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Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip (**up To 6 Hrs)

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26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

6 Hour Inshore- 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

4 Hour Inshore- 24' Pair Custom

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

8 Hour Offshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Inshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore Smash

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$

Most Popular Types of Mangrove Snapper Trips in Jacksonville

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Fishing in Jacksonville
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trip description for 10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom in Jacksonville

These trips are not for the faint of heart! On this Extended day or Hardcore Offshore adventure, you will be spending your time with Captain Joe in the 50-60 mile range catching big mangrove snappers, mutton snappers, cobia, kingfish, mahi-mahi, and many more! Although epic fishing, these are hardcore trips, and Captain Joe will only take 3 guest this far offshore at a time. **These trips are entirely weather-dependent.** Anything over 3-4’ seas will likely be canceled or rescheduled. On the day of your trip, you will hop aboard Captain Joe's 24' Pair Custom equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine, Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor, and Humminbird fish finding equipment 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! 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! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

10 Hour Offshore-24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for 6 Hour Backcountry- 16' Hewes in Jacksonville

Explore the spartina marshes and explore the surrounding inshore waterways on light tackle with Captain Joe! This trip provides awesome sight casting opportunities for those that like to hunt down the fish and test their skills and catch solid fish! Captain Joe will have live bait on board for you guys and can also have artificial options rigged up as well. Since you’ll be hitting shallow water you’ll be in a shallow water boat, a 16’ Hewes to be exact. This boat doesnt need all the bells an whistles its job is to get shallow and it does just that! Providing you access to the best water and best fish the area has to offer! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

6 Hour Backcountry- 16' Hewes

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16 ft 1 - 2 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. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Half Day Run - 16' Mitzi Skiff in St. Augustine

Captain Mike invites all anglers to come down to beautiful Saint Augustine, FL, where you can make some exciting fishing memories. Captain Mike will take you out aboard his specialty inshore boat, a 16' Mitzi skiff, and put his 35 years of experience to work helping you get your catch. More importantly, he’ll make sure you’re safe while you’re having fun. On these half-day trips, you'll target Florida classics including Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, and more. These fish are an absolute blast to fight, and anglers of all levels will have fun reeling in their catches. Plus, when you're fishing these inshore areas, you'll get to enjoy the natural beauty that Northeast Florida has to offer! Families with children are more than welcome to enjoy this fishing adventure. The charter covers the required Florida fishing license, and your captain will also provide all the fishing gear, lures, and live baits. If you bag some keepers, the captain will also happily help with the preparation. Just bring your snacks and drinks, and the captain will cover the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Half Day Run - 16' Mitzi Skiff

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16 ft 1 - 2 People $
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for 12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox in St. Augustine

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

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for 6-8 Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox in St. Augustine

Head out for a trip to remember as you venture off the coast of St. Augustine with Captain Troy! On this 6 to 8-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 or getting you to a bottom fishing spot in a hurry. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Cobia, Amberjacks, Kings (King Mackerel), Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Tripletails and even Sharks. 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. Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species here; massive Goliath Grouper, amazing Trigger fish and the ever popular Red Snapper are just a few of the species encountered by anglers in St Augustine for as long as fishermen have been reeling fish in from the ocean bottom. No matter the technique 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

6-8 Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 8 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville mangrove snapper fishing charter

What are the best mangrove snapper fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 mangrove snapper trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip (**up to 6 hrs) guided by Dave, 6 Hour Inshore- 24' Pair Custom guided by Joe, and 4 Hour Inshore- 24' Pair Custom guided by Joe.

Our guides in Jacksonville are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2560 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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Mangrove Snapper charter is Atlantic Beach.

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

What types of mangrove snapper fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing.

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

How much do Jacksonville mangrove snapper fishing charters cost?

for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $2,465, but the average price for a half day trip for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville is $691. The average price for a full day trip for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville is $1,579.

What month is best for mangrove snapper fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for mangrove snapper fishing in Jacksonville is spring, and most anglers book their trips 26 days in advance.

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

Mangrove snapper, also known as gray snapper or black snapper, are a prized species among anglers in Jacksonville. These fish inhabit a variety of habitats, including mangrove-lined shorelines, bridges, jetties, and offshore reefs. Mangrove snapper are known for their delicious taste and challenging fights, making them a popular target for both recreational and sport fishermen. In Jacksonville, anglers can target mangrove snapper year-round, although they are particularly abundant during the warmer months of spring and summer.

Spring and summer are typically prime seasons for targeting mangrove snapper in Jacksonville's coastal waters. During these months, mangrove snapper migrate into shallow waters to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to catch them nearshore and inshore. Anglers can often find mangrove snapper congregating around structure-rich environments such as reefs, wrecks, and bridge pilings, where they feed on crustaceans, small fish, and other prey. Using live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or small baitfish can be highly effective in enticing mangrove snapper to bite.

