Captain
Brennan Merrell

Member since October 2016 Jacksonville, United States
Background
Captain Brennan is an avid angler of anything that swims, especially Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Dolphin (Mahi), Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Trout. He is keen on showing his guests a great time and loves taking kids out on the water. Captain Brennan says: "I have worked as an offshore captain running charters off Jacksonville for over a decade and I even worked in the Florida Keys as a fishing/snorkeling captain for the Boy Scouts high adventure camp called Sea Base during 2007. I know how to find the fish and will show you an awesome time! I am a proud father who plans on teaching his child everything he knows about fishing."
Techniques
Captain Brennan fishes offshore Jacksonville out of Mayport for bottom fish or trolling. He fishes on as light tackle as possible to ensure a fun time! You will likely anchor on a spot to bend some rods! The captain fishes in several different ways. Big bottom fishing rods – some rigged with two hooks to target stringer – will target the big fish on the reef One or two people will fish the lighter rods to get the mid-water column fish, and finally, the captain will put out a flat line to target Kingfish, Dolphin, or Sailfish! If trolling, you will slow troll for Kingfish, Dolphin, Sailfish, or Tuna. If you're looking for a Redfish charter, the captain fishes around the tides, so every trip will have a different start time. Captain Brennan prefers to fish 2-3 hours before high tide and 2-3 hours after.

Hey, I'm Captain Brennan Merrell

Jacksonville, United States
Background
Captain Brennan is an avid angler of anything that swims, especially Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Dolphin (Mahi), Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Trout. He is keen on showing his guests a great time and loves taking kids out on the water. Captain Brennan says: "I have worked as an offshore captain running charters off Jacksonville for over a decade and I even worked in the Florida Keys as a fishing/snorkeling captain for the Boy Scouts high adventure camp called Sea Base during 2007. I know how to find the fish and will show you an awesome time! I am a proud father who plans on teaching his child everything he knows about fishing."
Techniques
Captain Brennan fishes offshore Jacksonville out of Mayport for bottom fish or trolling. He fishes on as light tackle as possible to ensure a fun time! You will likely anchor on a spot to bend some rods! The captain fishes in several different ways. Big bottom fishing rods – some rigged with two hooks to target stringer – will target the big fish on the reef One or two people will fish the lighter rods to get the mid-water column fish, and finally, the captain will put out a flat line to target Kingfish, Dolphin, or Sailfish! If trolling, you will slow troll for Kingfish, Dolphin, Sailfish, or Tuna. If you're looking for a Redfish charter, the captain fishes around the tides, so every trip will have a different start time. Captain Brennan prefers to fish 2-3 hours before high tide and 2-3 hours after.

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $380
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5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Jacksonville
trips from $275

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
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Jason C.
KNGSLY LK, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Snapper Season on July 9, 2022
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Gerald G.
Jacksonville, Florida
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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Great trip on a slow day

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip on July 26, 2018
Brennan was very personable and made every effort to make it a pleasant day.  His smaller boat and one on one operation was...
Gerald G. recommends Light Tackle BackCountry Redfish
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Mark C.
United States
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 Brennan

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip on February 21, 2018
I had a great day on the water! Brennan was very knowledgeable about his key fishing spots, he explained the points where the...
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Timothy H.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Four hour trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip on December 8, 2019
Captain Merrell knows how to catch them reds! Provided an excellent outing! Highly recommend to anyone looking to get on the...
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Timothy L.
United States
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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Fishing with Brennan

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip on January 14, 2019
Excellent trip due to a Captain that knows his craft. Would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to more trips with this Captreeain.
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