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Backcountry Fun!- 16' Hewes

NEW 1 - 2 People 4 - 6 Hours From $400

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6 Hours 4 Hours
2 People
$650.00
$400.00
1 Person
$650.00
$400.00
Pay $200 as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Joe

Independent Guide 5 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Adventurous
Quantity
Dedicated to providing you with an exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville, Captain Joe will do everything in his power to put and keep you on the best bite in the area. Over the years he has spent time working the deck of offshore charters and commercial fishing for local snapper and grouper species. He has spent time working on private sport fishing boats and blue water trolling around Florida. All...

About Your Guide

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Captain Joe

Independent Guide 5 yrs of exp.
Dedicated to providing you with an exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville, Captain Joe will do everything in his power to put and keep you on the best bite in the area. Over the years he has spent time working the deck of offshore charters and commercial fishing for local snapper and grouper species. He has spent time working on private sport fishing boats and blue water trolling around Florida. All the while spending as much time as he can learning Jacksonville’s vast backwater fishing for Redfish, Flounder and Trout. His goal is to help your family and friends create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Large wahoos! Yum!
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Certainly some version of surf and turf! Could include anything from the classic steak and lobster (Florida lobster!) ribs and shrimp to sushi rolls and whatever else is in the fridge. While totally amateur I enjoy every aspect of cooking.

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Large wahoos! Yum!
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Certainly some version of surf and turf! Could include anything from the classic steak and lobster (Florida lobster!) ribs and shrimp to sushi rolls and whatever else is in the fridge. While totally amateur I enjoy every aspect of cooking.
Whats your favorite band?
You can expect to listen to classic rock 60-90s country and reggae. Likely all within the same trip aboard the happy day 3! Like all genres of music. Some of my favorites include Zepplin, Aerosmith, the stones, sublime, Waylon, randy Travis, all sorts of lessor known reggae artists and a ton more.
Whats your favorite movie?
Christmas vacation.
Whats your favorite sports team?
Jaguars!
Whats your drink of choice?
It’s hard to beat an ice cold Coca Cola… On days off I’m a lover of cheap beer and on a Friday night a couple rum drinks
What was your last halloween costume?
A shark!
What do you want for Christmas this year?
A hippopotamus
How did you get started guiding?
My uncle was an owner operator based out of the North eastern US/key west. I naturally had a love for water and fish. But when I saw the lifestyle I fell in love with it. I knew from a young age it’s all I wanted to do.
What makes you different from other guides?
As much as possible I always recommend booking directly with an owner operator as this provides the most hands on experience and flexibility with the day of our outing. You can ensure you’ll also be fishing with a well motivated and knowledgeable individual. I consider myself a Jack of all trades. From blue water trolling to fishing redfish in a couple inches of water I enjoy it all. This takes my customers to some crazy unique locations depending on the time of year and target species. I do all of this while providing a relaxed, safe and family friendly environment. But that’s not to say if an all day hardcore trip is desired I can’t provide that as well. One of the frequent questions I get asked routinely is “what do you do on your days off?” I fish!
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
4870 Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • St Johns River
  • Intracoastal Waterway

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Year Built
1983
Boat Length
16'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Hewes
Year Built
1983
Boat Length
16'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
75
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Livewell, Simrad and Pushpole.
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

It is best to pack light for these experiences, less weight=less draft! long breathable layers to protect against sun, bugs and light rain is best. Always a good idea to bring some bug spray and sunscreen. Polarized glasses are a huge bonus to aid in seeing shallow fish!
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a credit back to your account).
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!