Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach
Includes Jacksonville and St. Augustine
Wahoo at the ledge taking high speed trolling lures. Some sailfish are being caught by those changing it up slower trolling methods using natural rigged baits, typically ballyhoo. Anglers catching triggerfish, vermilion snapper, and cobia around the 100-foot mark when bottom fishing. The nearshore wrecks, starting around nine miles offshore have been catching some nice grouper.
Redfish, trout, black drum and a few flounder are all stacking themselves in small backwater creek systems. The best ones have a mix of shallow water with deep water in the bend spots of the creek. At least five to seven feet of water is key. Live shrimp anglers will find constant action in the right pools. Lure anglers will be able to catch better quality fish and cover more water quickly using soft plastics and slow sinking hard baits.
Sheepshead are in full feeding mode and the numbers will be at the Mayport or Fernandina jetty’s. Fiddler crabs are key and lots of anglers who have been using the Reel Habit swing hook style jigs have enjoyed a much better hook up ratio. You can catch sheepshead further inshore, off of bridge pilings and small jetty areas also, but the main inlet rock areas always have the numbers. Have a great weekend and go fishing!