St. Augustine Fishing Report

By Capt. Adam Morley

St. Augustine Sandman (on YouTube) with a cold water Redfish

Captain Adam Morley here, bringing you the latest from St. Augustine’s waters. The fishing scene has been as unpredictable as the weather lately. According to reliable local reports, the sheepshead bite is on fire. I recommend rigging up with live sand fleas and frozen mussels for a successful haul.

Venturing down to Flagler might just land you an unusually late Pompano bite in the surf. Keep an eye on the conditions and water temperatures – those willing to make the trip will be rewarded.

Inshore, there’s an abundance of under slot redfish. However, the larger slot fish are schooling up in the tidal creeks, basking in the warm rays. Target them strategically, but be mindful of the mid to upper 50s water temperature in the Matanzas River around Crescent Beach.

Remember, in cooler waters, everything slows down – including the redfish. Adjust your retrieve accordingly, and you might just hook into some impressive catches. Tight lines, anglers!