St. Augustine Deep Sea Fishing Charters

St. Augustine Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine: 53 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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Deep Sea Fishing in St. Augustine

If nothing else, you can always count on the stellar deep sea fishing St Augustine promises year after year. Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, this destination allows you to reap the benefits of the Gulf Stream and still make it home in time for dinner. Here, a never ending supply of bottom fish is matched by a parade of pelagic trophies that just won’t quit—even when the hustle and bustle of summer fades away.

What to Catch and When to Target it

For a chance to catch the biggest fish in the area, head to the Bluewater roughly 40-60 miles offshore. Weather permitting, you’ll always find something biting out here.

You can enjoy fishing the offshore wrecks and reefs for Black Seabass, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, and other bottom fish throughout much of the year. In cooler months, Grouper, Cobia, and Pompano tend to peak. While trolling offshore at this time you might catch Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, and Wahoo.

As the weather heats up, you’ll start to see more Amberjack and Mangrove Snapper near the wrecks and reefs. In spring you can take advantage of Mahi Mahi’s peak season, followed by a second wave in autumn. In early summer you might catch Blue Marlin while trolling offshore, along with Sailfish.

If you’re aiming for the Gulf Stream, plan to spend a good 10-12 hours on the water. These extended day trips are the best way to experience St Augustine’s deep sea fishing to the fullest. 

Depending on the season, you may be able to catch some big game fish like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi closer to shore on a full day (or even a half day) trip, anywhere from 5-10 miles out. Keep in mind that it’s more common to catch King Mackerel, Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks, and a variety of bottom fish while casting lines this close to shore.

How to Fish

Depending on your target species, you can expect to spend your time offshore either trolling or bottom fishing (often both). Trolling is ideal for catching the fast and ferocious Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel, Bonito, Marlin, and Sailfish. Baits might include live Ballyhoo and Mullet, cut bait, or lures.

Jigging and bottom fishing near wrecks, reefs, and other bottom structure will bring you a variety of critters such as Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. Cut bait and live bait can both prove effective, with common choices including Sardines, Mullet, and Pinfish. You might also use frozen Squid or a bucktail jig.

St. Augustine
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in St. Augustine

If you want to catch fish, Capt Al and Ethan are the way to go! They work hard and know where to go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch fish, Capt Al and Ethan are the way to go! They work hard and know where to go!
Eric  C.
Eric C.
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Eric  S.
Eric S. Bradleyville, MO
The inshore trip was good fishing and also got to see the attractions from a different viewpoint
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inshore trip was good fishing and also got to see the attractions from a different viewpoint
Brandon  H.
Brandon H. Hooper, UT
From our understanding fish are still out a ways in April but come closer once it warms up. Wind in April sometimes makes it hard to get out. We got lucky and had a very calm day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From our understanding fish are still out a ways in April but come closer once it warms up. Wind in April sometimes makes it hard to get out. We got lucky and had a very calm day!
Stanley  C.
Stanley C. Camillus, NY
Very good, some of the fish were back but there were a few species that will show up later. I had a blast!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Very good, some of the fish were back but there were a few species that will show up later. I had a blast!!!
Randy  H.
Randy H. New Kent, VA
Snappers cannot be taken, they are catch and release, This surprised me. I would recommend an all day trip or at least a 6 hr day so you can get out to the sportfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Snappers cannot be taken, they are catch and release, This surprised me. I would recommend an all day trip or at least a 6 hr day so you can get out to the sportfish.
CHRISTOPHER  S.
CHRISTOPHER S. Johns Creek, GA
Be open to what the captain has planned for you. They are the professionals.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to what the captain has planned for you. They are the professionals.
Josh  D.
Josh D. Howard City, MI
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Steven  R.
Steven R. Clanton, AL
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Mount Plymouth, FL
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Jacksonville, FL
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Griffin, GA
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Gregory  G.
Gregory G. Duluth, GA
Take a Red Snapper trip. Only once a year for 3 days for Atlantic Season, but we’ll worth the trip.
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5.0 / 5
Take a Red Snapper trip. Only once a year for 3 days for Atlantic Season, but we’ll worth the trip.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. Jacksonville, FL
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. United States
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Stan  O.
Stan O. Leesburg, GA
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
James  W.
James W. Aylett, VA
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Charles  F.
Charles F. Palm Coast, Florida
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Jacksonville, FL
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Lee  M.
Lee M. Saint Augustine, FL
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Jade  C.
Jade C. Black River Falls, WI

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