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!
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