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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

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 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 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!

Now if you would like to take in a little study materials on what Redfish feed upon, this book from Dr. Aron Adams found by clicking Here I feel 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, planning a visit to that part of our Great State, 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 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 that have 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

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!

We invite you to take in a few Flats Nation Podcast Episodes to help "Scratch that Fishing Itch" when working or traveling and you just cannot hitch up the Skiff and go, on these links:

Our main podcast page works great for your mobile device since they will stream right on your phone/tablet can be found by clicking Here

Our new Flats Nation YouTube Channel can be found by clicking Here and sharing them with family and friends if you find them Entertaining and Educational! We have some great guests in the works and planning stages on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.

Tight Lines, and God Bless!

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