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Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Full Day Or Half-day Inshore Trip

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21 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Fishing in Jacksonville

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore Smash

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Fernandina Beach

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fernandina Beach

Half Day Charter

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18 ft 1 - 2 People $

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Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for Jacksonville nearshore/ Offshore in Jacksonville

Hop on board with Captain Bill and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the tides! Nearshore and offshore Jacksonville is a great spot to target some of the biggest fish Florida has to offer. On this 6 to 8-hour trip, Captain Bill will take you off the coast of Jacksonville where you can expect to target Black Seabass, Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon in the nearshore, or target some bigger game like or Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Gray Triggerfish, and Redfish a little bit farther offshore. Captain Bill is a knowledgable guide who is sure to put you where the fish are biting! To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging. Captain Bill is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques. Captain Bill fishes aboard a 25’ Contender 24S center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is sure to get you to where the fish are biting in a hurry. It even has an on-board bathroom! Captain Bill will provide all rods, reels, tackle and bait. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore/ Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for Jacksonville Inshore Fishing in Jacksonville

Hop on board with Captain Bill and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! The Jacksonville inshore is the perfect spot to catch some big fish without a long offshore excursion. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Bill will take you close-by off the coast of Jacksonville where you can expect to target Black Seabass, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Captain Bill is a knowledgable guide who is sure to put you where the fish are biting! Captain Bill will take you exploring Jacksonville's inshore waterways such as the St John's River and the nearshore areas of the ocean. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using light tackle and artificial lures. Captain Bill is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques. Captain Bill fishes aboard a 25’ Contender 24S center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is sure to get you to where the fish are biting in a hurry. It even has an on-board bathroom! Captain Bill will provide all rods, reels, tackle and bait. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Inshore Fishing

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25 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Jacksonville Beach
Fishing in Jacksonville Beach
Fishing in Jacksonville Beach
trip description for Jacksonville Flats on Light Tackle in Jacksonville Beach

Hop on board with Captain David and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! The clear water in the Jacksonville inshore makes it the perfect spot to do some fly and light-tackle fishing. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain David will take you close-by off the coast of Jacksonville beach where you can expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Captain David has been guiding anglers in Florida for over 20 years now, so get ready to catch some fish! To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a lightweight rod to cast exactly where the fish are swimming. Captain David is happy to demonstrate proper fly-fishing fundamentals to newcomers, or to provide experienced fly fishers with some expert tips. If you opt for light tackle, David will get you set up with the perfect bait or lure for your target species! Captain David fishes aboard a 19' Bay Craft skiff boat, equipped with a Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. A large casting area at the front of the boat makes it perfect for some uninterrupted casts. This vessel is sure to get you where you need to be in the Jacksonville inshores. Captain David will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Florida fishing license as well as any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard and catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Flats On Light Tackle

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19 ft 1 - 3 People $
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for Full Day or Half-day Inshore Trip in Jacksonville

Hop on board with Captain Don and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Atlantic! The Jacksonville inshore is the perfect spot to catch some of the beautiful fish that Florida is known for without a long offshore excursion. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Don will take you to the inshore waters of Jacksonville to waterways such as the St. John's River, where you can expect to target a wide selection of fish including Flounder, Red Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and Tripletail. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of techniques including bottom fishing, heavy tackle, light tackle and trolling. Just let Captain Don know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best technique! On this trip you'll be fishing aboard a 21’ Hewes bay boat with a capacity for 4 people. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is maneuverable in the inshores and is sure to get you to where the fish are biting. It comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Don will also clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Don will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice and beverages. All you need is your sunglasses, hat and sunscreen, and any snacks you might need. Catch some keepers with Captain Don! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Full Day Or Half-day Inshore Trip

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21 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for Inshore / Backwater Light Tackle in Jacksonville

