Flood Tide Fishing for Reds in St. Augustine
As Tommy and I discussed on our Podcast which is Episode #11 found here: https://www.flatsnation.com/podcast
He has access to a pretty unique fishery in his part of the Great State of Florida the NE section near the St. Augustine / Palm Coast area. That is filled with its Oyster Beds and Spartina grass that are just filled with all kinds of crabs and shrimp.
Here is video below on that type of fishing where he guided Capt. Jay Withers for his show, that I am looking forward to taking with Tommy myself for some more Flats Nation content. That is IF I can put down the rod long enough to get some Pictures with the Nikon!
Now if you would like to take in a little study materials on the what Redfish feed upon, this article from Dr. Aron Adams found here: http://www.fishermanscoast.com/HowTo/redfish_menu.html I think makes for an excellent primer not only when fishing with Tommy, but other locations to help you "crack the code" on what Fly or Lure may work the best with what you are presented with at that time.
So, if in Northeast Florida, or planning a visit that part of our Great State, this and looking to upgrade your Skills on an Educational Fishing outing. You would hard pressed, to find a better Person and Guide to go and take a trip with! And don't be shy, he has been in education for many years, so do let him know what skills you would like to work on before and during your trip...
The (pending winds which may add a few more days / hours for the same conditions) normal that you can plan for "Flood Tide" type of fishing dates runs around 20 days year each. As such, I would plan a trip like this pretty far in advance with Tommy or a member of his Guide Staff. Just open up your favorite Tidal program and look in that area for the days that have what we like to call the Big Hill Tides showing. Then get with Tommy and see what what is available for those days?
You can reach Captain Tommy on his website here: https://inshoreadventures.net/ if you would like to Book a Trip, this and work on your Inshore Lure or Fly-Fishing Techniques, in that Awesome Oyster bed infested Ecosystem he runs around in!
Looking forward to working with Captain Tommy on some more articles and projects with us here on Flats Nation, and do let him know we sent you!
Tight Lines, and God Bless!