St Augustine’s artificial reefs are home to an unfathomable variety of marine species. Along with the immense number of invertebrates from shellfish to crustaceans and the small bait fish that provide food to larger species, the variety of desirable species are a fisherman’s dream!
Grouper species found on St Augustine’s artificial reefs include: Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Snowy Grouper, Speckled Hind Grouper, Red Grouper, Warsaw Grouper and Goliath Grouper.
Snapper species include: Vermilion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper and everybody’s favorite, Red Snapper.
Amberjacks can often be found swimming over the reefs, and are a popular catch when fishing the reefs. Other reef inhabitants include Triggerfish, Flounder, Permit, Weakfish, Sheepshead, Seatrout and even Frogfish.
Pelagic predators that typically hunt the open ocean waters, often hunt the artificial reefs including Cobia, Barracudas, King Mackerel and Sharks.
You never know what you’ll catch when fishing St Augustine’s artificial reefs!