Bottom Fishing is hot!
July 18, 2009
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report
We had a great day bottom fishing yesterday. We found our best bait 6 miles offmayport - cigars, sardines and some live squid. We couldn't find any decent sized baits from BB on out.
We had an easy limit of snapper to 15#, 4 or 5 mangrove snappers's to 7#, a lane snapper, scamp and plenty of jumbo 3-4# beeliners. We brought home a 40# amberjack for the smoker but there were thousands more of those if we wanted them. They were inhaling the big vermillion snapper if we didn't get them up fast enough. I topped it off with a nice African Pompano as well. We had a cobia at the boat but couldn't get him to eat.
The snapper bite was the best in about 115ft east of mayport near the Turtle Grounds. We caught the bigger fish in 90ft near the Harm's Ledge area. Big beeliners, jacks, pompano and a couple mangos from 125ft. The mangrove snapper were biting much better on 30# leaders with small hooks.
Great day! For more - www.digitalfathom.com/FishingBlog/JacksonvilleOffshoreFishing.html
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