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What are the best fishing charters in St. Augustine?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 25 trips in St. Augustine, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Trip - 31' Contender guided by Ricky, 4-6 Hour Inshore - 28' Seafox guided by Troy, and 12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox guided by Troy.

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Another popular fishing spot nearby for booking a charter is Palm Coast.

What types of fishing charters are common in St. Augustine?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in St. Augustine as well as offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in St. Augustine are: 1. cobia, 2. king mackerel / kingfish, 3. redfish, 4. speckled trout / spotted seatrout, and 5. mahi mahi / dorado.

The most common fishing techniques in St. Augustine are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but trolling and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do St. Augustine fishing charters cost?

in St. Augustine prices can range anywhere from $50 to $2,700, but the average price for a half day in St. Augustine is $537. The average price for a full day in St. Augustine is $1,257.

When is the best time to go fishing in St. Augustine?

The most popular season for fishing in St. Augustine is summer, and most anglers book their trips 36 days in advance.

Where can I get a St. Augustine fishing license and what are the bag limits in St. Augustine?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in St. Augustine, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in St. Augustine. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in St. Augustine.

Fishing St. Augustine, Florida

You'll really have everything at your fingertips in St. Augustine with both freshwater and saltwater fishing easily accessible. The best freshwater fishing is on the St. Johns River while saltwater action starts a the Matanzas River and goes all the way out to the offshore blue waters. With plenty of shoreline, nearshore structure, and offshore giants St. Augustine is an anglers paradise.

St. Augustine Freshwater Fishing

The St. Johns River is a short drive west of St. Augustine but it provides incredible and unique fishing opportunities. This river turns brackish as it nears the ocean and contains crappie and bass as well as many of the regular inshore species. The wide variety of species to target in the river means there is no shortage of fish to catch. If you want to get two birds with one stone then this is the fishing spot for you.

St. Augustine Inshore Fishing

Great inshore fishing opportunities can be found in the backwaters, rivers, inlets, and shoreline near St. Augustine especially when the tides change. The inshore species available include trout, redfish, snook, and black drum with an added bonus of tarpon depending on the time of year. Inshore fishing St. Augustine is divided between traditional tackle and fly fishing and both make for a rewarding day on the water.

St. Augustine Nearshore Fishing

With plenty of wrecks and reefs to explore looking for larger nearshore species, you will get all the action you can handle. Deep dropping bait near structure will be the best approach for catching various snapper and grouper species. Trolling will provide amazing opportunities to catch prized game fish like kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and tarpon which are plentiful off the Atlantic Coast of Florida. These nearshore fish species crush bait and fight hard which is the perfect recipe for an exciting day of fishing.

St. Augustine Offshore Fishing

Head out to the offshore blue water to target the heavy-hitting pelagic species. The range of incredible species that patrol these waters include blackfin tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, kingfish, and sailfish. Many of these fish come through the area during their migration with tuna and sailfish coming in strong in the spring. Summer lends itself to a strong mahi-mahi and kingfish bite while huge wahoo are hot in the cooler months. Offshore trolling is exhilarating with long fights, huge blowups, and even bigger fish!

St. Augustine Tides and Weather

The weather in Florida is almost always perfect but to better plan and prepare for your trip, check out St. Augustine tide times here, and weather forecast here.



How are fishing conditions in St. Augustine?

St. Augustine Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for St. Augustine.

    The Mullet migration is here and so are the big redfish!
    The Mullet migration is here and so are the big redfish!
    The Mullet migration is here and so are the big redfish!