Captain
Chris Holleman

Member since May 2015 Jacksonville, United States
Background
I've been obsessed with Fishing Jacksonville's St. Johns River and its backwater tributaries since I started fishing my home waters with my dad at around 8 years old. It's been a life-long study and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with those that share my passion for fishing. I know a variety of techniques and can probably accommodate your preferred style of fishing if you give me a heads up on your preferences beforehand.
Techniques
I'm particularly skilled at catching inshore fish with Light Tackle and Artificial Lures. I enjoy working with kids that have an interest in fishing. One of my most productive charters is a short 4-hour trip starting just before sundown and fishing on into the dark.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Holleman

Jacksonville, United States
Background
I've been obsessed with Fishing Jacksonville's St. Johns River and its backwater tributaries since I started fishing my home waters with my dad at around 8 years old. It's been a life-long study and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with those that share my passion for fishing. I know a variety of techniques and can probably accommodate your preferred style of fishing if you give me a heads up on your preferences beforehand.
Techniques
I'm particularly skilled at catching inshore fish with Light Tackle and Artificial Lures. I enjoy working with kids that have an interest in fishing. One of my most productive charters is a short 4-hour trip starting just before sundown and fishing on into the dark.

My Charter Listings

Blue Cyclone Inland Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Jacksonville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Blue Cyclone Inland Fishing Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Jacksonville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Fishing Reports

Chasing the Tide Proves to be Successful
Chasing the Tide Proves to be Successful
Mar 13, 2021 Jacksonville
I love to see family enjoying time together on the water. Stefan and Jordy do so on a regular basis. This past Saturday they celebrated a Jordy's 18th birthday with a day of fishing aboard Blue Cyclone. We usually launch from Sister's Creek but the tide was a little later than I preferred. Instead we launched at Palms Fish Camp in Clapboard Creek where the tide comes in 1 hour later. We wanted to catch the 1st of the incoming tide at sunrise when the redfish would be most active. We saw a big school of redfish raise up in the main creek on the way to our destination. We crossed some super skinny flats and set the boat down in a small bowl of water where I suspected a school of redfish would be lingering. I explained to the Fourie's that we would be trapped here for a bit but it was a good place to be trapped. We had several good strikes from redfish on the 1st stop but we didn't get one to the boat. The tide came up a foot and we crossed a shallow bar entering another extremely shallow backwater creek system. We quietly accessed the creek with our electric trolling motor. Here we got on a hot bite. We caught our limit of redfish and then some. In addition Jordy landed an over-slot redfish with No-Spots on it which is an Awesome not to mention very Rare-Catch. We then decided to pursue Spotted Seatrout. Jordy managed a nice flounder while we were trout fishing using a live shrimp under a cork and we caught several seatrout casting artificial lures. We left this spot with a North Florida Slam (Redfish, Spotted Seatrout and Flounder) and we ventured to the Mill Cove Flats where we finished the day releasing an additional slot redfish. Another Successful Father and Son Charter in the books

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Wonderful Fishing at Hersher
Wonderful Fishing at Hersher
Wonderful Fishing at Hersher
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Todd T.
Orange Park, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day Fishing with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Blitz on October 24, 2021
New to the area, we were looking to get out on the St Johns and learn more about the river while (hopefully) catching some...
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Tonya W.
Fresno, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful Fishing at Hersher

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Blitz on March 15, 2022
Captain had a wealth of knowledge. With his guidance we improved our technique and confidence. Would definitely recommend this...
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Paul T.
Tempe, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Blitz on October 9, 2021
We caught Redfish, Trout and Largemouth Bass all in the first hour. My son landed the first fish off the day on his 2nd cast.
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Robert J. S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Blitz on November 20, 2021
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George S.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with capt. Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Blitz on May 12, 2021
Was worried about rain but never happened.  Chris, our captain, was just great.  Took us all over the St. Johns in search...
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