This is a great time of year to be fly fishing here in the Oldest City. Cooler weather & dropping water temps have the fish fired up. In the backcountry creeks redfish can be caught in the shallows crushing shrimp & small crabs. Small lightly weighted shrimp or crab flies in black & purple or tan work really well for these fish. The Speckled trout fishing has picked-up in the deeper creek holes & off the edges of the Tolomato River. Look for current moving around oyster bars, cuts or sandbars & you should find some fish. A clouser minnow on a clear sink-tip will help get the fly down to the strike zone when the current is moving. If you are using a spinning rod a white, rootbeer or purple colored 3” paddle tail with a chartreuse jig head is my go to artificial bait of choice.
If you will be visiting St. Augustine over the holidays & would like to set up a fly or light-tackle fishing trip, make sure to call ahead for dates so we can plan a day on the water. Tight lines! – Capt. Tim