Fishing for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville requires a mix of technique and strategy. Anglers can employ a variety of methods, including bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures, jigging, and casting around structure. Using light to medium tackle with fluorocarbon leader and small hooks can increase the chances of success when targeting these wary fish. Mangrove snapper are known for their cautious behavior, so anglers should use stealthy approaches and patience to outsmart them. Overall, targeting mangrove snapper in Jacksonville offers anglers a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience in the area's diverse coastal waters.

What are the most popular months to fish for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville?

In Jacksonville, the seasons for targeting mangrove snapper are influenced by various factors including water temperature, spawning behavior, and migration patterns. Generally, spring and summer mark the prime seasons for mangrove snapper fishing in Jacksonville's coastal waters. During these warmer months, mangrove snapper migrate into shallower waters to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to catch them nearshore and inshore. Anglers can often find mangrove snapper congregating around structure-rich environments such as reefs, wrecks, and bridge pilings, where they feed voraciously in preparation for spawning.

Fall can also be a productive time for mangrove snapper fishing in Jacksonville. As water temperatures begin to cool, mangrove snapper may move into deeper offshore waters or transition to different habitats. However, they can still be found in nearshore areas, particularly around structure and artificial reefs. Anglers who target mangrove snapper during the fall months may encounter them in slightly deeper waters compared to spring and summer, but they can still be caught using similar techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or artificial lures.

While mangrove snapper may be more abundant during certain seasons, they can still be found in Jacksonville's waters year-round. During the cooler months of winter, mangrove snapper may move to deeper offshore waters or seek refuge in warmer areas, but dedicated anglers who know where to look can still find them in nearshore areas, particularly around structure-rich environments. By adjusting their fishing tactics and locations to match seasonal movements and water conditions, anglers can increase their chances of encountering and catching mangrove snapper in Jacksonville's vibrant coastal waters throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching mangrove snapper in Jacksonville?

Fishing for mangrove snapper in Jacksonville requires a combination of skill, patience, and knowledge of effective techniques. One popular method is bottom fishing with live bait or cut bait around structure-rich areas such as reefs, wrecks, and bridge pilings where mangrove snapper tend to congregate. Anglers can use small live baitfish such as pilchards, pinfish, or mullet, or cut bait such as squid or shrimp to entice mangrove snapper into biting. Using a sliding sinker rig or knocker rig allows the bait to sink naturally to the bottom, where mangrove snapper are often found feeding.

Another effective technique for targeting mangrove snapper in Jacksonville is jigging with artificial lures. Anglers can use jigs tipped with shrimp or soft plastic baits designed to imitate small baitfish or crustaceans, which are preferred prey for mangrove snapper. Jigging allows anglers to cover a wide area and present the lure at different depths, enticing mangrove snapper to strike. This technique is particularly effective when fishing around structure or areas with strong currents where mangrove snapper are known to feed.

Casting around structure-rich areas such as docks, bridges, and mangrove shorelines can also yield success when targeting mangrove snapper in Jacksonville. Anglers can use light spinning tackle with fluorocarbon leader and small hooks to present live bait or artificial lures to mangrove snapper. The key is to place the bait or lure close to the structure where mangrove snapper are likely to be hiding and wait for the bite. Patience and stealthy approaches are essential when casting for mangrove snapper, as they can be wary and easily spooked in shallow waters. Overall, by employing a variety of fishing techniques tailored to the behavior and habitat preferences of mangrove snapper, anglers in Jacksonville can increase their chances of success and enjoy a rewarding fishing experience in the area's diverse coastal waters.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

Apart from mangrove snapper, Jacksonville offers anglers a diverse array of species to target throughout the year. One notable catch is the redfish, also known as red drum, which inhabits the area's estuaries, flats, and tidal creeks. Redfish are prized for their fighting abilities and can be targeted using various techniques such as live bait fishing, casting lures, or fly fishing. Anglers can often find redfish near structure-rich environments such as oyster beds, marsh grass, and docks, providing thrilling opportunities for sight casting and shallow-water fishing.

Another sought-after species in Jacksonville is the spotted seatrout, commonly referred to as speckled trout. These fish are abundant in the area's shallow bays, estuaries, and tidal creeks, where they feed on shrimp, baitfish, and crustaceans. Speckled trout are known for their aggressive strikes and can be targeted using live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics or topwater plugs. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of targeting speckled trout year-round, with peak seasons occurring during the cooler months of fall and winter.

For those seeking offshore adventures, Jacksonville offers opportunities to target species such as king mackerel, mahi-mahi, and grouper. These pelagic and bottom-dwelling species can be found around offshore reefs, wrecks, and structures, providing anglers with thrilling battles and rewarding catches. Whether trolling with rigged baits, bottom fishing with live bait, or jigging with artificial lures, anglers can enjoy the excitement of offshore fishing while exploring Jacksonville's vibrant marine environment.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

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