Captain
Zach Timmons

Member since July 2015

St. Augustine, United States

Background
I am a 5th generation charter boat captain who grew up on fishing boats and have never stopped loving it.
Techniques
I like to troll for striking fish and also love to bottom fish for reef species. I tend to prefer lighter tackle for more of a fair fight but when it is necessary I will pull out the big guns! i am open to try other peoples favorite style or methods because in this line of work you aren't trying new things and experimenting you wont go far.

Hey, I'm Captain Zach Timmons

St. Augustine, United States
Background
I am a 5th generation charter boat captain who grew up on fishing boats and have never stopped loving it.
Techniques
I like to troll for striking fish and also love to bottom fish for reef species. I tend to prefer lighter tackle for more of a fair fight but when it is necessary I will pull out the big guns! i am open to try other peoples favorite style or methods because in this line of work you aren't trying new things and experimenting you wont go far.

My Charter Listings

 
St. Augustine
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Mangrove snapper spawn!

June 16, 2017

The big mangrove snapper are getting amped up for the spawn. It is the best time of year to go out and get them. They are a great eating fish and fight hard! It is a fun style of… Read Full Report →


Off shore fishing bonanza!

May 12, 2017

The bite is on! Trolling the wrecks for kings is about as close to a guarantee as you can get. Cobia are around in packs and the chance for a sailfish is as good as it gets right now.… Read Full Report →


the inshore slam!

January 02, 2017

winter fishing can be a great time of year for inshore fishing. the fish start moving around in the mid day low tides. also first thing in the morning for some good top water action. reds are a plenty!… Read Full Report →


cobia on the wrecks!

December 30, 2016

the cobia are here for the winter! they should be sticking around for a while as long as the weather holds out and the water temp stays around where it is now. its a fun time of year to… Read Full Report →


Red reds and more reds!

August 27, 2016

The mullet run is happening right now so there are plenty of predatory fish out and about taking advantage of the all you can eat buffet. There are large numbers of reds holding in the inlet and near the… Read Full Report →


silver kings!

July 14, 2016

the tarpon are here!! they have been showing up more and more over the past few weeks, and will continue to be here for the next two months. so if you are interested in catching a large, beautiful, high… Read Full Report →


flounder everywhere!

June 07, 2016

the flounder are in thick right now and most being good sized. this is the time of year where it is easy to pull upper teens into the 20 plus fish days on a regular basis. if you are… Read Full Report →


spring fishing

May 02, 2016

spring fishing is in full swing. this is one of my favorite months to fish, the weather is beautiful and the fish are hungry. many species of fish are making migrations to our area from in shore to off… Read Full Report →


clear water winter sight fishing!

February 17, 2016

the water has been crystal clear and the low tide mid day has been producing some great sight fishing action! if you like stalking up on and making some long casts to cruising redfish then right now is the… Read Full Report →


bad weather but great fishing!

January 30, 2016

well if you don't mind the cold and the wind or all around bad weather the fishing is great this time of year. we will be blessed with a few great days thrown in there, this is florida so… Read Full Report →


Black drum bite

December 26, 2015

The black drum are biting right now and they are the perfect size to eat, not to big not to small and they put up a great fight! Still plenty of trout and redfish around also. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 52 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Awesome time. Great fishing. We celebrated my son’s 12th birthday on the water with Captain Zach. Caught plenty on fish and ended the day with a huge Red. “Best birthday ever!” was how my son described the day.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 24, 2017

My Dad and I had a great time fishing with Captain Zack!  I will definitely book again next year.

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Went fishing on Friday, August 18, 2017

This was a great trip!  Zach knew best time at best places,  according to weather, tide, etc.  my grown kids had a great experience!  Capt Zach was very helpful &a friendly!  Caught more than thought we would!  Very happy!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Great experience for novice fishermen and ladies from 70 years old to 10.  If you you are an expert fisherman captain Zack will get you into as many fish as you can handle.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Our trip was absolutely amazing! We had a blast! I highly recommend it!

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Zach was very professional, He took us to some good fishing spots and we enjoyed the scenery.
He took us to some places that you would never believed anyone could find.
He let us stay out a little longer because we had some rain. Very much worth the cost.
We are looking forward to getting back down from North Carolina to do some more fishing.

