“Fishing with a local” is a staple of what experienced anglers are looking for, someone who knows the local fishing spots, the habits of the fish, and all the hidden bays and holes that produce the best catch. Local Knowledge Fishing Charters does precisely that, bringing you to the hottest fishing spots around and putting you on the best bite!

The boat you’ll fish from is a 21’ Maverick flats boat, restored recently in 2016. It has a very shallow draft, allowing for excellent movement in the inshore waters around St. Augustine. The engine is an outstanding 225 HP Evinrude E-Tec, allowing you to fly across the water at 45 knots. It’s also equipped with a wireless trolling motor, to keep her steady as you measure that first cast.

Captain Lehman Norman will be your guide and assistant on this charter. He’s a 4th generation Floridian that has been fishing the St. Augustine area since the mid 90’s, he knows his locale well. You can expect to target a variety of species on this charter, from Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum, all the way to Cobia, Mangrove Snappers, Jack Crevalles, and many more species you run across.

Live bait is prepared for customers before they arrive for their trip. All equipment that is required is provided by the captain. There is no minimum age policy for kids and Local Knowledge Fishing Charters invites anglers of all sizes and ages to join them on this excellent fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    This trip will take you fishing in the nearshore waters of St. Augustine. The fish you will target are Tarpon, Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and Bonita. All required equipment is supplied to you by the charter operators.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $550
    You will fish the sea near the coast of St. Augustine. The target species are Tarpon, Cobia, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and Bonita. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $550
    You will be fishing the waters just off the coast of St. Augustine. The targeted species are the Cobia, Kingfish, Bonita, Jacks, and others you may run across.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip will take you stalking the inshore waters around St. Augustine. The target species are Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Customers are advised to bring a waterproof camera, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore Flyfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    A full day out on the water flyfishing through the areas surrounding St. Augustine sounds like a dream, but this trip is real. You can target Redfish, Black Drum or Spotted Seatrout. All equipment you may need is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM) - Inshore Flyfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    If you're looking to cast away at the gorgeous species that Florida has to offer, this trip is for you. You will be flyfishing for Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and other species you run into. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM) - Inshore Flyfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    This trip will take you flyfishing in the inshore waters around St. Augustine. You can expect to target Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish. The charter will provide all necessary equipment to the customers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    You will be fishing the historic waters of St. Augustine and surrounding areas. You'll go after Spotted Seatrout and Redfish, with some Flounder fishing on the way back. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    This trip will take you to the waters of St. Augustine and surrounding areas. The targeted species are Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. All required equipment is provided by the charter captain.
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About the Captain

Lehman Norman
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
49 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
Captain Lehman Norman is a 4th generation Floridian. He moved to St. Augustine in the mid 90's, having spent his childhood in Boca Grande. He's fished the waters from the south-west of Florida to the north-east. In addition to being an avid and experienced fisherman, Capt. Lehman also holds a commerical Restricted Species License and is an active local fishing competitor. He is also a flyfishing guide in Cordova, AK for the better part of the last 8 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude E-Tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore on April 8, 2021
Captain Lehman is the best!!  The force is strong in this fish-slaying Jedi!  Not just just a local fisherman who has fish...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Special 4 hour trip for Aaron Dreizler on April 17, 2021
We were supposed to go in the morning, but Lehman adjusted his schedule so we could get around the weather, which was great....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Nearshore on April 8, 2021
We booked an inland fishing trip with Captain Lehman. The weather changed drastically from the forecast and I was worried it...
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Awesome 1st Experience for the Family

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore on December 23, 2020
We went out with Captain Lehman two years ago for my kids first fishing experience and ever since they spoke about it frequently....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore on July 12, 2020
Fantastic time!  Captain Norman provided me and my two sons an outstanding day along the local coastline on our near shore...
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FAQs about Local Knowledge Fishing Charters

Local Knowledge Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day (PM) - Inshore Flyfishing (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day (AM) - Inshore Flyfishing (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore Flyfishing (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) - Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Nearshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Knowledge Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Local Knowledge Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Local Knowledge Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Local Knowledge Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Knowledge Fishing Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout