Jawbreaker Fishing Charters has been providing customers of all ages and experience levels with an exceptional offshore experience for over 15 years. Located in Gulfport, FL the charter is only a short drive away for all anglers in Clearwater, Tampa Bay, and other surrounding areas. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned angler, Captain Chris Sheffield will have a private fishing trip designed for your level of experience.

So if you want to spend some relaxing time on the water with family and friends and target whatever’s biting that day, you’ll be able to do just that. On the other hand, anglers who want to pursue a specific fish can book one of the charter’s longer trips and go after the catch of a lifetime!

You will spend the day aboard the Jawbreaker II, a 32’ Wellcraft with all the amenities needed for a great day of fishing. The Jawbreaker II is equipped with a hardtop to escape the sun, comfortable seating, plenty of space for fishing, and cold storage for your drinks and food. It also features a live well, radar, GPS and fish finding equipment. The boat is fully equipped with all required USCG safety equipment.

The captain will provide you with all the gear you’ll need to fish. Rods & reels are all top of the line, you’ll be using custom Star rods and top-notch Penn reels. If you’ll be using live bait on your trip, this too will be taken care of by the captain ahead of time at no extra cost. Fishing licenses are also covered by the charter, so no need to worry about getting one ahead of time.

All you need to bring with you are drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and sunglasses. After this short checklist has been taken care of, you’ll be ready to get on the water.

So set aside a date and book your trip with Jawbreaker Fishing Charters for a great fishing experience!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,950
    price breakdown
    $1,950
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Custom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    If you're looking to fish until you drop, chasing the catch you've been dreaming of than these extended, custom trips are the way to go. Customized fishing trips allow you to target specific species of your choice such as Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,440
    price breakdown
    $1,440
    Spend a full day exploring the rich local fishery. You'll be bottom fishing or trolling, depending on which species you'd like to go after. Some of the species you'll be able to target are Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Cobia, Triple Tail, Barracuda, Shark Spanish, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    This extended half-day will allow for 6 hours of action on the water. You'll get a chance to explore waters a bit farther offshore and try your hand at both bottom fishing and trolling. You'll be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Cobia, Triple Tail, and Shark.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This trip is a great option for families with kids or anglers looking to learn more about local fishing. You'll have enough time to troll and bottom fish in the nearshore waters for species like Snapper, Grouper, Spanish and King Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Chris Sheffield
Gulfport, Florida, United States
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Member since August 2019
I've been fishing and diving Florida waters for over 35 years. After spending many years trolling the Atlantic, I discovered the joys of bottom fishing in the Gulf. The variety of fish and excellent table fare of fishing reefs and wrecks in the Gulf cannot be beat. As an avid spearfisher and diver, I have enjoyed exploring the ocean floor from the Caribbean to the Hawaiian Islands, and have found no better place to fish or dive than our own Gulf waters. It's a lifelong passion of mine so I decided to turn my passion into a career and have enjoyed every minute of it.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea 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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Great experience! Will definitely fish with them again!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Five star all around!! I originally booked a 6 hour tour- but unfortunately due to weather we had...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 29, 2020
CRIS was on top od the game , for the first time despite December is not a great season for fishing we had a blast . He have...
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