Amelia Light Tackle Charters

Amelia Light Tackle Charters welcomes you aboard a FANTASTIC day of fishing around Amelia Island. You will be under the safe guidance of Captain Jesse Stubbs, a 3rd-generation Captain who knows the waters like the back of his hand… “We’ve lived on Amelia, Cumberland, St. Simons, Sea Island, and Sapelo Island”… Captain Jesse has some really good story’s… He will tell you all about the local history and put you on the fish! Hop aboard and experience fishing like never before in Amelia Island Florida!

The Captain is using a nice, comfortable 21ft Sea Pro. Equipped with a 150HP Yamaha and a 24v Minn Kota trolling motor! It has GPS/SONAR electronics for efficient navigation and features an ice-box, 2 livewells, and a dry storage hatch. Up to 4 guests can comfortably come aboard.

You and the Captain will fish the around inlets, the jetties, inshore waters, and the backwaters. You will use live bait on light tackle in order to attract them… You keep the fish you catch and enjoy delicious meals in the comfort of your home. There are a few restaurants in the area that will cook your catch! Kids are perfect for this trip. Captain Jesse will teach you the magic technique’s and take the time to make sure EVERYONE is learning. Kids are welcome to, net the bait, tie knots, play in the livewell or even swim down and retrieve old lure’s and fish!!!

Captain Jesse takes care of the live bait, lures, fishing licenses, fishing gear, ice, bottled water, as well as cleaning the catch.  Your welcome to bring a drink and snack! Your welcome to bring your own C.R.A.B’s (cold, refreshing, alcohol, beverages)

Captain Jesse thanks you for your support. Join him on a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2hr (1:00 PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $300
    Right off the dock, you’ll start to see the Historic sights. And this trip is enough time to catch a few fish! Get out on the water and Dwell with the Aquatic locals!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    2hr (10:30 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $300
    Right off the dock, you’ll start to see the Historic sights. And this trip is enough time to catch a few fish! Get out on the water and Dwell with the Aquatic locals!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    2hr (8:00 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $300
    Right off the dock, you’ll start to see the Historic sights. And this trip is enough time to catch a few fish! Get out on the water and Dwell with the Aquatic locals!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $400
    This trip is perfect for first timer’s and kids! We will fish the inlet and/or backwaters. Each trip includes casting instructions, spinning tackle, bait, and all licenses provided. Bring nothing but your favorite drink and a boat snack!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $400
    This trip is perfect for first timer’s and kids! We will fish the inlet and/or backwaters. Each trip includes casting instructions, spinning tackle, bait, and all licenses provided. Bring nothing but your favorite drink and a boat snack!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore)
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $500
    This trip allows plenty of time to target several species… We’ll be using light spinning tackle rigged with live/dead bait. All licenses are included. Bring drink and a snack.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    4hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    This trip allows plenty of time to target several species… We’ll be using light spinning tackle rigged with live/dead bait. All licenses are included. Bring drink and a snack.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    5hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat)
    US $600
    This trip allows plenty of time to target several species… We’ll be using light spinning tackle rigged with live/dead bait. All licenses are included. Bring drink and a snack.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Whiting
    Whiting
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great First Fishing Experience For My Son!
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Meryl R.
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Another Great Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore) on July 7, 2024
This was our second experience with Captain Jesse, and we are ready to go again! The highlight of the trip was my son reeling...
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Sam W.
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BEST INSHORE TRIP EVER!!

VERIFIED   4hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore) on June 3, 2024
Wow! Jesse is the best and most entertaining captain we have had yet and I am an avid angler as well as my family. We have...
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Brandon P.
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Best fishing trip ever!

VERIFIED   4hrs (PM) 4 Guest (jetties/inshore) on April 12, 2024
Jesse was so knowledgeable about the history of the area, loved learning at the same time as fishing. Made time for my dad...
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Lucinda C.
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A great experience!

VERIFIED   5hrs (AM) 4 Guest (jetties/inshore) on March 16, 2024
What a great time we had with Captain Jesse.  Not only did we fish several areas and caught a variety of fish but got a great...
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Bobby W.
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“3” hour inshore trip

VERIFIED   3hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore) on March 11, 2024
Weather didn’t cooperate all that well for us but that’s how fishing goes. The tides were also extremely aggressive! Jesse...
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FAQs about Amelia Light Tackle Charters

Amelia Light Tackle Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2hr (1:00 PM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2hr (10:30 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2hr (8:00 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 3hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 3hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4hrs (1:00 PM) (jetties/inshore) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $25 per person after 3 guests - 5hrs (8:00 AM) (jetties/inshore) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Amelia Light Tackle Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet O’er the Rail
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Ice and water on board

Trips booked with Amelia Light Tackle Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Light sensitive rods with penn reel & tough line!)
  • Live Bait (I always try to cast net fresh bait before trips )
  • Lures (Vary depending on target fish and tide/seasonal )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Ziplocks/ice onboard (local restaurant’ will cook))
  • Snacks (Hardtack, Pemmican)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License (My Charter Captain license covers 4 Guest)
  • Lunch (Peanutbutter crackers)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Amelia Light Tackle Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Amelia River)
  • Inshore Fishing (Inlet)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Jetties/Beaches)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Amelia Light Tackle Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light spinning rods with 20lb test premium braid)
  • Heavy Tackle (For sharks and tarpon )
  • Bottom Fishing (And Cork fishing)
  • Trolling (Using trolling motor to slowly move)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (1/4 oz jig - 1oz jig for trout reds and flounder)
  • Popping (Top water )
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Amelia Light Tackle Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Shrimp
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jesse Stubbs
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
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186 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
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We have the fish located! I’m willing to share my knowledge with you and your family. From beginners to experienced Anglers, young and old!.. An experience for ALL! I’ll share the history of the area, you’ll see historical sights and make couple of casts that you won’t soon forget.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Sea pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Amelia River
Inshore Fishing
Inlet
Nearshore Fishing
Jetties/Beaches
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Light spinning rods with 20lb test premium braid
Heavy Tackle
For sharks and tarpon
Bottom Fishing
And Cork fishing
Trolling
Using trolling motor to slowly move
Spinning
Jigging
1/4 oz jig - 1oz jig for trout reds and flounder
Popping
Top water
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
O’er the Rail
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Ice and water on board

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Light sensitive rods with penn reel & tough line!
Live Bait
I always try to cast net fresh bait before trips
Lures
Vary depending on target fish and tide/seasonal
Catch cleaning & filleting
Ziplocks/ice onboard (local restaurant’ will cook)
Snacks
Hardtack, Pemmican
Drinks
Water
Fishing License
My Charter Captain license covers 4 Guest
Lunch
Peanutbutter crackers
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Let me know ages, I have kid gear!
You Keep Catch
Fillet and bagged before you leave the dock
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
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Checks
Bank Transfer

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