Your adventure begins within the beautiful extensive network of bays, spartina islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region. Roaming these waters are three of the state’s most sought-after game fish, redfish, spotted seatrout, and flounder available year-round. With over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of Jacksonville, St Augustine, Amelia Island and Fernandina, Captain Ron is one of the best light tackle inshore and backwater fishing guides you can ask for when hitting these waters. From custom catered trips to expert advice, Captain Ron is there to ensure you have a fantastic exploring this beautiful estuary and go home with memories to last lifetime! All charters include: fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a cooler with ice and bottled water. Captain Ron recommends you bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, any food or drink you would like to keep in the cooler, and proper clothing depending on the season. Captain Ron will arrange to meet you at a boat ramp convenient to your location. Located in Jacksonville and surrounding area’s. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Inshore / Backwater Light Tackle

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
Fishing in Jacksonville
trip description for Epic Jacksonville Jetty Trip (**up to 6 hrs) in Jacksonville

********6 HOUR TRIPS ARE ''UP TO 6 HOURS'', MAX. 4 PERSONS. YOU CAN FISH LESS IF DESIRED*********** ''Jetties'', are man-made piles of car sized granite boulder built in a pyramid shape off the bottom, of the Ocean, coming off of the beach, for over a mile. This massive underwater structures are designed to break waves, protect the inlet. Which coincidentally provides perfect habitat for a wide variety of fish species. If you're looking to catch a fish 365 DAYS A YEAR, the jetties off of Jacksonville, FL are a perfect place to do so, aboard Capt. Dave's boat aptly named; the JETTYWOLF. ********6 HOUR TRIPS ARE ''UP TO 6 HOURS'', MAX. 4 PERSONS. YOU CAN FISH LESS IF DESIRED*********** CHILDREN OVER 10 years old ONLY. Read More

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 $$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Authentic Local Inshore Experience in St. Augustine

If your looking for local knowledge and insider secrets on what the hottest bite is around St. Augustine, you've come to the right place. Fishing the St. Augustine and Palm Coast area flats provides some of the best fishing in Northeast Florida. Whether you're fishing with live bait or sight fishing with artificials you will have a great time targeting many species like Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder and many others. You will be fishing from Captain AJ's 18' Mako Flats powered by a 90hp Yamaha with a crazy shallow draft that allows him to get you up shallow where the fish like to hang out. The fish like this shallow water because predators are usually too big to mess with them. Thus you often find happy fish willing to whack your bait. Happy fish = Happy you! All ages and experience levels are welcome; Captain AJ is a pro when it comes to catering his trips to your experience level. Whether you’re kicking back to capture the scenery or reeling in your next big catch, Captain AJ puts in the extra effort to make sure you have an outstanding time out on the water. Beyond secret spots, helpful tips, and lots of laughs, Captain AJ supplies everything else could you need for a successful inshore adventure. He supplies all bait, tackle, gear, fishing license and ice water. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. AJ also encourages you to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy on the boat as well. Since Captain AJ aims to keep Florida beautiful, a percentage of the proceeds from each charter is donated to his non-profit company, Florida Republic. Florida Republic partners with conservation groups like Keepers of the Coast and Florida Wildlife Corridor to protect and preserve our Florida ecosystems. To learn more or get involved ask Captain AJ about it while out on the boat, he would love to fill you in! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Authentic Local Inshore Experience

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23 ft 1 - 3 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 Offshore Adventure - 30’ Albemarle in St. Augustine

Launch with Captain Robby for a first-class Atlantic Coast fishing experience out of St. Augustine, FL! With over 20 years of experience guiding these North East Florida waters, Captain Robby will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in, and Captain Robby cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! Your targets can depend on how far offshore you go (and the time of year) but the focus is mainly on big game species, such as Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. You can also go after Black Grouper, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more. The longer the trip you run the more flexibility you will have in what species you'd like to pursue. You;ll be aboard a 30' Albemarle Express that accommodates up to 6 guests. This fishing machine has everything an angler needs for a great day on the water. She’s powered by twin 300 HP engines and features a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and top-of-the-line navigational electronics. To ensure everybody’s comfort throughout the day, the boat also has a private bathroom, a fully functioning galley, a bedroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Robby can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Robby also provides top of the line rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. He'll even clean and bag your fish for you to take home. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Robby will take care of the rest to make the most of your St. Augustine saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Offshore Adventure - 30’ Albemarle

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for Extended Day Adventure in St. Augustine

