Big seas and a stiff northeast wind between 10 and 15 knots through the weekend, which will confine fishing to protected waters. Well said the trout bite in the main river has turned on as he expected, but he thinks the water temperature should be just right for them to fire off by the time the wind lays down.
Ron Schulz said the trout bite has turned on in a major way in the intracoastal waterway, and the redfish are forming their winter schools back in the creeks. Given Schulz’s intel and this weekend’s morning low tides, the best bet may be to hit the marsh to avoid the wind and watch the reds put on a show.
Anglers love Jacksonville ’s convenient water access and variety of fresh and saltwater fishing options. So many waterfront parks and preserves offer the perfect opportunity to cast a line and find a wide variety of fish including Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sleepyhead, Black Drum, Jacks, Tarpon, Flounder and other Inshore saltwater fish.
As the river turns from brackish to fresh, you can also find Specks (Crappie), Large mouth Bass, and Catfish. Fish the marshes, creeks, flats and wetlands that make up the Intracoastal Waterway in the Jacksonville area.
Whiting, Ted fish, Speckled Sea Trout, Pompano, Black Drum, Tarpon, Cobra, Sea Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper, Bluefish, Jack Crevasse and Shook can be found of our coast. They can be purchased from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission online or at select sporting goods stores.
Please note, that these aren’t ranked in any particular order, but we have mentioned some of the fish you’re most likely to catch. Whether you’re spinning, fly-fishing or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good.
So grab your favorite fly-fishing rod and reel, and head out to Saint Johns River. Alternate names for this stream include Saint John’s River, Rio San Juan and Agra Dunce.
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. “Shell cracker (repair) and bluegill anglers should fish an ultra-light rod with a number 10 gold…” Dead Lake.
St. Johns River MULTI SPECIES” I use a video because some of us would like to watch a video and see what it looked like before we book our stay and drive to a location we have never been before, I will share the information with you about fishing near Jacksonville, Florida (Saint John River) Your height is also a factor, especially for a narrower boat: Taller paddlers need longer paddles.
I came a cross a program about the local University of North Florida (UNF), they offer “Gear Check-out & Adventure Trips.” The students can use the gear for free, for example, kayaks, canoeing, and rock climbing. The programs offered University of North Florida (UNF) allow students, staff and visitors to learn about team work in different environment.
As I was writing this blog the past two weeks I have been shopping for a kayak. I went to Walmart, Black Creek sporting goods store, and REI co-op.
Change location, depth, or bait to avoid catching fish you do not intend to keep. Use appropriately sized gear that is targeted to the species you desire to catch.