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)
    $1,100
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    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 Sep 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $800
    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 Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $780
    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)
    $750
    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)
    $750
    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 Sep 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    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 Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    Kingfish Trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    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 Sep 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    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 Sep 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
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About the Captain

Chris Clifton
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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26 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.

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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
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

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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Hott Pursuit with Captain Chris. - Great Morning!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 31, 2021
Highly recommend Captain Chris.  He fished these waters for 30 years and know individual oyster beds with fish by name. ...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Trip PM on 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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Half Day Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 6, 2021
We had a beautiful morning for fishing. My family and I had a great morning out in the water with Captain Chris! We...
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8 hour near shore

VERIFIED   Extended Day Offshore/Bluewater on 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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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) on April 6, 2021
Great guy to work with. Can’t wait to go again!!!
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FAQs about Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Red Snapper 2020 – 5 Hr (AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - Red Snapper 2020 – 5 Hr (PM) (5 hours)
  • $780 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Extended Day Offshore/Bluewater (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers (For Bluewater Trips)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Newest equipment.)
  • Live Bait (Seasonal)
  • Lures (Jiggs and trolling.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips are appreciated !)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Helper)
  • Fishing License (You are covered under my Captains License.)

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (ICW, Creeks, and St. Johns River.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 10 miles offshore.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles offshore.)
  • Reef Fishing (Local)
  • Wreck Fishing (Local)

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Inshore, some offshore trolling.)
  • Heavy Tackle (Bottom fishing. Trolling for Wahoo.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Reefs, Wrecks and Ledges.)
  • Trolling (Kingfish, Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna etc..)
  • Spinning (Cobia and jigging.)
  • Jigging (Bottom fishing.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo