First Bite Fishing Charters

First Bite Fishing Charters with Captain Austin Harris offers many different styles of fishing, depending on what you and your crew would like to do. Capt. Austin was raised fishing and knows right where the hot bite is. From inshore and offshore tournaments, Austin has done them all!

The boat is a 22’ tournament Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a brand new 250 HP Suzuki engine. She’s also equipped with a Lowrance GPS that helps the captain find the fish and make sure everyone is safe during the trip. There’s enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time. There’s a cooler filled with ice, so your snacks and drinks will stay cool and fresh.

Inshore trips revolve around Redfish, as there are so many different ways you can catch them, from fly fishing to big bottom fishing reels. When it comes to fly fishing, you’ll need to bring your own equipment. If you head out to deeper water, your main target will be King Mackerel, which can lead to some epic battles when you’re live bait trolling. You’ll also target Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, and many more.

Capt. Austin’s principal goal is making sure everyone has an amazing time. while keeping everyone safe and catching big fish. As he started fishing when he was a little kid, he loves having kids on the boat, showing them the way he learned and getting them hooked on fishing!

Come catch a fish of a lifetime with Captain Austin today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend a whole day inshore fishing. Even though you'll stay close to the shore, you'll encounter a variety of fish species. Target Redfish, Snapper, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and many more. In case you're interested in fly fishing, please bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, bait, and lures. If you're interested in fly fishing, you'll need to bring your own equipment. Also, only 2 people can fly fish at the same time. Target Redfish, Snapper, Flounder, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Explore the inshore waters and target Redfish, Sheepshead, Balck Drum, Flounder, and many more. Catch cleaning is included in the price, so a tasty meal after the trip could be an extra motivation for better angling!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $400
    Explore the inshore waters and target Redfish, Sheepshead, Balck Drum, Flounder, and many more. Catch cleaning is included in the price, so a tasty meal after the trip could be an extra motivation for better angling!
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About the Captain

Austin Harris
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2019
As a Jacksonville native, I have been raised inshore and offshore fishing. First Bite Fishing Charters is now booking inshore and nearshore trips. I have the knowledge and dedication to put you on the Fish. With the weather warming up, this is a great time to book a trip with many different species to target. Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, Kingfish and huge Black Drum are here right now. My passion for fishing will ensure a trip of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200TE (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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May fishing trip
Nice red caught by my grandson within minutes of casting.
Great time very nice boat
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Doug W.
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 24, 2021
Good day on the water, thanks Captain Austin
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Peachtree City, GA
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4 hour trip with Capt. Austin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on June 26, 2021
First let me say that Austin is a nice guy, and his boat and equipment were clean and adequate. Also, having fished my whole...
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Patrick C.
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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Half day afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on June 12, 2021
Enough tho the fish weren’t biting like I hoped, Austin made the trip fun and enjoyable
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Henry K.
Jacksonville, FL
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Nice red caught by my grandson within minutes of casting.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM on May 15, 2021
Captain Austin and excellent guide and fisherman.. He knew spots where the fish would be at.
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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on October 16, 2020
Capt. Austin was awesome! We had a great time catching fish, laughing and enjoying conversation. He is very knowledgeable about...
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FAQs about First Bite Fishing Charters

First Bite Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore AM (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with First Bite Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Bite Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

First Bite Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (When the weather allows us too.)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

First Bite Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)

Top targeted fish species with First Bite Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon