Catching Fire Fishing Charters

Spend an amazing day offshore with Catching Fire Fishing Charters! Capt. Chad Duncan has been fishing in Jacksonville for more than 30 years. He participates in numerous inshore and offshore tournaments locally and regionally, and he will make sure to bring that knowledge to your trip. If you’re interested in inshore trips, just visit his second listing!

For offshore trips, Capt. Chad uses his 24’ Mako Backcountry center console, that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. The boat has been restored in 2017 and she’s powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. She’s equipped with outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, and also has standard navigational and safety equipment.

The meet-up point is the Mayport Boat Ramp. Depending on the season and what bites best, you can go bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Triggerfish, and Cobia. With trolling, you are more likely to catch Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish in deeper water, or Kingfish, Cobia, and Amberjack if you stay closer to the shore.

You will use Shimano reels and rods that were custom built specially for Capt. Chad. After the trip he will clean and fillet your catch, so get ready for a tasty meal. Offshore trips are not for experienced anglers only – Capt. Chad loves teaching people to fish and he can easily make anyone enjoy their trip, even if it’s their first time holding a rod.

Join Capt. Chad today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bluewater Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 4 persons
    We’ll run to the ledge and gulf stream for Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and even Blue Marlin. We’ll take time to fill the coolers with bottom fish as well. This is a long ride 1.5–2 hours each way – but it's worth it!
  • Private trip
    Extended Day
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    We’ll go deep for excellent trolling and bottom fishing. Bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Triggerfish, and Cobia. Trolling for Wahoo, Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish. This trip is for when you’re really ready to fill the cooler!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    We’ll fish reefs and wrecks trolling for striking fish and bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper. Fishing equipment, water, and Gatorade are provided, you can bring your lunch and anything else you want to drink. Moderate alcohol consumption is ok.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will take you beach and/or reef and wreck fishing. Trolling/bottom fishing available. Your main bottom fishing targets will be Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Triggerfish, and Cobia. Capt. Chad will provide your fishing equipment and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    This 4-hour trip will take you trolling/bottom fishing. Your fishing spots will be reefs, wrecks, and beaches. This trip is great if you don't want to stay on the water for too long, but you still want to have an amazing time fishing. Bring your snacks, Capt. Chad will provide everything else.

About the Captain

Chad Duncan
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Captain Chad grew up in Northeast Florida and has been fishing since he was a kid. He participated in a lot of tournaments and loves taking his clients on tournament-style fishing trips. He specializes in teaching adults and kids to fish – he’s very patient and a great instructor. He works fire rescue as well, he’s a certified paramedic.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako Backcountry (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki 4 Stroke engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Troy M.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Great Captain and Crew.

VERIFIED   February 24, 2019
Had a great day out with Catching Fire fishing charters.  Captain Chad is very attentive and his crew is great. Had great...
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Fidel G.
Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
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