Inshore/nearshore report NE Florida
<p>Finally, we have had some SE breezes that won't peel your eyelids back. Hopefully, the strong east winds will give us a break.The local kingfish tournaments began this past weekend with the Kingbuster out of St. Augustine. Pogies are on the beach, and I saw several tarpon today at the jetty tips.
The redfish are still hanging around the jetty tips, and can be caught on jigs and various types of live bait, including shrimp and mud minnows. My customers caught five slot fish today with four pushing 30 inches. They are also in the ICW and the creeks. As the creeks warm , the best catching will be in the early AM and late afternoon. Also, they may be under any pogie pods you find along the coast.
Ladyfish and jacks can provide a lot of fun, too. Schools of the larger jacks should move into our area with the arrival of the pogies. Some larger flounder have been caught recently near the various inlets. Sailcats are here too, and one stuck me in the finger the other day as I was trying to salvage a jig. In retrospect, it's probably best to just cut the line.
We had about five inches of rain recently which should dilute the very salty river. This should improve the trout fishing. I caught three nice 16 to 18 inch trout on flies the other AM.
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!