Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Pretty Good Fishing

This past week we have had quite a variety of fish being caught. The mullet run is in full swing. We have gotten out early in the morning and have had a fantastic top water bite for Jack Crevalle and Lady Fish. Both these fish are hard fighters on light tackle. We found these fish crashing schools of bait in about 5 feet of water. The rods were equipped with 4 inches Skitter walk top water baits. My clients would see the fish chasing the bait schools and throw the baits into the melee and start working the bait back. These fish would explode on the bait, sometimes missing the first time and coming back a second and third time until getting hooked. Then the fight would be on. These fish averaged three to five pounds. Every now and then a nice speckled trout would be caught. The flounder have still been biting great with a lot of nice 16 to 18-inch fish being brought in. The tactic used was floating a mud minnow or small mullet along the grass edge with the tide flow. You had to be patient letting the fish pull the cork down and giving it time to swallow the bait. Once you felt he was on you would reel in the slack line and set the hook. A lot of nice Mangrove Snapper have been being caught. These are also hard fighting fish for their size and great on the dinner table. There has been plenty of small redfish around with one in the slot being caught every once in a while. Overall it has been a good bite.

Never Seen A Flounder

I met up with Kala and Jim from Kentucky around 730 in the morning. We headed out of the Fernandina Beach Marina to our first spot of the day. I set them up with a floating corks rigged with 1/0 kahle hooks. The bait was a live mud minnow. The corks were set between two… Continue Reading

Wil’s Biggest Redfish

I met up with long time clients, Myra, Rob and their son Wil to do some Fernandina Beach fishing. We had a lot of rain this week, so I was not sure what effect that would have on the fishing. Plus, we had a full moon on top of that. But I was determined to… Continue Reading

Redfish for Dinner

It was 7 am when I met up with Donny and his wife Wendy plus their friends Larry and his wife Debbie. The plan was to fish the backwaters of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach for some good fish for the dinner table. We arrived at our first destination and proceeded to get the rods… Continue Reading

Fishing Amelia Island

I met up with Jim and his wife Charlene, son Nick to fish the backwaters of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. We started out using a floating cork and live shrimp. Charlene was the first to get hooked up and brought in a good 16-inch speckled trout. Jim and Nick each got a couple more… Continue Reading

Trout and Redfish

Met Bob at my boat slip this morning at 0700 to do some Amelia Island fishing. We motored out of the city marina and headed to our first spot. I explained to Bob the rig which was a slip cork and a small weight and a #2 kahle hook. He hooked a live shrimp and… Continue Reading

8-14 May

It was a good week fishing Amelia Island waters. We were able to fish the jetties and the backwaters. Several great fish were caught using a variety of rigs and baits. The jetties produced some outstanding catches of redfish up to 30 inches. The speckled trout also got in on the action. The trout averaged… Continue Reading

Mixed Bag

I met Raymond and Milly on a gorgeous afternoon. We started out the day going to look for some redfish. We made the run back to some docks that have been holding a few reds. The tide was outgoing this afternoon. The plan was to drift a live shrimp using a popping cork in and… Continue Reading

Good Trout Bite

Met Brett and Robin at the City Marina to do some Amelia Island fishing this morning. The weather was a little overcast. We got to our first fishing spot and got the rods ready. The rigs were set up with a slip cork and a small #2 kahle hook. The advantage of the slip cork… Continue Reading