Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 04/23/2018

 Bait: Ballyhoo 

Water temp: 73 degrees

Water depth: 150-280

What's biting: sailfish and Mahi 

   Another Rainy and windy week here in Saint Augustine Florida. Despite the weather the fish have still been biting. In-between days of sunshine and rain we have had some great trips fishing inshore AND offshore. This previous week on one of the four hour trip’s offshore here on the drop-down charter, we caught multiple Trout, Black tip shark

and Red Snapper,unfortunately this beautiful fish is endangered and has to be thrown back when caught but lucky snapper season should open up in the middle of this up coming July. My previous Gulf Stream trip we caught Two Sail fish two Mahi and Three Black Fin Tuna. The Mahi really aren’t here yet but will be running any day now. Mahi and sail fish trips are going to take place in the Gulf Stream where it is 150-280 foot of water. The Gulf Stream trip’s are typically 11-12 hours depending on the sea and is around a two hour ride to get to the fishing grounds. When catching these fighting fish I use ballyhoo and seawitches on 50lb mono.

Recent inshore trips we have been catching redfish the occasional sheeps head and monster trout that are weighing 7-8 lbs. The flounder have yet to arrive but typically start to show in late April. The trout we have been catching have been some of the biggest I’ve ever caught. I’ve been catching them on live shrimp on a poppincork. Make sure to plan your summer vacation fishing trip with us on the drop down charters, summer time is coming up and spots are filling fast. Bring your family on a premier fishing charter with a true born and raised Floridian that will give you a professional and knowledgeable fishing experience!


big sailfish caught on the Drop Down Offshore Charter Fishing st. augustine Florida