This trip spans 4 hours and will be spent pursuing redfish in the marsh of North East Florida. Meeting location is Jim King Boat Ramp off of Heckscher Drive where Capt. Charlie will meet you with a skiff ready and prepped for the day’s adventure. The boat ride can be anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes long.
Whether it’s with a fly rod or spinning rod in hand, Capt. Charlie specializes in finding redfish in shallow water. As redfish are highly interactive, it’s not uncommon to see multiple fish on a trip with their tails, backs and even eyes above the water line. They respond very well to well-places lures and flies and are extraordinarily fun to watch and catch.
Two guest maximum as the boat has a limit of three people, Captain included. Any and all skill type is welcome but if Fly Fishing, previous experience is required. (If you are interested in fly fishing and have never done it, please inquire first about lessons before hopping aboard the skiff.)
Waters provided, along with all tackle, gear and required fishing licenses.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Jacksonville, Florida • 6-9 years of experience
Hey there. My name is Charlie Martin. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I started fishing the marsh and intracoastal waterways in this area when I was 13 years old, I’m 26 now. My guiding career began in 2017. I spend 8 months guiding for redfish on the fly in Jacksonville and the remaining 4 months of the summer guiding for trophy rainbow trout and salmon out in Alaska.
Our fishery is special here in Jax. Our landscape of spartina marsh grass and mud flats is shaped by our daily tidal swings and held in place by the thousands of oysters bars scattered across these creeks. Guiding for redfish here is visually active, engaging and exciting. Much like hunting with a bow. On average, much like any sight fishing guide, I will push us through an average depth of 1 foot of water, so seeing these fish crawl through the mud, dig in the grass and explode on a school of shrimp is a daily occurrence. My go to fly is a custom colored and tied crab fly mimicking one of the many unique species of crustaceans we have here.