Jacksonville Fly Fishing Charters

Jacksonville Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Top Fly Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Fly Fishing in Jacksonville

Countless visitors flock to Jacksonville each year to visit its numerous museums and cultural sites, play golf, and experience its rich nature. But for many anglers out there, it's all about the fly fishing Jacksonville has in store. 
 
The area is known as one of the best backcountry fishing spots in the country. The Intracoastal Waterway's creeks and canals, flats, and other shallow water hotspots are a true fly fishing heaven. There's no better way to get the most out of these skinny waters than aboard an experienced Jacksonville fishing charter. 
 

What to Expect  

 
The fly fishing Jacksonville, FL is famous for involves catching anything from Redfish and Spotted Seatrout to Flounder, Bluefish, Cobia, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, and even Sharks. 
 
Redfish is by far the most popular species to catch on the fly here, and the city is known as the epicenter of "fly fishing for Redfish" by many passionate anglers. It's common to sight fish for Reds in the tidal marsh creeks using bait fish, shrimp, crab, and black patterns. 
 
The famous St. Johns River and Mayport Inlet are known as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country, exploding with diversity and abundance of species. Fly fishing for Sharks is especially productive here. 
 
All this is possible on both shorter and longer trips, though longer trips are recommended for more experienced anglers hoping to target multiple species. In addition to these year-round trips, don't miss the opportunity to fish during "flood tides" happening from July to November – this unique event is on the bucket list of many die-hard fly fishermen. 
 

How to Prepare 

 
Some local charters provide fly fishing gear, some don't, so make sure to check what's included before the trip. Fishing licenses are covered if you fish with a licensed charter, so no need to worry about getting them. Bring any food and drinks of your choice, sunglasses, hats, and personal belongings. 
 
Fly fishing in Jacksonville is suitable for anglers of all ages and skill levels, so don't hesitate if you're still learning the ropes. Local guides will show you all the tricks and hotspots, and make sure you go home with some serious bragging rights. 
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Fly 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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