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Best trip ever! Captain Zach was terrific; friendly, very knowledgeable and put us on the fish. It was like fishing with an old friend. Captain Zach made sure my son had the experience of a lifetime. Captain Zach put us on several Amberjack for a terrific fight. Also recommended how to prepare our fresh catch. Also helped my son land a barracuda; loved it.
We love visiting St. Augustine and will definitely schedule fishing trips with Captain Zach.

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

We had a great evening charter. Lots of fun and variety.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Excellent trip. We brought back about 100 lbs of fish including 35 lb cobia 40 lb amber jack and 30 lb jack . All we could possibly eat. We caught 5 or 6 more big fish including several barracuda, more amberjack a red snapper (can’t keep )and a nurse shark that we all let go.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The weather had the patterns so upset the bait fish didn’t even know what to do. We managed to catch enough bait and get into the Kings.
Captain Zack did a good job finding and keeping us over the Kings.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Excellent trip with captain Zack. We hit 5 inshore spots caught fish at every one of them except one.  Captain Zack knows fishing.

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

We had great time with captain Zack would highly recommend him. He put us on a lot of fish.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Didn’t catch any fish at all. Was a big waste of money.

Ronald Davis does not recommend First City Fishing Charters

Fished June 2017

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 2, 2017

Yeah.. fishing was terrible, and weather was terrible. Skunked! There is a first time for everything I guess. Sharks just didn’t want to show there ugly mugs. We tried hard and tried everything. We still tried to make sure everyone had a good time. I hope to see you again in future for some redemption! Sometimes they just don’t bite on the first day it opens up but they will be there… probably today.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Me and my wife really enjoyed the inshore trip. We caught a ton of flatties, red fish, couple jacks and a really nice speckeled trout. Can’t wait for next year will defiantly be booking another.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We hooked two amberjack,two red snapper, two very large shark and several other fish. We saw several other turtles, Dolphins and mana ray. The weather was perfect and Zach kept the ride smooth. We want to go again.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great experience

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Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Great captain! Took great care of the four of us and had us on many different species of fish throughout the day! I have some issues with motion sickness and he made sure that we stayed in calm waters. Can’t wait to book him in the future.

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Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tough wind but had a great time fishing. My son caught two large fish and had a blast reeling them in.

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Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

Zac was awesome, conditions were not ideal but he still put us on the fish! We had so much fun and will always chose first city fishing charters when we are in St. Augustine.

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Caught some nice flounder and my son in law got a St Augustine slam on a tough day to fish. I think on a tough day Zach did great. Other captains were calling him because they apparently weren’t doing too good and he was trying to help them. It’s called fishing not catching. I highly recommend Zach. Great charter boat setup and excellent equipment. Super knowledgeable and a great fisherman. I have fished all my life but he still taught me a number of new things. We will be back to fish with him on the cobia run. If fish are around I think he works hard to put us on them. Thanks a ton Captain Zach!!!!!!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

You can easily tell that Captain Zach has been fishing these waters for his entire life.He is farmiliar with every drop of water in the Intracoastal and did a great job of putting us on some redfish, bluefish, sharks, and flounder. If you are looking to have an amazing day out on the water with an experienced Captain, book a charter with Captain Zach.

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great experience! Captain Zach is very knowledgeable about fishing spots and how to catch them. Caught a 20 to 25 pound red Snapper

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 2, 2017

So glad you all had a good time! I enjoyed taking you guys. Looking forward to taking you all out again in the future.

Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 30, 2016

Great trip!  Extremely knowledgeable and enjoyed the day. Well equipped, knew the area and was prepared to catch fish and big fish. Highly recommend. Will not be my last trip with Zach.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Capt. Zach did all he could to put us on the fish. The wind today made it difficult to fish the inlet. The boat was well equipped for the conditions, but fighting rolling seas is never easy. It was also clear from the radio chatter between guides that everyone was has having an off day.  However, tonight we did have a nice dinner of fresh redfish and flounder. We also had some fun with the jacks we got into. We saw tarpon rolling and jumping. We made a limited attempt at them but did not want to concentrate our half day on them. Sighting dolphin and a manatee added to a nice day on the water.

