Water temp: 74 degrees
Water depth: 80-120ft
What's biting: Cobia, vermillion snapper, trigger fish, pinks
Good evening from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located here in the beautiful and oldest city st Augustine Florida. October is one of my favorite months of the year when fishing in St. Augustine Florida. The cool crisp mornings make great inshore fishing and the cooler water makes for clear water conditions back in the creeks. If tailing redfish are on your bucket list at high flood tide, October is a great month. Other inshore fishing charter species include sea trout and nice size flounder. Some of the biggest flounder I’ve ever caught as a kid we’re in October. Big finger mullet on a knocker rig or jig head. Just remember one thing when flounder fishing- big bait = big fish! As for offshore fishing charters the weather has had the fleet shut down. I had one trip last week on the Drop Down charter boat and ended up with a nice catch of vermillion Snapper trigger fish and a big Cobia. Offshore fishing in October for bottom fish can be very productive. I like live bottom this time of year, it holds more fish since the bait is gone now. Double rigs work well for meat fish but a big single rig dropped to the bottom with a big bait means grouper. Lock the drag down because you only get one chance or they break you off and can shut down the bite. Trolling can be decent to with a few pelagics starting to swim down. Sailfish , wahoo, mahi, and tuna can all be in the spread. Look for water temp changes or current rips. If your looking to book a fishing charter give us a call on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in st. Augustine Florida. Let’s go fishing!!!
Big Cobia on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St. Augustine Florida