Shallow Water Fishing Company

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
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $299
    price breakdown
    $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
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with captain Fred
Best Fishing Day Ever
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+4
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Mike S.
Fort Mill, SC
 5.00
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FISH with Fred

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on October 21, 2020
Great day - Fred is a pleasure Great guide - Fred is on point - I’m tangled on oysters - he hands you another...
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John F. G.
Milledgeville, GA
 5.00
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5 hour on inter coastal

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on October 1, 2020
Very pleasant, easy to deal with, and fun.  Great equipment, boat, and knowledge of area and fish habits.  Great...
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Brianna W.
Lakeland, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Fred

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Inshore Trip on January 9, 2021
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Brian C.
Sanford, North Carolina
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Inshore Trip on December 29, 2020
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Patrick P.
Saint Augustine, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   5 Hour Inshore Trip on November 5, 2020
Had a great day with Capt. Fred, who was very patient with a newbie.  Fred is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. ...
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