Looking to experience the awesome backcountry of Jacksonville with a friend, family member, or significant other? Set Em Up Fishing has the rig for you. With its Hewes boat, you and Captain Joe Curtis are able to float in mere inches of water allowing access to fish most people don’t even know about! Join the captain for a fun-packed trip and have a wonderful day of fishing in Florida!

Outfitted with Minnkota trolling motors, Simrad electronics, and a full matching array of light tackle, spinning rods, and reels, Captain Joe will bring you deep into the creeks to find a hot bite! His 16’ Hewes center console is powered by a 75 HP Yamaha engine and features an ice-box and a livewell. The boat can sit up to 2 anglers.

By spinning on light tackle, you’ll target Sheepshead, Pompano, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. You can keep the fish you catch if you want to and feel free to bring kids on your trip.

Be sure to dress in light breathable layers as protection from bugs and the Florida sun. Also, remember to pack drinks, snacks, and anything else you would need in a small soft side cooler, otherwise fish and drinks will go in the same ice-box. You’re welcome to can bring beer and wine but no hard liquor is permitted. Captain Joe will take care of all the equipment, catch cleaning, as well as fishing licenses.

Book your light tackle adventure today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    $400
    Backcountry fishing trips take place in the shallow waters on or adjacent to the Saint Johns River. These trips are less weather dependent than ocean and offshore fishing trips. The normal target is Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Keep in mind that Captain Joe only books this experience from October 1 to June 1.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    $400
    Backcountry fishing trips take place in the shallow waters on or adjacent to the Saint Johns River. These trips are less weather dependent than ocean and offshore fishing trips. The normal target is Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Keep in mind that Captain Joe only books this experience from October 1 to June 1.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Full Tide!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    $600
    Backcountry fishing trips take place in the shallow waters on or adjacent to the Saint Johns River. These trips are less weather dependent than ocean and offshore fishing trips. The normal target is Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Keep in mind that Captain Joe only books this experience from October 1 to June 1.

About the Captain

Joe Curtis
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
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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Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Hewes (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 75HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minnkota
Ice Box

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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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FAQs about Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes

Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Full Tide! (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minnkota
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout