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 Listing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Jacksonville
Trips from US $550

Fishing Reports

Spring time blitz
Spring time blitz
Feb 26, 2024 Jacksonville
Dustin and Nikkiy only had time for a short morning outing so we modified our 5 hour trip to 3.5. I had the boat in the water waiting on them at daylight when they arrived. We ventured into a nearby backwater creek off the Intracoastal Waterway. We quickly started hooking up with upper slot size redfish. The slot size limit in Florida is between 18 and 27 inches and anglers are allowed 1 redfish per person. These strict limits are the reason our fishery is so good. We were fishing the spartina grass edges in an area that was thick with lush shell bars which is perfect redfish terrain in Northeast Florida Backwaters. When we hooked up the redfish schools made large wakes down the shoreline. I let them know that these fish would likely return shortly. Sure-enough a short time later we watched the school return. As the big wakes crossed our path’s we would hook up immediately. It was Jacksonville backwater red fishing at it’s best. We fished 2 spots for redfish with great success and then decided to throw some Plugs for Spotted Seatrout. Dustin was excited to see my new Mercury Pro XS in action. I don’t usually drive very fast with customers on-board but Dustin is into racing boats and he wanted to see how my new 250 HP Pro XS motor performed at Wide-Open-Throttle. We left the backcountry and found slick stretch to safely open her up for a minute in the main ICW. We couldn’t run fast very long because I am still breaking in the motor. We then caught a few spotted seatrout on Cotton Cordel Redin lures and Yum Pulse Jigs in the Fort George River area and we returned to the dock by 10am. So far Spring Break Fishing has been outstanding.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wonderful Fishing at Hersher
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Todd T.
Orange Park, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with my 9 year-old

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Early Morning Start on May 13, 2023
This was another, awesome outing with Captain Chris on the St. Johns River.  With the experience of a prior outing, I brought...
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Todd T.
Orange Park, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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George S.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with capt. Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Early Morning Start 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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Tonya W.
Fresno, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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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Jeff F.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip –Afternoon Blitz on June 5, 2021
Took my son fishing for his 13th birthday!  Captain Chris made it all worth while.  Trout, Reds, mangrove and Snook.  Highly...
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