If your looking to get some serious fishing done in St. Augustine, Captain Robby's extended day trips are for you! With over 20 years of experience guiding these North East Florida waters, Captain Robby will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style as you explore the open ocean. After you get settled in, and Captain Robby cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! For these 10-12 hour trips the world is your oyster on board with Captain Robby and your targets depend on how far offshore you go but the focus is mainly on big game species, such as Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. You can also go after Black Grouper, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more. What also matters is that you get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you free of charge. You'll be aboard Captain Robby's 30' Albemarle Express, which can accommodate up to 6 guests. This fishing machine has everything an angler needs for a great day on the water. She’s powered by twin 300 HP engines and features a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and top-of-the-line navigational electronics. To ensure everybody’s comfort throughout the day, the boat also has a private bathroom, a fully functioning galley, a bedroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Robby can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Robby also provides top of the line rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. He'll even clean and bag your fish for you to take home. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Robby will take care of the rest to make the most of your St. Augustine saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Extended Day Adventure

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
Fishing in St. Augustine
trip description for St. Augustine Deep Sea Trip in St. Augustine

Get ready for a full fun-packed day of nonstop action explore the nearshore and offshore waters off St. Augustine with Captain Dalton! On this trip, you will be venturing out to the deeper water while staying within sight of the shoreline. While trolling, Mackerel is a big catch but you never know what species will get excited and come up to whack your bait! Captain Dalton will also show you how to hook into a myriad of Snapper and Grouper species while dropping your line onto the nearshore reefs. Captain Dalton will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses for your adventure so all he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your weather-appropriate clothing, and some sunglasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Deep Sea Trip

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57 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Everything to Know About Booking a Jacksonville tripletail fishing charter

What are the best tripletail fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 tripletail trips in Jacksonville, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day or Half-day Inshore Trip guided by Don and Jacksonville Nearshore Smash guided by Jeremy.

Our guides in Jacksonville are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2538 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 Tripletail charter is Fernandina Beach.

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

What types of tripletail fishing charters are common in Jacksonville?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for tripletail in Jacksonville as well as river fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

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

How much do Jacksonville tripletail fishing charters cost?

for tripletail in Jacksonville prices can range anywhere from about $570 to $905, but the average price for a half day trip for tripletail in Jacksonville is $667. The average price for a full day trip for tripletail in Jacksonville is $925.

What month is best for tripletail fishing in Jacksonville?

The most popular season for tripletail fishing in Jacksonville is winter, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

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

Jacksonville, nestled along the northeastern coast of Florida, boasts a rich diversity of marine life, and among its prized catches is the tripletail. These peculiar-looking fish, named for their three distinct tails, are sought after by anglers for their delicious taste and challenging catch. Found in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, tripletail are known for their ability to blend seamlessly with their surroundings, often lurking near floating debris or structures such as buoys and pilings. This camouflage makes them a thrilling challenge for fishermen, requiring keen observation and patience to spot and reel in.

Local fishermen in Jacksonville prize tripletail not only for their taste but also for the excitement they bring to a day out on the water. Whether casting lines from a charter boat or navigating the estuaries in a kayak, anglers relish the thrill of the chase as they seek out these elusive fish. With its vast network of waterways and abundant fishing spots, Jacksonville offers ample opportunities for both seasoned anglers and newcomers to test their skills against the wily tripletail. From the St. Johns River to the offshore reefs, these waters teem with life, making each fishing expedition a memorable experience.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, tripletail fishing in Jacksonville also provides a chance to connect with the region's rich maritime heritage. As anglers ply the waters, they become part of a tradition that stretches back centuries, tying together the past, present, and future of this vibrant coastal community. Whether sharing stories at the local dockside diner or competing in a fishing tournament, fishermen in Jacksonville forge bonds that endure long after the lines are reeled in. In this way, tripletail fishing becomes not just a recreational pursuit but a cherished aspect of Jacksonville's identity, weaving its way into the fabric of life along Florida's northeastern coast.

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

In Jacksonville, the seasons play a significant role in the rhythm of tripletail fishing. Spring marks the beginning of the peak season for targeting these elusive fish. As the waters warm and baitfish become more abundant, tripletail migrate closer to the coast, offering anglers ample opportunities for exciting catches. Whether trolling along the Intracoastal Waterway or casting near buoy markers, fishermen eagerly anticipate the arrival of tripletail season, knowing that each outing brings the chance to hook into these prized game fish.

