Jacksonville Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Jacksonville Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Deep Sea Fishing in Jacksonville

If you’ve got a hankering for some drag screaming action, get in line for the epic deep sea fishing Jacksonville promises to deliver. You can hook into a variety of big game fish here, including Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Deep sea reefs produce scrumptious oversized table fare, including Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. The farther you sail from shore, the bigger these fish will be. So hang on to your hat—it’s about to be a wild ride!

The Deep Sea Fishing Experience

To experience Jacksonville's deep sea fishing in the truest sense of the phrase, gear up for a full day on the water. An eight-hour trip will take you up to 25 miles offshore, trolling for King Mackerel, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and other pelagic fish as well as bottom fishing the reefs. But that’s just the beginning.

If you’re feeling hardcore, book yourself an extended day trip (10-12 hours) and head out to the Gulf Stream. Trips of this sort will take you up to 60 miles out, where the seafloor plummets hundreds of feet below and the biggest game fish roam. Welcome to the big leagues.

Out here in the Bluewater you can hook into the likes of Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin. All of these bad boys are biting in warmer months, which makes anytime between March and November ideal for deep sea fishing in Jacksonville. It takes a couple of hours just to reach the fishing grounds, but it’s worth the wait if you’re intent on earning some serious bragging rights.

Bottom fishing 40-60 miles offshore will bring you anything from Amberjack and Triggerfish to really juicy Snapper and Grouper. Many of these fish are biting throughout cooler months, as well, but weather can have an impact on your fishing trip. Amberjack, Triggerfish, Red Snapper, and Gag Grouper are all closed to harvest during certain months, so be sure to check local regulations before planning your trip. 

How to Fish

While chasing after feisty pelagic fish like Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna, you can expect a whole lot of trolling. Every angler has a trick up his or her sleeve when it comes to bait, ranging from live and cut bait to a variety of lures. You might also employ certain techniques such as jigging for Mahi Mahi or kite fishing for Sailfish.

You’ll bottom fish the wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and other bottom feeders. Baits range from Sardines, Pinfish, Mullets, and frozen Squid to bucktail jigs.

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Jacksonville

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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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