Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 12/07/2017

 Bait: buck tail jigs

Water temp: 67 degrees 

Water depth: 65-100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermilion snapper, Black Sea bass 

Happy holidays from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in the oldest city St.Augustine Florida. Fishing offshore in December is one of my favorite months to catch some fat cobias. The brown clown will shop up this month on all the wrecks and large rock piles. Usually they will be hungry ready to eat but the 50lber might require a lil more game. Heavy spin tackle is fished most, 30-50lb line with 60lb fluorocarbon leader does the job. Have multiple rods ready because free swimmers are not uncommon. Just remember when measuring cobia it’s 33” at the fork of the tail, not the total length. Other deepsea fishing this month would include red snapper fishing since noaa opened another weekend December 8-11th. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters! Call for reservations!!! 

 

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fish slayer Reese with a nice cobia on Drop Down Charters  

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 11/24/17

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks

Water temp: 73

Water depth: 100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermillions

 Well it looks like we are going to get another chance for a Red Snapper season in December. Call and book your Sport Fishing charter with us on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located here in st.augustine, Florida. We can hook you up on a deep sea fishing charter of a lifetime so don’t miss your shot to go offshore fishing and catch the elusive red snapper. Also this time of year the cobia should start swimming around the wrecks in 80 to 100ft.  I like white jigs 1 to 3oz and live bait is always a plus. Free line one behind the boat in the chum line and get ready for some fish. Hope everyone has a good thanksgiving weekend and let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters!!! 

 
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Caught these limit of red snapper offshore and back to the dock before 930am. Happy clients on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters 

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