The fishing has been hot at the jetties and along the beach. One afternoon we caught 19 reds, and 18 were oversize. Be extra careful releasing/reviving fish at the jetties. Recently, I had a large red devoured at boatside by a big (I think) black-tip shark. It happened fast. A couple of days later the largest barracuda I've ever seen took a 12-15 lb red in two bites right next to the boat.
Kings are biting along the beach, and the pogie pods are beginning to show up again after a long absence. I'm still jigging greenies and butterfish rather than spending time searching for pogies. You're liable to encounter schools of spanish mackerel anywhere.So far we've caught two tarpon and jumped a third while fishing for redfish. There are lots of good size black tip and spinner sharks behind the shrimp boats, if you need to bend a rod.
There are some flounder in the river and creeks. We haven't caught any over 5lbs yet. The ladyfish and blues are not as plentiful as they were. Jacks are busting finger mullet schools along the river banks. Whiting and pompano are in the surf. Try for trout early and late with topwater lures, or fish deep with sliding corks and live shrimp.
CAPT Bob Cosby
Captain Bob's Fishing Charters,Inc.
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very cool nice fish
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nice catch you got there
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if ya' dont mind, what did ya' catch the reds with?
I have always enjoyed fishing at jetties. Last month we had managed to catch some huge redfish from the Jacksonville jetty area. Anyway Captain Cosby has managed to catch a really big barracuda here. I would request him to let me know the flies he had used for catching them. I would like to thank him in advance for the information.
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