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 "Tarpon Time"  Paul Plante battled this 180+lb Tarpon on light tackle!!!

"Awesome Angling"


Thank You, Florida Light Tackle Charters!







Capt. Ray McCauley

"Light Tackle & Fly-fishing Specialist"

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.

Coverage Area:  The waters offshore of Jacksonville, Fernandina, St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas.


Species Targeted:   


Reef & Wreck:  Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Shark, Kingfish


Bluewater:  Dolphin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo


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:  Deep Jigging, Drifting, Kite Fishing, Blue Water Trolling and Light Tackle Spin & Plug 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 Anglers:   Six


Boat:  Capt. Ray operates a brand new Albermarle Express Sportfisher.  She is just under 35’ in length and has an 11’ beam.  For those of you that think an excursion on a "hardcore" fishing machine means "roughing it", think again. With the ability to maintain high cruising speeds in sloppy sea conditions and still display an extremely soft and dry ride, the Albemarle 320 Express runs smoothly and efficiently. This is one of the few and rare boats that truly measures up to the performance expected of a real sportfishing boat.  In addition to its exceptional performance characteristics, the 320 Express is a real winner in terms of comfort and livability. Pure performance, comfort, and fishability put this Albemarle in a class by itself.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, 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 Deep Sea & Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


We are booking up fast for the 2023 Tarpon Season.  Book Now to reserve the last few available Hill Tide Dates..

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