Fishing Jacksonville & Mayport
Capt. Bryan Russell
January 18, 2006
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well for being the dead of winter, the fishing is still hot! The fish that seems to be everywhere is the seatrout. Every creek mouth in the ditch is stacked with trout. Most are undersized but fun non theless. 30 + fish days are very common with enough keeper fish to make 2-3 man trips very productive.
The bigger trout (both yellowmouth and specks are at the big stones and up in the river from the navy base to Dames point).
Also at the tips of the jetties are the ringtail porgies which are spawning ( and delicious!) small shrimp or pieces of shrimp on a 1/8 oz. jig or a split shot rig cast out at the tips are a recipe for some fast and fun fishing. Also the sheeshead should start picking up as we head into thier spawning time.
Instead of waiting for fishing reports get out and give it a try for yourself!
Head to the stones with live shrimp, dead shrimp, fiddlers and clams. Take a couple of float rigs a medium casting outfit for reds and a light spinning rod for porgies and go have a ball!
'til next time! tight lines and screamin' drags, Capt. Bryan
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