Catching Fire Fishing Inshore Charters

Catching Fire Fishing Charters offer amazing fishing trips around Jacksonville. Captain Chad Duncan has been fishing in this area for more than 30 years and he knows the best fishing spots. As he loves fishing tournaments, he designed the trips he runs in a similar style. This listing offers Captain Chad’s inshore trips, but make sure to visit his second listing if you’re interested in going offshore.

Capt. Chad welcomes you aboard his 18’ flats boat. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, but 3 can fish at the same time. This boat is powered by a 200 HP Mercury engine and a wireless trolling motor for when you need to sneak up on fish. She is docked at the Mayport Boat Ramp and this will also be your meet-up point.

Your main fishing spots will be in the St. Johns river and Intracoastal Waterway. Depending on the season, you’re most like to catch Flounder, Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. Capt. Chad will prepare live bait in advance, but he can also teach you how to catch it – this is especially fun for kids. Luckily, most of these species can be kept and your captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip.

Kids of all ages and people of all fishing skills are welcome. You don’t have to be an angler when you first step on the boat, but you’ll definitely be one when you step off it. Capt. Chad is a great instructor and he will help you to catch your first fish. Join him and see what fishing is all about!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Capt. Chad will take you on a full day adventure! Your main targets will be Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, and Redfish. Captain will provide your fishing equipment and drinks, you only need to bring your snacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Go on a 6 hour fishing adventure in the St. Johns river and Intracoastal Waterway. Captain Chad will prepare your fishing equipment and also clean your catch after the trip. The boat is located at the Mayport Boat Ramp.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Captain Chad will take you fishing flats and rivers around Jacksonville. Your main targets will be Flounder, Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout, but you cal also learn how to catch smaller fish for live bait! No need for a fishing experience – Capt. Chad will gladly show you the basics.
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About the Captain

Chad Duncan
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Back country (Flats boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

18 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
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.


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:

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

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