Hightailin

If you’re a fan of excellent inshore and nearshore fishing, fighting a massive Black Drum or Bull Redfish, then you’re in for a treat with Hightailin! They’re the premier inshore and nearshore charter in St. Augustin and will put you on the hottest bite around – Captain James Canelos has been fishing the area his entire life, he’s a true “local”.

You’ll be fishing from their 18’ Hell’s Bay Waterman, an outstanding flats boat. Her shallow draft makes her perfectly suitable for fishing these waters, with only 4.5’’ when loaded with an engine and fuel. She can comfortably hold up to 3 anglers fishing at the same time, without bumping elbows. You’ll be propelled across the flats thanks to the 60 HP Yamaha outboard engine.

Captain James Camelos will be your guide and instructor on this fishing adventure. He’ll instruct and assist you in fishing the gorgeous species that inhabit this area by using light tackle and fly fishing. You can target a variety of fish such as the Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Tripletail, and others you run into. Live bait is available for use on this charter.

Children are welcome with Hightailin charters and Capt. James loves getting young anglers hooked on fishing. All required equipment will be provided to you by the charter. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera to take pictures of their prized catch!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're itching for some excellent fishing, this trip is perfect for you. You can go after a variety of species in the gorgeous inshore and nearshore waters near St. Augustine. The fish targeted are the Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Cobia, Tripletail, and Redfish. The captain will provide all equipment you may need.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is perfect if you want to blow off some steam and wet your line. You will target a variety of species in the inshore and nearshore waters near St. Augustine. You can target the Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and other species you run across. The charter will supply all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip will take you fishing in the nearshore and inshore waters of Florida. You can go after a variety of species, such as Black Drum, Redfish, Cobias, Flounders, Jack Crevalles, Spotted Seatrouts, and Tripletails. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment.
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About the Captain

James Canelos
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2018
Captain James Canelos has been fishing the bountiful waters of St. Augustine his entire life. He truly loves the outdoors and on trips with him you'll learn about the local waters and the fish living there. A trip with him is very pleasant as Capt. James is all about making sure you have as much fun as possible on his trips. Fishing is his passion and he wants to share that joy and experience with everyone he can. When asked, he said he couldn't imagine ever wanting to do anything else with his life – that's the kind of dedication you get from Capt. James!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay Waterman (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Ronald G.
Saint Augustine, FL
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