Jacksonville Inshore Fishing Charters

Jacksonville Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

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! 
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Jacksonville

Full Day
Derek F. fished with Fishbuster Charters on September 26, 2020
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Read the suggested things to bring so you'll be prepared
Half day with captain bill had a blast very cool experience.
Tommy C. fished with Hooker Charters & Guide Service on May 23, 2020
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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
3/4 day trip with Captain Dennis
Stephen B. fished with Sea Dancer Charters on March 19, 2020
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There are lots of choices, so choose what you're most interested in.
Half day with Richard Bloom
Andy L. fished with Northeast Florida Fishing Charters on July 31, 2019
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Book a private charter it's a much better experience.
July fishing trip
Robert M. fished with Sea Dancer Charters on July 15, 2019
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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.
Half day with CPT David
Vonce I. fished with Backwater Fishing Adventures on July 13, 2019
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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.
Half day with caption Dennis
Mela S. F. fished with Team Buck Rogers Fishing Charters on July 5, 2019
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Worth the money and experience deep sea fishing
Full day trip
Owen L. fished with Black Dog Fishing Charters on June 29, 2019
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Be prepared for anything and have a good time!!

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