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 Hewes skiff will take you across freshwater and saltwater parts of the area. It is 16’ long and bear in mind the charter takes up to 2 guests. The maximum speed is 34 knots propelled by a single Yamaha engine. There’s also a Minnkota iPilot wireless trolling motor on board as well as Simrad 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
    Extended Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    Have a whole day to kill? Limited time in town? A true from dawn till dusk trip will allow maximum opportunity to target multiple species on 2 different tides.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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 Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:45 PM
    $500
    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 – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    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
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3 Fishing Reports
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Member since August 2020
Captain Joe Curtis will provide you with exciting and safe fishing experience in the waters of Jacksonville. He'll share his extra tips and tricks so you might bag your next trophy catch.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 75HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer Reviews

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Brian D.
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Half Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  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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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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Mike B.
Oceanside, California
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Capt Joe Curtis is a keyed in Skipper, he runs a well maintained beautiful little Hewes. He stays on top of the hott bite and...
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Jonathan M.
Cumming, GA
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Awesome Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 17, 2021
Captain Joe provided us with an awesome experience, catching a beautiful Redfish and many others. He is down to earth and very...
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Sewell, New Jersey
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Half day trip with Set Em Up Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on September 18, 2020
Our day was going to start at 7 am we arrived a little past 630 and Capt. Joe was ready to go so we did.The morning picture...
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FAQs about Set Em Up Fishing Charters

Set Em Up Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Inshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Set Em Up Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Simrad )
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minnkota iPilot)
  • Ice Box

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

Top targeted fish species with Set Em Up Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon