Florida Fishing Report for:
Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: April 27, 2007.
There are reports of pogies on the beach near St. Augustine. The big reds should be under some of these pods. I'm regularly having incidental catches of ladyfish and jack crevalle. The water temperatures reached 73 degrees today in the ICW near Palm Valley. I guess you could say spring has sprung here in NE Florida.
Redfish are at the jetties, along the edges of the ICW, and in the creeks. Irritate one with a big noisy topwater plug and he might smash it. Speckled trout will hit topwaters also. I caught two on top today, along with a real surprize, a big sail catfish! I thought I had a big trout, but got slimed instead.
The sheephead are still biting very well, and are averaging around 4 lbs. Bluefish are pretty much everywhere. Spanish mackerel are here one day and gone the next. Some larger flounder are showing up around the jetties and must have moved in from offshore. Drum are still being caught.
Whiting catches have picked up, and some large pompano have been caught in the surf.