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Schmidt Happens

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Fernandina Beach FL

Bryce Schmidt, Captain at Schmidt Happens

Captain Bryce Schmidt brings a lifetime of passion and expertise to fishing excursions in the pristine waters of north Florida, particularly around Amelia Island. With decades spent mastering these waters, Captain Bryce offers not only a thrilling fishing experience but also an educational journey into the local marine environment. His love for fishing began at an early age, growing up on Amelia Island where he developed an intimate knowledge of the area's diverse marine life and fishing hotspots.


Starting his career as a mate at just 14 years old, Captain Bryce learned the ropes of charter fishing and honed his skills in navigating and understanding the behavior of various fish species. Over the years, he has perfected the art of providing memorable and successful fishing trips, catering to both seasoned anglers and beginners alike. Now, at the helm of his 24’ Triton center console boat powered by a dependable 225 HP Yamaha outboard engine, Captain Bryce ensures a comfortable and exhilarating experience for up to 5 anglers.


The Triton boasts a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots, allowing swift access to prime fishing grounds such as reefs, wrecks, and flats where a diverse range of species thrive. Equipped with outriggers for trolling and state-of-the-art electronics including GPS and fish finder technology, the vessel is optimized for locating fish and maximizing catch opportunities. Whether targeting prized catches like Amberjack, Black Drum, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, or thrilling encounters with sharks, each charter is tailored to provide an unforgettable adventure on the water.


Safety and convenience are top priorities aboard Schmidt Happens Fishing charters. The crew ensures all guests are equipped with high-quality Penn and Shimano fishing gear, along with live bait provided at no additional cost. Families are welcomed aboard, with child-friendly accommodations and safety measures in place, ensuring everyone enjoys a safe and enjoyable experience.


Embarking on a fishing trip with Captain Bryce Schmidt is not just about catching fish; it's about immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Amelia Island's waters, learning from a seasoned expert, and creating cherished memories with family and friends. Whether you're seeking a thrilling offshore adventure or a relaxing day on the calm waters, Schmidt Happens Fishing promises an unparalleled experience where every trip is crafted to deliver excitement, camaraderie, and the thrill of reeling in the big one.

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Beach FL Fishing Charters | 2 HR Trip Kid's Fishing Experience fishing Inshore

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Fernandina Beach FL Fishing Charters | 2 HR Trip Kid's Fishing Experience

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Schmidt Happens Fishing 24' Triton Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum Cobia King Mackerel Redfish Tarpon

Experience the thrill of fishing in Fernandina Beach, FL with our tailored fishing charters. Our 2-hour trips are designed to provide a kid-friendly fishing experience, making it an ideal choice for families looking to create lasting memories on the water. Our expert guides will ensure that everyone, from novice anglers to seasoned pros, has a fantastic time reeling in catches. With top-notch equipment and local expertise, we guarantee a safe and enjoyable outing. Join us for a Fernandina Beach FL fishing charter and discover the joy of fishing! Book now!

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Beach FL Fishing Charters | 2 HR Trip Kid's Fishing Experience fishing Inshore

Fernandina Beach FL Fishing Charters | 2 HR Trip Kid's Fishing Experience

Fernandina Beach, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Charter Fishing | 4 HR Private Trip (AM) fishing Inshore

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Fernandina Charter Fishing | 4 HR Private Trip (AM)

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Schmidt Happens Fishing 24' Triton Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum King Mackerel Redfish Sea Trout Sheepshead

Delve into the vibrant waters of Fernandina Beach, FL on our exclusive 4-hour private inshore fishing trip. Navigate through scenic creeks, the intercoastal waterway, or even the St. Mary's jetties, where our seasoned guides will lead you to prime fishing spots teeming with Red Drum, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, and more. Keep an eye out for thrilling encounters with sharks, adding an extra element of excitement to your fishing expedition! Secure your spot now!

