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

Doctors Lake Park Fishing Pier ( Clay County )
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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

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

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Latest St. Augustine Fishing Reports

Sheepshead are in!
1/15/2021 5:16:34 PM - Sheepshead fishing has been great over the past few weeks these guys can be a lot of fun and when found in good numbers make for steady action. Lately I have been finding she

Palm Coast Fishing Quarantine Report
1/15/2021 5:16:31 PM - The snook have been chewing good lately with the water temps rising. Small creeks and canals have been loaded up with finger mullet so if you find the bait you will find the

Florida Insider Fishing Report
1/15/2021 5:16:29 PM - Forward to the 7 minute mark to hear the North East Florida region report. The post Florida Insider Fishing Report first appeared on Palm Coast Fishing With Capt. Chris Herre

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St. Augustine Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in St. Augustine, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum - 56.67% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  2. Flounder - 11.67% Catch Rate

  3. Black Drum - 8.33% Catch Rate
    Black Drum

  4. Bluefish - 5% Catch Rate

  5. Red Snapper - 3.33% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  6. Vermilion Snapper - 3.33% Catch Rate
    Vermilion Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 39 local reports and 13 species of fish for October in St. Augustine.

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Top St. Augustine Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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

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

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Top St. Augustine Bait & Tackle Stores
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Cat's Paw Marina LLC

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

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Top St. Augustine Marinas

Cat's Paw Marina LLC

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