Inshore/nearshore report Jacksonville area waters
Capt. Bob Cosby
November 29, 2012
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report
The month of December can provide exceptional inshore fishing, when the weather cooperates. The speckled and yellowmouth trout are on fire right now, and should continue biting through Dec. There are slot redfish at the jetties, in the creeks and the edges of the ICW. Black drum have shown at the jetties and in deep holes at creek bends. Sheepshead will continue to bite at the jetties, around bridge pilings, and ICW day markers.
Bluefish are in the area. Ring tailed porgies are biting at the jetty tips on shrimp and small jigs. We even caught a jack crevalle over Thanksgiving when they should all be in warmer southern waters by now. You can still catch flounder if you work at it. The hard part is catching mullet for bait, though mud minnows, spinner baits, and Gulp type baits on jig heads are all effective.
If you enjoy surf fishing, whiting, reds, drum, bluefish, and even pompano are all possible catches. Surf fishing is easy to do and takes minimal equipment to get started. All you really need is a rod and reel, a bucket, and some bait, such as fresh dead shrimp. Pick a nice day at the beach and enjoy the scenery while you put a few fish in the bucket.
CAPT Bob Cosby
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