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St Johns River: 46 fishing charters available
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in St Johns River are: Full list of top fishing charters in St Johns River

The average price for a private 4 hour St Johns River fishing trip is $561, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $834 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in St Johns River that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in St Johns River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in St Johns River are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St Johns River are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $602
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $913
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $721
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $916
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,558
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $2,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,213
  • 18-hour fishing trips – $2,200

Want to fish the freshwater upper section of this back-to-front waterway? Or maybe you’d like to cast a line in its lower brackish waters? You’re in luck. There are plenty of St. Johns River fishing guides all along the banks of this waterway, so get ready to fish your way!
 
The St. Johns River begins as a freshwater fishery, before transforming into a brackish water powerhouse as it flows north towards the Atlantic. If you’re fishing the freshwater hotspots, there’s one species that stands out – Largemouth Bass. Crappie are also a firm favorite, especially for family fishing trips.
 
More of a saltwater enthusiast? Striped Bass and Sunshine Bass can be found in the middle section of the river, where the waters become brackish. You can cast your line for huge Bull Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even hard-fighting Tarpon and Snook in the lower section of St. Johns, too. It’s fair to say that the fish on offer are as diverse as the river itself – and as a bonus, you can find most of these species year-round.
 
Thanks to the river’s shallow waters, a four-hour trip is plenty of time for newer anglers and families to learn the ropes and hook some prized fish. If you’re a more experienced angler, a six- or eight-hour adventure will give you more time to cruise a variety of hotspots. 
 
If you’re a freshwater fanatic, one of the best starting points is Lake Poinsett, near Cocoa. Fellesmere also offers access to marshy waters bustling with Bass and Crappie. When it comes to your saltwater trip, it’s all about Jacksonville, which has direct access to the lower part of the river.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you choose to fish alongside a St. Johns River fishing guide, you’ll be covered when it comes to your saltwater fishing license. However, any angler over the age of 16 will need to purchase a freshwater fishing license if they want to cast a line in the river’s freshwater fishing grounds. 
St Johns River
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start your year off by casting a line in the St Johns River! January falls right in the middle of Florida’s dry season, which means you’ll be able to head to the upper river’s marshy waters for Bass and Crappie.

February

Florida’s dry season continues, and so does the Bass and Crappie action in the river’s freshwater fishing grounds. Looking for saltwater action? Head to the brackish waters around Jacksonville for schooling Redfish.

March

This is when the St. Johns River’s fishing action really heats up! Huge Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are cruising in the waters around Jacksonville, and the Bass action stays hot in the upper stretches of the river.

April

It's time to focus your attention on hooking trophy-sized Striped Bass. The brackish waters near Lake Monroe are especially plentiful. Don't forget to hit the upper river for Largemouth Bass when the wet season hits!

May

Thanks to the wet season, the upper river’s Largemouth Bass and Crappie population migrates to the marshes. Instead, head to the lower river’s brackish waters to hook Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout!

June

The Atlantic's salt waters move even further into the river in June. This means that Flounder, Redfish, and Trout can be found anywhere from Jacksonville to the lakes that lie at the midway point of the St. Johns River.

July

The weather reaches seriously high temperatures during July, so cool off by spending your day out on the water! Tarpon and Snook can be found in the lower river’s brackish waters, near its meeting point with the Atlantic.

August
The Bass bite is as hot as the weather during August! Largemouth can be found in the river’s upper and middle sections, and Stripers are making their presence known in Lake George. 
 
September

You’ll still be able to target a whole host of Bass species during September, with Largemouth and Sunshine Bass being especially plentiful. The Crappie bite is strong, too, especially around Lake Harney.

October

The Crappie bite is well and truly on, with the freshwater upper and middle sections of the river offering up plenty of these fish. In brackish waters, there’s one species on everyone’s lips: Bull Redfish!

November

As the waters cool, head to Jacksonville for the chance to battle even more Bull Redfish. They’re joined by Flounder and Spotted Seatrout, too. Freshwater fishing? The Crappie bite is strong around Lake Monroe.

December

Give yourself the best Christmas present by embarking on a St. Johns River adventure! This month offers up plenty of freshwater Crappie fishing, and the Redfish bite is hotter than ever. 

