Cullen Traverso

St. Augustine, Fl Captain Cullen Traverso

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Meet Fly Fishing Guide Cullen Traverso And High Tailin'

St. Augustine isn't only a great place to visit for its vast history, but it is also a great place to fish! With expansive marshes and creeks, it creates a great habitat for many species of gamefish. Miles and miles of spartina grass provide an abundance of life and prey that redfish, trout, flounder, and drum cannot resist! Oyster-lined flats, shell bank drop-offs, and dock structures additionally provide the much-needed environment for predator fish to thrive. 

Winter and early spring offer some great sight fishing opportunities especially for fly fishing as the cool water becomes clear. Late spring and fall bring some of the most sought-after fishing experiences with the arrival of the flood tides. If you have not experienced this, it is a must! Your hands will be sweaty and your knees shaking as a redfish tail just feet away from you! 

Being born and raised in Florida, I’ve spent a great part of my life on the water. At the age of 10, my father introduced me to the world of inshore fishing and there have been a lot of tight lines since. Progression has always been my focus, but never at the expense of having a fun and lighthearted experience. No matter your skill level, I will tailor your trip to progress your fishing during our time spent together on the water.

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Expertise & Attributes

28 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with Families

Good to Knows

The Captain provides:

  • Tackle & Bait
  • Fishing License
  • Water / Snacks
  • Cooler with Ice
  • Sun Screen
  • Photos of you and your fish

You are advised to bring:

  • Polarized sunglasses (bronze and amber work best)
  • Sunblock (no spray cans please… it stains the boat)
  • Wear a hat and lightweight UV Protectant Apparel on Warm days / Winter wear on cooler days
  • Additional food and beverage
  • Rain jacket for summer showers