Light Tackle BackCountry Redfish

(4) In demand!
6359 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville FL, United States

Light Tackle BackCountry For Redfish is a fishing charter dedicated to Jacksonville backcountry creek fishing. Captain Brennan has been fishing the local waters since 1983 and is an avid angler of Redfish. He is keen on showing his guests a great time and loves taking kids out on the water too.

Captain Brennan’s his boat can hold one adult and one child up to 50 lbs, to ensure the best experience and comfort for everyone on board. You will have a blast and experience the hidden beauty of Jacksonville.

Your targeted species will be Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, as well as Blue Crabs, to increase the action! Captain Brennan uses live bait, fresh bait, or artificials, depending on the fish. Kids will have a blast catching fish and Blue Crabs!

Captain Brennan’s boat is a Duranautic Aluminum fishing originally built in 2015, and powered by a 9.9 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots. This makes it ideal for backcountry creek fishing, as it is able to reach the hidden spots easily and without making too much noise. The boat contains a GPS system, life jackets and a live bait tank to keep the bait fresh.

Light Tackle BackCountry For Redfish fishing charters can take you fishing off of Heckscher Drive by the Timucuan preserve, Clapboard Creek, and Brown’s Creek.

Rods, reels, tackle, and baits are included, as well as drinks for refreshments. Captain can also clean and fillet your fish upon request. Make sure you obtain a fishing license before the trip and get ready for action!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip - Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 1 person
    This is a 7-hour, full day Jacksonville backcountry creek fishing for Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead or Redfish. Captain Brennan can also put you on Blue Crabs to increase the action! You are responsible for obtaining your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip - Half Day
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 220
    up to 1 person
    This is a 4-hour action packed Jacksonville backcountry creek fishing for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. You can also catch Blue Crabs to increase the action! You will fish using live bait, fresh bait, or artificial, depending on the fish. You are responsible for your fishing license.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Duranautic (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 9.9HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

13 ft
1 person

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Brennan Merrell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Brennan is an avid angler of anything that swims, especially Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Trout. He is keen on showing his guests a great time and loves taking kids out on the water. Captain Brennan says: "I have worked as an offshore captain running charters off Jacksonville for over a decade and I even worked in the Florida Keys as a fishing/ snorkeling captain for the Boy Scouts high adventure camp called Sea Base during 2007. I know how to find the fish and will show you an awesome time! I am a proud father who plans on teaching his child everything he knows about fishing.".
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 80%

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Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Fished multiple spots with multiple baits. Once we found where they were we had no problem bringing them in. Had a great time on the boat and reeling in some nice redfish.

Fished July 14, 2018
Brennan Merrell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 17, 2018

Thank you!  It was a pleasure fishing with you!  Hope to get you out on the water soon.

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I had a great day on the water! Brennan was very knowledgeable about his key fishing spots, he explained the points where the fish would be and explained bait placement for reds. We caught a decent amount of fish and a couple keepers. I definitely recommend booking a trip with Brennan. I’ll be booking a trip again for sure. Thanks Brennan!

Fished February 21, 2018
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Fishing was great!! Caught fish all day. The area was very nice and no other boats to deal with. If your looking to get back in the shallow waters and catch many different species of fish including nice Reds check this guy out. I will be rebooking for next year.

Fished July 3, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Solid fishing day!

July 14, 2018

Fishing started slow but ended with a bang! We took home three keepers and released several others! One fish that we released was likely a keeper but we had enough fish and he was smaller than the three we… Read Full Report →

A first red for my daughter

July 01, 2018

I took my little girl redfishing and she caught an over slot red. She later netted a keeper red! She enjoyed the beautiful dolphins and we spotted a rose spoonbill flying! A perfect few hour getaway! Read Full Report →