Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters

Welcome to Hott Pursuit Charters where fishing isn’t just fun, it’s a passion. Captain Chris has over 30 years of fishing experience in northeast Florida and would like to share that knowledge with his guests.  New to fishing?  No problem, Captain Chris and crew are more than happy to teach kids and adults alike how to fish.  Experienced fisherman? Cool, let’s take that blue water trip you’ve been planning.

Chris’s vessel is a 25’ Grady White center console powered by twin Yamaha F150 outboards. It is equipped with the latest electronics to include 2 GPS units, 2 bottom sounders, radar, VHF radio, and a stereo.  Safety equipment includes; Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, VHF Radio with GPS Distress Locator, lifejackets, and all required U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment.

On the nearshore waters, the catches are seasonal and include Grouper, Red Fish, Red Snapper, Black Sea Bass, as well as both King and Spanish Mackerel.  For the experienced anglers going offshore, you’ll be targeting the big hitters such as Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

He’ll supply all fishing equipment, fishing licenses, safety equipment, lifejackets, bait and tackle. If you wish to use your own fishing gear please let Chris know the details as rod storage is limited. He will also supply plenty of water. If you wish to bring alcohol moderate consumption is okay, but please drink responsibly. He wants to retrieve fish from the water not guests. 

You should bring food (lunch) and snacks for the cooler if you want to eat, and drinks if you want something other than water. Waterproof sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat are very important.  Please pack up to 1 or 2 duffle bags per group, as storage on the vessel is minimum. Bring a cooler to leave in your vehicle so you can take your catch home, he’ll supply the ice. So, whether you’re after some lighthearted inshore fishing or to catch a prize fish in the deep, Chris is the man with the experience and know-how to take you out.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Offshore/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This 10 hour trip can range from nearshore to bluewater, depending on the season and type of fish targeted. This sort of trip is usually reserved for the experienced anglers who want to go blue water for the big fish such asWahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    You’ll be undertaking some offshore trolling for the likes of Kingfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia or some bottom fishing on the reefs and wrecks. You’ll be targeting the fish in the waters by Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach or St. Augustine, where they are known to be plentiful.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    A trip in the St. Johns River or Intercoastal Waterway, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip will take you to the nearshore wrecks and reefs close by Jacksonville. You’ll be using techniques such as trolling and bottom fishing to try to lure in the species that roam in these waters.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper 2020 – 5 Hr (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Jul 17 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Dedicated Red Snapper Trip for the 2020 season. Only available July 10th, 11th, 12th, and 17th.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper 2020 – 5 Hr (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 10 - Jul 17 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Dedicated to 2020 Red Snapper Season. Only available July 10th, 11th, 12th, and 17th.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Kingfish Trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Nearshore trip fishing for Kingfish, Tarpon, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Redfish, Flounder Trout, and other inshore fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
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About the Captain

Chris Clifton
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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17 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
I became a charter captain to share my knowledge and many years experience fishing. I like nothing more than to see someone catch that fish of a lifetime or witness someone catch their very first fish. At Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters we offer charters for all experience levels from beginners to seasoned fishing veterans. I have 30+ years experience fishing in Northeast Florida. From offshore trips we catch King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and other striking fish. On the tidal creeks we catch, Red Drum, Flounder, Trout (Spotted Sea and Yellow Mouth), just to name a few. We also offer bottom fishing trips offshore as well where we catch, Grouper (various species), Snapper (various species), Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, and many more. Give Hott Pursuit Charters a try I think you will be glad you did.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Awesome Day of fishing!
8 hour near shore
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Lauren M.
San Juan
 4.67
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VERIFIED   May 25, 2020
Captain and crew were experienced and professional. Unfortunately we went out on a very rough day and one member of our group...
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Robert J.
Bryceville, FL
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VERIFIED   May 4, 2020
we started out by catching bait near the shore and then headed out several miles and started trolling over certain wrecks and...
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Ashlyn R.
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In light of the scare you of the pandemic going around my friends and I came home from college and wanted to do something spontaneous!...
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Zachary L.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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8 hour near shore

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
Chris and Wyatt are very knowledgeable. Committed to getting you fish in the icebox and we did just that, with the last minute...
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Wesley P.
Apopka, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 3, 2020
Capt. Chris of Hott Pursuit Took us out for a good time!  Set our eyes out for some Cobia, but the fish had other plans. ...
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