Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing
– Henry David Thoreau
For the angler, St Augustine offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy time on the water including offshore adventures for big game fish, inshore charters for species like sea trout, redfish and snook, SUP or Kayak fishing adventures on the St Augustine waterways, or even a relaxing day pier fishing on St. Augustine Beach. The resorts outfitter will get you “Hooked up” with the right guide or adventure depending on your level of expertise or interest.
Here is just a snapshot of the state record fish caught in our Northeast Coast waters. The Men’s 20# record for Cobia in Jacksonville at 125 lbs, the all tackle length for gag grouper was set in St Augustine at 89″, all tackle Red Grouper at 19 lbs in St Augustine, Women’s 504* black drum in Fernandina Beach at 93 lbs. Come visit St Augustine to chase your own record!
Let our experts at the Guy Harvey Outfitter conned you with one of the local offshore or inshore fishing guides to put you and your crew on the fish. To learn more about our “goto” S13131±11Sbillg—CaDthilliffir a great. on the water, call the GuyHarvey Outfitter at 800-513-5257.
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No life is so happy and so pleasant as the life of the well-govern’d angler.
– Izaak Walton
We at Guy Harvey Outpost take fishing regulations seriously. We’re committed to conservation and hope you are as well. It’s important to know and respect the local fishing regulations.
At best, it’s good sportsmanship.At worst, being unfamiliar is a prescription for fines and penalties. Sadly, for some anglers fishing restrictions are for others to worry about. Such attitudes quickly result in an unsustainable fishery. So we ask all our anglers to be good sportsmen and conservationists, and respect the regulations.
If you are planning a charter fishing trip, you likely don’t need a fishing license, as the boat’s licensee will automatically apply to charter guests. Nevertheless, it pays to inquire. For further information on the need for a license, click here.
Lots of species means lots of differing regulations on open and closed seasons, slot limits, bag limits and the like. For the most current info from the Florida Wildlife Commission, click here. For a quick link to the regulations, click here.
We must all do our small part in protecting the fisheries for both our lil guys and future generations to come. Now let’s go fishin’!
Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.
– Charles Waterman
Fishing is our DNA. For us, a good bedtime read is the IGFA World Record Book, peppering our dreams with thoughts of our own world record. There’s a lot of water in St. Augustine, and even more in the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t waste your valuable time trying to find that perfect spot…that special wreck, or that secret honey-hole.
At the Outpost St. Augustine Beach, we know the fishery and the top-of-class guides who put you on the fish. Catching the fish is your job, finding the fish is theirs! Whether its inshore, offshore or flyfishing, we’ve teamed up with some of the best fishing guides in the region. Read more about them below! Tight lines and good fishing!
Matanzas Bay and the Guana and Tolomato Rivers are among the most fertile estuarine waters in the state of Florida crating a great inshore fishery for St Augustine. Anglers will have an exciting day fishing for fishing for sea trout with light tackle or sight fishing redfish during a flood tide. You do not have to travel far as Salt Run is known as one of the more popular spots on the northern part of Anastasia Island.
Capt James Dumas
Drum man Charters excels at light tackle fishing on the flats. Captain James Dumas is one of the most well -respected fishing guides in northeast Florida, depending on the season and the weather, he may also suggest sight fishing or fly fishing, for those who wish to take that challenge!
St. Augustine also boasts a large tarpon fishery, especially from June through September. One of the most spectacular fighting fish around, tarpon can be found just outside area inlets and in nearshore waters along the beaches. Live bait is normally used, but in the right conditions some fishermen can catch tarpon on a lure and even on a fly. Charters offer X day charters, 6 hours and full day charters.
Capt Tommy Derringer
Captain Tommy Derringer is a staff writer for Coastal Angler, a redfish tour professional, and an all-round expert in inshore and nearshore fishing. Captain Tommy is featured as the Northeast Florida Expert on the Chevy Insider Fishing Report TV Show.
St Augustine has excellent offshore fishing for big game fish. Typically charters travel 10 to 30 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean fishing reefs and ledges for a variety of species including cobia, amberjack, sea bass. Farther out you will find more trolling action, especially in the spring, as pelagic species like sailfish, blackfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, and kingfish come through this area when they migrate. Offshore charters include 1/2day, 3/4day, and full day charters. Charter fishing captains provide everything, from the boat itself to all the fishing equipment, including bait, and, most importantly, the expertise.
Endless Summer Charters
Endless Summer Charters is the ultimate charter fishing experience in North Florida. Based In St. Augustine out of the Conch House Marina, Endless Summer has three charter boats to provide you the best sportfishing experience. They have been charter fishing for 20 years with two generations of captains still fishing including Capt Billy, who has broken13 world records and is on the Sunshine Network’s Florida Fishing Report.
Jodie Lynn Soort Fishino Charters
Captain Robert Johnson has over 30 years of experience in offshore and deep-sea fishing. He and his wife, Jodie Lynn, have been in the fishing charter business since 1990, offering charters for family fishing as well as several options for groups, including overnight trips, all departing from the Conch House Marina.
St Augustine is a popular kayak fishing destination and the perfect way to escape all the noise and enjoy some time on the water. Artificial lures and a spinning rod are all a vacationing fisherman needs to bring to be able to hunt redfish like a pro.
Action Kayak Adventures
Captain Bart Swab charters throughout the intracoastal waters. All the essentials are included on his tours, which are customized to all individual skills or levd of adventure desired. (904)325-0344
A great spot for visitors to enjoy fishing without a big commitment of time or money is the St. Johns County Ocean Pier on St. Augustine Beach less than a 1/2mile away from the Resort. The pier itself maintains a fishing license with the state, so it is not necessary to purchase a separate license when fishing here – the license is included in the fishing fees. Fishermen can bring their own equipment or rent a pole at the bait and tackle shop. Fishing fees for non-residents are $3.00/adults and $1.50/children. This is a great way to spend a day with the family on the beach.
The pier is open daily from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. Restrooms and outdoor showers are available at the Pier, and there’s also a playground, a splash park, bocce courts, and a farmer’s market on Wednesday mornings, so there is plenty for the whole family to do.