St. Augustine Fly Fishing Charters

St. Augustine Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine: 39 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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trips from $350
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trips from $450
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trips from $375
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trips from $700

Fly Fishing in St. Augustine

With its rich cultural history and breathtaking natural beauties, there's not much that St. Augustine can't offer to its visitors, and great fishing charters are no exception. If you're looking to experience flats and backcountry fishing at its best, the fly fishing St. Augustine provides will give you exactly that, and even more. 
 
St. Augustine fishing guides will take you exploring the skinniest of shallows in pursuit of some of the most attractive inshore game species, including Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and so much more. Some of the most popular fly fishing spots in the area include Matanzas and Tolomato rivers, as well as the Salt Run inlet.  
 

What type of trip is right for me?

 

Inshore Fly Fishing

 
St. Augustine fishing charters that focus on inshore fly fishing can last anywhere from a half day to a full day trip. Redfish, Black Drum, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout are among the top targets. Trout and Flounder can be caught year-round, while Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, Bluefish, and Ladyfish are seasonal. 
 

Nearshore Fly Fishing 

 
Even though the fly fishing St. Augustine is famous for is usually synonymous with inshore and flats fishing, you can get some great action a bit farther from the coast. You can fly fish for Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, and others in the bountiful nearshore waters of the area. 
 

“Flood Tide” Fly Fishing

 
Late spring to fall (especially during new and full moons) in St. Augustine is all about the "flood tides" or "tailing tides"! This phenomenon happens when spartina grounds that are usually dry get flooded. And this means one thing – a unique opportunity to spot Redfish, Sheepshead, and Black Drum more than a hundred feet away. Fly fishing for "tailing Redfish" is especially popular and crab patterns are proven to be very efficient.  
 

How to Prepare

 
All licensed St. Augustine fly fishing charters come inclusive with fishing licenses. Just make sure to ask your captain if fly gear is provided – this can vary depending on the charter. Pack any food/drinks, sun protection, layered clothing, and of course, a camera! 
 
The extensive flats, rich backcountry waters, and year-round fishery make St. Augustine a true fly fishing paradise. Come and experience the best it has to offer with the help of passionate local guides!
 
St. Augustine
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,742 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in St. Augustine

Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Charles  M.
Charles M. Eastman, Georgia
Get a guide or spend a lot of time talking to guys (they all seem to be guys) at the bait & tackle shops or those already fishing on the beaches and piers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide or spend a lot of time talking to guys (they all seem to be guys) at the bait & tackle shops or those already fishing on the beaches and piers
James  B.
James B. Saint Augustine, Florida
Book with a reputable Captain. Listen to your Captain. Respect the boat. The rest falls into place, which is a fun day fishing and catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a reputable Captain. Listen to your Captain. Respect the boat. The rest falls into place, which is a fun day fishing and catching.
Alex  J.
Alex J. Havertown, PA
Listen to the Captains recommended ways to catch fish. Be opened minded and enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful water views. Look for sea turtles and manatees. Tight lines to you all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captains recommended ways to catch fish. Be opened minded and enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful water views. Look for sea turtles and manatees. Tight lines to you all.
Jay  H.
Jay H.
Know the weather! Florida is HOT and if you aren’t used to it, make sure you drink plenty of electrolytes and stay hydrated while fishing. Sometimes the fun is so good you forget to drink water and you can’t do that in this heat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the weather! Florida is HOT and if you aren’t used to it, make sure you drink plenty of electrolytes and stay hydrated while fishing. Sometimes the fun is so good you forget to drink water and you can’t do that in this heat.
Chessie  F.
Chessie F.
We've rented two charter boats each time we visited and had a great time- everyone caught multiple fish! The captains always go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We've rented two charter boats each time we visited and had a great time- everyone caught multiple fish! The captains always go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time
Vanessa  L.
Vanessa L. Harrington Park, NJ
It’s hot so be prepared. We went early hoping to avoid afternoon thunderstorms too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hot so be prepared. We went early hoping to avoid afternoon thunderstorms too.
Loid  B.
Loid B. Lake City, FL
Bring lots of water and sun screen - maybe a sun shirt as it gets very hot in July.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water and sun screen - maybe a sun shirt as it gets very hot in July.
Dennis  W.
Dennis W. Madison, SC
Get with Captain James! Fishing from shore was tough. Wish we would of booked earlier in the week so we could of taken another trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain James! Fishing from shore was tough. Wish we would of booked earlier in the week so we could of taken another trip!
Jason  T.
Jason T. Bertram, IA
Bring water and sunscreen. Be prepared to catch some big fish and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water and sunscreen. Be prepared to catch some big fish and have a great time.
Tony  J.
Tony J. North Pekin, IL
This was a great trip for us being out on the sea in a boat to fish. We hope to visit again and will definitely call Dave to take us back out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip for us being out on the sea in a boat to fish. We hope to visit again and will definitely call Dave to take us back out.
Christina  M.
Christina M. United States
On our trip we had two guys that had never been offshore, they out fished us all Great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On our trip we had two guys that had never been offshore, they out fished us all Great time
Michael  F.
Michael F. Hardeeville, SC
I recommend to anglers fishing in Saint Augustine for the first time to reserve a guide with local knowledge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend to anglers fishing in Saint Augustine for the first time to reserve a guide with local knowledge
David  C.
David C. Miami, FL
Go with a charter fishing guide like old salt fishing charter Capt Cole was very knowledgeable and wasted no time putting us on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a charter fishing guide like old salt fishing charter Capt Cole was very knowledgeable and wasted no time putting us on fish.
Bobby  J.  R.
Bobby J. R. Pollock, LA
Definitely recommend going with someone who is familiar with the area, knowledgeable about the tide and bait to be using.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely recommend going with someone who is familiar with the area, knowledgeable about the tide and bait to be using.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Make sure you take motion sickness meds. We had a few even after taking it get sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take motion sickness meds. We had a few even after taking it get sick.
Clinton  B.
Clinton B. Phenix City, AL
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
They need to hire Capt Mike Likley..best money I ever spent. Had a blast with my family..the man knows how to put his boat on fish. Can't wait to do it again next year!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They need to hire Capt Mike Likley..best money I ever spent. Had a blast with my family..the man knows how to put his boat on fish. Can't wait to do it again next year!
Harry  B.
Harry B. Saint Augustine, Florida
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
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

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