These charters cover the estuaries, marshes, and beaches out to 3 miles from the shoreline. There is a wide variety of species that can be caught in these waters, including but not limited to redfish, whiting, spotted sea trout, flounder, and black drum. The weather, tides, and seasons often dictate which species are targeted for any given trip. Depending on the experience or preference of guests, live bait and/or artificial lures can be used for fishing. Sharks and Kingfish can be targeted off of the beaches during the summer months when weather permits.
One of the bigger decisions for guests to make is whether they want to fish in the waters of SE GA or NE FL as they have different regulations for the different species. The determining factor for which state's regulations take precedent is the departure/arrival from the same state and fishing only in that state's waters with the middle of the St. Marys River being the state line between the 2 states. Fishing can be in any state, but we cannot travel between the two states during the same trip unless all fish caught are legal in both states. Please see examples of the two states' different regulations for the same species. We can depart from either St. Marys, GA or Fernandina Beach, FL. I maintain my guide licenses for both states. GA & FL regulations are strictly followed. Regulations are changed and updated by both states regularly, and are updated on this website accordingly.
Fishing trips are all inclusive with the exception of gratuity. The captain supplies the following items supplied by the captain:
All fishing gear is professional grade rods, reels, and artificial lures.
Examples of current differences in GA & FL regulations
Spotted Sea Trout:
***TL refers to Total Length
Both states' regulations provide ample opportunity for anglers to harvest enough fish for a great dinner. We can also do "catch and release" trips.
Capt. Tommy Harris, Jr is also a contributing guide for No Limits Charters, LLC. He also has a degree in Education and works full time as a dedicated teacher.