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Capt. Ray McCauley

"Light Tackle & Fly-fishing Specialist"

Northeast Florida & Jacksonville Light Tackle & Fly Fishing

NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!



Capt. Ray McCauley is a 37 year old native of Jacksonville Florida.  For him, fishing is not a hobby but a way of life. "Born and raised" with a rod and reel in his hands, Capt. Ray was blessed with a father who took the time to take him fishing. This fostered his love for the sport.

In 1992, Capt. Ray obtained his captains license and began guiding angling enthusiasts to his favorite "hot spots".  Since then, he has been living the life most anglers dream about, plying the waters of northeast Florida and sharing his passion for fishing.

Capt. Ray is an accomplished inshore tournament fisherman in the Northeast Florida area--winning six inshore events including back-to-back Inshore Fishing Tour Championships.  So whether it is bass fishing, top water fishing for trout or wading the flats for tailing red fish, Captain Ray will create for you, the ultimate outdoor fishing experience.


Coverage Area:  The waters in and around Jacksonville, east to the beaches, Fernandina, St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas.


Charters can be scheduled from any of the boat ramps on the St. Johns River from the Jacksonville Landing located downtown to Sisters Creek on Heckscher Drive. Those staying in the downtown area can be picked up on the water at the Jacksonville Landing or surrounding River Walk docks. Customers' convenience and fishing preferences will determine departure site.  "On the water" pick-up and drop-off locations can be arranged for anywhere in the Jacksonville area south to Fort Matanzas.  As always, weather, tides and "Where the hot bite is located" shall play a role in determining a water pick-up and drop-off location.


Species Targeted:    Capt. Ray targets all species of fish in NE Florida. With 17 top ten finishes, including 6 tournament wins;  trout, redfish, and flounder are his specialties.    


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter


Methods:  Light Tackle Spin & Plug Tackle and Fly-fishing.  Artificial Lures & Live Bait.


Tournament Charters:  Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click HERE for more information.


Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Nestled along the St. John’s River are some of NE Florida’s most beautiful estuaries. Your private adventure will take you through these areas where you can view or photograph wildlife from the comfort of Capt. Ray’s Action Craft.  Maximum of four passengers. 


Maximum Anglers:   Three.  Maximum of two for fly-fishing, unless wading. 


Boat:  Capt. Ray is proud to be a part of the Action Craft Pro Staff. His 2003 1820 SE flats fisher is powered by a 150 hp Mercury engine. The superior hull of this Action Craft  places you in a safe, comfortable ride while giving you the ability to pursue your trophy catch in less than 9 inches of water.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, fly gear, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Reserve  Captain Ray McCauley today for the Absolute Best in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Fernandina and Ft. Matanzas Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


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Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


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Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


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Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


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Capt. Mike Weinhofer


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Capt. Ray Culver


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Capt. Dave Pomerleau


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Capt. Ron Schurr


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