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Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

Fantastic!  Although the fish weren’t biting as much as we would have liked, Zach did a great job ensuring we still caught some good fish. He knows his stuff - would recommend this charter to anyone and we will definitely use First City again!

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 13, 2016

We had a great time. We caught about 15 fish in four hours with three keepers. My 13 and 10 year old had a blast.  We then went to Aunt Kate’s and had them cook our catch. What a great day!

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Went fishing on Friday, July 29, 2016

started on time, boat & equipment were clean and serviceable.  Captain knew where he was going, and executed his plan.  One negative, my grandson was too small to handle the fish we hooked, so his experience was less than I had hoped. The actual fishing was great and enjoyable.

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Enjoyed fishing with Captain Zack,caught some fish and gained some fishing knowledge. Will go out with him in the future !

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

No live bait available and a very hot day made for very few fish to catch, but Zach did all he could to make it a great day. We all enjoyed the day and will both k another trip with Zach when it cools down.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Best ever fishing trip, fish were not real active, but capt was fantastic with a passion and love for fishing, as the others went back we stayed out, and that’s when I got my first sailfish, my son and I will never forget this great day :)

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

We had a wonderful day at sea with Captain Zach. We caught plenty of beautiful King Mackerels and a huge Red Fish, even pretty little /big sucker fish we had to throw back. Captain Zach was great with my kids and very determined to make sure we all caught and we all had a good time.

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Had a great time with Zach and caught lots of fish. Hes very easy going and genuinely wants people to catch fish and have a good time.  I’ll be sure to look him up again next time I’m in the area.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My wife and I were vacationing in St. Augustine, and decided to do some charter fishing. We went through FishingBooker and found First City Fishing Charters with Capt. Zach Timmons. The process was all very simple, the date we requested was availabe and ultimately confirmed. Contacting Capt. Zach was easy with the provided information, and we agreed on a time and place to meet. We were wanting an offshore fishing trip, and we tried, but the winds came up and the sea was a bit rough, so we switched to an inshore fishing excursion. We were able to land some flounder and trout. Even the non-keeper type fish were amazing to look at!! The Robins Head is one weird looking fish and we caught several of those. We proceeded to try various spots on the river, each with its own beauty. I was able to land a nice little Bonnet Head Shark. All this time Zach was patient, helpful, considerate and extremely knowledge of the area, its history, its wildlife and things ashore, such as restaurants, in which we might be interested. All in all a very relaxing afternoon on the water. Because we had to switch from offshore to inshore, Capt. Zach extended our fishing time to accommodate for the time lost attempting to go offshore. No, we didn’t reel in a ton of fish, but we were out on the water and it was great. We would book again with Capt. Zach without hesitation.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Captain complained all day because we were losing tackle n ” lead cost $3 a pound”. He found fish quickly but we were using poles that were very outdated ( I’m talking .around 20 years). I have fished my whole entire life in the Atlantic and for $600 I literally had the worst day on the water my entire life. I could go on and on.    It got so bad that at the end of the trip as he was cleaning our 1 fish he asked what I thought? My response was simply I’m a little disappointed in the one fish.  His reaction was to scream at me that it’s not his fault the lines kept breaking and we don’t know how to fish. After arguing with him for 5 min I paid him n left. Anyways that is actually the short version but I’ve wasted enough time n money on capt zach today.    FISHINGBOOKER.com you really let me down. Unprofessional captain ego just wanted to fish in his Covina tournament n yelled when we told him ” we were a little disappointed”!!!!!!