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Charter Fishing | 4 HR Private Trip (AM) fishing Inshore

Fernandina Charter Fishing | 4 HR Private Trip (AM)

Fernandina Beach, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Beach Fishing Charter | 4 HR Private Trip (PM) fishing Shore

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Fernandina Beach Fishing Charter | 4 HR Private Trip (PM)

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fishing - Shore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Schmidt Happens Fishing 24' Triton Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum Cobia Red Snapper Redfish Sea Bass

Explore on an exciting nearshore fishing adventure in Fernandina Beach, where our private 4-hour afternoon charter explores natural reefs and numerous wrecks teeming with marine life. Target prized catches such as Red Snapper, Groupers, Sea Bass, Cobia, and more. During the summer months, don't miss the chance to hook into King Mackerel, renowned for their seasonal presence and thrilling fights. Enjoy a tailored fishing experience with expert guides and all necessary equipment provided, ensuring a memorable and productive outing on the water.

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Schmidt Happens Fernandina Beach Fishing Charter | 4 HR Private Trip (PM) fishing Shore

Fernandina Beach Fishing Charter | 4 HR Private Trip (PM)

Fernandina Beach, FL

Shore

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Schmidt Happens  Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach FL | 7 HR Private Trip fishing Offshore

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Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach FL | 7 HR Private Trip

Fernandina Beach, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Schmidt Happens Fishing 24' Triton Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Northern Kingfish Ocean Triggerfish Redfish Sea Bass Yellowtail Amberjack

Embark on an exhilarating full-day adventure in Fernandina Beach, FL, perfect for targeting prized pelagic fish. This comprehensive trip includes exciting opportunities for trolling to reel in Kingfish, alongside thrilling bottom fishing experiences. Your expedition will also focus on capturing Amberjack, Redfish, Black Drum, Sea Bass, Triggerfish, and a variety of other species abundant in these waters. Rest assured, all essential equipment is meticulously provided, ensuring you're fully equipped for a successful and memorable fishing excursion. Book your next adventure with us!

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Schmidt Happens  Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach FL | 7 HR Private Trip fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach FL | 7 HR Private Trip

Fernandina Beach, FL

Offshore

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July 23, 2024

Spur-of-the-moment outing with my 8-year-old and 12-year-old. The kids' two-hour fishing excursion was ideal. Captain Bryce made everything seamless for us, guiding us to various spots where we caught fish consistently. He's well-versed in the area and engaging in conversation. We returned in time to enjoy other activities on the island. A fantastic option for young children, and I enthusiastically endorse Captain Bryce. You'll have a wonderful experience!

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July 23, 2024

What an incredible experience! Our morning began with casting amidst numerous schools of surfacing tarpon. Despite their initial disinterest in our bait selection, Bryce remained persistent, maneuvering us to various spots and adjusting techniques. After a few attempts, we managed to hook a promising tarpon, but unfortunately, it snapped the line during its energetic leap. Anxious that we might have missed our chance, we witnessed other boats successfully hooking them while we landed three small sharks. Bryce swiftly pivoted, racing to secure fresher live bait with his seine net. Within minutes, we were rewarded with a spectacular catch—a beautiful tarpon! The ensuing hour-long battle was thrilling, marked by its powerful runs and my exhilarating struggle to reel in this magnificent 160-pound, 6.5-foot fish. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and I'm immensely grateful to Bryce for his expert guidance and determination throughout the adventure.

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July 23, 2024

Had a blast with Bryce, caught some amazing fish! Can't wait to do it again next time we're in town. Thanks again!

July 23, 2024

I highly recommend Captain Bryce. If you're reading this review, look no further! He kept us on fish the entire time, has an exceptional knowledge of the waters, and is just an all-around cool guy. My 14-year-old and I had a fantastic experience today, making memories that will last a lifetime. Bryce makes the trip effortless whether you're a first-timer or an experienced angler. Book with Schmidt Happens—you won't regret it!

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July 23, 2024

If you're looking to catch big fish and have an incredible time with a fantastic captain, Captain Bryce is your guy! He's not only a great guy but also an outstanding fisherman. Book him now—you won't be disappointed!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Bryce knows the area like the back of his hand and has his secret spots to catch the specific fish you're after. He was incredibly patient and great with my two young grandsons. I definitely plan to use this charter for future outings.

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