Tired? Under a lot of stress? You deserve a proper break and a chance to recharge your batteries. Luckily, the Shallow Water Fishing Company has the right idea – nothing melts stress like the combination of relaxation and excitement that inshore fishing offers!

Captain Fred Laager runs his trips out of the lovely St. Augustine and Palm Coast estuaries, places known locally for their excellent productivity (and a great view to boot!). Join him aboard his 22’ flats boat, along with your best fishing buddy; she can hold up to 3 anglers in comfort at the same time. The boat was manufactured by Pathfinder, and powered by a 200 HP Suzuki outboard engine – she’ll take you to the hottest fishing spots in no time.

Capt. Fred will take you after a wide range of gorgeous inshore species. If you’re looking for a fight the local Bull Redfish are happy to oblige! Bottom fishermen will be happy to know that the Flounder in this area is fantastic. Other species you’ll go after are Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, as well as anything you may run into. Capt. Fred can even take you fly fishing, though you’ll have to provide your own equipment.

The charter will supply you with all the required fishing equipment, as well as fishing licenses. All you have to do is bring sunscreen and a camera to take pictures of your trophy catch! If you want to use live bait you can, it will stay active and appetizing long after it’s caught thanks to the onboard live bait well.

So, if you’re ready to set off on a memorable and pleasant fishing experience, you’re ready to book a trip with the Shallow Water Fishing Company.



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $299
    If you're in the mood to let the stress evaporate, hop on this inshore fishing trip! You'll go after all the inshore top stars such as Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and whatever else you run into! You will be supplied with all the required equipment by the charter.
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About the Captain

Fred Laager
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2015
Captain Fred Laager grew up on Long Island, New York where he worked in his dad's fishing and hunting store and catching Rainbow Trout, Striped Bass, and Flounder. He's also rigged and sailed boats through his youth. Finally, 11 years ago he fell in love with the quality of the local water around St. Augustine and decided to stick around. Now, he's a full-time guide and is more than happy to share his passion for inshore fishing with all of his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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June fishing trip
Fishing with CAPT Fred on the 15th of June.
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Brian P.
Saucier, MS
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Fishing with CAPT Fred on the 15th of June.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on June 14, 2021
From the time we got on the boat until CAPT Fred dropped us off back at the dock, we had a great time.  CAPT Dave is a really...
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Jim S.
Holly Springs, NC
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Half Day with Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Inshore Trip on October 19, 2021
Great trip around the area and got on fish quick.  Fred was great to teach technique and validate technique.
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Stovall, GA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on June 16, 2021
Had an awesome trip. Caught a big red and some flounders! Would definitely recommend!
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Mickey J.
Byrdstown, TN
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5hr trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on July 13, 2021
Enjoyable day on the water.  Caught flounder and reds.
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Jennifer K.
Anniston, AL
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on August 12, 2021
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FAQs about Shallow Water Fishing Company

Shallow Water Fishing Company offers the following trip to customers:
  • $299 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Inshore Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Water Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallow Water Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Shallow Water Fishing Company offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Shallow Water Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Water Fishing Company include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout