Guided by Aj Gruber
Captain AJ grew up bass fishing in the neighborhood ponds and saltwater fishing on his uncle’s boat. After a career in restaurant management in downtown St. Augustine, Captain AJ finally came to the realization that he belonged on the water. He started out by buying a simple kayak that he remodeled into an impressive fishing rig. It wasn’t long until he mastered fishing tactics and became a successful kayak angler. After numerous rewarding fishing trips with his buddies, he started leading solo guide trips. Eventually, he received his captain’s license and began pursuing his life-long passion as a full-time fishing guide. Captain AJ is adventurous, knowledgeable and is always looking forward to welcoming you onboard!
If your looking for local knowledge and insider secrets on what the hottest bite is around St. Augustine, you've come to the right place. Fishing the St. Augustine and Palm Coast area flats provides some of the best fishing in Northeast Florida. Whether you're fishing with live bait or sight fishing with artificials you will have a great time targeting many species like Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder and many others. You will be fishing from Captain AJ's 18' Mako Flats powered by a 90hp Yamaha with a crazy shallow draft that allows him to get you up shallow where the fish like to hang out. The fish like this shallow water because predators are usually too big to mess with them. Thus you often find happy fish willing to whack your bait. Happy fish = Happy you! All ages and experience levels are welcome; Captain AJ is a pro when it comes to catering his trips to your experience level. Whether you’re kicking back to capture the scenery or reeling in your next big catch, Captain AJ puts in the extra effort to make sure you have an outstanding time out on the water. Beyond secret spots, helpful tips, and lots of laughs, Captain AJ supplies everything else could you need for a successful inshore adventure. He supplies all bait, tackle, gear, fishing license and ice water. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. AJ also encourages you to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy on the boat as well. Since Captain AJ aims to keep Florida beautiful, a percentage of the proceeds from each charter is donated to his non-profit company, Florida Republic. Florida Republic partners with conservation groups like Keepers of the Coast and Florida Wildlife Corridor to protect and preserve our Florida ecosystems. To learn more or get involved ask Captain AJ about it while out on the boat, he would love to fill you in! Read More
Great day on the water! Captain AJ put us on some redfish and trout all day long. We will be back!
Had a fun time and he had us on the fish!
We had a great time enjoying St. Augistine's nature as well as catching some fish. Captain AJ was a blast!
Captain A.J. was fantastic. I booked this charter after getting skunked on the beaches. He was very funny, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable about the fish and other wild life. We even got to see several dolphins as we cruised to different spots around St. Augustine. The water was muddy but we still managed to bring many fish to the boat. I highly recommend him! …
Captain AJ was a great guy to be on the water with for the day. He put us on the bull reds and found the fish back in the shallows!
I’ve done several different charters in St Augustine, so I can say this with certainty. AJ is the best around. He try’s his hardest to get you on every quality fish in the area. From super skinny water to bottom fishing big bulls. He’s very knowledgeable and his business is phenomenal. Will be booking him for every charter from now on. Quality of quantity any day and we’ll worth the money. …
Black Drum, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing
446 Ocean Vista Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32080, United States