North of Saint Augustine, along the Tolomato River (known as the North River to locals) lies the Guana River Wildlife Management Area and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. These large protected swaths of woods and wetlands help preserve the adjacent Tolomato River (North River) and Guana River (more a uniquely Florida coastal lagoon than a river) from environmental harm due to overdevelopment. In addition they help preserve these estuarine waterways as prime inshore fishing habiat. Captain Danny takes anglers on inshore fishing trips up the Tolomato River (North River) as far as Pine Island, about two thirds up the river to the town of Palm Valley.
At Saint Augustine, anglers on an inshore fishing trip with Captain Danny can fish Saint Augustine Inlet, gateway for fish entering nearby inshore waterways from the Atlantic Ocean. Also at St Augustine, between the old town and the inlet, anglers can fish the rich waterway known as Salt Run. The land adjacent to this coastal lagoon is well protected by Anastasia State Park. When fishing Salt Run with Captain Danny, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful and serene inshore shorelines in Florida. Salt Run is just minutes from the old town of Saint Augustine.
South of Saint Augustine lies another coastal river, the Matanzas River. Like the the Tolomato (North) River, the Matanzas is a slow moving Florida coastal river that runs parallel to the Atlantic Coast. The Matanzas River empties into the Atlantic at Saint Augustine Inlet, just after passing through the town of Saint Augustine. As much a coastal lagoon as a river, the Matanzas has the benefit of connecting to the sea through a second inlet, the Matanzas Inlet, nearly 20 miles south of Saint Augustine Inlet. Like Saint Augustine Inlet, the Matanzas Inlet is another gateway to the open sea for fish entering and leaving local inshore waterways.
Captain Danny will take anglers on a St Augustine inshore fishing charter as far north as Pine Island on the Tolomato (North) River, and as far south as Matanzas Inlet, depending on what’s biting and where.