Northeast Florida Angling

Capt. Buzz Branon offers a premium service fishing the flats around Jacksonville. This beautiful part of northeast Florida offers thrilling inshore fishing through untouched grass flats: you could say it is Florida’s best kept secret. Northeast Florida Angling fish from a variety of boat ramps depending on the season and your preferences, meaning you will have the chance to experience the very best of what the area has to offer, be it fishing the 46,000 acres of salt marshes in Timucuan Preserve or exploring the inshore areas around Atlantic Beach and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Estuarine Research Reserve.

Capt. Buzz’s brand new 18ft Beavertail skiff is perfectly adapted to fishing Florida’s flats. Its shallow draft allows you to fish in just 7 inches of water, and the noticeably stable, dry, ride keeps passengers comfortable. Buzz gets a new Beavertail every few years to ensure everything is up to date. He always strives to keep his vessels in the best possible condition and offers a modern, clean boat to charter guests. New navigational electronics and a brand new Yamaha outboard engine complete the picture of a working, well equipped boat that will never let you down with old or faulty fittings.

A fishing charter with Capt. Buzz will usually involve fishing the backwaters and saltwater marshes in the Jacksonville area for Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead and more depending on the tides and the season. You will be using good quality light tackle that is usually made up of Shimano reels and a mix of St Croix, Fenwick and TFO rods. Most fishing is done either with live baits or artificial lures supplied by Slayer Inc.

Capt. Buzz is a full time USCG licensed and insured fishing guide who grew up on the first coast and has been fishing the grass flats in the area since he was a boy. He often competes in tournaments and his team was placed second in the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour in 2015.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    Light tackle shallow water fishing for a variety of species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum and more depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore - PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    This is our most popular trip, where we fish the flats for a variety of species including Redfish and Speckled Trout among many others. Price includes a cooler with bottled water. I can meet you at a boat ramp that is convenient for your location.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    This is our most popular trip, where we fish the flats for a variety of species including Redfish and Speckled Trout among many others. Price includes a cooler with bottled water. I can meet you at a boat ramp that is convenient for your location.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Beavertail Skiffs (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Buzz Brannon
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
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Capt. Buzz Brannon grew up fishing the saltwater marshes of Jacksonville, Florida. As a boy he cut his teeth fishing the shallow grass flats for Sea Trout and Redfish, and has now been fishing the creeks and flats off the St John's river for over 20 years. He enjoys guiding his clients to the same shallow water game fish that enthralled him all those years before and which continue to fascinate him still.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
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Tim Hall
Ocala, Florida
 5.00
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Great day on the water.

VERIFIED   March 4, 2018
Captain Buzz has great knowledge of the local fishery. His customer service and attention to details make for a great trip...
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Michael Garcia
Jacksonville, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 27, 2017
Great Trip!! Captain Buzz was not only a great Captain, but also a Great Guy. He arrived early, had the boat in the water before...
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Fred C Richardson
Jacksonville, Florida
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Best fishing trip ever!!!!!

VERIFIED   June 15, 2016
Met Capt Buzz at boat ramp early morning and it was like being with an old friend.  He was very knowledgable about the...
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Tracy Gonzo
Jacksonville, Florida
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VERIFIED   May 17, 2017
This was given to me for my birthday. I had a great time and CAPT Buzz did not disappoint. Under challenging weather conditions,...
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Dick Mcclung
Apopka, Florida
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VERIFIED   May 18, 2016
Great experience! Caught 30lb monster redfish that put up a great fight on the very first cast! Ended up catching more keeper...
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