Captain Ron Howell - HydraSport 21’

Captain Ron Howell’s Guide Services invites you on a fishing trip around the backcountry waters of St. Augustine in search for some fine inshore species. Fishing here is great, Captain Ron’s boat is reliable, and the fish are both tasty and feisty.

Captain Ron has been fishing these waters for the past three decades. When you go on a trip with him, you can expect a friendly and relaxing atmosphere that will make your fishing pleasant. Captain Ron gladly takes on both novice anglers and pro fishermen. He can accommodate families with kids and likes teaching the young ones the virtues of fishing — patience, sportsmanship, and conservation. If you’re looking for accommodation, Captain Ron can help you to that end.

When fishing aboard 21’ Hydra flats boat, you will be exploring the inshore waters, looking for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Shark, or you can also explore the Gulf for some Cobia, Trippletail, Black Drum, and Permit. Fishing is solid year round, but it’s best to consult with the captain as to what you may expect to catch on your desired date. These species are either hard fighter or purely mouth-watering table fare.

The boat can take up to four anglers, although it might be the most comfortable with three people onboard. You and your group will have the boat to yourselves. The boat has a 150 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with GPS system. She also stores the required safety gear as well as an ice box.

When you pack for the trip, make sure to bring food and drinks. You will also want to have a camera by your side, as well as sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. Captain Ron will supply Quantum and Penn reels, along with Star rods and bait, and will take care of the fishing license.

If you’re more up to big game fishing, just scroll down and click on Captain Ron’s name to see the spots left on his center console that explores the Gulf waters.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This full day trip will see you fishing the waters around St. Augustine for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. Alternatively, you can also fish further from shore for Cobia and other fish. The target species depend on the season. This trip is for more experienced anglers, and works best with three guests onboard. The captain will provide the fishing gear, bait, and the license. You should put on a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, bring a camera, and pack food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this 6 hour trip, you will have enough time to explore the local waters for Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Tarpon. Or, change the course and head further out for Cobia and other species. The season dictates the target species. Captain Ron will provide the gear, bait, and licenses. Pack food and drinks, sunblock, a cap, shades, and a camera. Then head out and have a blast!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This morning trip is a great chance to see how fishing in St. Augustine works. You can be on your vacation, an eager novice angler, or a pro looking for some fun time on the water, and this trip is the answer. You can explore the ocean waters or the productive inshore grounds, depending on the season and the weather. You'll target the likes of Redfish, Trout, Cobia, and more. Captain Ron will advise on what works the best. It's a short trip, but rewarding. There will be no choppy seas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This afternoon trip lets you explore the inshore waterways of St. Augustine. You can target species such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more. Captain Ron will provide the gear and the license and will cater to less experienced anglers and pros alike. You should pack a camera, some food and drinks, and sun protection. Bring an extra layer of clothes in case you might need it.
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About the Captain

Ron Howell
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2015
Captain Ron has been fishing his whole life. He knows the waters of Florida intimately and has the knowledge to help you get your dream catch. Whether you're a beginner or a pro fisherman, Captain Ron will make sure your trip is worth the while and enjoyable. "I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat."

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Cobia Cobia
Crappie Crappie
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hydra Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Andres M.
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 5.00
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Trip with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 10, 2020
Defiantly will be using Captain Ron again. My wife and I caught roughly around seven different types of fish. It was her first...
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Michael S.
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Hal day with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2020
Great day with Ron and the Fam catchin a lot of fish! Mostly snapper but a little bit of everything.  Thanks Ron!
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Found fish for dinner and excitement.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 9, 2020
Capt Rod has great local knowledge of where to go and when in order to find a location where we caught sharks 300 lbs and also...
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Phil S.
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Shark fishing with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 27, 2020
Captain Ron was great! He took great care of us and we had a great time. We caught multiple sharks and some Snappers. We would...
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2019
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