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Inshore/nearshore report Jacksonville area waters

Capt. Bob Cosby
June 13, 2014
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report

June marks the true beginning of summer here in NE Florida. The king mackerel, bonita, barracuda, and sharks have arrived. Putting a bait out behind a shrimp boat is always an adventure. Watching the numerous dolphin cavorting behind virtually every shrimp boat is almost as much fun as hooking a fish! The tarpon will soon arrive, as they escort the pogey pods moving up the coast.

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Spanish mackerel, jacks, and ladyfish present targets of opportunity at any time. These are fun on light tackle, or fly rod. There are bull reds under pogey pods, in the inlet, and along the channel edges of the St Johns River. Smaller reds are in the creeks, and along the edges of the ICW.

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Larger flounder are beginning to enter the river systems from offshore where they spend the winter. In my opinion, flounder are our best eating fish. Speckled trout are showing up in larger sizes. Top water and lipped diving plugs fished early and late will catch the larger trout. There are black drum available in all area waters. Whiting, drum, pompano, and reds can be caught in the surf, when conditions are right.

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Be cautious of the thunderstorms and enjoy some saltwater fishing along the First Coast!

Let's go fishing!

CAPT Bob Cosby

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Captain Bob Cosby is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has been saltwater fishing the inshore and nearshore waters of Northeast Florida since he was a child. He is a retired USCGR Captain, and has a 50-ton Master's license. When you book a charter with Captain Bob Cosby as your guide, you will be fishing the inshore and/or coastal waters of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Florida from a 22-ft Skeeter bay boat.

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Captain Bob's Fishing charters, Inc.
56 San Juan Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: 904-285-5531
Alt. Phone: 904-613-1639
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