Captain Eric Schmidt and his son Captain Bryce Schmidt have fished the waters surrounding Florida throughout their entire lives. They’re very keen on sharing this experience with other people as they’re both passionate anglers and involved in making sure your trips with them are as fun and exciting as possible.
Climb aboard the 24’ Triton center console, powered by a 225 HP Yamaha outboard engine. The vessel is capable of holding 5 anglers at the same time comfortably. It’s capable of developing a maximum cruising speed of up to 52 knots, allowing you to get to the fishing grounds in no time. It comes equipped with outriggers for trolling, as well as a full suite of electronics for finding the fish.
You will go after a very mixed batch of species on this charter, ensuring every trip is different and more memorable than the last one. Amberjack, Black Drum, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks, and other exciting prey are targeted. The techniques used will mainly be bottom fishing and trolling.
All of the equipment required is provided by the charter, quality-recognized brands such as Penn and Shimano. Live bait is provided for the customers at no additional price on the trips. Schmidt Happens Fishing is a child-friendly charter and while there is no minimum age for children, Captain Eric recommends that they be 3 years or older. They provide vests in all sizes, as well as all required safety items as per Coast Guard standards.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Triton (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.
Types of Fishing
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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Fernandina Beach Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Schmidt Happens Fishing
- $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip - Nearshore PM (4 hours)
- $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore AM (4 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore/Offshore (7 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate
- Fishing License
- River Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Bottom Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Black Drum
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Seabass (Black)
- Shark (Blacktip)
- Shark (Bonnethead)
- Snapper (Red)