St Augustine Fishing Report by Hooked Up Fishing Charters redfish tours

Charter Information and Rates

4 hrs: $450
6 hrs: $650

Charter Information and Rates are for up to 2 anglers. For a 3rd angler add $50
* 3 person maximum

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Captain Charles Parker of Hooked Up Fishing - Charter Information

“I’m an inshore fishing guide with years of experience and will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the best North Florida fishing experience possible. I work hard to put you on the fish, doing what is needed to catch the fish. If that means we run up the intracoastal for the right tide window, then we speed to the destination.” – Capt Parker

Hooked Up Fishing provides most of the answers to questions regarding charter information on this page.

Fishing charter trips are run in a Maverick HPX 18. Offering a fast, dry and comfortable ride to all of our fishing destinations. In St. Augustine our fishing is very tidal influenced. If you’re fishing on the wrong tide, your chances of success drop dramatically. When you call to book a trip, I will review the tides for that date, review the best tides and suggest the best starting tide. We can adjust the charter starting times to accommodate your needs, just know we always suggest the best starting time to catch the most fish possible.

The charter guide provides all the rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses needed for a great day fishing in St Augustine. We also clean all the fish, bagging the filets for your convenience and supply cold water for your comfort. Basically everything to give the inexperienced angler a fun day fishing, we’ll even handle the bait and get the fish in the boat for you. Captain Parker has been fishing these waters for decades and with this knowledge even the experienced anglers can benefit from learning a new trick to catch huge redfish. If you have any questions, contact Capt. Parker about charter information.

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Hooked Up Fishing Charter Information for guided redfish tour
Hooked Up Fishing Charter Information for guided redfish tour

Charter Information & Fishing Methods

There are basically three different methods I use when fishing the St. Augustine area.

1. Stake Out Fishing

Stake out (anchor up) in a certain area in the back country creeks, and as the tide drops, let the fish come to you. These places have certain features that fish like to move to, as the water gets lower and the area they and the bait they feed on get smaller. This method has the potential to put up big numbers and is a method that the advanced or inexperienced angler can have fun and be successful.

2. Trolling for Fish

When fish are on shell banks out along the intracoastal waterway, we either work the area very slowly on a trolling motor, or if we are fishing a specific piece of structure we will stake out (anchor up) and fish the area thoroughly. This style of fishing can also put up big numbers of fish. Both of these first two methods you could expect to catch redfish, black drum, speckled trout and flounder. This method is also conducive to the advanced or inexperienced angler.

3. Sight Fishing

This method is completely different from the first two. This is sight-fishing for redfish on the flats. It would consist of making a very quiet approach poling (pushing the boat) with the angler on the front deck looking for a specific fish or a school of fish to make an accurate cast to. This method takes place in 12” to 2’ of water. This is the most technical type of fishing which requires the guide and the angler to work together to locate the fish and get in position to make the cast. This type of fishing can be done with a fly or spin tackle, and requires a bit more patience and skill. But there is nothing more satisfying and exciting as sighting fish, presenting the fly or lure, and washing the fish eat!