If you want to test your fishing skill with a friend or a significant other 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 Pair custom boat will take you across freshwater and saltwater parts of the area. It is 28’ long and bear in mind the charter takes up to 4 guests. The maximum speed is 50 knots propelled by a single 300 HP Suzuki engine. There’s also a Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor on board as well as Hummingbird fish finding equipment.

You’ll get to choose from several inshore fishing locations. 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 Snapper to Spanish Mackerel just to name a few.

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 crew will help you prepare it. The charter will have you covered with the fishing licenses, along with the necessary fishing equipment and lures. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Once you decide what kind of fishing adventure you want, book a trip, and good luck!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Hardcore Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,650
    Not for the faint of heart. This trip will take you miles offshore chasing everything that swims. From Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi and Sailfish to big Grouper, Mutton Snapper, and lots of others. Very, very weather dependent. Anything over 3-4’ seas will likely be cancelled or rescheduled.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    These trips are where we start to become heavily weather dependent. If this trip is booked anything over 3-4’ seas will cause a change of plans. Im happy to adjust trip and pricing as needed. These trips can be spent in the 50-60 mile range catching big mangrove snappers, mutton snappers, cobia, kingfish, mahi-mahi and many more. Although epic fishing these are hardcore trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    Plenty of options available for these trips given the time of year we will discuss the best plan upon booking!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    This one is recommended for the more serious anglers as this trip puts us fishing in the heat of the day. Be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen! You'll need energy for this 8 hour fishing adventure.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This trip allows us to fish 20 miles and in. Kingfish, cobia, amberjacks, red snapper (closed for harvest) and possible sailfish in the summer. Sometimes live bait is easy, sometimes its not. Allow the captain an hour or two to make sure your trip has enough bait. A little patience can result in epic fishing. Fall/winter/spring these trips will be spent hunting beeliners, sea bass and cobia bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:45 PM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Great, quick opportunity to enjoy a multitude of fishing depending on the time of year. During the summer, you will explore the first set of reefs for Kingfish, Bonita, Barracuda, and Sharks. Late Summer/Fall, you will chase Tarpon and Bull Reds with a multitude of tactics. Winter/Spring, you will head out to the jetties at the mouth of the Saint Johns River for Bull Reds and Sheepshead. Nearshore Cobia and Tripletail fishing may be available if everything lines up right!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    Highly recommended to book the morning trip June-September. Storms are likely in the afternoon. Great, quick opportunity to enjoy a variety of fishing depending on the time of year. During the summer, you will explore the first set of reefs for Kingfish, Bonita, Barracuda, and Sharks. Late Summer/Fall, you will chase Tarpon and Bull Reds. Winter/Spring, you will head out to the jetties for Bull Reds and Sheepshead. Nearshore Cobia and Tripletail fishing may be available if everything lines up right!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    These 4 hour trips offer a great taste of what Florida has to offer. Typically we will spend these trips hunting Redfish but depending on the time of year there may be other options available!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $600
    Need a little more time to sleep in? Have to make brunch with the family? Don't worry we offer a great afternoon/evening 4 hour trips!
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About the Captain

Joe Curtis
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2020
As your Captain I will provide you with exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville. I will do everything in my power to put and keep you on the best bite in the area. I consider myself a jack of all trades. Over the years I have spent time working the deck offshore either charter or commercial fishing for local snapper and grouper species. As well as working on Private Sport Fishing boats Blue Water trolling around Florida. All the while spending as much time as I can learning our vast backwater fishing for Redfish, Flounder and Trout. My goal with fishing is to create you and your Family/Friends memories that will last a lifetime.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Jason L.
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Great day with captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on July 29, 2021
This was great day on the water with captain Joe. He was great with my family and putting us on the fish. The second cast I...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 1, 2021
We had a wonderful day.  It was are anniversay.  We caught are limit. It was a very good trip.  He would move if we did...
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Half Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on April 6, 2021
My son (14) and I were blown away with Joe and his knowledge of fishing.  We not only had a great time, but were able to complete...
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Morning off-shore trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on July 29, 2021
Captain Joe did a great job at making everything easy for us for our trip. That’s not to say we didn’t catch our own fish,...
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Kyle H.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Great half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on November 22, 2020
This trip was awesome my 14 year old son is still talking about it.  I would recommend this captain to the most experienced...
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FAQs about Set Em Up Fishing Charters

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Offshore (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 12 Hour Hardcore Offshore (12 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
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Set Em Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)