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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom

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Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Offshore Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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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 $$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

6 Hour Offshore - 24’ Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Full Day Trip - 31' Contender in St. Augustine

The world is your oyster when you book a full-day trip with Captain Ricky down in North East Florida. You can head up to 45 miles offshore aboard his 31' Contender for some pelagic trolling, or bottom fishing! You never know what your gonna haul up from the depths when you get offshore in the Atlantic of course, but some typical catches Captain Ricky expects include Red, Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Bee-liners, Triggerfish, and Mahi in the summer months. With a full open bow, there is plenty of room for your entire crew to fish comfortably and to store extra coolers. Powered by twin Honda 250’s we get you to the fishing areas quickly and smoothly. He offers plenty of options to suit every need and provides all the necessary equipment to make your experience phenomenal. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather-appropriate gear, and some bags/coolers to bring home your catch after he's cleaned it for you! Captain Ricky's trips are for anglers of all ages and levels so whether you're a seasoned pro or a new beginner, Captain Ricky will put his 25+ years off-shore fishing experience to work for you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Full Day Trip - 31' Contender

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Deep Water Bottom Fishing in St. Augustine

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 $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for 8 Hour Offshore Trip in St. Augustine

Few places rival Northeast Florida when it comes to big, giant, tasty fish offshore fish. Bruiser Cobia, and smoker Kings, are in the area most of the year. Snapper, Grouper, and Giant Amberjack are also in abundance. Spend the day cranking a reel, and take home bags of filets as a just reward. The ride out is in a state-of-the-art, whisper-quiet boat, aptly named Reel Adrenaline.  You can sip your coffee, and talk at a normal voice.  No smelly diesel fumes, or load engines to spoil your trip.  The boat has a bow with a Carolina flair, making it the driest ride in the ocean. State of the art electronics paired with the Captain Adam's lifetime of saltwater fishing experience means you will go home with sore arms and big smiles. Kingfish, Cobia and Bull Redfish can be found close to shore at most of the year.  These species along with Amberjack, Grouper, and Monster Red Snapper are typically in abundance from the 10-25 mile range….less than a 30-minute ride on most days.  The fishing gear is likewise state of the art and compact. Deep water jigging rods rated for 200lb braid, and reels with incredible torque are both light in weight, and powerful. No broomstick-sized rods, and clunky reels on this vessel.  Every consideration has been made to make your angling the experience of a lifetime.  Welcome aboard! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

8 Hour Offshore Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Bluewater Bash in St. Augustine

The world is your oyster when you book aBluewater trip with Captain Ricky down in North East Florida. You can head up to 60 miles offshore aboard his 31' Contender for some pelagic trolling, or bottom fishing! You never know what your gonna haul up from the depths when you get offshore in the Atlantic of course, but some typical catches Captain Ricky expects include Red, Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Bee-liners, Triggerfish, and Mahi in the summer months. With a full open bow, there is plenty of room for your entire crew to fish comfortably and to store extra coolers. Powered by twin Honda 250’s we get you to the fishing areas quickly and smoothly. He offers plenty of options to suit every need and provides all the necessary equipment to make your experience phenomenal. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather-appropriate gear, and some bags/coolers to bring home your catch after he's cleaned it for you! Captain Ricky's trips are for anglers of all ages and levels so whether you're a seasoned pro or a new beginner, Captain Ricky will put his 25+ years off-shore fishing experience to work for you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Bluewater Bash

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Marys
Fishing in St. Marys
Fishing in St. Marys
trip description for Full Day Offshore Trip in St. Marys

Are you ready for an adrenaline-pumping fishing adventure that takes you deep into the open ocean? Join Captain James on an offshore fishing trip on board his 23' Mako center console! Captain James is an expert angler who knows the offshore waters like the back of his hand. With his guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of catching a variety of big game fish, such as Almaco Jacks, Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Seabass, Grouper, Kingfish, and more. But it's not just about the fishing—it's about the experience. Captain James' 23' Mako center console is the perfect vessel for a comfortable and exciting offshore fishing trip. The boat is spacious and well-equipped, with plenty of room to move around and take in the stunning views of the open sea. And with Captain James at the helm, you can relax and enjoy the ride. And when you do catch a fish, the rush of adrenaline is unbeatable! Captain James will help you reel in your catch, so you can toss some fish on ice and go home with a great dinner. So why wait? Book your offshore fishing trip with Captain James today, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! It's the ultimate fishing trip for thrill-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Marys

