safety Standards Captain Scotts #1 priority is safety. In addition to all Coast Guard required safety gear, his boat is equipped with a 6-man Coastal Commander life raft, Furuno radar, an EPIRB, 2 Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), 3 VHF radios (1 handheld) with GPS and Distress buttons. 6. High-Quality Gear Like his boat, his fishing gear is of the highest quality as well. From the Star Rods and Shimano & Penn reels, down to Yo-Zuri fluorocarbon leaders and Mustad circle hooks - everything on his boat is top-notch. Scott spares no expense to ensure your adventure is amazing. So what are you waiting for? Pick your date and book now! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Deep Water Bottom Fishing

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27 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Atlantic Beach

12 Hour Blue Water - 25' SeaCat

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Head out for a trip to remember as you venture off the coast of St. Augustine with Captain Troy! On this 10 to 12-hour fishing trip you'll be aboard a comfortable 28' Seafox sportfisher that can go up to 60 knots, capable of doing some intense trolling and getting you to the deep waters in a hurry. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, but you never know what's going to be cruising past your trolling lines! Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin. Typical catches on the 10-hour trip include Kingfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, and varoius snappers. You can also head out a little farther on the 12-hour trip where you'll have a chance at Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. No matter the duration Captain Troy simply thinks like a fish and will show you how to hook into them. You won't be surprised to hear that he has won half the fly fishing tournaments he's been in. Don't worry about not being prepared, as everything you need for a successful fishing adventure will be on board, including a bathroom. Captain Troy supplies all bait, tackle, gear and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

100% (1)
28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville blackfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best blackfin tuna fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 blackfin tuna trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Fishing guided by Jeremy, Summer Time Offshore Fishing guided by Jeremy, and 10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom guided by Joe.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Blackfin Tuna charter include Atlantic Beach and St. Marys.

Looking for kid friendly blackfin tuna guides / fishing lessons in Jacksonville? Check out our beginner and family friendly blackfin tuna guides in Jacksonville.

What types of blackfin tuna fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville as well as nearshore fishing and jetty fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Jacksonville are bottom fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.

How much do Jacksonville blackfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from an affordable $700 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville is $843. The average price for a full day trip for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville is $1,655.

What month is best for blackfin tuna fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for blackfin tuna fishing in Jacksonville is spring, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.

Do I need a Jacksonville fishing license for blackfin tuna and what are the bag limits for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville?

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

What is blackfin tuna fishing in Jacksonvilleall about?

In the waters off Jacksonville, Florida, blackfin tuna present an enticing challenge for anglers seeking both excitement and a delectable catch. These sleek and powerful fish, characterized by their dark blue to black backs and distinct yellow finlets, inhabit the offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean, often congregating near underwater structures, weed lines, and areas of upwelling. Anglers in Jacksonville are drawn to the pursuit of blackfin tuna for their exhilarating fights and the opportunity to reel in a prized trophy.

Fishing for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville requires a strategic approach and a good understanding of effective techniques. Anglers often rely on methods such as trolling with artificial lures or rigged baits, which allows them to cover large areas of water and locate schools of blackfin tuna actively feeding near the surface. Additionally, vertical jigging near underwater structures or using live baitfish can also prove successful in enticing these fast-swimming predators into striking. Adaptability and keen observation are key as anglers navigate the offshore waters off Jacksonville in pursuit of these elusive gamefish.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, blackfin tuna are highly regarded for their delicious taste and versatility in the kitchen. Whether enjoyed fresh as sushi or seared to perfection, the firm, flavorful flesh of blackfin tuna makes them a sought-after delicacy among seafood enthusiasts. With their combination of exciting angling opportunities and culinary rewards, blackfin tuna continue to captivate and inspire anglers along Jacksonville's vibrant coastline.

What are the most popular months to fish for blackfin tuna in Jacksonville?

In Jacksonville, Florida, blackfin tuna seasons can vary slightly depending on factors such as weather conditions and water temperatures. However, blackfin tuna are generally present in the waters off Jacksonville throughout much of the year. These fast-swimming pelagic fish can be found in offshore waters, often congregating near underwater structures, weed lines, and areas of upwelling, where they hunt for smaller fish and crustaceans. Anglers in Jacksonville have the opportunity to target blackfin tuna year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in the spring and fall when water temperatures are optimal.

While blackfin tuna may be available in Jacksonville's waters year-round, anglers should be aware of regulations and guidelines governing their harvest. It's essential to consult local fishing authorities and adhere to any seasonal closures or size and bag limits that may be in place to protect the population of blackfin tuna. Responsible fishing practices help ensure the sustainability of this valuable fishery resource and contribute to the long-term health of Jacksonville's marine ecosystem.

