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Situated on the Atlantic coastline, Jacksonville is the most populous city in all of Florida. It was one of the first cities settled along the coast thanks to its deep-water port access. The city has been built around St. Johns River, which means that this is the ideal location for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. There are few other places that can match the range of Jacksonville fishing.
While there is plenty of variety for your Jacksonville fishing ventures, the area is best known for king mackerel. In fact, Jacksonville is actually the location of the biggest kingfish tournament in the entire region. The reason why is pretty obvious when you reel in your first fish. The waters around Jacksonville are full of mackerel. With such a robust population, many of the fish grow to be full-sized adults. Moreover, they feed quite prolifically. This makes a mackerel fishing adventure especially exhilarating. Mackerel are most often found on the many reefs and wrecks just off the shore in the Atlantic.
Beyond mackerel, there are many other options for Jacksonville fishing. The local population of cobia is plentiful, and many people like to snag a memorable red snapper. There are also many species of grouper and snapper that are caught nearshore. If you are looking for inshore fishing options, Jacksonville does not disappoint with black drum, flounder, sheepshead, spotted sea trout (speckled trout), and redfish as the prime targets.
Offshore of Jacksonville, anglers can encounter billfish such as blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish, and white marlin. Wahoo and the many dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi) that frequent these waters provide plenty of actions as well. In the deep on bottom there is also lots of tilefish and rosefish that keep anglers busy.
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There is a 11.42% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2384 Black Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 10.05% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 2099 Atlantic Croaker counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 8.06% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 1684 Spot Croaker counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE SPOT CROAKER COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.3% catch rate for Whiting, based on 1524 Whiting counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE WHITING COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.31% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1317 Red Drum counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE RED DRUM COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.79% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1209 Hardhead Catfish counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.24% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1094 Spotted Seatrout counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.68% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 768 Red Snapper counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.02% catch rate for Oyster Toadfish, based on 631 Oyster Toadfish counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE OYSTER TOADFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.01% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 628 Striped Mullet counted.
ENLARGE JACKSONVILLE STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Jacksonville are the following:
Doctors Lake Park Fishing Pier ( Clay County )
Bunnies Web Reef
Bunnies Web Reef has lots of artificial reefs in close proximity of here. There are 500 reef balls, varying from the size of a basketball to the size of a sedan were de
Bert Maxwell Fishing Pier
Fish Haven SA
Fish Haven SA
SEAMAP Nearshore Hard Bottom
NATURAL BOTTOM & DUMPSTERS
Reddie Point Preserve Fishing Pier
KBY 90ft Barge 2
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I fished south today meeting Allen Richardson and his grandson Walker early at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. We made the run up the intercoastal and around to Poteat Cut to fi
I did a quick trip this afternoon with Tom Pool and his wife Terri meeting them up at the Old Town Bait and Tackle ramp. We ran over to the outside of Tyger and fished with f
Hot Off The Stern
I fished this morning with the Keller group- Tom Keller and his son-in-law Andrew and grandson Bryson. After meeting them up at the Old Town Bait and Tackle boat ramp we mad
Wrapping Up With a Slam
I finished my week up fishing with Howard McClure and his fishing buddy Joe. I met them early this morning down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and even though we had some fore
A Few Nice Surprises
Today was one of those windy dreary days when you just hope you catch a fish with the tough conditions considered. I had met Brian Roach and his son Michael and friend Lee
Neck and Neck
I fished today with Don Bickel and his brother-in-law Doc meeting them out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp. The tide was still coming in for just a few minutes so we m
12hr Charter May 29th – Drew and Luke Rippin Lips
On Monday May 29th 2023 aka known as Memorial Day **Never Forget** we ran a 12hr charter with a multi-return customer (Dr. Nic) out of Mayport. Dr. Nic brought his 2 boys Dre
After a long weekend off with the Memorial Day holiday I was back at it today when I met Tom Jenkins with his son Braden and friend Steve with his son Zach. We met early up
Mutton and Mangrove Snapper on a 12HR
Well since the troll only yielded us a mahi a wahoo a few short strikes and some pulled hooks we took our frustrations out on the bottom fish! Capt. JD assisted me today with
Squeezin in a Trip
We've had rain and wind all week and trips had to be cancelled or rescheduled but we were able to squeeze in a trip today before tomorrows expected high winds (again). I me
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