Northeast Florida Angling

(6) In high demand!
4870 Ocean Street
Jacksonville FL, United States

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.

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 Flo

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Inshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375 private charter
  • Half Day Inshore - PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 375 private charter
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About this listing

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.

18 ft
2 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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 your location and distance from the dock.

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 charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, 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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Jacksonville Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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This was given to me for my birthday. I had a great time and CAPT Buzz did not disappoint. Under challenging weather conditions, I was still catching fish and had an excellent experience. I would do this again!

Fished May 17, 2017
Buzz Brannon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 19, 2017

Thanks Again for your patience Tracy under challenging conditions!

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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 I arrived. He gave me a ton of information about the area, wildlife, and what to expect throughout the day. Then, the fishing was amazing! I caught a black drum, some little fish (I forgot the name), and then tons of nice BIG REDS!! I had a great time and would highly recommend Captain Buzz to anyone looking to have a Great time on the water!

Fished February 27, 2017
Buzz Brannon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 3, 2017

Thanks Again Michael I had blast fishing with you good luck in the future!

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

Fished July 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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