Set Em Up Fishing Charters

If you want to test your fishing skill with yourself and 3 others, come on a trip with Set Em Up Fishing Charters. As they are situated in Jacksonville Florida, you can have a go with many different fishing opportunities. Capt. Joe Curtis will take you on the ride and help you with the catch.

His custom built 24’ Pair Marine center console will take you across the dark waters of the St. Johns River to the deep Blue. The maximum speed is 50 knots propelled by a single 300 HP Suzuki engine. There’s also a Minnkota i-Pilot wireless trolling motor on board as well as a multiple state of the art Humminbird multifunction displays.

Offering everything from 4-11 hour trips, there is bound to be one for you! On all these locations you can test your skill with light and heavy tackle, as well as bottom fishing techniques or trolling. The variety of locations also offers diverse catch options ranging from Redfish and Flounder to Sailfish and Mutton Snapper.

If you’re looking to release your trophy hopefully after you’ve taken a photo of it, that’s absolutely fine. Otherwise, you get to keep your catch, and the captain will clean it. The charter will have you covered with the fishing licenses, along with the necessary fishing equipment and lures. Be sure to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Once you decide what kind of fishing adventure you want, book a trip, and keep your lines tight!e



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore or Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    These 4-hour trips offer a great taste of what Florida has to offer. Typically the best first-timer trip, they can be enjoyed by all. Suitable for up to 4 guests. For more serious trips 1-2 anglers is best. Please keep in mind, Hotter weather typically means slower fishing inshore but tons of action offshore! Keep in mind, start time likely will be 30 minutes earlier or later depending on time of year in order to achieve best results.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore or Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $600
    Need a little more time to sleep in? Have to make family plans early? Don't worry, we offer great afternoon/evening 4-hour trips! Typically enjoyed by first-timers, these trips can be enjoyed by all. Suitable for up to 4 guests. For more serious trips 1-2 anglers is best. Please keep in mind, Hotter weather typically means slower fishing inshore but plenty of action offshore! May-August Afternoon storms can pop up. If at all possible morning is best that time of year!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip Offshore or Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    A great way to get the full experience of what Northeast Florida has to offer! With this 6-hour trip, you can enjoy the ride and take your time with the right catch. For more serious trips 1-2 anglers is best but can accomodate groups up to 4 . Please keep in mind, Hotter weather typically means slower fishing inshore but red hot action offshore!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip Offshore or Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Slow your roll and take a day hardcore inshore fishing the Saint Johns River, Jetty Rocks and Intracoastal spots through different stages of the tide. Suitable for up to 4 guests. Or venture up to 40 miles offshore for snappers, grouper, amberjacks and more! For more serious trips 1-2 anglers is best. Please keep in mind, Hotter weather typically means slower fishing inshore but red hot action offshore!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Stephen R.
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Fantastic time amid less than ideal conditions

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on November 17, 2023
Joe was amazing, fun, and personable! He was really attentive and did everything to make sure we had a good time. The...
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6 hr off shore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on September 10, 2023
Had the best time with Captain Joe on the 6 hr offshore trip. This was my first charter and wanted to hunt a sailfish (unlikely)...
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip Offshore or Inshore on May 10, 2024
Captain Joe caught us fresh bait and put us on the fish. Within a short time, we hooked up a 30 inch red drum and large jacks....
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David L.
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Slow but successful afternoon

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Offshore or Inshore (PM) on May 12, 2024
Fishing was slow, but Captain Joe worked to get us into some fish.  I caught a barracuda and three red snapper.  My wife...
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Dakota T.
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Great trip as always!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Nearshore/Offshore (PM) on July 11, 2023
Me and my dad have gone fishing with Captain Joe a few times now and the experience we’ve had is unmatched! Captain Joe is...
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FAQs about Set Em Up Fishing Charters

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Offshore or Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Offshore or Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip Offshore or Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip Offshore or Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Set Em Up Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Humminbird
  • Fishfinder Humminbird
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minnkota iPilot
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box 3 yeti coolers as well as in deck ice storage.

Trips booked with Set Em Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (A matching arsenal of rods and reels is avail.)
  • Live Bait (Offshore trips will require catching bait)
  • Lures (While a live bait fishery, will use lures on occ.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning and bagging included)
  • Fishing License (I offer state and federal fishing licenses aboard my vessel. )

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (I run trips in the saltwater tributaries and Atlantic Ocean in, around and near Jacksonville Florida. )
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Due to the continental shelf being far away from Jacksonville we have defined ranges. Typically the ranges I fish are based on trip length. 4 hour 15 miles and closer 6 hour 25 miles and closer 8 hour 40 miles and closer 11 hour can be spent in the 70 m)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Bull Bay and Shimano Reels.)
  • Heavy Tackle (80-130lb Tackle is carefully chosen and maintained)
  • Bottom Fishing (Offshore bottom fishing trips keep you busy! )
  • Trolling (Trolling for kingfish, cobia and sails May-August.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Deep sea, offshore whatever ya call it, we do it!)

Top targeted fish species with Set Em Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Joe Curtis
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
19 Fishing Reports
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92 Customer reviews
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Member since August 2020
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Captain Joe will provide you with an exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville. He'll do everything in his power to put and keep you on the best bite in the area. Captain Joe considers himself a jack of all trades. Over the years, he has spent time working the deck offshore either charter or commercial fishing for local Snapper and Grouper species. He's also worked on private sport fishing boats trolling the blue water around Florida, all the while spending as much time as he could learning Florida's vast backwater fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. His goal with fishing is to create you and your family and friends memories that will last a lifetime.
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About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Pair Custom (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
I run trips in the saltwater tributaries and Atlantic Ocean in, around and near Jacksonville Florida.
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Due to the continental shelf being far away from Jacksonville we have defined ranges. Typically the ranges I fish are based on trip length. 4 hour 15 miles and closer 6 hour 25 miles and closer 8 hour 40 miles and closer 11 hour can be spent in the 70 m
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bull Bay and Shimano Reels.
Heavy Tackle
80-130lb Tackle is carefully chosen and maintained
Bottom Fishing
Offshore bottom fishing trips keep you busy!
Trolling
Trolling for kingfish, cobia and sails May-August.
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea, offshore whatever ya call it, we do it!

Amenities

GPS
Humminbird
Fishfinder
Humminbird
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minnkota iPilot
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
A matching arsenal of rods and reels is avail.
Live Bait
Offshore trips will require catching bait
Lures
While a live bait fishery, will use lures on occ.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning and bagging included
Fishing License
I offer state and federal fishing licenses aboard my vessel.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
One of my biggest passions is getting the young guns out on the water. I don’t have a strict age limit. But strongly recommend 3/4 years or older. In Florida our state law dictates anyone under 6 years old must wear a life jacket at all times on board. If
You Keep Catch
Great pic! Drop 'em in the cooler!
Catch and Release Allowed
Great pic! Go ahead and toss her back!

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

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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:

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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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