As summer settles in, tripletail fishing in Jacksonville reaches its zenith. The warm waters provide ideal conditions for tripletail to thrive, and experienced anglers capitalize on this abundance by exploring a variety of fishing grounds. From nearshore structures to offshore reefs, tripletail can be found lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce on unsuspecting prey. During this time, fishing charters fill up quickly as anglers flock to Jacksonville in pursuit of the ultimate tripletail experience, making reservations well in advance a must for those eager to join in the action.

As autumn approaches, tripletail season in Jacksonville begins to wind down. While these fish can still be found in local waters, their numbers start to dwindle as cooler temperatures set in. Nevertheless, for dedicated anglers willing to brave the chillier conditions, autumn offers a quieter and more contemplative fishing experience. With fewer crowds on the water, fishermen can enjoy the serenity of Jacksonville's coastal landscapes while casting lines in search of one last tripletail before winter sets in. Thus, as the seasons change, so too does the ebb and flow of tripletail fishing in Jacksonville, each moment offering its own unique rewards for those who venture out onto the water.

What techniques are popular for catching tripletail in Jacksonville?

Tripletail fishing in Jacksonville demands a blend of skill, strategy, and patience, with anglers employing various techniques to entice these elusive fish. One popular method is sight fishing, where fishermen scan the surface of the water for floating debris, such as buoys or weed lines, that often serve as hiding spots for tripletail. Once spotted, anglers carefully approach the target, casting lures or live bait with precision to tempt the fish into striking. This technique requires keen observation and stealthy maneuvering to avoid spooking the wary tripletail.

Another effective technique for targeting tripletail in Jacksonville is trolling along known hotspots, such as the Intracoastal Waterway or nearshore reefs. Anglers slowly motor along these areas, dragging lures or live bait behind the boat at varying depths to cover a wide swath of water. This method allows fishermen to explore different habitats and depths where tripletail might be lurking, increasing their chances of a successful catch. Additionally, trolling enables anglers to cover more ground efficiently, making it an ideal approach for those looking to maximize their time on the water.

For those who prefer a more stationary approach, anchoring near structure-rich areas, such as bridge pilings or channel markers, can yield impressive results when targeting tripletail in Jacksonville. By presenting baits close to these structures, anglers entice tripletail hiding in the shadows to strike. Whether using live bait suspended beneath a bobber or bottom fishing with cut bait, anchoring allows fishermen to effectively target tripletail while minimizing the need for constant boat movement. This method requires careful rigging and attention to detail to ensure baits are presented naturally and enticingly to the discerning tripletail.

What other species are popular in Jacksonville?

While tripletail fishing certainly holds its allure in Jacksonville, anglers have a diverse array of other species to target in these rich coastal waters. One prized catch for many fishermen is the mighty redfish, known for its powerful fights and delicious flesh. Whether stalking the shallow flats or probing the deeper channels, anglers can find redfish aplenty throughout the year in Jacksonville. These bruisers can be caught using a variety of techniques, including sight fishing with artificial lures or soaking live bait near oyster beds and mangrove shorelines.

Another popular species for anglers to pursue in Jacksonville is the speckled trout, prized for its feisty demeanor and delectable taste. Speckled trout can be found patrolling the grass flats and tidal creeks, particularly during the cooler months of the year. Anglers often target these fish using light spinning tackle and live bait such as shrimp or mullet, casting into likely ambush points along the shoreline. Whether fishing from a skiff or wading the shallows, pursuing speckled trout in Jacksonville provides anglers with plenty of excitement and the chance to reel in a trophy-sized fish.

For those seeking offshore adventures, Jacksonville offers ample opportunities to target species such as king mackerel, cobia, and mahi-mahi. From trolling nearshore reefs and wrecks to venturing farther out into the Gulf Stream, anglers can find a wealth of game fish waiting to test their skills and strength. Whether trolling with rigged baits or casting jigs and plugs, offshore fishing in Jacksonville promises adrenaline-pumping action and the chance to land some impressive catches that will make for unforgettable stories back at the dock.

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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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