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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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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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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

4 Hour Back Country - 16' Hewes

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16 ft 1 - 2 People $
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Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Half Day Jetty Trip

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $

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trip description for Jacksonville Quick Trip in Jacksonville

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Quick Trip

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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trip description for Jacksonville Nearshore Smash in Jacksonville

Embark on an exciting nearshore fishing expedition guided by the seasoned expertise of Captain Jeremy aboard his 25ft Pathfinder in Jacksonville, Florida. With an impressive 15 years of experience navigating the local waters, Captain Jeremy invites you to join him for an unforgettable angling adventure, targeting a diverse array of species including Blacktip Shark, Kingfish, Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Set against the backdrop of Jacksonville's coastal beauty, this nearshore fishing trip promises an exhilarating blend of skill and excitement. Captain Jeremy's extensive knowledge ensures that every angler, from beginners to experienced enthusiasts, can hone their techniques and engage in a thrilling pursuit of various prized species. Navigating the ocean waters of Jacksonville alongside Captain Jeremy unveils a world of angling possibilities. From the adrenaline rush of Shark fishing to the challenge of landing Kingfish, Cobia, and the captivating Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout, each catch promises an exceptional experience. Immerse yourself in an adventure marked by professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep respect for the local marine ecosystem. Captain Jeremy's commitment to ethical fishing practices guarantees an experience that is not only gratifying but also environmentally conscious. Dive into the world of nearshore fishing in Jacksonville, Florida, casting your line under the guidance of Captain Jeremy on his 25ft Pathfinder, and create cherished memories amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Florida coast. Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore Smash

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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trip description for Slaying Sheepshead - 24’ Pathfinder in Jacksonville

Head out to the Mayport Jetties and surrounding areas with Captain Frank to fish with live bait and light tackle targeting some great-tasting and hard fighting Sheepshead! Outfitted with a custom T-top and plenty of safe, comfortable seating, Captain Franks 24 foot Pathfinder offers great versatility and comfort. The Pathfinder is rigged with state-of-the-art electronics, a top-notch trolling motor, and a Power Pole. 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

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Slaying Sheepshead - 24’ Pathfinder

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24 ft 1 - 3 People $
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trip description for 8 Hour Inshore - 24' Pair Custom in Jacksonville

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

Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

8 Hour Inshore - 24' Pair Custom

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24 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Fernandina Beach
Fishing in Fernandina Beach
Fishing in Fernandina Beach
trip description for Flood Tide Flyfishing in Fernandina Beach

Get out on the water with Captain Jeremiah and explore the stunning Intracoastal and backcountry waterways that Amelia Island and the surrounding Low Country have to offer! On this trip, you'll dial in your casts while chasing a variety of exciting inshore species, especially Redfish, Spotted Trout, and even Tarpon! These fish are a blast to catch on fly tackle, and they'll whack a wide variety of fly patterns. Use streamers, shrimp patterns, mullet patterns, crab patterns and more to attract bites, then get ready for a big fight! Most fly trips are "CPR"—catch, picture, release—but if you want to keep you fish, Jeremiah will happily clean and package them for you. Every trip with Captain Jeremiah is customized for you. Depending on the season, time of day, tides, and more, Jeremiah will make sure you're set up with the perfect flies for targeting your preferred species. You'll be fishing from his 18' flats boat, which has a super-shallow draft to allow you to access the areas where fish like to hide out. Although there's no experience required to have a blast on this trip, it might be worth practicing your cast before stepping onto the boat so that you can spend more time fishing and less time learning the ropes. That said, Captain Jeremiah is an excellent teacher and will get movie fishermen up to speed in no time! Read More

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Fernandina Beach

Flood Tide Flyfishing

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22 ft 1 - 2 People $
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Captain's Choice - 24' Tidewater in St. Augustine

The estuaries of St Augustine hold some of the best inshore fishing in the world. Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead all call this beautiful place home. Inshore fishing is available year-round. Bruiser Cobia, and smoker Kings are in the area most of the year as well. Usually just a couple miles offshore. For these Captain's Choice Trips, Captain Adam will take the weather and seasonal considerations into account to decide whether trolling the nearshore waters for a Cobia, Mackerel, Bull Red combo or sticking inshore to catch Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Sheepshead will yield better results. He is also willing to take your goals and preferences for the day into consideration as well, but be warned weather can be a serious limiting factor for offshore fishing. No matter what the captain and you decide, 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 Captain Adam's lifetime of saltwater fishing experience means you will go home with sore arms and big smiles. The fishing gear is likewise state of the art and compact. 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Captain's Choice - 24' Tidewater

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville sheepshead fishing charter

What are the best sheepshead fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 sheepshead trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Jacksonville nearshore/ Offshore guided by Bill, Jacksonville Inshore Fishing guided by Bill, and Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip (**up to 6 hrs) guided by Dave.

Our guides in Jacksonville are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2525 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 Sheepshead charter include Fernandina Beach and Atlantic Beach.

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

What types of sheepshead fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

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

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

How much do Jacksonville sheepshead fishing charters cost?

for sheepshead in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $1,180, but the average price for a half day trip for sheepshead in Jacksonville is $645. The average price for a full day trip for sheepshead in Jacksonville is $873.

What month is best for sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville is spring, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

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

Sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville offers anglers an engaging and rewarding experience targeting these distinctive inshore species. Known for their distinctive black and white striped pattern, robust bodies, and formidable teeth, Sheepshead are prevalent in the coastal waters around Jacksonville. These fish are often found near structures such as docks, bridges, and jetties, where they use their strong, grinding teeth to feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. The unique challenge of Sheepshead fishing lies in their cautious feeding behavior, requiring anglers to finesse their techniques to entice strikes.

