Jacksonville Inshore Fishing Charters

Jacksonville Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Jacksonville: 96 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $550
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4.9 / 5
(176 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450
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(167 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $425
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5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Jacksonville
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4.9 / 5
(110 reviews)
Jacksonville
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4.8 / 5
(335 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $495
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(23 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $400
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Jacksonville
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trips from $500

Inshore Fishing in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, the most populous city in Florida, is a regional business and tourist epicenter. Numerous tourists visiting the city are anglers looking to land their next trophy, and the inshore fishing Jacksonville is famous for is one of their favorites. 
 
The city resides at the mouth of the St. Johns River that flows into the Atlantic ocean through Mayport Inlet and is right on the Intracoastal Waterway. This means that your inshore fishing options are practically endless. Jacksonville inshore fishing charters can take you exploring some of the finest backcountry, flats, and other shallow water fisheries in pursuit of various inshore species. 
 

What to Expect

 
Jacksonville inshore fishing is all about light tackle and fly fishing action. Depending on the season, you'll be going after Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Black Seabass, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, and even Sharks. St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and their backwater tributaries are your top fishing locations, with hotspots such as Mill Cove and Nassau Sound Fishing Bridge being especially popular. 
 
Both live bait and artificial jigs and lures are used – it all depends on the target species and fishing circumstances. Using topwater plugs when targeting Spotted Seatrout inshore and sight fishing for Redfish on the flats is the common go-to option. Fly fishing the grass flats and wetlands for Redfish is also a huge deal in the area. 
 
All these styles can be accommodated on both shorter and longer trips, though full-days are recommended if you'd like to maximize your chances of landing multiple species and cover more locations.  
 

How to Prepare

 
You won't have to worry about fishing licenses if you book a trip with a for-hire charter, along with fishing gear and catch cleaning. However, if you want to focus on fly fishing, make sure to check if the charter provides fly gear. Pack your favorite snacks and drinks, hats, sun protection, and don't forget a camera to document your fishing success. 
 
Explore the numerous waterways, canals, inlets, flats, and other inshore and backcountry fisheries the city is famous for. With the right guide by your side, inshore fishing in Jacksonville can be larger than life! 
 
Jacksonville
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4.5 / 5
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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Jacksonville

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
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. Blue Springs, MO
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
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
Have a specific fish that you and your crew want to fish, book a large boat with Buck Rogers Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have a specific fish that you and your crew want to fish, book a large boat with Buck Rogers Charters.
Julie  C.
Julie C. Cumming, GA
Understand the variety that you are likely to catch given the length of your trip. Kings and Barracuda were fun to catch but are not my favorite fish to eat!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Understand the variety that you are likely to catch given the length of your trip. Kings and Barracuda were fun to catch but are not my favorite fish to eat!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Mount Pleasant, SC
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
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Amy  M.
Amy M. Ellisburg, NY
Be mindful of the tides and winds. The tides swing 5+ feet four times a day and that is a WHOLE LOT of water constantly moving
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of the tides and winds. The tides swing 5+ feet four times a day and that is a WHOLE LOT of water constantly moving
Bob  S.
Bob S. Haines City, Florida
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
Celena  P.
Celena P. Glenwood, GA
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Tommy  C.
Tommy C. Orlando, FL
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Apopka, FL
The type of fishing we did was backwater with a depth from 3ft to 20ft. The fishing in the backwater was better than expected. So, yes I would recommend fishing in Jacksonville.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The type of fishing we did was backwater with a depth from 3ft to 20ft. The fishing in the backwater was better than expected. So, yes I would recommend fishing in Jacksonville.
Vonce  I.
Vonce I. Elizabethtown, KY
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Jacksonville, Florida
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Bend, OR
A trip of this kind with a Captain that knows his stuff like Brennan Merrell.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A trip of this kind with a Captain that knows his stuff like Brennan Merrell.
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. United States
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Jason  V.  B.
Jason V. B. Lincoln, NE

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Jacksonville