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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Doctors Lake Park Fishing Pier ( Clay County )
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Bunnies Web Reef
5/17/2014 1:29:48 AM -
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
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Fish Haven SA
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SEAMAP Nearshore Hard Bottom
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NATURAL BOTTOM & DUMPSTERS
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Reddie Point Preserve Fishing Pier
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KBY 90ft Barge 2
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There is a 16.16% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 3983 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 10.45% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 2575 Red Drum counted.
There is a 10% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 2465 Spotted Seatrout counted.
There is a 9.33% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 2299 Striped Mullet counted.
There is a 4.41% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1087 Pinfish counted.
There is a 4.4% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 1085 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 4.35% catch rate for Whiting, based on 1073 Whiting counted.
There is a 3.43% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 846 Hardhead Catfish counted.
There is a 3.13% catch rate for Flounder, based on 772 Flounder counted.
There is a 3.13% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 772 Gray Snapper counted.
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Reds and Trout at Amelia Island
9/22/2022 4:54:00 PM - I was out at Goffinsville Park as the sun came up this morning meeting John Raker and his friends Kurtand Melissa for a back country fishing trip here at Amelia Island. We m
Win Some Lose Some
9/21/2022 4:38:00 PM - We had a beautiful morning today when I met Bob Miller and his brother Dan down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. The tide was high here and just starting out but when we reach
One Big Slot
9/20/2022 3:32:00 PM - I was back to work today fishing with a father/daughter team Mark and Morgan Runyans. I met them early down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and we made the run up the interco
Not In My House
9/18/2022 1:14:00 PM - I fished Friday with Mark Caldwell and his son-in-law a trip set up by Mark's wife Shelly - to get them out on the water and away from the day-to-day grind and boy did we ca
9/15/2022 3:37:00 PM - I fished this morning with Bob Blalock this time meeting him north up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park boat ramp. Although forecasts called for some increasing winds it was very p
Monster Bait Monster Fish
9/13/2022 5:14:00 PM - When Lisa up at the Amelia Island Bait and Tackle shop this morning mentioned the mud minnows may be big she wasn't kidding! They were monsters! After getting bait I met Bo
Double Slot Redfish after Labor Day
9/6/2022 7:59:00 PM - The Graff's were in town for a long week of relaxation and they took in an Amelia Island Back Country fishing trip the day after Labor Day. I had met Jim Graff and his wife
Sunday Sept 4th 2022
9/5/2022 10:45:51 PM - We started our morning catching bait pretty easily and hopped offshore to put them out. We picked up a king and a couple Spanish before hopping a little farther out where
Tulsa Time at Amelia Island
8/30/2022 8:03:00 PM - The closest I've gotten to Tulsa Oklahoma is listening to Don Williams Tulsa Time but today I had a couple of anglers who had ties to the State and following it's motto paid
8/25/2022 5:10:00 PM - I wrapped my week up fishing with Jon Freund and his fishing buddy's Peter Sandy and Lewis - meeting them down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. You could sum up the fishing tr
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