inshore/nearshore report NE Florida
Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: July 14, 2007.
Inshore/nearshore report Jacksonville area waters
We are definitely in our summer weather pattern with fishing early, dodge storms in the afternoon, and maybe fish after they pass through. We are also in the midst of the summer kingfish tournaments, which cause the boat ramp parking lots to fill up early.
The redfish are at the jetty tips, in the creeks, the river, and the ICW. The creeks have slowed some, due to much warmer water, so its best to fish them early.
Jacks and ladyfish, as well as a few blues, are still inshore. Trout can be caught with bait or top water lures early and late. Flounder are fairly common catches, also.
The river banks and channel edges are good areas to focus on during the summer. Some large reds have been caught using fall techniques fishing deep from an anchored boat.
The pogies have showed up, but they are usually scattered. It's time for the tarpon to be harassing the pods. Some tarpon have been caught behind shrimp boats when they dump thier by-catch.
Stay safe and tight lines! 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!