Imshore/nearshore report NE Florida
Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: June 21, 2007.
Inshore/nearshore report NE Florida
I'm seeing more tarpon around the Mayport jetties, which is encouraging. The pogies are scattered, but you can catch "greenies" on bait rigs at the jetty tips. Some bait size mullet can be cast netted on the outside of the rocks. I'm getting reports of plenty of shark action behind the shrimp boats and kingfish on the nearshore reefs. The jetty reds will hit mud minnows, greenies, mullet and live shrimp on jig heads.
There has been a bit of a flounder run recently around the rocks and docks of the river and inlet. Speckled trout, jacks, ladyfish, and even the occasional snook are being caught in the ICW and river. Redfish and other saltwater species are being caught far up the river near Green Cove Springs, which is unusual.
Recently, I've been busy outfitting my new boat, a 21' Polar/Dynasty bayboat, which should be ready in a couple of days. It will be a little roomier on those four person charters!
Captain Bob's Fishing Charters,Inc.
About The Author: Captain Bob Cosby
Company: Captain Bob\'s Fishing Charters, Inc.
Area Reporting: Mayport, Ponte Vedra, St Augustine and nearshore waters
Bio: Captain Bob Cosby is a retired USCGR Captain, and has had a 50-ton Master’s license since 1986. He is a Jacksonville native and has fished the local waters since he was a small child, fishing with his grandparents from bridges, piers and in the surf. Captain Bob has an easygoing personality, and won’t be yelling or getting angry with the customers. When Captain Bob is not fishing with customers, he often spends his free time – fishing! He enjoys fly fishing the spring creeks of Montana, and fly fishing for Atlantic salmon in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He has owned several offshore boats and has caught marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna and large sharks. However, he enjoys inshore fishing the local salt waters of Northeast Florida the most!