Jacksonville provides a year-round Sheepshead fishing season, making it a consistent target for anglers exploring the inshore waters. However, prime Sheepshead seasons often align with cooler months, from late fall through early spring. During these periods, Sheepshead congregate near structures in greater numbers, making them more accessible to anglers. The strategic use of live or cut bait, such as fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles, proves effective in enticing bites from these wary feeders. Anglers often utilize light to medium tackle and employ a subtle, patient approach to feel the delicate bites of Sheepshead and successfully hook these inshore favorites.

Pier and jetty fishing are popular methods for targeting Sheepshead in Jacksonville, offering anglers access to the preferred habitats of these fish. The visual appeal of Sheepshead, combined with their reputation as a delicious catch, makes them a sought-after species in the local fishing community. Whether casting from the shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the thrill of Sheepshead fishing against the backdrop of Jacksonville's scenic coastal environment, making it a favorite pastime for inshore anglers in the area.

What are the most popular months to fish for sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville?

Sheepshead seasons in Jacksonville unfold throughout the year, offering anglers the opportunity to target these distinctive inshore species in various conditions. While Sheepshead can be encountered in Jacksonville's coastal waters year-round, the cooler months, from late fall through early spring, are often considered prime seasons for pursuing these fish. During this period, Sheepshead activity increases, and they are more likely to congregate near structures such as docks, bridges, and jetties. The cooler water temperatures stimulate the feeding behavior of Sheepshead, making them more accessible targets for anglers looking to capitalize on these peak seasons.

Late fall through early spring aligns with increased Sheepshead activity, and anglers can adapt their techniques to the seasonal preferences of these inshore favorites. The strategic use of live or cut bait, such as fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles, proves particularly effective during these seasons. Anglers often focus their efforts around structures, where Sheepshead feed on crustaceans and mollusks. Understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of Sheepshead allows anglers to plan their fishing excursions in Jacksonville more strategically, maximizing their chances of a successful and rewarding experience.

While cooler months are considered peak Sheepshead seasons, encounters with these fish can still occur in warmer months, especially inshore and around structures. Jacksonville's diverse coastal environment provides a versatile backdrop for Sheepshead fishing, ensuring that anglers can pursue these challenging and delicious species throughout the year. Whether casting from the shore, a pier, or a boat, anglers can enjoy the dynamic Sheepshead fishing opportunities that Jacksonville's waters have to offer.

What techniques are popular for catching sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville

Sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville requires a specialized approach due to the unique feeding habits and cautious behavior of these inshore species. Anglers often target Sheepshead near structures such as docks, bridges, and jetties, where the fish use their powerful teeth to feed on crustaceans and mollusks. One effective technique for Sheepshead fishing involves the use of live or cut bait, with popular choices including fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles. Anglers present the bait near the structures, allowing it to sink naturally, and often employ a subtle, patient approach to detect the sometimes delicate bites of Sheepshead.

Another successful technique for Sheepshead fishing in Jacksonville is using a technique known as "fiddler crabbing." This involves presenting fiddler crabs, a favored Sheepshead bait, on a small hook near the structure. Anglers may use a Carolina rig or a simple dropper rig, allowing the bait to reach the desired depth where Sheepshead are feeding. The key is to pay close attention to the line for any subtle movements or twitches that indicate a Sheepshead bite. The cautious nature of Sheepshead makes them challenging to hook, requiring anglers to be attentive and responsive to the nuances of the bite.

Pier and jetty fishing are popular methods for targeting Sheepshead in Jacksonville. The structures provide convenient access to the preferred habitats of these fish. Anglers often use light to medium tackle, as Sheepshead are known for their strong fights and the need for precision in hooking them. The versatility of techniques, from presenting live bait near structures to employing specialized rigs, allows anglers to adapt their methods based on the conditions and the preferences of Sheepshead in Jacksonville's diverse inshore waters.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

Beyond the pursuit of Sheepshead, Jacksonville offers anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities targeting various inshore and offshore species. Redfish, a highly sought-after inshore species, frequent the estuaries, marshes, and backwaters around Jacksonville. Renowned for their powerful fights and distinctive coppery coloration, Redfish are often targeted with live or cut bait like shrimp, mullet, or artificial lures, providing anglers with thrilling encounters against the backdrop of the scenic coastal environment.

Flounder, another popular inshore species, are commonly found in the sandy bottoms of Jacksonville's estuaries and nearshore areas. Anglers often target Flounder using live bait such as mud minnows or finger mullet, as well as soft plastic lures bounced along the bottom. The unique challenge of Flounder fishing lies in their ambush-style feeding behavior, requiring anglers to present baits strategically to entice strikes. The combination of their distinct appearance and the excitement of feeling the subtle bites adds to the appeal of Flounder fishing in Jacksonville.

For offshore enthusiasts, Kingfish, also known as King Mackerel, are a fast and powerful pelagic species commonly found nearshore and around offshore structures. Trolling with live bait or artificial lures is a popular technique for enticing Kingfish, providing anglers with an adrenaline-pumping experience. The offshore waters off Jacksonville also host other prized species, including Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Amberjack, each offering its own set of challenges and rewards. The variety of species available ensures that anglers can tailor their fishing excursions to their preferences and explore the rich and dynamic waters of the northeastern Florida coast.

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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