Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: April 09, 2007.
I thought the cold weather was done and then we were hit with a record cold snap with temperatures in the 30's. Hopefully, that was old man winter's last gasp. Today the water temperature was 62.5 degrees; down from the balmy 70's of last week.
The spanish mackerel, larger blues, and even a few jacks have arrived. The speckled trout are larger and more plentiful than last month and are hitting surface and diving plugs, as well as live bait. There should still be some BIG drum in the area.
Sheephead continue to bite well. Reds are at the jetties, in the creeks, and ICW. The first schools of pogies have not arrived yet. When they do, the spring dinner bell will have officially rung! The cobia will be escorting them and the migrating manta rays. Some big reds should also be under some of the pogie pods.
The surf fishing has picked up also with some pompano being caught along with whiting, drum, and bluefish.
Tight lines and smiling faces!
CAPT Bob Cosby
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!