Captain
Jeremy Neff

Member since October 2014 Stuart, United States
Background
Capt. Jeremy's grandfathers both loved to fish and they instilled a love for spending time outdoors in him when he was young. The captain was born in Dayton, OH and was 5 years old when his parents moved the family to Stuart, FL in 1981 from NJ. They lived three houses from the St. Lucie River on Pelican Dr. Captain Jeremy's oldest brother would take him down to the St. Lucie River to fish where he learned to catch Snapper and throw a cast net. The captain never stopped going down to the river after that. His mom would have to come to get him at dark and back then the neighbors would turn their dock lights on for you. Captain Jeremy remembers wishing and praying that he could swim and play in the river every day. His dream has come true! The captain has been operating a fishing guide service out of Stuart since 2010. He just loves for the rod to bend and enjoys teaching people how to fish while showing them the wonderful place he got to grow up in.
Techniques
Captain Jeremy loves to sight cast for fish with his fly rod and use live bait such as mullet and shrimp. Sometimes he can catch or buy other live bait such as pilchards, threadfin herring, bunker, and croaker to name a few. He also likes to use lures and artificials such as spoons, jigs, and soft plastics. Mostly, you and the captain will bottom fish under docks and around rock piles or bridge fenders. The captain also likes to fish around seawalls. First, fishing is dictated by the wind and tide. The wind may deter you from fishing an area because it is rough, so you'll seek out a calm place to fish. There is always such a place in the river. Second, moving water is critical. The fish likes its food to come to it and the tide is what does it. The water comes in the river twice a day. There are two high tides and two low tides. Fish likes to hide in or near structure, so you'll spend most of your time sending baits into the fish homes when the water is moving. This is usually very productive.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeremy Neff

