Drop Hook Fishing Charters

Capt. Mike Ardolino Jacksonville, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Looking to escape the stress of city life for the day? Drop Hook Charters and Captain Mike Ardolino will combine quality family time, relaxing in nature with the thrill and variety of Northeast Florida fishing!

Drop Hook Charters and Captain Mike Ardolino are located in Mayport, Florida. Captain Mike has been fishing his whole life. He has fished the Florida Keys to Jacksonville, Florida. He has developed a unique fishing style with his clients that creates a more hands on, enjoyable fishing experience. Captain Mike is a great teacher and he enjoys seeing the look on his clients faces when they reel in their first catch. Captain Mike welcomes children of all ages and anglers of all skill level so bring your family and friends along for what’s sure to be and exciting fishing adventures with Drop Hook Charters.

Captain Mike helms a 28’ Center Console propelled by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a max cruising speed of 24MPH. The boat features downriggers and outriggers as well as top of the line navigational equipment. There is a cabin to provide some shade, a toilet for your convenience, salt and freshwater wash-down, plenty of storage for your personal items, and even a USB port for phone charging. It also has a 50-gallon live well, 3 kill boxes, and a separate cooler full of water with enough room for your lunch and snacks.

Drop Hook Charters offer a variety of fishing trips, from half day to a full extended day Gulf Stream trips. You and your guests will be fishing offshore anywhere from 6 miles out, all the way to 50 plus miles, fishing the natural and artificial reefs, trolling and bottom fishing, targeting Wahoo, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Grouper, and Snapper, all depending on the season and the length of your trip. Each trip is different, you just never know what you’ll see- Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Manta Rays- so make sure you bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and sit back and relax!

 

Using a wide variety of live, cut and artificial bait, we’ll do what we can to get you that “Fish of a Lifetime”. Nothing is promised; however, Captain Mike will do his absolute best to ensure you each have the best time possible! All fishing equipment is supplied. Captain Mike also supplies the fishing license for you and all of your guests as well as the bait, and a cooler with ice. Feel free to bring your sunscreen, lunch, or snacks. Keep in mind mornings can be chilly, and you never know if or when that Florida afternoon shower will happen, so dress accordingly.

 

Book today with Drop Hook Charters and Captain Mike Ardolino of Mayport to get your Florida fishing adventure started! You’ll leave with a thrilling experience and memories that last a lifetime. 

 

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  Launch Location

4852 Ocean Street, Jacksonville

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Trips start at $600

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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1989 28' Center Console

350 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Smoking

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On this fishing trip we'll troll for the likes of Cobia, Kingfish, and other exciting species. Capt. Mike will provide you with all the fishing gear, lures, and bait needed for a successful day of fishing!

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Not an early riser? No problem. We'll start this afternoon trip trolling for the likes of Mahi, Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, and other exciting species on this trip. 

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3/4 DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

On this nearshore/inshore trip, we will target a variety of species including Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Kingfish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and many more depending on the season. This trip is great for anyone from beginner to expert and the action is almost non-stop, as you never know what may hit the baits! 

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FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This offshore trip we'll either be trolling or bottom fishing. We can easily push out to 30 plus miles on a trip of this length. We will chase after species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish.

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EXTENDED FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00pm (12 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This 12 hour trip will give you the most opportunities to experience everything Jacksonville fishing has to offer! We will work our way out to 45miles for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish.

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Seabass
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Flounder
Grouper
King Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Mutton Snapper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish
Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Smoking

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Mike Ardolino

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

28

Year Built

1989

Engine Manufacturer

Mercruiser

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

350 HP