Jacksonville is unique in that we have the ability to fish in a variety of waters. Backwater, marshes, skinny waters, the St. John’s river, and the Intracoastal Waterway to name a few. That’s why I feel Jacksonville is one of the premier fishing spots in Florida. Whether your you live here or are just visiting, if you love fishing then you’re going to need a way to get out on the waters. If you want to expand your fishing options and don’t have the means, a fishing charter would be your best option.
The fishing guides in Jacksonville have served this area for years and have obtained a wealth of knowledge and experience on the water that can be shared with you. Each fishing guide has hundreds of hours on the water and knows of the best fishing spots in Jacksonville.
Now some of Jacksonville’s fishing charters can provide leisure cruises and/or nature cruises providing the nature lover an opportunity at capturing some awesome photos the beautiful scenery in the Jacksonville area.
Inshore Jacksonville Fishing
Many of the fishing guides in Jacksonville are experts when it comes to fishing the waterways around Jacksonville. Areas like Clapboard Creek and Browns Creek, which are full of oyster beds and grass, can hold species like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Your Jacksonville fishing guide will know when the best time to fish in Jacksonville for one of these species and the best way to catch them.
Offshore Jacksonville Fishing
Interested in catching some deeper water species fishing offshore Jacksonville? Direct (and easy) access to the Atlantic comes easy at the Mayport Boat Ramp. Now some of us are lucky enough to have a boat large enough to head offshore and that’s where one of Jacksonville’s fishing captains come in.
The captains in out list are well equipped, have quality gear, and the experience to help you have a great time fishing in Jacksonville. Another option that can be equally fun are some of Jacksonville’s party boats. Whether you prefer the party boat style of fishing or a more personal experience on a private charter, Jacksonville has a fishing charter for you.
What should you expect from a fishing charter in Jacksonville?
The majority of Jacksonville’s fishing charters can provide something a little different. You may enjoy poling the marsh during Jacksonville’s flood tide or a group outing with your friends on a party boat like The Mayport Princess. The majority of the fishing charters in Jacksonville will include your recreational fishing license (always verify). Other fishing charters (like an inshore charter), you may need to supply your own license. Either way, you can expect an awesome day in the beautiful waters of Jacksonville.
Now each Jacksonville Fishing Charter is a little different from the other, so you should confirm before booking. I’ll be updating each charter listed here with the most up to date information that I can but also encourage to contact each charter captain directly. Depending on the fishing charter and fleet, a Jacksonville Fishing Charter could provide:
- Fishing License
- Air Conditioner
- Bait and tackle
- Professional rod and reel setup
- Expert knowledge of the fishing in Jacksonville
- U.S. Coast Guard Licensed and Insured
Check out our directory of other fishing charters in Jacksonville and take a moment to review each charters profile. After reviewing each charter captain, I’d offer calling the fishing guide to get a feel for their personality. Most fishing guides are a lot of fun and make your experience an adventure of a lifetime.