Historically after we have big fronts and storm surges come through it can stir things up in a good way for days to come! Offshore can be hit or miss depending on where the fish may be steered off course, but the inshore bight is really heating up as the mullet are coming in thick and the bull reds are on the run to commence the spawn very soon! Huge moon phase on the way, and the flood grasses will be stacked with tailing fish to sight cast on! Get out there and rip some lips this weekend… Tight Lines!
St. Augustine – Capt. Kevin Faver: The offshore fishing has been on one day and off the next. One day we slayed the kings, and the next we couldn’t give the bait away! The tarpon have seemed to move off of the bait pods near the beach which is really weird for this time of year. The way to go this week has been inshore, reds, mangroves, and flounder have been on fire!
Jacksonville – Capt. Kirk Waltz: Good fishing at the inlet this week for bull reds! Beach fishing has slowed down a bit after the front came through last week. Been has been scattered north to Amelia to down south off the beach to the desert. Not many kings off the beach or at the party ground, but inshore the bull reds are getting thick in the river eating pogies, crabs or cut bait!
Inshore – Rory Gregg: Overall the bite has been decent this week inshore! Bull reds are starting to school up all over the drops in the river, and slot to overslot reds are being reported throughout the tributaries all over North Florida! Some nice flatties are showing up week by week in more numbers and size as we get further into the season. The big moon coming signals the floods this weekend through next week, and this will be the biggest flood of the year so far! Tailing redfish, sheepshead, and drum will be crawling al over the spartina marshes looking for an easy meal, and the go to baits will be Slayer SST or SSB in natural colors rigged up with a XXX Penetrator weedless hook in 1/8-1/16oz., or bust out the buggy whip and sling some crab or shrimp bug presentations!
Pier Report – Spencer Brogden: Pier fishing in the shallows has been really fun this week! Not much off the end of the pier since the last front blew through, but there are plenty reds, drum, and sheepies eating sand fleas in numbers!
Contributing Captains – Kirk Waltz & Kevin Faver from: The Outdoors Show 7AM-10AM Saturdays on ESPN Radio 1010xl AM and 92.5 FM – http://www.outdoorsshow.com/