We’ve had some crazy weather lately as we slowly creep towards fall but are still in the thick of hurricane season. Heatwaves, torrential downpours, nor’easters, and hurricane swells out the back has made the bite pretty versatile. Striking fish and seasonal poons off the beach, big reds at the rocks and in the river, and fat flatties starting to show up inshore! What day and time is best to go fishing this week? What day and time is it right now… Tight Lines!
St. Augustine – Capt. Kevin Faver: What a week this past week! From St. Aug to the Red Tops every bait pod was loaded with tarpon and sharks! Despite hot land conditions the water temps have dropped daily. The last few days have been a bit slow but some nice poons and kings were caught. Inshore fishing has been fantastic due to the cooling water temps, and after this last front just passed the fishing is going to get even more fired up!
Jacksonville – Capt. Kirk Waltz: Good fishing all week with lots of poons, sharks, and bull reds in the bait pods with huge jacks pouncing up and down the beaches from the Red Tops to Amelia Island! Kings, cudas, bonita, and sharks are all over the party grounds right now on the reefs and wrecks! Schools of bait are everywhere from the beach to offshore. Bull reds are really starting to fire off in the river with cooling water temps. After this front pushed through everything is going to change to a positive and ignite the start of the mullet run!
Inshore – Rory Gregg: The inshore bite has been a bit hit or miss lately as hot as it has been, but we’ve seen a little dip in the water temps, and bait is plentiful! Big flatties are starting to show up in the feeder creeks around docks and structures, and can be landed on a 1/4 oz. Slayer jig and a fat mudder! Reds are blowing up top water plugs early and late in the days, and if you want to beat the heat you can target the night lights on the higher tides along the docks in select creeks and in the river for big trout! Bull reds are schooling all over the river where the drop offs from 20-40+ ft at the slack tides!
Pier Report – Spencer Brogden: Pier fishing has been fun! There have been some big trout being caught early in the days on live shrimp, and some fat sheepies in the mix! Some big kings still being caught off the end of the pier, and plenty of sharks in the shallows!
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/