Shallow Water Fishing Company

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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 18’ flats boat, along with your best fishing buddy; she can hold 2 anglers in comfort at the same time. The boat was manufactured by Beavertail Skiffs, and powered by a 60 HP Suzuki outboard engine – she can reach 30 knots as her maximum cruising speed.

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
    Half Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $245
    up to 2 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Beavertail Skiffs (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Captain

Fred Laager
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Member since November 2015
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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.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Best Fishing Day Ever
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Brian B.
Brazil, IN
 5.00
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Best Fishing Day Ever

VERIFIED   NEW  June 19, 2019
Greatest fishing experience while in St.Augustine Captain Fred is a great guide and makes sure your trip is worth the time...
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Katie D.
United States
 5.00
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AMAZING DAY!

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Can’t express how awesome this trip was. Fred is full of knowledge and really knows where to go. He takes the time to really...
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Shannon M.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Fred

VERIFIED   April 9, 2019
Captain Fred was great, he made us feel very comfortable and set us up really well.  He is very knowledgeable about the...
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Christopher S.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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Cold but fun day in Saint Augustine

VERIFIED   March 7, 2019
Landed a couple beautiful redfish on this charter. Fred was a knowledgeable and fun captain to have for a half day of fishing....
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Jon D.
Saint Augustine, FL
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
Great captain. Knew where to fish and how to fish, so we were catching, not just fishing. Thanks again to Capt. Fred for a...
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