Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: December 12, 2007.
Inshore/nearshore report NE Florida
Water temps are in the mid 60's now and the fish are fired up. Slot reds are at the jetties, in the ICW, and in the creeks. Rat reds are plentiful also. Both speckled and yellowmouth trout are biting well.
The red hot flounder bite has tapered off, but the sheephead bite has picked up. Blues are here, and interestingly, jacks are hanging around despite the cooler water. Black drum are producing well at the jetties, in the river, and ICW. Whiting, blues, drum, and the occasional pompano are available to the surf fishing crowd. Fresh bait is very important. If you can get out to the nearshore party ground reefs, red snapper, grouper, and sea bass are biting well. Make sure to abide by current state and federal catch regulations.
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!