With Spring approaching, the ocean is beginning to warm. As the water warms, the northerly fish migration begins, so in the coming weeks we will begin to see some changes in our fishery.
FILLETING SHEEPSHEAD... there is another way!
I'm the kind a guy who loves Speckled Trout because of what it takes to either catch a bunch of them or what it takes to catch big ones here in N.E. Florida.
The hot topic this month is wahoo!!!
What to Know About the Tide and Current Before Heading Out
The last thing you need is to find your boat stuck grounded in the sand. When the tide changes, this can happen and it can be rather embarrassing. It can also be costly.
An alternative Winter Fish Species… besides Sheepshead!!!
"Redfish's ugly cousin". Yep, that's what I've always called them. The Black Drum. A favorite winter time species for me. Not all that glamorous. But you have to look at the positives. And look beyond their appearance. To have them in your personal favorites list.
This time of the year between October and April, we are in the Fall/Winter/Spring transition so the ocean is changing a lot. But if you can catch the weather right, the longer trips are best if you really want to fill the freezer.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Know how to identify your catch!
The easiest fishing there is in Jacksonville, right now!
Be it. the St. Johns River, the ICW, the tidal marsh creeks. The Mayport Jetties, or even 10 miles offshore.
Fishing a lead jig-head and a live Shrimp or even a fresh dead shrimp, couldn't be any easier this time of year for a vast number of species.
This time of year, the offshore fishing can be a little tricky because of the weather. As you know, we don't have true seasons in North Florida, we just have frequent cold fronts which bring wind and rain.
Is December considered a winter month? I’m not really sure, but I can say the cooler temps and the water being in the 60’s will have the Trout chewing and the Redfish schooling.
It's finally here. Variety "is" the spice of fishing life.
If you think November isn't considered a winter month in the lower 48 states. Take a trip to N. Dakota!
The weather has let us know she is unpredictable, so there hasn't been very many offshore days available. Offshore, the best thing going right now would be the 10 and 12 hour days.
An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.
October turned out to be a fantastic month of fishing. The water temps should continue to fall throughout the month of November. In doing so, many of the game fish such as redfish, trout and flounder will be transitioning to a fall pattern and start to school up.
WELL, IT'S MONDAY MORNING THE 8TH OF OCTOBER AND IT'S BLOWING HARD OUT ON THE LOCAL WATERS. AND WILL, ALL WEEK LONG ACCORDING TO THE NWS.
WHICH MEANS, OCTOBER IS FINALLY HERE.....HURRAY!!
This past summer was a little different from summers past. In the spring and summer of 2017, we were seeing a large number of Amberjack off our coast but in 2018, they just didn't show up.
Hopefully this month will bring some cooler weather and water. With the water temps holding in the high 80’s the bite is still a bit lethargic. Redfish, Trout and Flounder are still on the hit list, but the need to scramble has been the ticket for putting good numbers in the boat.
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COMING VERY SOON!!!
As far as River and Jetty fishing (That’s what I do) it's been a long hot summer. (They all seem to be). And now it's time to look ahead to the fall season.