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Running up to the Home Sound area from Jupiter to avoid the sharks, Capt. Bill Taylor of Black Dog Fishing Charter has been getting good numbers of mangrove, yellowtail and a few short buttons in 40 to 60 feet of water using mostly thread fin herring and squid.
There is still a decent sailfish bite off of Jupiter and people fishing for them are also getting good numbers of dolphin as by catch. Working very specific depths from 100 to 115 feet, kings up to 15 pounds have been caught from the Boston Inlet and then following as they move south.
The sailfish bite is still holding steady off of the Boston area with many boats having several releases per trip. They are hitting goggle eyes, blue runners and pilchards on kites in 100 to 150 feet.
There have also been red grouper caught in the same depths using cut or whole squid on the bottom or slow pitching jigs. On the inside edge of the reefs off of Boston, lesser amber jacks, some keeper gray trigger fish, yellowtail and mangrove snapper are being caught.
Though the season is closed until Feb. 1, the bite for shook in the St. Lucie River has been excellent recently. Around the bridges spanning the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers there has been good action for black drum, pompano and bluefish.
In the Intracoastal Waterway in the channels a quarter mile north and south of the Boston Inlet, there has been an excellent bite for jack crevasse, lady fish, bluefish and some nice mangrove and mutton snapper. Also in the Ice, on the east side from the Santana Bridge up to the Shook Islands, there has been good action for sea trout and a few slot-size redfish.
Though the artificial bite has been tough, a Carolina rig with a strawberry color worm did produce a few fish. Anglers catch hundreds of brawny, beautiful and delicious species in teeming estuaries, off gorgeous beaches and in the deep blue oceans surrounding the Florida peninsula.
So close that you giggle as a pod of dolphins plays in your bow wave in the Indian River Lagoon, near Stuart, Sebastian or Titusville. Or, catch bass species that thrive only in North Florida rivers such as the magnificent Suwanee, where class III rapids add serious excitement to a fishing trip on the river between White Springs and the Town of Suwanee, where the river passes through the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, pouring out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether it’s a red snapper caught off Destiny, speckled trout from Tampa Bay, or a mess of crappie from Tallahassee ’s Lake Alcuin, there’s not much more satisfying or delicious than eating fish you caught yourself. Most places you can find a restaurant that will cook your catch to order.
Florida ’s the place to fire up a young angler’s inner fishing fanatic. Spring break or summer vacation are both great times for feisty, delicious easy-to-catch fish.
The biggest sea trout on record came from Fort Pierce. A fishing trip to any one of these towns will restore peace and order to any hectic life.
Whether you’re seeking some quality family time or complete solitude, any one of these small towns would be perfect for your next trip: While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date.
Fishing in this little town is a lot of fun, with plenty of grouper, redfish, trout and tarpon in the area, depending on the season. Book a room in the Plantation on Crystal River, a resort that caters to anglers with its own marina.
St. Joe Bay is so full of redfish it would be nearly impossible not to catch one. This beach sits on a barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The fishing piers at Buena Vista Park are a good place to start. On this charming island in Northeast Florida, you can choose between many fishing charters or head out to the fishing pier at Fort Clinch State Park and drop a line.
The communities of Pine Island treasure the secluded and authentic atmosphere here, and fishing is a way of life. Bring your own boat, choose from a variety of charters or try out the Fish ingest Bridge In The World over Malacca Pass.
It's easy to find a charter to help navigate tricky oyster beds. The Moorings of Annabelle are a hotel/marina resort where you get a slip for your boat (up to 26 feet) for free.