Fish

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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 connect 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 “go to” sport-fishing captains for a great day on the water, call the Guy Harvey Outfitter at 800-513-5257.

Fishing Trips

Offshore Fishing Adventure

Hook up with Captain Billy Hunsicker and Endless Summer Charters for a ½ day or full day charter fishing for wahoo, kingfish, dolphin, tuna or when in season cobia, sailfish, and marlin. ½ day charters starting at $800 up to 6 anglers.

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Inshore Fishing Adventure

Matanzas Bay and the Guana Tolomato Rivers are some of the most fertile estuarine waters in the state of Florida creating a great inshore fishery in St Augustine. Do not miss out. ½ day charters starting at $400.

Species: Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Tarpon(seasonal)

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Kayak Fishing Adventure

Enjoy time on the great outdoors kayak fishing in St Augustine with Captain Bart Swab either inshore or on the ocean.

½ Day Trip: $185
¾ Day Trip: $250
Full Day Trip: $350

Species: Redfish, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder & more!

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Fish with the Pros

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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 fly fishing, we’ve teamed up with some of the best fishing guides in the region. Read more about them below! Tight lines and good fishing!

Inshore Fishing

Matanzas Bay and the Guana and Tolomato Rivers are among the most fertile estuarine waters in the state of Florida creating a great inshore fishery for St Augustine. Anglers will have an exciting day fishing for sea trout with light tackle or sight fishing redfish during a flood tide. You also 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.

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 1/2 day charters, 6 hours and full day charters.

INSHORE PRO TEAM

Captain James Dumas

Drum Man Charters
St Augustine

Captain James Dumas is a full-time fishing guide who specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for species such as red fish, trout, flounder as well as tarpon & cobia. Whether you are a die-hard fisherman or are a first-timer, Captain James Dumas enjoys helping anglers perfect their skills.

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Captain Keith McBride

Chappy’s Backcountry
St Augustine

Captain Keith McBride loves to fish recreationally and put his customers on fish, but also fishes the pro circuit. For over 25 year she has been fishing for redfish, flounder, sea trout, and tarpon in the NE region of Florida.

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Captain Chris Herrera

Palm Coast Fishing
St Augustine

Captain Chris Herrera has been chartering for over 15 years in St Augustine and offers half/full day flats fishing charters for North East Florida fishing for redfish, seat trout, flounder and more!

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Offshore Fishing

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 ½ day, ¾ day, 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.

OFFSHORE PRO TEAM

Captain Billy Hunsicker

Endless Summer Charters
St Augustine

Endless Summer Charters is the ultimate charter fishing experience in North Florida with three charter boats to provide you the best sportfishing experience. They have been charter fishing for 20 years and can get you hooked up with cobia, amberjack, sea bass, sailfish, blackfin tuna, wahoo, or mahi mahi.

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Kayak Fishing

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. Our Pro Team member for Kayak Fishing is Captain Bart Swab with Action Kayak Adventures. Bart offers ½ day, ¾ day, and full day charters. Anglers can fish for redfish sea trout, flounder, black drum, tarpon(seasonal), cobia (seasonal), yellowmouth trout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead. You will need a fishing license if you charter a kayak adventure.

Kayak Fishing PRO Team

Captain Bart Swab

Action Kayak Adventures
St Augustine

Captain Bart Swab is your go to guide for kayak fishing and eco tours in St Augustine. Not only does Capt Bart put you on the fish, but you can see the waterways in unique setting as you kayak through the waterways as he educates you on the beauty and wildlife of St Augustine.

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Pier Fishing

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 2 mile 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.

Play By The Rules

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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.

Fishing License

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.

Bag Limits

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’!

Fishing calendar
Inshore Calendar Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
Redfish
Drum
Sea Trout
Flounder
Lady Fish
Jacks
Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon Off season Off season
Offshore Calendar Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
Blue Marlin
Sailfish
Dolphin
Wahoo
Yellowfin Tuna
Blackfin Tuna
Kingfish
Barracuda
Cobia
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