Embark on your next angling adventure with Captain Chip Wingo and Fish Da Flats charters! Specializing in light tackle and flying the backwaters of northeast Florida, Capt. Chip is ready to take you on a trip of a lifetime out of Jacksonville Beach.

Capt. Chip grew up fishing the backwaters of northeast Florida, so it’s safe to say he’s the perfect person to guide you around these prolific waters.  He welcomes anglers of all skill levels, from beginner to novice, to come discover what Florida’s flats have to offer.

You’ll be fishing from a 19’ Hewes Redfisher vessel, designed with flats and backcountry fishing in mind. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate the best spots for catching the local inshore species, and she can drift silently through the water thanks to her poling platform and trolling motor.

Capt. Chip’s vessel can accommodate up to 3 anglers, as well as the captain. Guests on board Fish Da Flats can take advantage of the boat’s forward casting platform, which gives an excellent view of the surrounding waters and allows you to really "stalk" your target fish.

These waters aren’t short of world-famous species, either! The fish you’ll be able to cast your line for include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. You can even go after that Floridian favorite, Tarpon. Let your captain know if you’d like to bow down to the "Silver King"!

Capt. Chip will provide all the equipment, bait, and lures you need for a rod-bending adventure, as well as a valid fishing license for your whole group. Take a trip with Fish Da Flats and see for yourself why a Floridian fishing experience shouldn’t be missed!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    This 5-hour adventure is the perfect way to explore the flats and inshore waters of Jacksonville Beach, no matter whether you're a brand new angler or a seasoner fisherman. You'll get to fish with light tackle or on the fly for species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and the "Silver King" itself, Tarpon. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a license for your group.
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About the Captain

Chip Wingo
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Chip Wingo grew up fishing the backwaters of northeast Florida, so it was only natural that he decided to turn his love of fishing into a career. With 25 years of experience, he is fluent in both light tackle and fly fishing techniques and is just as at home fishing with artificial lures as he is with live bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes Redfisher (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Mike C.
Fleming Island, Florida
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VERIFIED   Special 4 hour trip for Mike Connelly on December 27, 2019
I am a licensed Capt as well so I know a good trip and Capt Wingo knows his stuff. Nice boat, good conversation and he puts...
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David R.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Capt David Borries

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 31, 2018
We couldn’t go with Captain Chip but he recommended Capt David Borries and we couldn’t be happier with our experience ....
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Park Ridge, IL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 9, 2018
I’ve taken my sons on many boats, and Capt Chip will go down as one of our favorites. Works hard to find the bite, and is...
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VERIFIED   April 2, 2021
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FAQs about Fish Da Flats

Fish Da Flats offers the following trip to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Da Flats, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Da Flats include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fish Da Flats offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish Da Flats offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Da Flats include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon