Amelia Backwater Fishing Co

Book your next trip with Amelia Backwater Fishing Co and find out what makes the fishing in Fernandina Beach so unique. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Brad can tell you all about them.

Depending on the season, you might hook into Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Kingfish, Tarpon, Red Snapper, Black Drum, Black Seabass, Black Grouper, and anything else that bites. You can expect to do some spinning, trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Brad also offers fly fishing and will provide the necessary gear.

Your boat for the day is a 22’ BullsBay that holds up to 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Before coming aboard, you may need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species may be off-limits or require a special tag, so make sure you know what to expect.

Families making a day of it will be glad that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Don’t forget to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor and glass bottles.

Amelia Backwater Fishing Co will make it easy for you to go fishing in Fernandina Beach. So, how about booking that trip?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $350
    Short trip sightseeing and fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Flats boat 2ppl
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Redfish, Trout, Flounder ect
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $500
    Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    4 Hour trip Inshore Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $500
    Redfish, Trout, flounder ect
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $550
    Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks ect
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    4hr Tower Sight Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    Flats boat with a 5ft multi person tower to go sight fish redfish on the flats. Max 2 guests
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    6 hour Flats Boat 2ppl
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Redfish, Trout, Flounder ect
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
  • Private trip
    6hr Tower Sight Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    Flats boat with a 5ft multi person tower ro sight fish redfish on the flats. Max 2 guests
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,000
    Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,200
    Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
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Great day of fishing with captain Brad!
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 15, 2023
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Blake R.
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Great guide!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour trip Inshore Afternoon on May 28, 2024
Had a great day on the water with Capt Brad. Very knowledgeable and would definitely use him again. Fished nearshore and jetties...
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Great day of fishing with captain Brad!

VERIFIED   4 Hour trip Inshore Afternoon on July 28, 2023
We caught a lot of big fish and had a lot of fun on a day cut short by bad weather. Captain is a very experienced fisherman,...
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Wade C.
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on April 2, 2024
Got 2 nice fish, thanks for some great memories!
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Leonard R.
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Guide was great!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 28, 2024
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FAQs about Amelia Backwater Fishing Co

Amelia Backwater Fishing Co offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Flats boat 2ppl (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 4 Hour trip Inshore Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Nearshore Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 4hr Tower Sight Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 hour Flats Boat 2ppl (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6hr Tower Sight Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)

Trips booked with Amelia Backwater Fishing Co include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Amelia Backwater Fishing Co offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Amelia Backwater Fishing Co offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Amelia Backwater Fishing Co include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Brad Ecklof
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2023
Get ready for a fantastic fishing adventure with Amelia Backwater Fishing Co! When you book with us, you're in for a treat. I'm Captain Brad Eckolf; with over 20 years of fishing experience, I know how to make your trip unforgettable. Safety is my top priority, so rest assured that everything is up to date and double-checked for your peace of mind.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

BullsBay (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fernandina Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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