Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 01/07/2018

 Bait: white and blue sea witch 

Water temp: 60 degrees

Water depth: 130-150

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

 Happy new year from Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in the oldest city Saint Augustine Florida. Fishing offshore in January is cold as you might expect but deepsea trolling this time of year can be a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life. North east Florida is known for big wahoo this time of year, the next two months, providing the weather let’s you get out are prime. 70+ pounders are common and even Fish up to 100lbs. There are several different  techniques to fish for wahoo, natural baits like ballyhoo on a sea witch is always a favorite. Or you can high speed which seems to be catching on more and more. Trolling big weighted lures at speeds from 12 to 21 knots!! Yes 21+ knots! If you come to St.Augustine Florida in the next couple months and want to go deepsea fishing give Drop Down Sport Fish Charters a call and let’s go see if we can go get a wahoo fish you will remember forever. 

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Donald and crew with a nice mixed box charter fishing offshore on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Saint Augustine Florida 

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 07/30/2017

 Bait: Cut sardine chunks

Water temp: 73

Water depth: 100ft

What's biting: cobia, red snapper , vermillions 

 For those of you who didn’t know red snapper finally opened up this month for two weekends. Drop Down Sport Fish Charters here in St. Augustine Florida booked out all the snapper days but unfortunately due to the weather we only got to fish two days. Deepsea fishing for red snapper offshore on wreckes was very productive and we had our limts in just a few minutes. Most fish 5-8 pounds but a couple bigger fish near 20lbs. There are several ways to catch red snapper, personally I just like a 4 to 5 foot leader with a number eight or nine circle hook and a 8 ounce lead usually gets the job done. Drop down to the bottom and reel up about 10 cranks just off the bottom and the snappers should be there. Maybe noaa Maine fisheries well realize the seas were way too big and way too rough for anyone to go catch red snapper the weekends they choose out of it being closed for many years!!! Not really fair. Maybe they will reconsider another weekend for anglers to go catch this great tasting fish. Let’s go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters deepsea offshore. 

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing

Shae and me with some red snapper on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St.Augustine Florida deep sea fishing

Drop Down Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine Florida - 07/16/2017

Bait: live bait 

Water temp: 80

Water depth: 65ft-100ft

What's biting: cobia, kingfish, amberjack, snapper, grouper

The fish are biting!!! Let's go fishing!!! St. Augustine Florida is the place to be. Come vacation destination here and do a fishing charter on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters. The fishing had been outstanding the last couple weeks with limits of amberjack and snapper almost every trip. There has been a thermocline in the water but if you can find live bait you can crush some fish offshore. I have been fishing waters in 85-100 ft for amberjack with a fish finder rig but with a very long leader. At least 8ft with flourocarbon leader will help you get the bite. Make sure you wait a few seconds after fish bites to make sure it swallows the bait. As I didn't follow my own rule and lost the biggest cobia I've ever seen two days ago!! The snapper have been on fire as well, using cut sardines is my favorite for big bees. You also catch a variety more fish. I have fished the last 21 days in a row and where dialed in here on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters to kill some fish. Give us a call and let's go fishing! 

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Tracey and crew with a smack down on the fish on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters St. Augustine Florida  

Drop Down Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine - 6/12/2017

Bait: live sardines and cut bait

Water temp: 77 degrees

Water depth: 100-140 ft

What's biting: mahi, mangrove snapper, cobia, amberjack 

Drop Down Sport Fish Charters in St.Augustine Florida takes pride in catching the most fish on our Charters every single trip! The offshore bite has been very productive with fish chewing from all angles. Bottom fishing for mangrove snapper will be the game plan for the next couple of months along w all the other usual suspects. Cobia are still swimming around and the amberjack are wide open. The troll bite inshore of 65ft is still good action with king fish and Spanish mackerel. Pick a day this summer and get the family together and let's go fishing on Drop Down Sport Fish Charters saint Augustine Florida! 

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Drop Down Charters Fishing Report for St. Augustine - 3/26/2017

Bait:    live shrimp 

Water temp: 67 degree

Water depth: 2-3 ft 

What's biting: Speckled sea trout and redfish 

The last few trips have been inshore flats fishing for big sea trout and slot size redfish. I have been using live shrimp on a float rig with a 3 ft leader  and small circle hook free line. When targeting big trout I look to focuse of white shell banks and small feeder creeks. Look for bait being crushed on the bank, trout will be not far behind.  

 

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Nice trout inshore charterfishing St. Augustine Florida