Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach
Includes Jacksonville and St. Augustine
Kingfish continue to bite well off our coast, with both good numbers being caught with some nice fish in the mix. Southeast hole , Nassau Can, Red Tops are just a few common areas combined with nearshore wrecks that will guarantee you plenty of acton. Live pogies either free lined, drifted, or dropped to the bottom will all catch kings. There have been plenty of sharks and definitely shots at tarpon, especially in the early morning along the beaches. This will also be the last weekend of red snapper fishing season. Last weekend gave some trouble to anglers due to rough seas, so hopefully this weekend will be much more kind. Live pogies work great dropped on nearshore wrecks as close as nine miles and out to about 30. You should also be able to to add kingfish to the trip as a bonus.
Flounder continue to be the go-to species lately, although some days can be tougher than others as they will move around. This means as an angler, you have to move around. Mud minnows have been the bait of choice but I did have great success on fresh dead shrimp just dragging on the bottom. You have to keep in mind using mud minnows will give better chances on bonus fish like redfish and trout, where as shrimp will up your chances on getting a black drum or sheepshead. The bait explosion continues in the rivers, especially shrimp. With all that bait loading up it could be a great Fall run for all inshore species.