First City Fishing Charters – 17'

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Full day trips are ideal for switching up your style and technique, as well as your location to target a wider range of species. You'll explore the backcountry flats and creeks, looking for Bull Redfish, Black Drum, Tarpon, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. With 8 hours on the schedule, you can go a little further out to target Sheepshead as well. Gear and tackle are included, just bring some sunscreen, light clothing, and some snacks and drinks and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water!
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About the Captain

Zach Timmons
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
255 Customer reviews
Response time 16 hours
Member since July 2015
I am a fourth generation charter boat captain who grew up on fishing boats and I've never stopped loving it. I like to troll for striking fish and also love to bottom fish for reef species. I tend to prefer lighter tackle for more of a fair fight but when it's necessary, I'll pull out the big guns! I'm open to trying other peoples' favorite styles and methods as well because in this line of work if you aren't trying new things and experimenting, then you won't go too far!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Mitzi (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 50HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
For Tarpon
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Cooler is stocked with ice and water
Life Jackets

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

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.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
The captain prefers C&R but it's up to the clients

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Day trip with Captain Rob and mate Amanda.
Day trip with Captain Rob and mate Amanda.
Day trip with Captain Rob and mate Amanda.
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Day trip with Captain Rob and mate Amanda.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 16, 2022
I have fished all over the country, this was by far one of my top 5 guided experiences.  They were very knowledgeable,  and...
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FAQs about First City Fishing Charters – 17'

First City Fishing Charters – 17' offers the following trip to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with First City Fishing Charters – 17', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Cooler is stocked with ice and water
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with First City Fishing Charters – 17' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

First City Fishing Charters – 17' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

First City Fishing Charters – 17' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (For Tarpon)
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First City Fishing Charters – 17' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon