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Old 11-28-2019, 08:30 AM
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Default Saint Augustine/ Jacksonville Fishing report

I see the Daytona, port Canaveral, etc reports and I would like to start a Saint Augustine/Jacksonville thread.


Offshore Cobia were found in 80 foot of water. Nothing but large red snapper recently at Intruder and surrounding areas.
​​​​We will be going off shore Saturday and will report back our findings.

Inshore we've had luck with sheephead around 206 bridge, Reds in the flats near the shores.

Happy Fishing!

Old 11-29-2019, 08:51 AM
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Nice work starting a St A/Jax thread. Always thought about it. We went out to the break last Monday and tried bottom fishing but the current was smokin. Came in to 150' and picked up some triggers and beeliners.
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Old 11-29-2019, 03:24 PM
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Sheepshead are thick! Most are in 7-10 foot of water


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Let’s do it! Trying to get out this week if the weather allows
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Ran south to find cleaner water. Got to 29.50 / 80.37 and still green at 130'. High speed for an hour and lost a strike. Searched for blue water found at 210'. Switched gear for tuna and trolled a weed line, all be it small. Zero. Switched to bottom fishing and loaded up on porgy and trigger at 165'. Box was full of meat, so time for dessert. We decided to high speed in for an hour. Lost one strike.

Overall great day
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Loaded up on sheepshead at 312 bridge in 12 foot of water.

Not a monster but he was proud of it

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Awesome thread!

Went out twice this past week. Once to the ledge, had a few strikes. No wahoo yet. Got 2 good kings and limits of Berliners. Got a cobia as well
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We fished Sunday up between palm valley and Guana. 4 reds and 6 trout. On mud minnows and mullet. Still a ton of mullet up by palm valley!
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jasongator View Post
Awesome thread!

Went out twice this past week. Once to the ledge, had a few strikes. No wahoo yet. Got 2 good kings and limits of Berliners. Got a cobia as well
Kings still there, how far out were they?
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Originally Posted by Jeff Spicoli View Post
Kings still there, how far out were they?
Both within a mile or so from wahoo rock

Both on ballyhoo.

Cobia same area.
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Hey there!

Capt James Canelos -snip- with a December inshore report!

Cooler water temps have the fishing heating up! This is my favorite time of year to target red-fish! The cold temps have the water clear which provides some awesome sight-fishing opportunities! Look for shallow outflows on the last of the outgoing and beginning of incoming. The fish will be schooling so tread lightly. If you spook the school, let them settle down before casting at them. Never throw in the middle of a school. Pick fish off the edges for your best chance at multiple shots. Live baits of choice are small finger mullet and shrimp on a 1/8th oz jighead. Artificial baits of choice are Doa white paddle tail with chartreuse tail or Gulp shrimp in new penny color.

Bigger trout are showing up in numbers! Working a live shrimp on a bobber or “chicken off da chain” jerk bait along shell bank drop offs should yeild full coolers. Dock lights have been killer too!

Finally, its sheephead season! Nothing beats a live fiddler, but a couple things ive learned to improve my bite.....
- Go shorter and softer on your rod. I picked up a 5’5 ugly stick and it changed the game for me!
- switch from braid to mono. This is the only time I recommend this change
- focus on off the beaten path docks. You dont have to sit at jetties and crowded bridges to catch big fish.

Tight lines,

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Great post capt!
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I wonder if we could have separate reports for inshore and offshore. FYI, caught 4 wahoo in the last 2 half day trips(remainder of the day was spent fishing for something else).
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
I wonder if we could have separate reports for inshore and offshore. FYI, caught 4 wahoo in the last 2 half day trips(remainder of the day was spent fishing for something else).
Like this idea..

That's great you're getting into them. We tried a week ago ago but nothing. Ran shelf and trolled back into 140

How deep? Hst or pulling meat?

Nice work

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Stayed within 15 miles yesterday, nice conditions and we fished live bottom from 60-70' with water temp around 65 and used mackeral and cuttlefish for bait. Caught the usual tons of snaps, some nice bass, one big bull redfish, and two grouper which one was 34" and fat. Also had a bonus slot redfish from the jetties that ate a fiddler on the way into the ramp. We were only anchored at the jetties for about 30 min but didn't see any sheeps caught in that time.
Really excited to see a couple grouper as we've only caught a few this year but granted I haven't been fishing as much.
Had plenty of action without burning much gas so all in all a great day.




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That's a fantastic fish 15 miles out, nice work
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We fished around St. Augustine Saturday night. We have been hearing the trout are thick so we figured they would be piled up under the lights. We only ended up with 4 trout mostly small but did get on some nice reds. Caught 12 between 24”-30”
a little windy but plenty of action. The bluefish are everywhere.

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Got out Friday 11-6 to 110' to do some winter bottom fishing. My first time out this time of year. First drop got a surprise cuda hit squid go figure. Picked up some triggers and caught a crapload of red snapper. All vented and back to the bottom. The usual grunts and this big damn eel. Anchored on one spot stayed there all day until we ran out of rigs. Something big broke us off six times.




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