St Johns River Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in St Johns River

St Johns River: 51 fishing charters available

Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
 Federally permitted

Jacksonville • 24 ft • 4 persons

If you want to test your fishing skill with yourself and 3 others, come on a trip with Set Em Up Fishing Charters.

"We had such a great time with Captain Joe! The atmosphere was fun and Captain Joe was knowledgeable." —⁠ Jodie,
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trips fromUS $600
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
 State licensed

Jacksonville • 24 ft • 4 persons

We are a Professional family friendly and affordable charter service located in Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding areas.

"Embarking on our first Florida fishing excursion with Captain Austin, my two novice friends and I were in for an adventure." —⁠ Justin,
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trips fromUS $425
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
 State licensed

Jacksonville • 24 ft • 4 persons

Captain Roland prides himself on ensuring that you have the best possible experience on every fishing trip!

"2/19 met Roland Bell at the dock, 8 am overcast ,51F river stained from two days of rain." —⁠ Charles,
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trips fromUS $500
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
 Federally permitted

Jacksonville • 24 ft • 4 persons

Fishbuster Charters offers nearshore and offshore adventures out of Jacksonville, Florida.

"Weather was amazing, Capt Rob took us out for a day of snapper fishing and the minute we dropped the hooks, wife caught a big snapper right away, big kudos to the Capt too he was there at 230am making sure the boat had a spot and was ready to go as we just so happened to pick a day where you can keep snappers so it was busy as soon as we showed up." —⁠ Jonathan,
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trips fromUS $650
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
 Federally permitted

Jacksonville • 26 ft • 6 persons

Whether you're looking for a quiet day on the water to relax and take some photographs, a fishing trip of a lifetime with family or friends, or an evening trip with your significant other, Reel Adventures Fishing is there for you.

"Captain Ryan was great! 4 hour deep sea trip. Unfortunately I didn’t get any deep sea fish, but nothing was hitting in the time we had." —⁠ Robert,
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trips fromUS $700
Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
 State licensed

Jacksonville • 22 ft • 4 persons

Topwater Action Charters invites you on a super exciting fishing trip in the shallow waters of Jacksonville, Florida.

"It’s called fishing not catching. We were lucky to catch a few fish early but the wind picked up before the storm rolled in and they stopped biting." —⁠ Bob,
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trips fromUS $450
 Federally permitted

Jacksonville • 25 ft • 6 persons

Sweet Lips Fishing Charters is your one-stop shop for offshore adventures with a local captain.
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trips fromUS $800
 Federally permitted

Jacksonville • 26 ft • 5 persons

Sea Dancer Charters offers deep sea and near coastal fishing off of NE Florida.

"Dennis has spent practically his entire life on the water here in Florida and around the globe while in the Navy, quite literally." —⁠ Matthew,
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trips fromUS $450
Finomenal Adventure Charters
Finomenal Adventure Charters
 State licensed

DeBary • 17 ft • 3 persons

Finomenal Adventure Charters provides a fun, and exciting experience either freshwater or saltwater fishing.

"What a surprise my wife provided my son and I on this Father’s Day’s weekend!" —⁠ Yochabel,
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trips fromUS $225
Set Em Up Fishing Charters- 16' Hewes
Set Em Up Fishing Charters- 16' Hewes
 State licensed

Jacksonville • 16 ft • 2 persons

Looking to experience the awesome Back Country of Jacksonville with a friend, family member, or significant other?

"Joe was a great host. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and put us on fish quickly." —⁠ Joe,
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trips fromUS $400
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Fishing in St Johns River

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. 

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St Johns River Fishing Seasons

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. 

St Johns River Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from St Johns River

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What anglers said about fishing in St Johns River

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Top Types of Fishing in St Johns River

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Top Fishing Techniques in St Johns River

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Top Targeted Species in St Johns River

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