First Bite Fishing Charters

Capt. Austin Harris Jacksonville, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
First Bite Fishing Charters-Person
(14Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

 

First Bite Fishing Charters has the best fishing trips Jacksonville, Florida has to offer! Our goal is to make sure you have an amazing time catching big fish while staying safe out on the water. 

Captain Austin Harris will be your guide as you scour the waters in search of your big trophy catch. Capt. Austin is a Jacksonville native and grew up fishing the inshore and offshore waters of the local area. With his knowledge and dedication, Capt. Austin will have no problem putting you right where the fish are at. 

While out with Capt. Austin, you will mostly be fishing near the shores of Jacksonville Beach, but you can also search the fishing grounds of Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, and many other locations in Northeast Florida for fish if the biting is hot.

Your fishing journey will take place on Capt. Austin’s 22’ tournament Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a brand new 250 HP Suzuki engine. She’s also equipped with a Lowrance GPS that helps the captain find the fish and make sure everyone is safe during the trip. There’s enough room for 4 guests to fish at the same time. There’s a cooler filled with ice, so your snacks and drinks will stay cool and fresh. A livewell on deck will keep bait and all of your catches fresh over the course of your trip.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-hour inshore/offshore trips that will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a fishing license. We practice many fishing techniques including bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, light tackle, jigging, and fly fishing. We will clean and prepare your catches after the trip for you to enjoy as a meal later. 

On our trips, we typically see Flounder, Snapper, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Kingfish, Seabass, Spotted Seatrout, Triggerfish, and Sharks. Expect to reel in any of these fine species while you are out fishing with us.

First Bite Fishing Charters and Captain Austin Harris will make sure your trip is safe, fun, and productive. Come catch the fish of a lifetime with Captain Austin today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

14030 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville

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Trips start at $400

6 Trips

1-4 guests

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2007 22' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

4 HOUR INSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Explore the inshore waters and target Redfish, Sheepshead, Balck Drum, Flounder, and many more. Catch cleaning is included in the price, so a tasty meal after the trip could be an extra motivation for better angling!

Includes:
drinks,

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private

4 HOUR OFFSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

If you don't have the time to spend the whole day fishing, this is the trip for you. Even on a half day trip, you can reach deeper water and target King Mackerel, Cobia, Black Seabass, and many others.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

6 HOUR INSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Explore the inshore waters and target Redfish, Sheepshead, Balck Drum, Flounder, and many more. Catch cleaning is included in the price, so a tasty meal after the trip could be an extra motivation for better angling!

Includes:
drinks,

Close details

private

6 HOUR OFFSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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Head out further off the coast and target bigger fish. You'll catch some live bait on the way and reach your fishing spot in 30 minutes. Target Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, and other species.

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drinks,

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private

8 HOUR INSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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Spend a whole day inshore fishing. Even though you'll stay close to the shore, you'll encounter a variety of fish species. Target Redfish, Snapper, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and many more. In case you're interested in fly fishing, please bring your own equipment.

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drinks,

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private

8 HOUR OFFSHORE

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

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It usually takes 30 minutes to reach a good offshore fishing spot. You'll target Kingfish, Black Seabass, Red Snapper, Cobia, and many more. You'll catch live bait on the spot. Catch cleaning service is included and you'll have your fish filleted after the trip.

Includes:
drinks,

Close details

Fish Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
King Mackerel
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sea Bass
Sharks
Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • River

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Austin Harris

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

22

Year Built

2007

Engine Manufacturer

Suzuki

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

250 HP

Customer Reviews

First Bite Fishing Charters-Person
(14Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended!

    Created Lizzy Olivier

    We caught 20 fish! Huge hybrid bass, strippers, catfish, and even an Alligator Gar. Boat was large and clean and our guide Phill was awesome. Highly recommend! — with Alex Olivier.

  • Thank you Capt. Steve!

    Created Tyra Alston Preer

    We had the best time with Capt. Steve. He was patient, knowledgeable and funny! I can’t wait to do this again!

  • Great Birthday!

    Created Deborah Ruby

    Capt. Rob was the best! He made sure my great nephew had the best birthday ever! Both my great nephews had the best time catching bass with the help of Capt. Rob. I can’t thank him enough!

  • B-day fishing!

    Created Edward Pham

    1st class service all the way. Captain Robert is the finest. We recently had our kids birthdays on his personal boat. He always goes above & beyond the call of duty to ensure his clients have a great time, especially kids.

  • Great Experience!

    Created Chris Boers

    Had a great morning with Steve. Caught so many stripers and hybrids we lost count. A great experience for my son and me.

  • Great with kids!

    Created Denis Taneri

    Robert is the best have been out with him many times over the last few years. Great with kids.

  • Great day on the water!

    Created Victoria York

    My husband and I had an amazing time with our guide Steve. He taught me so much about fishing and we had a hell of a good time catching so many fish! Definitely will be back for another trip with this company. Thank you guys for a great day on the water.

  • Awesome Time!

    Created Casey Eubanks

    We had an Awesome time with Captain Rob. Having fished the same lake my whole life, I thought I knew it just as good as the next guy. Rob proved me wrong and put us in several of his honey holes. Caught fish all morning long!! Thanks again Rob!!

  • Excellent trip

    Created Meguel Simmonds

    Had an excellent time out on the water. Exemplary service and they sure that my son had the time of his life on our family fishing trip. I would highly recommend First Bite if you want to have a great time and catch quality fishHad an excellent time out on the water. Exemplary service and they sure that my son had the time of his life on our family fishing trip. I would highly recommend First Bite if you want to have a great time and catch quality fish

  • Amazing guide

    Created Mary Abraham

    Captain Rob is AMAZING. We took our three boys out with him, and he was warm, educational, patient, and a joy to spend time with on a boat for four hours! I’d recommend him to anyone!!!

  • Great Trip!

    Created David Radecki

    excellent guide service this weekend will be our 4th time going out. always book a trip when in town visiting and always get put on fish well worth the money

  • First Class Service!

    Created Chuck Vrshek

    What a great time we had and Robert Eidson is a true professional. He really knows his craft and he put us on the bite all over Carters Lake. Our small group landed some 16 fish, netting strippers, hybrids and spotted bass. We released a trophy spotted bass easily in the 8 to 9 lb range. His service is just first class and so is his equipment - great boat, great electronics, and "catching" equipment. We will be back on the water with Robert later this fall. Well done Robert !!

  • Highly Recommend!

    Created Jacob Sosebee

    What a wonderful guide, Cap' t Robert is a very fine fisherman and does great work! Highly recommend if you want to go fishing he's the man!

  • First Class Charter!

    Created James Eubanks

    First Bite Guide Service is first class! Robert is the fish whisperer. If he can't find the fish, no one can.