Whether trolling, jigging, or casting, anglers in Jacksonville can enjoy the thrill of targeting blackfin tuna and reaping the rewards of their delicious taste and culinary versatility. By staying informed about seasonal patterns, regulations, and conservation efforts, anglers can maximize their chances of success while contributing to the preservation of blackfin tuna populations for future generations of anglers to enjoy in Jacksonville's abundant offshore waters.

What techniques are popular for catching blackfin tuna in Jacksonville?

Fishing for blackfin tuna in the waters off Jacksonville demands a strategic approach and a solid understanding of effective techniques. Anglers often rely on a variety of methods tailored to the behavior and preferences of these elusive pelagic predators. One popular technique is trolling, where anglers trail a spread of artificial lures or rigged baits behind a slow-moving boat. This method allows anglers to cover large areas of water and locate schools of blackfin tuna, often targeting areas with temperature breaks, color changes, or concentrations of baitfish.

Another productive technique for blackfin tuna fishing in Jacksonville involves live bait fishing or chunking. Anglers create a "chum slick" by dispersing chunks of baitfish or other natural prey items into the water to attract tuna to the boat. Live baitfish such as pilchards or blue runners are then presented on hooks at various depths within the chum slick, enticing blackfin tuna into striking. This method requires patience and finesse but can yield rewarding results, especially when targeting larger tuna.

Additionally, anglers targeting blackfin tuna in Jacksonville often keep an eye out for visual cues such as diving birds or surface disturbances, which can indicate the presence of feeding fish below the surface. By approaching these areas quietly and presenting baits or lures in a natural manner, anglers can capitalize on the feeding behavior of blackfin tuna and increase their chances of success. Whether trolling, live bait fishing, or capitalizing on visual cues, mastering these techniques and adapting to changing conditions are essential skills for anglers seeking to hook into the thrilling experience of blackfin tuna fishing in Jacksonville's bountiful offshore waters.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

Apart from targeting blackfin tuna, Jacksonville's waters offer a diverse range of species for anglers to pursue, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One popular option is the mighty sailfish, known for its breathtaking speed and acrobatic leaps when hooked. Found in offshore waters along Jacksonville's coastline, sailfish provide an exhilarating challenge for anglers seeking the thrill of a high-speed chase and the chance to battle one of the ocean's most iconic gamefish.

For those looking to test their skills closer to shore, Jacksonville's coastal waters are home to a variety of prized species such as king mackerel, cobia, and red snapper. These fish inhabit nearshore reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures, providing exciting angling opportunities for fishermen of all levels. Whether bottom fishing with live or cut bait, jigging, or trolling near the coastline, anglers in Jacksonville can target these species and enjoy the thrill of reeling in a prized catch.

Furthermore, Jacksonville's estuaries and inland waterways offer excellent opportunities for inshore fishing, with species such as redfish, speckled trout, and flounder abundant in these shallow waters. Anglers can explore marshy shorelines, grass flats, and tidal creeks, casting artificial lures or live bait to entice these sought-after inshore species. With their impressive fighting abilities and the scenic backdrop of Jacksonville's coastal landscape, targeting these inshore species adds another dimension to the diverse fishing opportunities available in this vibrant coastal city.

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    Matthew S. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Ron, made light of some difficult fishing conditions to ensure that i went home with a huge smile on my face after a really decent haul of a great variety of fish. He was flexible, charming and a delight to spend a day with - a day i shall treasure for some time to come.

    Marcus B. with Ron S. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Outstanding fishing trip and adventure with Captain Bill. Celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary, I decided to book a deep-sea fishing trip while visiting our daughter in Jacksonville Florida. Captain Bill's sense of humor, people skills, combined with his professional knowledge and experience as a Captain and fishing guide made this trip/experience a great success and one we will always cherish. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a down-to-earth Captain that is fun an a expert in his craft.

    Larry J. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Mike V. with Frank C. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    It was a great fishing trip.

    Paul with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Captain Don is truly a 5 star fishing guide. He's a better guy. I've been fishing for over 50 years, and as I hoped, Captain Don showed me several ticks and trips I'd never seen. No matter your experience level, he has something to help. We had a great day on the water, and had a great conversation. Darn fish just kept bugging us though.

    Dan D. with Don T. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    We had a great time with captain frank. Due to the storms that rolled in weeks prior to our trip and a nor' easter, we had to make due with the areas we had available to fish. The booking process was very easy and we enjoyed our time on the water.

    Magan J. with Frank C. of Jacksonville, Florida

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    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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