Come aboard and enjoy a great day of fishing on the prolific waters of New Smyrna Beach with Bad Juju Charters! Don’t let the name of the charter fool you though, with Captain Jason Hayes at the helm, chances of having a productive day are on your side. Capt. Jay is a Florida native and he makes it his mission to show anglers what makes fishing in east Florida so special.

Join him on his 22’ Edgewater bay boat with a 250 HP Yamaha engine and more than enough room to accommodate up to 6 people. The vessel sports reliable navigational electronics, a live bait well, and a fighting chair for that moment when you hook a big one. You’ll have quality Penn and Shimano fishing equipment at your disposal for whatever type of fishing you’d like to try.

When it comes to your catch, a lot will depend on the time of year and your preference. One thing’s for sure – there will always be more than enough species to target. Whether you’re in the mood for massive Redfish, Sheepshead, or Flounder or you’d rather chase Broomtail Grouper, Cobia, Permit, and Jack Crevalle, you won’t be disappointed. You can even go after Tarpon in the warmer months.

Capt. Jay does his best to provide everything you might need on your trip, including licenses, tackle, water, and expert advice. It’s up to you to pack your favorite snacks and lunch, he will take care of everything else. Feel free to bring your little ones, just make sure that they’re 6 and older, captain will have life jackets ready for them.

Hit the bountiful east Florida waters with Bad Juju Charters and you can be certain that some very good fishing juju will follow!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    When you don't have the time to spend one whole day on the water, this 6-hour jaunt is the next best thing! On this trip, you'll cover more fishing grounds, which means more fish species. Anything from Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout to Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and Tripletail is in the cards. Pack some food, everything else is provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    When your day starts on the water, you know it's only going to get better from there. This is a great excursion for anglers who would like to target a variety of species like Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Permit, among many others. When you're not fishing, you can enjoy the view and snap a couple of great photos. Don't forget to bring some snacks, Capt. Jason will provide drinks.
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About the Captain

Captain Jason Hayes
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
56 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
Captain Jason Hayes discovered his passion for fishing from an early age, and as he was growing up, so did his love for the sport. He spent many days fishing the New Smyrna Beach area and as a local, he has invaluable insights into all the best honey holes. Capt. Jason loves introducing people to fishing and showing them a good time on the water.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Edgewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

The Fish are Shivering!!
The Fish are Shivering!!
February 1, 2021
Lol, the fish aren’t shivering just because they’re cold but because they also know were coming for them! Just like our everyday lives we have to adapt to constant changes. For us on the water our constant changes have been the weather. On a weekly basis we have had some pretty strong cold fronts, in fact this year has been the coldest than in some 20 plus years. So with these challenging conditions we have had to adapt and overcome. We are on the move more than ever in search of the fish and for the most part its paying off with some nice catch amounts. Lol, I can’t give all the details out on here and those of you that have been on our trips know that the other boats like to keep an eye on us to see what we are up to. Just know, we’re going to keep on doing what we do and having a blast while we do it! I look forward to meeting all my new customers this year and want to thank each and every one that spent time on the boat last year and the beginning of this year. I have met so many great people from all over and made some great friends! See ya’ll soon!! ??? Captain J

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nick H.
Spring Green, WI
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End of January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on January 31, 2021
We had a great half day out on the water with Captain J. He is a great fishing guide and super down to earth guy. Even though...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on November 3, 2020
Was without a doubt the best fishing experiences I have ever had. Jason had all his great spots picked out. We caught fish…...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on February 24, 2021
My dad and I had such a great time on this half day trip! Captain Jason was super knowledgable and a great teacher. We had...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on February 12, 2021
We had a good time with Captain J. He took us to several different places until we located some snook.  Broke off on a very...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 23, 2021
3 of us went out with Capt J and had a fabulous experience. He put us on the fish and showed us how get them to bite. He was...
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