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Flood Tide Fishing for Reds in St. Augustine

As Tommy and I discussed on our Podcast, which is Episode #11, found by clicking Here


Flood Tide Fishing for Reds in St. Augustine

He has access to a unique fishery in his part of the Great State of Florida, the NE section near the St. Augustine / Palm Coast area. It is filled with Oyster Beds, and Spartina grass is filled with crabs and shrimp.


Here is the video below on that type of fishing where he guided Capt. Jay Withers for his show, which 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!

Suppose you would like to take in a little study material on what redfish feed upon. In that case, this book from Dr. Aron Adams, found by clicking Here, makes for an excellent primer not only when fishing with Tommy but also their 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 you are in Northeast Florida, planning a visit to that part of our Great State, and looking to upgrade your Skills on an Educational Fishing outing. You would be 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 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) you can normally plan for "Flood Tide" fishing dates run around 20 days per 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 with what we like to call the Big Hill Tides showing. Then get with Tommy and see what is available for those days.


Tides Pro chart example

You can reach Captain Tommy on his website by clicking Here if you would like to Book a Trip and work on your Inshore Lure or Fly-Fishing Techniques in that Awesome Oyster bed-infested Ecosystem he runs around in!


Capt. Tommy Derringer

I look forward to working with Captain Tommy on more articles and projects with us here on Flats Nation, and do let him know we sent you!



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Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave and the Team


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