Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 10/07/2019

Bait: Sardines

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!!!

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Big Cobia on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St. Augustine Florida

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 09/10/2019

Bait: Live bait

Water temp: 79 degrees

Water depth: 10-30 ft

What's biting: Red Fish, tarpon, big smoker mullet

Good morning from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in the beautiful city St Augustine Florida. We just had hurricane Dorian roll by us and we’re very thankful we had no real damage here in northeast Florida. Unfortunately for the Bahamas they were not so lucky. I hope they have good recovery in the years to come. As for fishing in St Augustine fl , now the storm has passed and the conditions have subsided the fishing has been red hot. The inshore fishing has been on fire , from a recent fishing report from charter fishing capt friend. The redfish bite has been really good with 15+ slots size fish in a few hours. The mullet run is in full effect with thousands of finger mullet the size of swimming pools are on the move going south. Fishing in St Augustine in September for tarpon can be as good as it gets around here. Tarpon skying the bait and showering them in to the shallows is a all day event. Drift a big size mullet on a free line or a cork rig with some floucarbon leader with a medium size circle hook in the current or the edge of light at night. The weather is still awesome here in st Augustine fl all year so give us a call on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters let’s go deepsea fishing or offshore and catch some fish and make some memories. 904-501-8572

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Nice Cobias Offshore deepsea fishing St Augustine Florida on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 08/07/2019

 Bait: Cut bait and sardines

Water temp: 80 degrees

Water depth: 120ft

What's biting: Mangrove snapper, vermillion snapper, trigger fish, Cobia, African pompano any many more.

Good morning from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters located in the beautiful city of Saint Augustine Florida. It’s been a very busy summer fishing season on Drop Down Charters and I’ve been slacking on the fishing report but here is one for this month. Offshore fishing charters have been pretty good. On the half day offshore fishing charters we are catching Kingfish, Cobia, Sharks, barracuda and more. We have been slow trolling live bait on the wrecks, reefs and ledges. Look for birds and bait working on the surface, the Kingfish shouldn’t be to far behind. As for the long days deep sea fishing charters, we have been mostly just bottom fishing. Mangrove Snapper are one of my favorite fish to target offshore on the Drop Down. When the current is right, I like to set a drift line with some chum and see if I can get the mangos to swim up behind the boat. Other fish we catch on the drift line are African pompano, red snapper, amberjack, Kingfish and more. If we can’t get a good drift line, we go to the bottom and meat fish. Double rigs w cut bait usually do the trick and we can catch vermillion snapper, trigger fish, pink porgies, grouper and many more. If you want to get a good fishing trip this summer, give us a call on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in st. Augustine Florida and let’s go fishing!!

Mangrove Snapper Offshore Fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in st. Augustine Florida

Mangrove Snapper Offshore Fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in st. Augustine Florida

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 04/22/2019

 Bait: ballyhoo and lures

Water temp: 77 degrees

Water depth: 130 -600 

What's biting: Mahi Mahi , tuna fish, wahoo , sailfish. 

   Good evening hear from Drop Down Sport Fishing Charters in the beautiful town of Saint Augustine Florida. The weather is warming up nice and the offshore fishing charters have been pretty consistent with a variety of species biting. The shorter deepsea trips have been producing red snapper, vermillion snapper, and Cobia. On the longer gulfstream trips where catching Mahi tuna fish and wahoo. If your trying to catch these kind of pelagics now is the time of year to do it. Give us a call and we’ll get you set up. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters! 

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Michael and brother with a sweet catch on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in Saint Augustine Florida  

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 03/20/2019

 Bait: live shrimp or jigs

Water temp: 62 degrees

Water depth: 2-8ft

What's biting: red fish , trout , sheepshead  

   Good morning from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in the oldest city St. Augustine Florida. It’s been pretty breezy this week for the most part, but that hasn’t stopped Drop Down Sport Fish Charters. We’ve had a couple inshore fishing trips this week with decent results. A few slot size red fish to keep, a bunch of smaller rat reds, along with keeper size sea trout and flounder. I’ve been catching these fish all over the icw but more bites on the shoreline with some current. As for deepsea and offshore fishing out of St. Augustine Florida , the water is still green and cold, But that’s all about to change. There where lots of sailfish caught last week so the offshore pelagics should be any day the first wave of mahi and tuna Fish will be coming threw. Focus on the water temperature change and fish there, there should be plenty of action. If not then find any changes in the ocean from water temp, to water color, to structure such as weed lines or debris. A floating log or pallet is almost guaranteed Mahi mahi. If your looking for a inshore Or Offshore Fishing Charter call Drop Down Sport Fish Charters for premier charters in st. Augustine Florida. 

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Nice redfish caught inshore fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters st. Augustine Florida