Amelia Light Tackle Charters

Amelia Light Tackle Charters welcomes you aboard for a fantastic day of fishing around Fernandina Beach! You’ll be under the safe guidance of Captain Jesse Stubbs, a passionate 3rd-generation angler who knows the area’s waters like the back of his hand. Capt. Jesse will put you on the fish and make sure you have a terrific time on the water. Hop aboard and have fun fishing in Amelia Island Florida!

The captain is using a nice and comfortable boat. It’s a restored 21’ Sea Pro bay boat equipped with a new 150 HP Yamaha engine and a new Minn Kota trolling motor! It uses GPS and fishfinder electronics for efficient navigation and features an ice-box and a livewell. Up to 4 guests can come aboard.

You and the captain will fish rivers, inshore waters, and the backcountry for Spotted Seatrout and Redfish. The captain uses jigging and popping on light tackle in order to attract them. If you want, you’re free to keep the fish you catch and enjoy delicious meals in the comfort of your home. Kids are also welcome to join your trip!

Capt. Jesse takes care of the live bait, lures, fishing licenses, fishing gear, as well as catch cleaning. Before you depart, make sure you bring food and drinks.

The captain thanks you for your support and invites you to join him on a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $350
    These trips are about the perfect amount of time on the water. The three-hour trip gives us plenty of flexibility to target several different species encluding Trout, Reds, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheeps head and lots more. This trip almost always includes time in the backwater and the inlet. Your Amelia Island fishing trip includes casting instructions, use of spinning tackle, and lures/bait! Bring your favorite Drink and a Boat Snak! A small cooler is fine!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $450
    4-hour trip normally focuses on Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more Half day trips run for 4 hours. We will Fish the inlet and backwaters. Lots of Sightseeing including Cumberland Island, Fort Clinch, Old Town, and Tiger Island Your Amelia Island is also the Birthplace of the Modern day Shrimping Industry Guided fishing trip includes licenses, casting instructions, spinning tackle, and lures. Bring a drink and your favorite boat snak a small cooler is fine
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    July has been an excellent month, Especially for Flounder/ Trout/ Redfish/ Black Drum /Sheepshead and alot more. Lots of great days good weather, and a lot of excitement building for next month, We will fish the inlet and backwaters. Each trip includes all licenses, tackle, rods and reels, and casting instructions. Bring your Favorite drink and a boat snak! My goal is for everyone to have a safe fun fishing experience for the whole family.
  • Private trip
    Premium Light Tackle 4 hours AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $600
    This trip focuses on the quality Light Tackle Premium Rod, primium Reel, Premium line, premium Leader Premium bait/lure…. You will be fishing the inlet and backwaters for speckled sea trout redfish and flounder…. We will be mostly using the trolling motor and covering alot of water! This is where accurate casting techniques combined with Primium Gear! Produce the BEST results! 1-2 Guest! are ideal for this trip we can have up to 4 Guest! For this trip! Ice and drinks are covered on this trip!
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About the Captain

Jesse Stubbs
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
Captain Jesse “Clyde” Stubbs has been fishing the waters around Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach his whole life, as his father did. He's a 3rd-generation licensed boat captain. Carrying on a Family tradition! Where fishing is a Lifestyle Jesse LOVES being out on the water My goal is to provide a safe fun fishing experience for my Guest!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sea pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inlet
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
The captain mostly uses lures but also live bait
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Flounder
Flounder
May 11, 2022
Flounder are staring to show up! They get bigger as the weather warms They congregate around dock’s, Creek mouths, Or at the jetties You can catch them on the flats or on a steep ledge if you are visiting from out of town you can fillet them and send them to a few restaurants to cook for you come join us this summer and lets Give them a try

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Jesse
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Terrence G.
Lexington, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Jesse

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM on July 26, 2022
We had a great day with Captain Jesse.  He taught us to catch bait( shrimp and ponies) with nets.  We hooked a big Tarpon...
Terrence G. recommends Amelia Light Tackle Charters
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Wade S.
Norwell, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Clyde

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM on February 15, 2022
What an awesome experience! If you like inshore fishing with light tackle and or bait this is the trip for you. Jesse was professional...
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Kaitlyn T.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM on July 11, 2022
Captain Jesse went above and beyond to make our trip one to remember. He genuinely wants to see his clients have a successful...
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Lester R.
Cumming, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Highly recommended

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM on March 19, 2022
What a great trip! Jessie really knows these waters. If you are looking for a great in-shore light tackle trip this is the...
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Jeanne P.
Loganville, GA
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Jesse

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM on July 23, 2022
We had a wonderful time on the water with Jesse. He blew us away with his knowledge of everything. He was fun and patient with...
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FAQs about Amelia Light Tackle Charters

Amelia Light Tackle Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM (3 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 5 Hour Trip (up to 4 Guest)AM (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Premium Light Tackle 4 hours AM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Amelia Light Tackle Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Amelia Light Tackle Charters include:
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

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

Amelia Light Tackle Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (The captain mostly uses lures but also live bait)
  • Jigging
  • Popping

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