Best Watersports: Fishing

With more than 1,110 miles of shoreline, fishing is easier in Jacksonville!

Jacksonville offers some of the best backwater fishing in Florida and provides easy access to the Gulf Stream giving blue water anglers the thrill they seek. As you prepare to explore our waters just remember to purchase your fishing license no matter the area you fish. For a list of public boat ramps, click HERE.

Where to Fish?

River and Backwaters

Intracoastal Waterway

Beach, Shoreline and Pier Fishing


  • Gulf Stream

Fishing with a Guide

Book a trip with some of the best guides in the region. From tournament charters to deep sea fishing, Fishing charters provide everything an angler needs to bring home dinner. For a list of fishing charters, click HERE.

Come Reel a big one in Jax! Be sure to upload your fishing photos using the hashtag #onlyinjax.

Fishing Events

Fishing is year-round in Jax! Plan your visit during one of the top fishing events.



  • Florida Lure Anglers Championship
  • Capt. Don Taylor Inshore Fishing Seminar @ West Marine
  • Clay Roberts Memorial Inshore Slam @ Beach Marine
  • King Buster Kingfish Tournament
  • Kingbuster Jr Angler Jr. Angler Tournament



    • Safe Harbor Redfish Roundup Spots Tournament


    • Flounder Pounder for Autism Flounder Tournament


    • Blu Water Wahoo Tournament
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