Northeast Florida Angling

4870 Ocean Street
Jacksonville FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

18 ft
3 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

Buzz Brannon
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
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: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Had a great time with Captain Buzz, we caught some great fish in less than desirable conditions.

Thomas Rogers • Fished Jul 23, 2016
Buzz Brannon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 24, 2016

Thanks again Thomas the heat was on but you guys got it done!

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Met Capt Buzz at boat ramp early morning and it was like being with an old friend.  He was very knowledgable about the fishing and was eager to share this with me.  We visited several of his favorite
fishing spots as well as many new places to explore.  We had a good vriety of fish caught including Red Drum, Black Drum, Blue fish, Vermilion snapper and many Pin fish.  Slack lines were few and far inbetween.  I would recomend Capt Buzz to anyone wanting a backwater fishing guide and if I decide to do that again I will definately go with Capt Buzz!!!

Fred C Richardson • Fished Jun 15, 2016
Buzz Brannon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 17, 2016

Thanks for the kind words Fred and not mentioning how wet I got you ;)

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Great experience! Caught 30lb monster redfish that put up a great fight on the very first cast! Ended up catching more keeper redfish, and a variety of different fish also!

Dick Mcclung • Fished May 18, 2016
Buzz Brannon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 19, 2016

Thanks Again! Dick really enjoyed our trip! Not quite 30lbs but 30 inches for sure!

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  • 4870 Ocean Street, Jacksonville
    FL 32233, United States