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Top Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach

Fishing in Fernandina Beach

Sportfishing opportunities galore on the waterways of Fernandina Beach. Inshore, the area’s endless backcountry marshes, exposed oyster beds, abundant rivers and creeks mouths provide a perfect game fish nursery for many of the First Coast’s trophy darlings. From sight fishing for tailing Reds on the flooded marsh flats to chasing the voracious Seatrout schools between the deep river channels and oyster bars, when it comes to fishing versatility, these waters come through big. Seasonal limits of Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Bluefish and Ladyfish are anything but uncommon, along with some exquisite backwater Tarpon fishing to take advantage of during the warm summer months. Upon leaving the inlet, sunken shipwrecks, hard bottoms and lime rock ledges scattered within 5 and 20 miles offshore are positively dominated by the likes of Cobia, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, African Pompano and many others, with strong migrational showings of Spanish and King Mackerel, Tuna, and Bonito. For those looking to hit it big, the bluewater hotspots of the Gulf Stream offer some splendid trolling action for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin and more!

Known For

Fort Clinch State Park, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Amelia Island Museum of History, Horse-drawn carriage rides, Fernandina Historic District, Golfing Central, Air Amelia “trike” flying, Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off, Amelia Island lighthouse, Fernandina Little Theater, Palace Saloon

Rules & Regulations

No license for fishing is necessary if you’re fishing aboard a guided charter, party boat or other for-hire vessel which possesses a valid captain or charter boat license.

Fernandina Beach
4.38
Based on 7287 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Fernandina Beach Fishing Calendar

What People Are Saying About Fernandina Beach

"Hard working captain"

John Campbell fished with Amelia Island Charters - For Family on June 8, 2018

Tides are extremely important in saltwater fishing. Check the tides and fish available during your tide.

"Capt. Mike is awesome "

Thom Pantazi fished with Spartina Tails Charter Fishing on June 2, 2018

Check out Spartina Tails Charter Fishing, I am not associated with them except as a client. Capt. Matt is friendly and very helpful. Plus he is great with kids.

"1/2 Day Father Daughter Trip - SEMPER FI!"

Robert Bell fished with Semper Fi Charters on May 11, 2018

There is inland waters fishing and open ocean fishing, make sure you book the desired experience. Bring lots of sunscreen and a good hat!

"Great day of fishing!"

Dirk Steinke fished with Big Fin Charters on April 27, 2018

If youve never been on a fishing boat, definately take some dramamine beforehand.

Top Targeted Species in Fernandina Beach

Redfish

Cobia

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)

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