First Bite Fishing Charters

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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 – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    It usually takes 30 minutes to reach a good offshore fishing spot. You'll target Kingfish, Black Seabass, Red Snapper, Cobia, and many more. You'll catch live bait on the spot. Catch cleaning service is included and you'll have your fish filleted after the trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $625
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head out further off the coast and target bigger fish. You'll catch some live bait on the way and reach your fishing spot in 30 minutes. Target Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you don't have the time to spend the whole day fishing, this is the trip for you. Even on a half day trip, you can reach deeper water and target King Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, and many others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 7 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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
Mastercard
Visa
American Express

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

About the Captain

Austin Harris
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since April 2019
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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!
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Half day trip with Captain Austin

June 15, 2019
We were greeted by Capt. Austin with a warm smile and headed out for a great day of fishing. Capt. Austin was well prepared...
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