Monthly Archives: September 2013

St.Augustine Fishing Sept.2 – Sept.22

For the most part the fishing has been great this month. A typical day has been starting out close to town, catching plenty of mangrove snapper between 10 and 13 inches. These little snapper are fun to catch and even better to eat! We’ve been spending about an hour doing this type of fishing, then moving up north into the back country creeks catching quite a few slot redfish and lots of Black drum in the 2 – 3 lb range.

As the tide gets lower we have been moving out onto the flats fishing for schooling reds. These fish have been running between 22 inches up to 30 inches. Then as the tide starts in we have been getting a consistent redfish bite on a couple of Rip lines in deeper water out on the intercoastal. These fish have been running between 22 and 24 inches. This last week, the 16th through the 22nd, these trips have been starting about 2 hours before high tide. Some trips have been spin cast and the others have been fly tackle.
The fall mullet run is in full swing and the inlet is full of jacks in the 8 to 15 lb class. We’ve been starting the day out pulling on some of these big Jacks. Whether throwing spin or fly tackle, these fish are a handful!

As the tide gets near high at the inlet we run to the north and fish the redfish in the grass on this full moon flood tide. The flood tide fishing has been excellent! We fish the redfish in the grass the way I always have during flood tide – getting out of the boat and walking the grass flats. I had […]

By |September 27th, 2013|Captain's Report|Comments Off on St.Augustine Fishing Sept.2 – Sept.22

St Augustine Fishing Aug.26th – Sept.1st

This week has been a completely different fishing pattern than last week. We have had tides this week that were good early in the morning the first of the week and moving to midday by the end of the week. It has been hot, slick and calm with very little wind and the big schools that were on the flats last week have moved out.

This week we have been catching an average of three nice fish on the flats every day. To catch fish we have been moving and fishing a lot of spots, catching a fish or two – then moving on to the next spot – maybe getting a bite or not, then moving on. By the end of the day, we ended up with a good mixed bag of redfish, black drum, flounder, mangrove snapper and a few really nice trout.

By |September 5th, 2013|Captain's Report|Comments Off on St Augustine Fishing Aug.26th – Sept.1st

St Augustine Fishing Aug19th-25th

This week we had good tides starting the week in the early afternoon and moving into the late afternoon by the end of the week.  We also have been in a weather cycle where every afternoon the rain showers have moved in.  Two days this week it just wasn’t going to happen and we had to cancel, but the rest of the week we got the fishing trips in – dodging rain storms and at times fishing in the light stuff.  

The fishing in the backcountry creeks was pretty slow this week but the redfish on the flats have been schooled up in good numbers of fish from 22” up to the largest of the week at 34”. These fish have been sitting in their regular spots on outgoing low tide and acting like they do in a winter pattern. With the overcast rainy and cooler conditions in the afternoon this week these fish have been very aggressive and not the least bit spooky.  You just have to stay back off them, make long casts and hold on until they try to take the rod out of your hand.

By |September 5th, 2013|Captain's Report|Comments Off on St Augustine Fishing Aug19th-25th