Full Day Offshore Trip

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23 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Offshore Hook-Up in St. Augustine

Captain Mike invites all anglers to come down to beautiful Saint Augustine FL, where you can make some exciting fishing memories. For these Half to Full day trips, Captain Mike likes to motor offshore for some trolling, bottom fishing, and fish catching! The charter specializes in offshore fishing with the optional reef and wreck spots. Depending on the time of the day and time of the year you can encounter various types of fish from Cobia and Kingfish to Snapper and Sharks. Additionally, you can try your luck with several fishing techniques light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. No matter what method or species combo you settle on, Captain Mike will use his 35 years of experience to help you get your catch. More importantly, he’ll make sure you’re safe while you’re having fun! You leave St. Augustine shore on a Wellcraft Scarab (central console) model from 1984, which has recently been totally restored(2020). The boat is 33ft long and can take groups of 6 guests per a single trip. Along with GPS and fishfinder equipment, the boat contains downriggers as well as 2 Honda engines.  Families with children are more than welcome to enjoy the fishing adventure. The charter covers the required Florida fishing license, and they also provide all the fishing gear, lures, and live baits. If you get to catch your delicious trophy, Captain Mike will happily help with the preparation. Just bring your snacks and drinks, and Captain Mike will cover the rest Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Offshore Hook-Up

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville gag grouper fishing charter

What are the best gag grouper fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 18 gag grouper trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville nearshore/ Offshore guided by Bill, 8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom guided by Joe, and Offshore Fishing guided by Jeremy.

Our guides in Jacksonville are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2526 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 Gag Grouper charter include Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach and St. Marys.

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

What types of gag grouper fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for gag grouper in Jacksonville as well as nearshore fishing, jetty fishing, and inshore fishing.

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

How much do Jacksonville gag grouper fishing charters cost?

for gag grouper in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from an affordable $695 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for gag grouper in Jacksonville is $859. The average price for a full day trip for gag grouper in Jacksonville is $1,346.

What month is best for gag grouper fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for gag grouper fishing in Jacksonville is spring, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

Do I need a Jacksonville fishing license for gag grouper and what are the bag limits for gag grouper 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 gag grouper fishing in Jacksonville all about?

Gag grouper, known for their robust size and delicious flavor, are a prized catch among anglers in Jacksonville's offshore waters. These bottom-dwelling predators inhabit a variety of habitats, including offshore reefs, wrecks, and rocky ledges, where they lie in wait for prey. Gag grouper are characterized by their mottled brown coloration and distinctive mouth structure, which allows them to engulf large prey with ease. Anglers in Jacksonville target gag grouper for their thrilling fights and culinary value, making them a popular species to pursue.

While gag grouper can be found year-round in Jacksonville's offshore waters, they are most abundant during the warmer months of spring and summer. During these seasons, gag grouper migrate closer to shore to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to target them. Anglers often find gag grouper congregating around structure-rich environments such as reefs, wrecks, and rock ledges, where they feed on baitfish and crustaceans. Spring and summer also coincide with calmer seas and more favorable weather conditions, making it easier for anglers to venture offshore in search of gag grouper.

Fishing for gag grouper in Jacksonville requires specialized techniques and equipment to effectively target these powerful fish. Anglers commonly use heavy-duty bottom fishing gear with stout rods, strong reels, and braided line to handle the strong strikes and aggressive runs of gag grouper. Bottom fishing with live bait such as pinfish, mullet, or squid is a popular method for enticing gag grouper to bite. Anglers can also use vertical jigging techniques or troll with deep-diving lures to target gag grouper in deeper waters. Overall, targeting gag grouper in Jacksonville offers anglers an exciting offshore fishing experience and the chance to reel in these prized and formidable fish.

What are the most popular months to fish for gag grouper in Jacksonville?

In Jacksonville, gag grouper seasons are largely influenced by their spawning behavior and migratory patterns. Typically, the prime seasons for targeting gag grouper in Jacksonville's offshore waters occur during the warmer months of spring and summer. During this time, gag grouper migrate closer to shore to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to encounter and catch them. As the waters warm up, gag grouper become more active and move into shallower depths, making them more accessible to anglers fishing nearshore reefs, wrecks, and rocky ledges.

