Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach
Includes Jacksonville and St. Augustine
A lot going on in the ocean, if only the winds and seas would calm down. Blue water anglers can expect a mix bag of wahoo, blackfin tuna and mahi when trolling rigged ballyhoo along weed lines. Closer to shore, on wrecks inside 50 miles, look for increasing amberjack action along with vermilion snapper and seabass. Cobia have been moving in closer onto wrecks inside 15 miles, with some fish running the beach. Tripletail are also great sight fish targets now along tide lines or floating debris. Bluefish and Spanish mackerel are tearing up spoons along inlets and surf areas. Pompano are also running in the surf for beach anglers.
If you’re looking just to get bit, grab a spoon in silver with treble hooks. Almost everywhere just inside inlet areas are full of bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Flounder are starting to move in also and taking mud minnows on a jig head. Redfish in big or small sizes are spread out in small creeks to main river channels. There are quite a few bull redfish in those shallow skinny areas also taking a topwater plug or cut bait on the bottom. Trout have been spread out, there are some “gator trout” moving around to spawn for those who want to throw topwater early. Bait is starting to move in and get thicker, so fishing is on the up swing. It should be a beautiful weekend so take advantage.