Brad Lyford does not recommend First City Fishing Charters

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 28, 2016

I don’t even know where to begin. you may say it was your worst charter ever but I cant imagine anyone being able to please you. cobia circling boat along with tons of snapper and large sharks. all of witch were hooked and fought. I have caught and landed more fish on those poles than anyone can count. penn senator 4/0 and shimano tld30 are not old and have proven to catch fish time and time again. you battled a 8ft shark on the same rod and didn’t lose it. I advised that a better plan would have been to run the beach for cobia due to the fact they are running in hords at this time and it is fun to sight cast on them off of the migrating manta rays plus the weather was building but I was informed that It was something not wated to do so I changed plans and powered 15 miles in 4ft seas to accomidate the needs of the charter. it was not a tournament day. you cant do charter and a tournament the same day. i cant control the large size and power of the fish being caught some people like to fight 20lb plus snapper and cobia but it takes skill and technique to catch them and willingness to learn from the capt on how to best catch them. after all the work and dedication i put in to try and make the trip as you wanted, to hear you say you were disappointed and stated my tackle was to blame and outdated was very frustrating to hear. the worst client i have by far ever had and i have been doint this my entire life. if any guides read this do not, i repeat do not answer this phone call. i hope anyone reading this can see the real story.

Went fishing on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Awesome trip. Got lots of fish. Loved it. Thanks

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This was our first charter with Capt Zach Timmons and it was one of the best fishing charters we’ve ever taken.  Capt. Zach and his boat as well as all the fishing tackle was clean and in very good condition. He was professional, friendly and worked hard to make sure we caught fish And we did!  Lots of them.  I’d give him a 10 out of 10 score for entire experience. There were five of us and he made it seem effortless handling all of us. My kids and grandkids had a great time. Keep up the good work.  We’ll be signing up with again next year.
Jim G 3/22/2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Captain Timmons put us on fish right away. Worked hard to get a variety of catch. Courteous and informative.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Captain Zach provided my family a fantastic experience fishing. He was very helpful and friendly. He went above and beyond to insure we all had a great time. My son was thrilled when he caught a cobia and red snappers. You can’t go wrong choosing First City Fishing Charters!!

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 11, 2016

The trip was almost perfect. The Captain really wanted us to catch fish but they just werent hungry. We could see the fish but they just wouldnt bite.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Great trip with a very good captain!  Lots of fish and catch and release.  Kept our limit.  Would rebook again and I highly recommend this charter.

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 29, 2016

glad to hear you had a good time and thanks for the review! it was a real fun day getting to take you guys and it made my job easier that you all knew your way around a fishing rod. looking forward to taking you all out again soon. thanks again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Great day of fishing. Family enjoyed Zach and his guide service. He showed great patience with the boys and did his best to put us on fish. I recommend his service.

Fished December 2015

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 29, 2016

so glad you had a good time. I enjoyed having you guys on the boat and being able to put you on some fish. hope to see you guys again soon. thanks again

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We had a great fishing trip! We were hoping to be going on an off shore fishing trip but the seas were to rought. We had a group of 6. We caught a variety of fish. The equipment he gave us to use was in great shape. We fished with live and artificial bait. Zach our captain filleted our catch and we brought home dinner for our families. I highly recommend captain Zach to anyone.

Frans

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, November 27, 2015

Thank you guys so much for the positive feedback. I am grateful and very pleased to hear you guys enjoyed the trip I enjoyed taking you guys. The weather tried to throw a wrench in our plans but we made the best of it. Hope you guys like me up again in the future. Much appreciated.

Went fishing on Friday, November 20, 2015

Captain Zach was great! Highly recommend him and his boat. We had two young girls and he was patient and very helpful so they had fun too. Best fishing trip I’ve ever had.

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 23, 2015

Thank you for the review. I am so glad to hear you all had a great time. I enjoyed every minute of it. Hope to take your family out again in the future. Thanks again

Went fishing on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Capt. Zach was an excellent guide and got us onto fish immediately.  He had the equipment, knowledge and enthusiasm we were looking for.  Unfortunately, we were not able to go on the deep-sea excursion that we had booked, but it was not due to anything that Capt. Zach was able to control.  Thank you to Capt. Zach for great memories and for being such a personable, easy-going and fun guy to spend some time with while we got to enjoy doing something we love!

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Captain knew has stuff and tried hard, but we only caught three fish,  none of which we could take home.

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Zach Timmons (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 22, 2015

I am sorry the fish didn’t want to cooperate with us that day, we lost fish and stayed out longer trying to get something going but that’s the way it goes sometimes. I am glad you guys had a good time. Thank you for your review and I do look forward to taking you guys out again in the future.

Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

Our captain was awesome! The weather was bad that morning but he went to alot of trouble to show us a great time!!

Fished August 2015

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