Blue Cyclone Inland Charters

Heckscher Dr
Jacksonville FL, United States

Blue Cyclone Inland Charters is run by Captain Chris Holleman and offers light tackle inshore fishing trips in the St. Johns River/Intracoastal Waterway and their backwater tributaries. Captain Chris has been on the water ever since he was eight, and will show you every nook and cranny where the best fishing happens.

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ Champion flats boat that is powered by a 200 HP Mercury ProXS engine that can have it cruising up to an impressive 43 knots. Apart from all the necessary navigation and safety gear, the boat has livewell for storing all the bait you’ll need as well as a wireless trolling motor to sneak up on unsuspecting fish.

Captain Chris specializes in inshore fishing, so you will be going into the shallow waters and flats where fish such as Redfish, Flounder, Black Seabass, Trout, and Snook can be found. Both live bait and artificial lures and jigs will be used for the best results. All sorts of fishermen are welcome, doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran angler or are very new to the fishing world.

The price of the trip includes all of the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Captain Chris is sponsored by Bomber Lures and knows how important quality gear is for a good fishing trip. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks, as well as polarized sunglasses and sunscreen for maximum comfort.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    A full day trip is the ultimate fishing adventure! Plenty of time to do all sorts of fishing and visit all the best spots. You will be fishing for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more besides. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    Get up early and enjoy an action-packed trip inshore. You will be fishing for Black Seabass, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more besides. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses. Pack some drinks and snacks, and you're all set.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    If you simply don't have a whole day to spare, but still want a quality afternoon spent fishing, this is the trip for you. You can expect to see Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flounder
  Redfish
  Seabass (Black)
  Snook

  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Champion (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 200HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Jacksonville to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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
Checks

About the Captain

Chris Holleman
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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I've been obsessed with Fishing Jacksonville's St. Johns River and its backwater tributaries since I started fishing my home waters with my dad at around 8 years old. It's been a life-long study and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with those that share my passion for fishing. I know a variety of techniques and can probably accommodate your preferred style of fishing if you give me a heads up on your preferences beforehand.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Jacksonville Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Captain Mike was very knowledgeable about the area we were fishing.  He knew his way in and out of the river systems very well.  We had a couple good bites but were unsuccessful at landing any fish.  He even allowed for more time trying to get us hooked up on fish.  After the storm the bite just wasn’t to be had.  I marked the overall experience as 4 stars not because Captain Mike did anything wrong but it seemed wrong to give 5 stars for a fishing charter without bringing anything in the boat.  They call it fishing not catching for a reason!

Fished September 23, 2017
Chris Holleman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 2, 2017

Thanks for the review, hope we get try again in the near future, I’m sure the Fish God’s will smile upon us next time!  It’s a rear occasion we don’t put fish in the boat.  If I made a mistake it was swinging big, targeting quality fish.  All 4 bites looked to be nice size reds.  I really wish we could have got at least one of them to the boat.

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We tried many different spots both inland and in the river. Used crank lures and some jigs with live bait. Fairly windy but captain did a good job keeping us in productive spots out of the wind. We did some skinny water sight fishing and picked up a few red fish. Threw the crank baits in the grass flats and shore lines and got a good number of trout. Overall a good day on the water.

Fished November 10, 2016
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Caught fish all day even with bad tide conditions. Great captain and great time.

Fished October 22, 2015
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