Spring and summer also coincide with calmer seas and more favorable weather conditions in Jacksonville, making it easier for anglers to venture offshore in search of gag grouper. These seasons offer anglers extended periods of stable weather and reduced wind speeds, allowing for safer and more enjoyable fishing trips. Additionally, the warmer water temperatures during spring and summer stimulate increased baitfish activity, attracting gag grouper to feeding areas around structure-rich environments where they are commonly found.

While spring and summer are considered peak seasons for targeting gag grouper in Jacksonville, these prized fish can be caught year-round in the area's offshore waters. However, their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on factors such as water temperature, weather conditions, and baitfish movements. During the cooler months of fall and winter, gag grouper may move to deeper offshore waters or exhibit more sluggish behavior, requiring anglers to adjust their tactics and locations accordingly. Overall, by understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of gag grouper, anglers in Jacksonville can maximize their chances of success when targeting these prized offshore predators.

What techniques are popular for catching gag grouper in Jacksonville?

Fishing for gag grouper in Jacksonville requires anglers to employ specialized techniques tailored to the behavior and habitat preferences of these bottom-dwelling predators. One effective technique for targeting gag grouper is bottom fishing with live bait or cut bait around structure-rich areas such as reefs, wrecks, and rocky ledges. Gag grouper are ambush predators that often lie in wait near underwater structures, where they feed on baitfish, crustaceans, and other prey. Anglers can use heavy-duty bottom fishing gear with stout rods, strong reels, and braided line to handle the strong strikes and aggressive runs of gag grouper.

Another popular technique for catching gag grouper in Jacksonville is vertical jigging or drifting with artificial lures. Anglers can use heavy jigs or bucktail jigs tipped with squid, strip bait, or soft plastic trailers to entice gag grouper into biting. Vertical jigging allows anglers to present the lure at different depths in the water column, targeting gag grouper holding near the bottom or suspended off structure. Drifting with jigs can be particularly effective when fishing over offshore reefs, wrecks, or ledges where gag grouper are known to congregate.

Trolling with deep-diving lures or rigged baits is also an effective technique for targeting gag grouper in Jacksonville's offshore waters. Anglers can troll along depth contours, drop-offs, or structure-rich areas where gag grouper are likely to be feeding. Deep-diving plugs, diving spoons, or skirted baits rigged with wire leaders can attract the attention of gag grouper and entice them into striking. By adjusting trolling speed and lure depth, anglers can effectively target gag grouper at different depths in the water column, increasing their chances of success when trolling for these prized offshore predators.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

Aside from gag grouper, Jacksonville's offshore waters offer anglers a diverse range of species to target throughout the year. One popular catch is the red snapper, prized for its firm white flesh and sweet flavor. These bottom-dwelling fish inhabit offshore reefs, wrecks, and hard-bottom areas, where they feed on crustaceans, fish, and other prey. Red snapper are known for their aggressive strikes and powerful fights, making them a favorite among anglers. While red snapper fishing seasons are regulated, anglers can target them during open seasons with bottom fishing techniques using live bait or cut bait.

Another sought-after species in Jacksonville's offshore waters is the amberjack, known for its impressive size and strength. These powerful fish are often found around offshore wrecks, reefs, and oil rigs, where they feed on baitfish and crustaceans. Amberjack are prized for their hard-fighting nature and are a favorite target for anglers seeking a challenging battle. Anglers can target amberjack using vertical jigging, live bait fishing, or trolling with deep-diving lures, offering a variety of exciting fishing opportunities in Jacksonville's offshore environment.

For anglers seeking pelagic species, Jacksonville offers opportunities to target species such as king mackerel, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. These fast-moving predators are commonly found offshore in the Gulf Stream currents, where they feed on baitfish and other prey. King mackerel, known for their aggressive strikes and fast runs, are often targeted using trolling techniques with rigged baits or lures. Mahi-mahi, prized for their vibrant colors and acrobatic jumps, can be targeted using trolling, casting, or live bait fishing techniques. Wahoo, known for their speed and strength, are a challenging target for anglers using high-speed trolling or deep-diving lure techniques. Overall, Jacksonville's offshore waters offer anglers a wide variety of species to target, providing exciting fishing opportunities year-round.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Bill was a great guy very knowledgeable and a pleasant to be around

    Matthew S. with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Frank is awesome. Boat was spacious and adequate. Asked for sheepshead, left with nine. Great job.

    Rod J. with Frank C. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time and frank is a nice guy and good Captain. Will definitely be going again soon!!

    Mike V. with Frank C. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great fishing trip.

    Paul with Bill P. of Jacksonville, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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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