With both salt and fresh water, there's a very long list of fish native to the region - including sport fish and very, very tasty fish. Throughout this guide book we mention fishing piers found in area town centers and state parks. However, if you'd like to make a day of it, these local fishing operators might make an extraordinary day of a favorite hobby.
RODBENDER FISHING CHARTERS
Captain Chuck Stearns has 27 years' experience fishing St. Augustine's waters and offers 3-hour to full-day charters to fish snapper, grouper, amberjack, kingfish, tuna, sailfish, barracuda, cobia and more. Except your own drinks and snacks, everything's provided and done for you, even cleaning the fish!
Want a big fish? Spend as few as four hours or an entire day with Captain James Dumas, fishing St. Augustine's waters for redfish, black drum, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, tarpon - and other native species you may or may not have heard of. Everything is provided, even the ice water.
ENDLESS SUMMER CHARTERS (DEEP SEA)
Tuna, barracuda, sailfish and marlin - you're headed out to sea in search of the big boys. Larger groups can be accommodated (up to 12 people) on a choice of three boats.
SEA LOVE CHARTERS (DEEP SEA)
If 'reel therapy' isn't the best name for a fishing boat, we'd love to hear why. Sea Love is a great option if you're in town with a big group as their biggest of three boats can accommodate up to 61 passengers. Lots of regularly scheduled fishing trips for smaller groups or individuals, too.
ACTION KAYAK ADVENTURES (KAYAK FLY-FISHING)
Kayak fishing in the expert hands of a native Floridian paddler and fisherman. Combine your trip with hike, or take just a half-day's fishing excursion.
Join experienced crabbers Mike and Nancy Ranquette for a day's stone crab fishing - whether you want to help cut the bait and pull the pots, or simply take pictures and enjoy the ride.