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November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M.
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Ellen  W.
Ellen W.
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Corey  T.
Corey T. Lake City, Florida
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M.
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Gerard  B.
Gerard B.
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Kingsland, Georgia
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Ivan  R.
Ivan R. Jacksonville, FL
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Brenda  B.
Brenda B.
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M.
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Tim  R.
Tim R. Las Vegas, NV
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Doug  U.
Doug U. Leesburg, VA
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Jacksonville, Florida
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Santa Rosa, CA
Book with a captain who knows the body of water you want to fish. There is no substitute for experience and local knowledge. It's worth the money when you are putting fish in the boat!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book with a captain who knows the body of water you want to fish. There is no substitute for experience and local knowledge. It's worth the money when you are putting fish in the boat!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Lorain, OH
Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
NANCY  S.
NANCY S. Sebastian, FL
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Brian  P.
Brian P. Jacksonville, FL
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Saint Johns, Florida
I was worried that a tropical storm moved through the day before dumping lots of rain. Captain Bill assured me the lake would be fine. He was right. Bring sunscreen, water and lots of bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was worried that a tropical storm moved through the day before dumping lots of rain. Captain Bill assured me the lake would be fine. He was right. Bring sunscreen, water and lots of bait.
Steve  S.
Steve S. Vero Beach, FL
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Allison  H.
Allison H. Jacksonville Beach, FL

Black Flag Charters
Black Flag Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Nicholas was incredibly helpful and friendly from the moment we launched. Challenging day of fishing but he still stayed positive and made the experience fun and enjoyable. We will definitely be booking with him again in the near future. Thanks again Captain!
Pamela  L.
Pamela L.
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Went out on 12/3/23 with a group of 4 guys. We caught several Sea Bass and Trigger fish. About 25 keepers in total. Also caught a few vermillion and some snappers we had to throw back. Saw a few Cobia as well but missed out on catching those. All in all a fun trip and Chris is a great guide and Captain. He made our experience fun and stress free which is exactly what we hoped for. Highly recommend you go out with Chris and the Sweet Lips Fishing charter
Mark  H.
Mark H.
Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Enjoyed the trip and the captain. Would have given the captain 6 stars if he would have stopped my brother in law from out fishing me
Gary  T.
Gary T.
BattLine Charters
BattLine Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
I’ve been on plenty charters in my lifetime and this is at the top! Captain Ed cares about the customers and not just the money nor the time. Customer service/satisfaction is A1. He knows what he’s doing, the boat is comfortable and we go out twice a year and have found our captain for ours trips
Dominique  E.
Dominique E.
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Captain Troy was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable which made the overall experience extremely enjoyable.very knowledgeable about the local fishery and he showed this to us by putting us on the fish.highly recommend this guy,you won’t be sorry.will be booking again,that’s a fact!!Yhanks Troy!Veey much appreciated!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Roland was great! Awesome communication throughout the whole planning process. Did great with my 7 year old, everyone had fun!
Mike  Q.
Mike Q.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Dennis is the exact kind of old salt dog you want. Very personable with my son, took us to a spot where we slayed reds, trout and bluefish until we got sick of it. 10/10 definitely recommend!
Clinton  W.
Clinton W.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We caught so many fish we lost count! We did a 4 hr morning in shore charter. The Captain & First Mate were kind, professional, patient teachers and FUN. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. Can’t wait for the next time.
Ellen  W.
Ellen W.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(32 reviews)
Really did a great job helping a disabled vet and his family have a great time. Super kind and respectful towards vet and we caught fish too.
Kim  P.
Kim P.
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
We accomplished exactly what we set out to do and catch!!! Can’t wait to don’t again!!!
Steve  H.
Steve H.
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We went out yesterday and it was super cold and wet but still had a good time! Lots of fish
Carrie  M.
Carrie M.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Roland is incredibly knowledgable. Put us on fish at every spot we went to. My wife and I caught 70-80 fish in about 4 hours. It was action packed all day long! We also both caught our personal best fish with a 41 inch AND 48 inch bull red. Do yourself a favor and book Roland today!
Bryan  S.
Bryan S.
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(355 reviews)
captain was really great with my 10 yo grandson. He can't wait to go again.
Richard  L.
Richard L.
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(355 reviews)
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Corey  T.
Corey T. Lake City, Florida
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a ball. It was my God son first time fishing. Thanks Captain Roland
Tony  C.
Tony C.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
My grandpa and I had a great trip with Captain Rob! We caught a lot of fish and even came home with some keepers. There was always bait ready and never had to wait to ask for help. I highly recommend this charter if you are looking to catch some fish.
Shane  P.
Shane P.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Capt. Worked hard the whole time to put us on fish! His knowledge of local water conditions was great! Highly recommend.
Steve  C.
Steve C.
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Forecast was 20+ knots and 6'-8' seas offshore. Captain suggested inshore trip. We fished in the river, and caught several species of fish. Trout, Sheepshead, Black Bass, and others. Captain was prepared with live shrimp, frozen shrimp, live crabs, and frozen cut bait. Everyone on the trip caught fish and had fun.
William  V.
William V.
Finomenal Adventure Charters
Finomenal Adventure Charters
Fishing charter in DeBary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Very nice crew nice to see father and son working together. Ruth and I had a great time. Looking to book again soon.
John  P.
John P.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
I caught the largest fish I've ever caught before a 150 lb shark. With the help of captain Robbie we were able to get it to the boat 4 times and release it unharmed. Thanks captain Robbie I'll be back
Tony  D.
Tony D.