Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 07/30/2017

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks

Water temp: 73

Water depth: 100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermillions 

 For those of you who didn’t know red snapper finally opened up this month for two weekends. Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in St. Augustine Florida booked out all the snapper days but unfortunately due to the weather we only got to fish two days. Deepsea fishing for red snapper offshore on wreckes was very productive and we had our limts in just a few minutes. Most fish 5-8 pounds but a couple bigger fish near 20lbs. There are several ways to catch red snapper, personally I just like a 4 to 5 foot leader with a number eight or nine circle hook and a 8 ounce lead usually gets the job done. Drop down to the bottom and reel up about 10 cranks just off the bottom and the snappers should be there. Maybe noaa Maine fisheries well realize the seas were way too big and way too rough for anyone to go catch red snapper the weekends they choose out of it being closed for many years!!! Not really fair. Maybe they will reconsider another weekend for anglers to go catch this great tasting fish. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters deepsea offshore. 

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 08/29/2017

 Bait: live shrimp

Water temp: 78 degrees

Water depth: 4- 8 ft

What's biting: redfish, trout, flounder, blackdrum 

 Inshore fishing can be hot this time of year  with plenty of action. Not many people  relize, but St. Augustine Florida is a great place for backcountry fishing. We have tons of marsh creeks and a lot of water to travel. I have a lot clients that like to target redfish. When I Fish for redfish I like to use a fish finder rig with just enough lead to hold the bottom. About a foot leader and circle hook is really all you need. Deepsea fishing and offshore have been hit or miss. The ocean has been very rough and my deep sea offshore trips have been getting cancelled. Hopes the ocean lays down so we can bust out the gulfstream soon and do some trolling for sailfish and wahoo. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters!!!

Nice redfish caught by Shae in St. Augustine Florida Charter Fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters  

Nice redfish caught by Shae in St. Augustine Florida Charter Fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters  

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 08/29/2017

Bait: ballyhoon on the deep line 

Water temp: 79 degrees 

Water depth: 150- 600 ft 

What's biting: sail fish, wahoo,  cobia, amberjack, snapper

Well it's October here in St. Augustine Florida and I just want to say on behalf of Drop Down Sport Fish Charters that I'm sorry for not doing any offshore fishing charter reports but Since hurricane Irma i have been rebuilding my house and getting life back together. Now for the Fishing!! I had just had an 8hr bottom trip and it was good. The vermillion snappers we chewing and the red snapper were on fire. A mixed bag of other snapper also- mangos, yellow tail, lanes, muttons. A couple nice amberjack fish and a few fat trigger fish made the box plenty full of meat. Wahoos can be taken this time of year early in the morning. Look for a color change along the gulfstream and always keep an eye out for flyers. Wahoo can also school up offshore so if you catch one circle back around for a couple more passes. My favorite rig trolling is a horse ballyhoo on the planner rod. If you want go catch some quality offshore fish this month, October can be as good as any. Give us a call here in the nations oldest city St. Augustine Florida and let's go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters. 

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Moose red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters st Augustine Florida  

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 08/29/2017

Bait: Cut sardine chunks and cut Fish 

Water temp: 83

Water depth: 100-130ft

What's biting: vermillion snapper, trigger fish, pink porgies 

 As we fish offshore in the late summer months here on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located in St.Augustine Florida the fishing can be fairly consistent. Big tides out deep can play significant roll in the bite. Groupers should chew a lil this month out in the deep water, 130ft plus is where I like to start. When targeting grouper just remember a couple key things. Big fish eat big baits!!! With that said make sure you have a good strong setup (rod and reel) with at least 80lb main line. Have the drag locked down tight, a good hook, and the rest is in the angler's hand. Smaller fish like vermillion snapper , gray trigger fish and pink porgies will all be a good choice to target since amberjacks are shutdown. Bust out the double rigs with a couple chunks of cut fish and see if the triggers are biting. Inshore fishing charters will also be very productive the next few months as the river fish will be spawning in the creeks. October is my favorite month to Fish the intercostal and all inshore species will be biting. Flounder especially!! Come book your trip on Drop Down Charters here in the oldest city St.Augustine Florida and let's go fishing! 

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A nice pair of red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters offshore fishing charters in st Augustine Florida hope they open them up next year

Drop Down Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 08/07/2017

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks and live bait 

Water temp: 82

Water depth: 75-100ft

What's biting: kingfish, cobia, amberjack, snapper

The dog days of summer are here and fishing in St.Augustine Florida is still great on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters! As we hit the month of April, fishing can be a little tricky. Sometimes the fish will be chewing and othertimes lock jawed. With the tropical storms and hurricanes approaching the barametric pressure will fluctuate and so will the bite. I always like to fish a week before a storm or front, and maybe 2-3 days after the storm passes. The moon phase is also a key factor, depending on the fishing you plan, some full moon night bites can be the absolute best and Mangrove Snapper are one of many. If you are ready to get on a good fishing charter before the summer ends don't hesitate and book with us on Drop Down Charters here in the oldest city St.Augustine Florida. Let's go fishing! 

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Matt and crew with a nice summer catch on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters offshore fishing in St.Augustine Florida