First City Fishing Charters offers shallow water, tactical fishing trips out of St. Augustine, FL. Get ready to stalk the backcountry flats and inlets in some of the most pristine waters of the Sunshine State. You’ll have a fourth generation fisherman and expert guide by your side to share his knowledge and fishfinding expertise along the way.
Captain Zach Timmons will put you on the fish of your dreams faster than you can say “fish on!” His confidence and acumen for fish species and aquatic habitats will help lead you to some of the best fishing grounds in the area. You’ll target Redfish, Black Drum, Tarpon, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. On full day trips, you can even venture out further into nearshore waters to catch Sheepshead.
Capt. Zach is an expert in many different techniques, including spinning and fly fishing. He provides fly gear for those willing to give this ancient tradition a try. It’s a challenge, but definitely worth a shot. He prefers using light tackle for a fair fight, unless he’s battling the “Silver King,” in which case he’ll take out the heavy tackle, as Tarpon are known as one of the best fighters in the game.
You’ll be fishing from a 17’ Mitzi flats, outfitted with top-of-the-line navigational electronics, an icebox, a live bait tank, and safety equipment. She can take up to 3 guests per trip, and each person will be provided with state-of-the-art rods and reels, as well as bait and lures.
Your fishing license is also covered, and if you’d like to keep the fish you caught, Capt. Zach will offer to clean and fillet your catch for you. However, he prefers to release the fish back into the wild in order to preserve the local ecosystem.
Your next adventure is only one click away. Book this trip and get ready for an unforgettable day of backcountry fishing with Capt. Zach. Feel free to bring some food and drinks and don’t forget the sunscreen, and get ready to create lasting memories with First City Fishing Charters!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Mitzi (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 50HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
St. Augustine Fishing Calendar
FAQs about First City Fishing Charters – 17'
- $600 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Ice Box Cooler is stocked with ice and water
- Life Jackets
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- River Fishing
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle (For Tarpon)
- Fly Fishing
- Black Drum
- Spotted Seatrout