Capt Dave's Sport Fishing

Capt. Dave’s Sport Fishing is a full-time local veteran guide service since 1996. Charter fishing is not a part-time job. Captain Dave Sipler, always stays on top of the current bite and works hard to make sure you have a productive day out on the water.

Enjoy a day of inshore sport fishing on the St. Johns River Jacksonville and local inlets to Amelia Island. You will be jig bottom fishing or using float-rig (slip float) for a variety of species that call these waters home. The list of your potential catches includes Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Your captain will gladly clean your fish at the end of the trip for a gratuity.

The best inshore fishing season in Northeast Florida runs from October through May. Depending on the time of year you decide to go out, there could be dinner fish caught or just a trophy for a photo or two. After all, it’s not about filling the freezer, but about the joy of sport fishing!

Departing in the morning, you will soon see yourself in the middle of the hottest action. Please make sure to come prepared – hooded sweatshirts are a fisherman’s best friends in Northeast Florida during the winter months. You will be provided with 100% technique-specific fishing tackle, all USCG safety equipment, bait, licenses, coolers, and ice. You are welcome to bring your food in plastic bags and store it in the cooler on board.

Your boat for the day will be a custom-designed 26’ all-welded Aluminum center console "working charter" boat, which is one of the largest inshore-specific vessels in the area. It has plenty of fishing space and features a large protective top for some shade, which can also protect you from the elements. With high sides and ample seating, this stable boat is an ideal vessel for your next fishing trip.

Children over 10 years old are welcome.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    "Never A Long Rough Boat Ride"
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    This trip lasts for 6 hours. The same rate applies if you choose to fish for fewer hours. Please note that there is a 3.5% transaction fee for payments with credit cards. Kids over 10 years of age only. Inshore waters offer solid year-round fishing but there’s also the option of fishing the nearshore reefs seasonally (e.g. fishing for Sharks from June to Oct. or King Mackerel from July to Sept. Trips are subject to weather/sea conditions. Please notify the captain of anyone with mobility issues.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Fishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    2 hour, maximum 4 persons. Kids specific fishing trips. For ages under 10, to experience saltwater fishing, aboard Jacksonville's safest, most child friendly charter boat. 2 hours is just long enough, and not too long for youngsters to get an educational taste of big time fishing. For 25 years, as a full-time charter boat the “Jettywolf”, has become the go-to boat for taking young kids, on their first saltwater fishing trip.
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About the Captain

Dave Sipler
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Member since August 2017
Captain Dave Sipler has been a full-time captain/guide, since 1996. He has been fishing since he was only five years old, since he could hold a rod. Even though he comes from a family of fishermen, with a grandfather who was a die-hard angler, Captain Dave is a first generation captain, mostly self-taught. He specializes in organizing kid-friendly and safe fishing trips, as well as putting his clients on top of trophy Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and giant Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blacklab Marine (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 265HP Suzuki /Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

26 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch


Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Capt Dave's Sport Fishing

Capt Dave's Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Kids Fishing Trip (2 hours)
  • $650 per group - "Never A Long Rough Boat Ride" (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt Dave's Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt Dave's Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (No need to bring anything)
  • Live Bait (when needed)
  • Fishing License (State mandatory, I supply)

Capt Dave's Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Johns River (saltwater))
  • Inshore Fishing (Calm waters)
  • Nearshore Fishing (2-3 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (to 8-10 miles )

Capt Dave's Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Slip floats / float rig fishing / jigs)
  • Bottom Fishing (inshore river species)
  • Trolling (king mackerel and spanish mackerel (July-August))
  • Jigging (inshore/ river)
  • Drift Fishing (Slip floats / float-rigs)

Top targeted fish species with Capt Dave's Sport Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout