St. Augustine Fishing

St Augustine Fishing

There are few cities with more history in North America than St. Augustine. It was first settled by Spanish explorers in 1565, and it has been continuously inhabited by Europeans ever since that time. While St. Augustine has evolved into a compelling modern city, the historical sites still draw a crowd. Visitors still stop at the old Castillo, and the city gates date back to 1808. The history of the area is strong. St. Augustine fishing is just as strong.

With ready access to the Atlantic Ocean, there is a good variety of fishing from the shoreline, nearshore, and off the coast. The inshore waters are filled with Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, Red Drum (Redfish), and Speckled Trout. The many reefs, ledges, and shipwrecks off St. Augustine hold many species of Grouper and Snapper. There is also excellent King Mackerel fishing much of the year.

Beyond the nearshore areas, you can find a number of other fish species in the deeper waters of the Atlantic. Blue Marlin, Swordfish or Sailfish are the most popular billfish offshore of St. Augustine, and they can be quite bountiful. There is excellent deep water Grouper and Tilefish in the deep as well.

St. Augustine is known for its saltwater fishing. However, you can also give freshwater St. Augustine fishing a try at local waterways like St. Johns River, Rodman Reservoir or Lake George. These are all within easy driving distance of the city. Your best bet at these freshwater destinations will be fish like Crappie or Largemouth Bass. With Florida’s temperate climate, freshwater fishing is good all year. These fish are never truly out of season when you fish in St. Augustine.

Top St. Augustine Fishing Spots

  1. Doctors Lake Park Fishing Pier ( Clay County )
    6/10/2012 3:37:01 AM -

  2. Bunnies Web Reef
    5/17/2014 1:29:48 AM - Bunnies Web Reef has lots of artificial reefs in close proximity of here. There are 500 reef balls, varying from the size of a basketball to the size of a sedan were de

  3. BARGE
    5/6/2011 11:51:04 PM - 29.866 -81.246

  4. Fish Haven SA
    2/5/2017 11:55:16 PM - Fish Haven SA

  5. wreck-1808
    9/23/2014 9:31:52 PM - Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, dangerous chart US,US,graph,Chart 11485 latdec 29.865707 londec -81.248336 depth sounding_type history quasou depth unkn

    5/6/2011 11:54:26 PM - 29.903333333333 -81.150666666667

  7. SEAMAP Nearshore Hard Bottom
    6/5/2012 2:05:56 AM -

    5/6/2011 11:53:05 PM - 29.945666666667 -81.183

    5/6/2011 11:53:43 PM - 29.9075 -81.216

  10. Desco Reef
    1/14/2018 2:55:59 AM -

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St. Augustine Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing St. Augustine, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Croaker

  2. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 17.03% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 1786 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  3. Vermilion Snapper

  4. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 10.04% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 1053 Vermilion Snapper counted.

  5. Hardhead Catfish

  6. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 6.57% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 689 Hardhead Catfish counted.

  7. Striped Mullet

  8. Striped Mullet

    There is a 5.13% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 538 Striped Mullet counted.

  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 4.66% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 489 Pinfish counted.

  11. Black Sea Bass

  12. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 4.65% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 488 Black Sea Bass counted.

  13. Red Drum

  14. Red Drum

    There is a 4.2% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 440 Red Drum counted.

  15. Flounder

  16. Flounder

    There is a 3.6% catch rate for Flounder, based on 378 Flounder counted.

  17. Spanish Mackerel

  18. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.02% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 317 Spanish Mackerel counted.

  19. Spadefish

  20. Spadefish

    There is a 3.01% catch rate for Spadefish, based on 316 Spadefish counted.

Recommedations above based on 79 species of fish and 10487 fish counted for May around St. Augustine.

To date, there are 114 species of fish and a total of 103612 fish counted for St. Augustine and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest St. Augustine Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report: May 2nd 2022
    5/2/2022 1:11:54 PM - Spring fishing is in full swing and the bite has been great here in Palm Coast. The flounder bite continues to be great the inlet and nearby creeks have been producing a grea

  • April Fishing Forecast
    4/28/2022 11:05:43 PM - First light outgoing tide and add schools of mullet this formula makes for a successful morning outing for trout. Tie on your favorite topwater plug and get to casting gator

  • Fishing Report: April 16th 2022
    4/17/2022 7:30:38 PM - Palm Coast fishing has been great this week with lots of flounder and redfish hanging around in the flats and creeks of north Florida its made a great bite for anyone looking

  • Fishing Report: April 11th 2022
    4/11/2022 8:23:31 PM - The flounder run has officially started here in Palm Coast with several 4-5lb plus pound fish caught on my skiff this week. Fishing sandy spots around rock piles has been pro

  • Fishing Report: March 6th 2022
    4/7/2022 7:46:07 AM - Starting at 7:00am this morning McCullough and his two boys hopped on my skiff and we started the day running north toward the inlet. Almost to our first spot we ran into a g

  • Fishing Report: April 6th 2022
    4/5/2022 6:18:03 PM - Spring is here and the fish are chewing spring is one of my favorite times of the year to fish here in palm coast. Days on the water have been consisting of a great mixed bag

  • APRIL 2022
    3/31/2022 10:29:40 AM - The fishing should be better this month than last with warmer water temperatures and lighter winds. The water now is ranging between about 64-66 degrees. Some of our transito

  • MARCH 2022
    3/31/2022 10:25:45 AM - March marks the end of winter here in Northeast Florida and the beginning of transitioning to a summer pattern. We will still have cold fronts northeasters and windy days but

  • FEBRUARY 2022
    3/31/2022 10:23:39 AM - I and all the other local captains have seen enough of the cold and windy conditions endured in January!  Hopefully February will not be quite so challenging. The water tempe

  • Fishing Report: March 28th 2022
    3/28/2022 10:00:55 PM - It’s the end of March and the flat fish are showing up creek holes have been producing lots of flounder. A shrimp mud minnow or small finger mullet on a 1/4oz jighead slowly

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  2. Cat's Paw Marina LLC

  3. Fishbites
    Fishbites baits are made with pride in St. Augustine, FL USA!

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Top St. Augustine Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Inshore Adventures Fishing Charters
    Your adventure begins while fishing the beautiful waters of the Historic First Coast of Florida from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach with Captain Tommy Derringer. Many visitors come to this part of the state to explore the historical sites and beautif

  2. Palm Coast Fishing
    Palm Coast Fishing offers inshore fishing charters for redfish, spotted sea trout, flounder, snook, cobia, sharks tarpon and more.

  3. Drumman Charters
    Imagine yourself boarding a boat . . . the sparkling water shimmering beneath you. You feel the salt air brushing your face. Your boat St Augustine Fishing Charters is fully stocked and ready to go. Adventure awaits. Redfish, Black Drum, Sea Trout, F

  4. Action Kayak Adventures
    Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature preserves of Northeast Florida on a fishing expedition unlike any other. No noisy motors, no crowds, just a peaceful journey into the marshes and lake beds inaccessible to other boats, but ready and waiting fo

  5. Brian Walker Fishing Charters

  6. Misstress Charters

  7. Jodie Lynn Sport Fishing

  8. Sea Love Charters

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Top St. Augustine Marinas

  1. Cat's Paw Marina LLC

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