Captain Charlie Jones Fishing has the goal to put you on fish and provide you with a lifetime of memories. They do it by taking you to the best and most fish-populated areas of the Indian River, the Vero Beach, and the surrounding inlets. The river is part of the Indian River Lagoon system that fish species like Redfish, Snook, and Jack Crevalle call home.

You will fish with Captain Charlie Jones who has over 45 years of experience fishing all over Florida, and is very passionate about saltwater fishing. He retired a decade ago and moved to Fort Pierce to set up a business he longed for his whole life. And he loves every minute of it!

He will take you out on board his comfortable Triton 240 LTS Bay boat. The boat includes top-notch fishing tackle, latest electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a power pole. The built-in ice chest and two large live wells for live bait and release well, are all available on board too.

Capt. Charlie will take you fishing in the waters around Fort Pierce. This is a very fish-rich area, so there’s a variety of fish species you can target. Your target species will include Redfish, Snook, Speckled Seatrout, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, and Barracuda.

Specializing in light tackle fishing using both live bait and artificial lures, Capt. Charlie is comfortable with both experienced and novice fishermen whom he gives lots of personal attention. He’ll make sure you have a great day on the water. All ages are welcome, so bring your kids with you for some quality family time.

Enjoy your day fishing under the Floridian sun with Captain Charlie Jones Fishing, and you’re sure to leave home smiling!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    Fishing the inlet and Indian River. Target Snook, Redfish, Trout using live bait including pinfish, croakers, or pilchards. Alternatively, you can target Sheepshead, Snapper, and Drum using live shrimp.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    On this trip, you can go fishing in the inlet, the beach or the Indian River with all tackle included. Plenty of live Pilchards available as bait when targeting bigger fish. Recommended for larger Snook, Trout, Redfish, big Jacks and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    Spend the day fishing the productive Indian River. Providing habitat for species such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, and many more, you're in for a day full of excitement as you battle these inshore greats! Just pack your food and drinks, bring sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you'll be good to go.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Same species as the river trip plus possible Cobia, Kingfish, Sharks, and assorted bottom fish.
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About the Captain

Charles Jones
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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68 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
Captain Charlie has over 45 years of fishing experience and is a true artist when it comes to guiding and catching fish. He loves taking guests out and pays special attention to children by teaching them anything they want to know about the fish. He provides a first class service and also gives you an hour more than other captains, just because he wants you to really enjoy yourself.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Suzukl engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Pierce to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Robert L.
Aloma, FL
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef on May 24, 2022
After chasing snook for over 40 years and never getting a slot fish my friend and I decided to book with Capt Charlie. I could...
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Fishing charter

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – River on September 24, 2022
All day fishing charter with capt. Charlie was a great experience. He had plenty of live bait and we caught a couple of different...
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Jamie A.
Garner, NC
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef on June 27, 2022
Awesome time with Captain Charlie!  He has extensive knowledge of the area and did everything he could to get us on solid...
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Paul B.
Brazos Bend, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Good Bad Day

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – River on February 5, 2022
When you book a charter there are two things ya can’t control. Fish biting and weather. Both did not want to cooperate. My...
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Brian S.
Fort Denaud, FL
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Full day with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef on May 5, 2022
He is exceptional we caught about 10 different fish. He kept moving until he found some. We had a lot of big fish on that...
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FAQs about Captain Charlie Jones Fishing

Captain Charlie Jones Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – River (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – River (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inlet, Beach, Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Charlie Jones Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Captain Charlie Jones Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Captain Charlie Jones Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Charlie Jones Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Captain Charlie Jones Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail