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St Augustine fishing; talk about fun and excitement, this is it! Check out the Florida fishing regulations and pick up your Florida fishing license and you’ll be ready to hit the water for amongst others some serious Bass fishing.
Before we get started let me introduce you to Matt Wrann, our good friend and St Augustine fishing expert.
Matt has been fishing the waters around St. Augustine all his life.
He is going to share with you most everything you’ll need to know about fishing in St. Augustine.
Say “hi” to Matt, everyone!
Matt specializes in in light tackle, inshore/river or back country fishing.
His prize catch was an ugly, one-eyed 14# flounder caught in the Moses Creek area. Dinner was good that night!
The most fun, was reeling in a 150# Tarpon on 20# test in the Matanzas Inlet. He won the fight after an hour and a half long chase. Wow!
Matt has landed trout, flounder, red fish, black drum, mangrove snapper, and sheepshead. There is quite an array of fish just waiting for you. So rig up your rod and reel and come get in the action. St Augustine fishing is terrific!
St Augustine Fishing; Need to Know Facts.
Florida Fishing Regulations
Take a few minutes and familiarize yourself with our Florida fishing regulations before you head out to fish. It will be well worth the time invested. Our FWC officers take their jobs very seriously. They expect everyone to know the Florida fishing laws.
- Florida Fishing LicenseIt is also very important to obtain a Florida Fishing License. More than likely, for the St. Augustine area, you will need a Florida saltwater fishing license. Here is an easy way obtain your Florida Fishing License Online.
St. Augustine Tides
The position of the tides can make a big difference in whether or not you catch “the big one”. Be sure to check the tides here before you make your St Augustine fishing plans.
St. Augustine Weather
You must check the weather before heading out to fish. St. Augustine weather can be very unstable with huge thunderstorms blowing up within a very short time. You don’t want to get caught on the water during one of these nasty storms.
Ok, now you have your license, studied the fishing regulations and know when the tides will be just right, and checked the weather. You’re almost ready to do some St Augustine fishing; next up…
Bait and Tackle
Once again, here’s Matt to share his favorites with you.
Would you rather have an experienced captain take you out for a great day of fishing? That’s possible, too.
Deep Sea Fishing, St. Augustine
There are several charter fishing boats in the area with experienced captains that offer deep sea fishing off St. Augustine.
They will take you out, provide everything you need, take you to the hot Florida fishing spots and even clean and package your catch.
NOTE: You will not need a fishing license if you are fishing from a for-hire fishing charter in St. Augustine.
Florida Fish in the Area
St Augustine fishing is great! So, what types of fish can you expect to catch? Here is a list of the top 5 targeted species of fish in this area along with the Florida record catch.
- Redfish (Red Drum) – 52 lbs. 5 oz., Cocoa, 2-24-96, George E. Hogan, Jr.
- Spotted Sea Trout – 17 lbs. 7 oz., Ft. Pierce, 5-11-95, Craig F. Carson
- Flounder – 20 lbs. 9 oz., Nassau County, 12-23-83, Larenza W. Mungin
- Tarpon – 243 lbs. Key West, 2-17-75, Gus Bell
- Sheepshead – 15 lbs. 2 oz., Homosassa, 1-29-81, Eugene Lechler
- Black Drum – 96 lbs. Fernandina Beach, 4-12-01, James E. Cartwright
Do you love St Augustine fishing?
Do you have a fantastic St Augustine fishing story you would like to share or maybe a picture of you with your “big one”? This is the place. Just click right here, fill out the short form, upload your picture and your story and photo will be live on the web for all to see.
Ok, guys and gals, who has caught the biggest and best in these waters, it’s time for show and tell. St Augustine fishing – it’s the best!