Growing up on the St. John’s river fishing the back waters and offshore since he was a teenager, Captain John Eggers has more than 25 years experience fishing in Northeast Florida. His first experience fishing was five years old.

While he is known for his elite skill in fishing for Redfish (Red Drum), John has the expertise and experience to help you catch numerous types of native northeast Florida fish in the hottest fishing spots around Jacksonville.

Featured on TNN and Versus tv shows, the ESPN red fish trail, as well as in The Florida Sportsman Magazine, and The Saltwater Sportsman mag, John also often appears on the “Gone Fishing” show, a local fishing radio show that airs Fridays at noon. He writes a monthly article for The Fishing Connection Magazine.

As a pro on red fish tournament series, his records include over 15 wins team of the year awards wins on both the IFA redfish series and the FLW red fish tour.


Rock-N-Reel Fishing Charters offers unique adventures on the water for 4 hr half day, 6hr, and 8hr trips in Northeast Florida’s back waters or near-shore trips. These are all experiences for the entire family. After all, the youth are the future of our beloved sport!

Each charter experience includes water and ice, and customers can bring their own snacks and drinks of choice to put in the on-board cooler.


Captain John knows the best local inshore and offshore hot spots for fishing around Jacksonville and is ready to help you reel some in.


Rock-N-Reel offers unique experiences to venture out & see the wildlife. Corporate fishing charters and family-friendly adventures are available. A reel fun time!


John Eggers brings his expertise in catching redfish with top fishing & tournament achievements and awards.



Captain John’s boat is a 22-foot tournament edition Pathfinder powered by a 225 Yamaha. The boat has a T-top for some shade and plenty of storage for up to four guests. Additional accommodations can be made upon request.

Other amenities include a GPS fish-finder, wireless trolling motor, power pole easy anchor, live bait well, cooler with ice and bottled water, life jackets and all safety equipment. Rod and reels, live bait or lures, and all supplies are included.


Don’t just take it from us – See what our guests have said about their unique fishing charter experiences with RockNReel.

Captain John is awesome. I hired him to take my son and myself fishing. He was on the fish right away. Properly equipped with excellent knowledge and being very familiar with the waters he will have you on the fish in no time. Boat is fast and gets you where you have to go in no time. Definitely a great captain and great boat

Kevin R., Yelp

This was the best fishing trip I’ve ever had. Captain John put us on fish all day long. We caught plenty of flounder, reds, trout and even a few snook (only captain I’ve had around here that could do that). He was punctual and even cleaned a few fish for me once we got back to the dock.

Natalie M., Google Reviews

A fabulous time with John. A patient instructor, knows techniques, where to find fish, & how to catch them. Cleaned our catch & gave us tips to prepare the filets that was spot on. A great day had by beginners & seasoned fishermen alike.

Greg H., Yelp

Captain John was terrific! We booked a half-day trip to a local sandbar. I had last-minute guests visiting (when all the beaches were closed), and I was scrambling to find a way to entertain them and show them the coast. I called a bunch of charters, and Rock n Reel sympathized and went out of their way to find someone who could accommodate us. Ultimately, Captain John worked with our schedule and was wonderful. He was very friendly and willing to teach our group about the coast/area. Great trip!

Alexandra W., Google Reviews

Just finished up a great trip with John. Booking was easy and he was prompt and ready to go when he got there. I caught numbers of fish and had many more bites than I expected. I think in total I caught 5 or 6 different species of fish. I’ve already booked a return trip when I’m back in town for work. I’d highly recommend John’s service. Great attitude, professional, easy conversation and a good time. You won’t be disappointed.