Kids Fishing Trips in Jacksonville!

Go fishing! Jacksonville offers fantastic fishing options for the beginner fisherman to the advanced angler.
Posted By: Captain Dave Sipler Tue, April 21, 2015

Related Subjects: Adventure & Sports Beaches & Waterways Family Fun General Outdoors & Nature

I hear it all the time. "We're coming to Jacksonville, staying at the beach, at a nice hotel with a fancy swimming pool, because the kids are out of school and wondered what else can we do with our kids?"

What's beyond that surf and sand in Jacksonville?

Go fishing! Jacksonville offers fantastic fishing options for the beginner fisherman to the advanced angler.

As I write this fishing forecast it's darn near 83 degrees outside, which means we  warming waters are on the way and will be here to stay—including plenty of fish to reel in.  Here are the types of fish can you expect to put in the boat in the upcoming months:

March - May:

  • Sheepshead spawning
  • Black Drum gathering at area inlets
  • Redfish moving- Bull Redfish in River
  • Baitfish starting to show up
  • Trout also showing up in numbers at the inlet
  • Pompano catches
  • Tripletails on the rip lines
  • Spanish Mackerel schools

Before you know it, we will back  into the Summer pattern, where every day is like the one before. And I shift gears, because of the summer heat.

I never want Summer to rush in overnight. Because even though "spring" can be here and gone in just a few weeks it seems. It's time to savor the flavor of Spring, starting Right Now!

If you are planning a Summer vacation to Jacksonville, take a quick fishing trip. Get out on the water, enjoy a sunrise over the inlet while you give the kids an experience they won’t forget with a two hour Kids Fishing Trip. Kids trips is something I specialize in all summer long, and even when the kids are still in school I will offer it.

From casting a rod, to fish catching, to sea turtles, shrimp boats, sharks, dolphins, manatees…we see it all sometimes.

The trip is more than just fishing, it offers educational and fun for the kids (usually under 10 years of age) and most of the time I head it was the  highlight of their stay in Jacksonville!  

Capt Dave's Sport Fishing's two hour Kids Fishing Trip is for the ages that can't be on a boat all day. And two hours is the perfect amount of time. Jacksonville is home to more shoreline than any destination in the country. Fishing in Jacksonville is affordable family fun. With plenty of photo and video opportunities to show the folks back home.


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Capt Dave Sipler has been a Northeast Florida, full-time, 12-months-a-year, fishing guide and captain since 1996 and specializes in inlet, river, and near-coastal sport fishing for one-to-four...

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