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
    5 Hour – Inshore Holiday Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    US $500
    Fishing for Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    US $550
    Redfish, Flounder Trout, and other inshore fish.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    US $550
    Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing AM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $550
    Shark fishing, if your just wanting to catch and release, and get a good workout this might be the trip for you.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing PM Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $550
    Shark fishing, if your just wanting to catch and release, and get a good workout this might be the trip for you.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    US $600
    Kingfish Trip.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    US $600
    Nearshore trip fishing for Kingfish, sharks, Jack Crevalle, and Cobia.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    US $700
    Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    7 Hour – Offshore Holiday Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Jan 1
    US $700
    Bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, etc.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 15 (Sat)
    US $700
    Fishing for Red Snapper !
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 15 (Sat)
    US $700
    Fishing for Red Snapper !
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    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.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 30
    US $850
    A trip in the St. Johns River or Intercoastal Waterway, fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and other inshore fish.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $950
    You’ll be undertaking some offshore trolling for the likes of Kingfish, Sailfish, Barracuda, 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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    10-Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,250
    This trip consist of bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Snappers, Groupers, etc., and trolling for King Mackerel, Cobia, Sailfish, Barracuda, etc., up to 35 miles offshore.
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FAQs about Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Inshore Holiday Special (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Shark Fishing AM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Shark Fishing PM Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour – Offshore Holiday Special (7 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Red Snapper Trip AM (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - Red Snapper Trip PM (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 10-Hour Offshore (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
  • Radar

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)
  • 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
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Chris Clifton
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
135 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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
5 persons

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

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
For Bluewater Trips
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Newest equipment.
Live Bait
Seasonal
Lures
Jiggs and trolling.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips are appreciated !
Drinks
Water
Fishing License
You are covered under my Captains License.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Keep the fish you catch.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 135 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (149)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
87%
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Gary P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bluewater on August 12, 2023
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Barclay D.
Jacksonville, Florida
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5.0 / 5
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6hr Near Shore Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore on August 11, 2023
Capt Chris was great!  Everything went as described in the trip details. We trolled a few miles off-shore for Kingfish and...
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Howard T.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Shark Fishing AM Trip on July 6, 2023
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Justin W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on June 14, 2023
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Troy G.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome Day

VERIFIED   NEW  10-Hour Offshore on March 14, 2024
Even though the fish I was looking for were not running my daughter and I were reeling up fish all day and we limited out on...
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