Stuart, United States
Background
Capt. Jeremy's grandfathers both loved to fish and they instilled a love for spending time outdoors in him when he was young. The captain was born in Dayton, OH and was 5 years old when his parents moved the family to Stuart, FL in 1981 from NJ. They lived three houses from the St. Lucie River on Pelican Dr. Captain Jeremy's oldest brother would take him down to the St. Lucie River to fish where he learned to catch Snapper and throw a cast net. The captain never stopped going down to the river after that. His mom would have to come to get him at dark and back then the neighbors would turn their dock lights on for you. Captain Jeremy remembers wishing and praying that he could swim and play in the river every day. His dream has come true! The captain has been operating a fishing guide service out of Stuart since 2010. He just loves for the rod to bend and enjoys teaching people how to fish while showing them the wonderful place he got to grow up in.
Techniques
Captain Jeremy loves to sight cast for fish with his fly rod and use live bait such as mullet and shrimp. Sometimes he can catch or buy other live bait such as pilchards, threadfin herring, bunker, and croaker to name a few. He also likes to use lures and artificials such as spoons, jigs, and soft plastics. Mostly, you and the captain will bottom fish under docks and around rock piles or bridge fenders. The captain also likes to fish around seawalls. First, fishing is dictated by the wind and tide. The wind may deter you from fishing an area because it is rough, so you'll seek out a calm place to fish. There is always such a place in the river. Second, moving water is critical. The fish likes its food to come to it and the tide is what does it. The water comes in the river twice a day. There are two high tides and two low tides. Fish likes to hide in or near structure, so you'll spend most of your time sending baits into the fish homes when the water is moving. This is usually very productive.
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FISHING HAS BEEN GREAT!
FISHING HAS BEEN GREAT!
Aug 10, 2021 Stuart
Fishing hasn't been good ! It's been amazing!!! We've been having a really good time fishing and touring around the lagoon, rivers, & inlet here. It's been very, very warm. Water temp was as high as 88 degrees F. Day time temps in the upper 90's F. The ocean water has been around 83 & it feels cold bc of how hot it has been. We have been swimming & snorkeling in between fishing spots to cool off!! We are completely dry with in the hour & sometimes for for another dip. No over heating allowed on this boat. Seriously, it has been amazing & we have been having so much fun. Summer storms have been showing up & as long as there is no lighting we are fishing 24 hrs a day. The night fishing has been great, especially during the full moon. Full moon at night has been making the fishing slow to eat in the morning. I think the fish are full too. I meant that...I have learned a few more jokes & am working on my delivery. Bring your joke & funny stories please! Come Late August & Sept. the cool fronts will begin & the water & air temps will let the water finally cool off a bit, even more in October. In the meantime, fishing at night, there is no chance of sunburn & a huge chance at sight casting to feeding fish. When the moon is full, it is good to have light out there, However, fishing the following afternoon, dusk, & evening would be another prime time to fish. Mornings after full moons tend to be slow. Non the less, we still have a chance to have tons of fun. The fish start to get hungry in the afternoon after a full moon night and the stronger tide will prob. be at night if you monitor a tide chart. I like **hidden content** The more water that moves through the river, the more food comes through. The fish in the river may feed more actively then. That is fine. I love to fish in the evening, you just might miss dinner time though. So, plan accordingly. I plan around the change of the tide and moving water. The more the better sometimes. Most bites are strong right now. I like to fish for fun personally, However, if you want to go fishing with me I need to know which one you want to do. There are three types of fishing. Fishing for Fun which is where we go fishing for fun. Second, is fishing for food where we go fishing in hopes of catching as much as possible to bring home to either cook or have a restaurant cook. The days of filling a cooler in the river are over until further notice. However, there are some fish in the river that are edible, some not as palatable, but available for harvest such as certain Snappers like Lane, Mangrove, School Master, Cubera that live in the river. They all have to be different sizes to keep. If you want to fish for food then we have to target species specifically that are in season, large enough, & palatable. It is still fun but more of a mission not necessarily fun especially when we may have caught fish, but not enough to keep. The last way to fish is for something specific, like a fishing for a mermaid or shark or something. If you just want to catch snook even though they are not in season or try for Tarpon or Shark or something special, It is mission oriented also. I like everyone to have the best time with me. My priorities are safety first, then fun, & fishing. I want you to be able to have the chance to have the best possible experience & memories whether this charter is a gift or for yourself with family or friends. My goal is to help you have fun fishing. Right now we could not be having more fun. I am working on getting another boat together to add, so when I am down for maintenance I'm not down on helping people have fun fishing. Plus, I am looking into upgrading into a larger boat. I am hoping to be able to run offshore tours asap or carry more capacity inshore. The ocean has been amazing. It has been flat. Tarpon & Sharks are cruising the beaches. Snook are there too spawning. Lots of bait around currently. We have been getting flounder here and there and lots of sailor's choice, different Snappers, & the four kinds of Snook, not to mention a variety of other species. One day last week a Morah Eel boarded my boat ate a fish & left. The nerve! I got it on camera some so will see who has the last laugh. Other than the usual Manattee, Sea turtle, Dolphin, Shark, Spotted Eagle Ray, Rosette Spoon bill & Bob the Pelican who are usually always civil, it has been great. Water is most clear an hour or two before high tide and the first hour of the outgoing, so if you want to take a dip, plan your trip around that. Makes seeing the wildlife in the water easier. I have a mask or two, plus a dive flag if anyone wants to see what the fishes see. Sometimes it makes catching them easier when you can see where they live. We have been dodging rain lately which is normal. Sometimes we have not dodged it, but was so hot it was actually good. Overall, we have been having a blast. Take Care, Jeremy

Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Eric F.
Stewartstown, PA
Excellent
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6hr trip with Capt. Jeremy - So much fun!

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 25, 2022
Jeremy of Mandalay Island charters is an excellent guide. My girlfriend and I booked Jeremey for a 6hr trip on the St Lucie...
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Glenn M.
Duluth, GA
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on September 2, 2022
Had an amazing day on the water, Captain Mike did a great job of putting us on the fish bringing us out in the ocean we had...
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Joey L.
Lexington, KY
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Fishing with Jeremy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 6, 2022
What a time!!!  My son and I pulled into the dock at 0700 and Captain Jeremy was already in the water getting bait.  Captain...
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Shawn C.
Summerfield, FL
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 19, 2022
Fish were not biting at all. Captain Neff knew where to find them though. We ended up catching Mahi mahi, Barracuda, and we...
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Robert M.
Ocala, FL
Excellent
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3/4 offshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 9, 2022
Capt Jeremy Neff is very nice & hard working to make sure you have a good day on the water. Today the ocean was pretty rough...
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