Florida Fishing Report for:
Intracoastal Waterway, St Johns River and Nearshore Waters from Fernandina to Saint Augustine
Updated: July 14, 2007.
Inshore/nearshore report Jacksonville area waters
We are definitely in our summer weather pattern with fishing early, dodge storms in the afternoon, and maybe fish after they pass through. We are also in the midst of the summer kingfish tournaments, which cause the boat ramp parking lots to fill up early.
The redfish are at the jetty tips, in the creeks, the river, and the ICW. The creeks have slowed some, due to much warmer water, so its best to fish them early.
Jacks and ladyfish, as well as a few blues, are still inshore. Trout can be caught with bait or top water lures early and late. Flounder are fairly common catches, also.
The river banks and channel edges are good areas to focus on during the summer. Some large reds have been caught using fall techniques fishing deep from an anchored boat.
The pogies have showed up, but they are usually scattered. It's time for the tarpon to be harassing the pods. Some tarpon have been caught behind shrimp boats when they dump thier by-catch.