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Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Anastasia Island, this narrow saltwater estuary is a joy to fish in! Head out on a Matanzas River fishing trip and have the time of your life reeling in some of Florida’s most prized fish. Spanning over 23 miles, this part of the Intracoastal Waterway has some of the most beautiful scenery, complemented by even more stunning wildlife.

Fishing here is an art form, with a wide variety of fish species you can go after using different techniques. Redfish, Kingfish, Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Snapper, and Tarpon are all possible catches. Head out and explore these waters for your chance to break some personal records and take home a delicious meal!

When it comes to picking out the perfect trip, the type of adventure you’re looking for will be your decision-maker. Head out on a half day trip for an introduction to fishing in the area or a nice family outing. If you want to fill your bags and spend some more time trying to find the largest specimen, opt for a full day trip to maximize your chances.

Wondering where to find a charter? Luckily, you’ll find them dotted all along the waters of the Matanzas River. St. Augustine is a great starting point, and heading further down will yield even more results. Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, and Crescent Beach are also great spots to find a fishing charter.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on a fishing charter, your license will be provided by the captain. However, if you’re fishing on your own, make sure to buy one before heading out. When it comes to regulations for certain species, heading out with a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re fishing legally.

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January

Clear skies and clear waters – winter here is all about sight fishing. Redfish are biting hot, and you’ll find them in abundance in the waters of the Matanzas River.

February

Black Drum and Redfish are the best species to target in February, with sight fishing still being the preferred method. The weather’s good and the fishing is even better!

March

Spring is slowly approaching and the fish start to wake up and move around. Redfish and Black Drum are still biting, with Jack Crevalle making some surprise appearances.

April

The fishing never stops on the Matanzas River! In April, head out in search of some prized Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. You’re sure to have fun!

May

The waters are warming up, and so is the fishing! You’ll find that Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum are biting hot, so head out and reel in some prized specimens.

June

Summer’s finally here, and that means one thing – Tarpon. They start to arrive in June, and everyone is looking for a chance to break some personal records.

July

With the fishing season in full swing, there’s no end to what you can catch. Go after Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum, or battle the mighty Tarpon in July!

August

It’s hot outside, but the bite is even hotter. Head out on the water for a great chance to reel in some big fish. The Tarpon bite is excellent, so consider breaking your personal record.

September

September is a great time of the year to go out and do some sight fishing. Redfish and Trout are biting hard, and Flounder fishing is a fun way to spend the day.

October

Trout is the name of the game in October, as this is when they spawn. But the Redfish bite is hotter than ever, too! Head out and take your pick before it starts getting colder.

November

Temperatures are dropping on the Matanzas River, but fishing in fall is a great way to have fun here. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder are all up for the taking.

December

Winter is slowly approaching, so use this time to get into the holiday spirit! Spend your time off out on the water and do some sight fishing for Black Drum and Redfish.

Matanzas River Fishing Calendar

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Half day trip with Captain Chris
Michelle E. fished with Southern Fried Charters - Saltwater on March 27, 2021
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Yes, just make sure there is not a fishing tournament going on.
Half day with Captain Zack
Stan O. fished with Game On Fishing Charters on March 26, 2021
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Fishing was good once we got on them. we kept Spanish Mackeral but also caught blue and black drum. It was too rough to venture near shore outside the harbor so we worked the channels and the bridges
Amazing experience!
James W. fished with Get Schooled Fishing Charters on December 27, 2020
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Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
December fishing trip With capt. Guy Spear
Charles F. fished with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on December 26, 2020
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I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine
Great Trip With Capt. Chris
James B. fished with For What It's Worth Charters on November 4, 2020
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Call Your Captain and Book A Charter Trip!
Beautiful day but not many fish
Brian D. fished with Off the Grid Fishing Charters on August 14, 2020
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Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Fishing with Guy and Landon
Kent W. fished with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on July 29, 2020
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Intercoaatal really slow but fishing was great.
40th Birthday Fun
Quinby H. fished with Shark Infested Charters on July 12, 2020
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Fishing in July is HOT!! but it is GREAT!!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matanzas River

According to customer reviews, Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC, Game On Fishing Charters, and Get Schooled Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Matanzas River. Full list of top fishing charters in Matanzas River.

Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC, Game On Fishing Charters, and Get Schooled Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matanzas River.

The best way to experience fishing in Matanzas River is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Matanzas River.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Matanzas River are:

The fishing never stops on the Matanzas River! In April, head out in search of some prized Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. You’re sure to have fun! Check availability for local fishing charters in Matanzas River.