Mariners Corner

Mariner tips for the water loving lifestyle

Taking Your Boat Trailer on the Open Road

Boat trailers are a vital part of any boat package and are responsible for taking you and your boat safely in and out of the water. The trailer is also the place that a boat spends the bulk of its time during any given season, so why would you not want to take extra good care of it and its components?

Speed Limit on Intracoastal Waterway

The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Ocean Highway & Port Authority are holding an interesting joint special meeting in Yulee, Florida. On Wednesday, July 15, at 1:00 in the afternoon, these two groups are meeting to discuss…
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New Offshore Artificial Reef Coming to the First Coast

Building an artificial reef is no simple or easy task anywhere, especially off the coast of Northeast Florida. It takes a community effort involving the city, state, fishing clubs research divers and local businesses all coming together for one common…
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Goffinsville Park Opens Soon in Nassauville

Nassau County‚Äôs newest public access to the river, Goffinsville Park, is scheduled to open on the 22nd of July. Located off of 107 in Nassauville, this new park is handicap accessible and features restroom facilities, a concession stand, a playground…
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Anchoring Tips in the Amelia River

Every boater knows that having an anchor onboard at all times is as essential as remembering to put the boat plug in before launching the boat. For those of you boating on the Amelia River, having the right anchor or…
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Welcome Kingfish Tournament Anglers

There are plenty of trucks pulling boat trailers heading to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island for the 27th Annual Tournament of Champions Kingfish Tournament. This is a Southern Kingfish Association sanctioned event and brings some of the most experience anglers…
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Nassau Sport Fishing Association Kingfish Tournament

June 17th, 2009 to June 19th, 2009 is the Nassau Sport Fishing Association‚Äôs (NSFA) Tournament of Champions in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This is one of the largest events on the Southern Kingfish Association tournament trail, annually attracting the world‚Äôs best…
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Calling all Shrimpers and Boaters!

Calling all Shrimpers and Boaters to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, the first weekend in May to participate in the blessing of the fleet.

Fishing Report for April 16, 2009

The fishing Report for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, Florida tells us that winds should keep most of us offshore this week in Fernandina Beach. Back water fishing around Amelia Island, however, should be great.

Free Fishing for the Physically Challenged

Those who are physically challenged can experience an off shore fishing experience for free. At the Fernandina Beach harbor marina, Amelia Island resident, Captain Steve Hair, keeps his 36 foot charter boat, at the ready for those with physical and developmental disabilities as well as those diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Fernandina Fishing Forecast

The Fernandina Fishing Forecast for the week of April 7, 2009 is here and the fishing around Amelia Island should continue to be good. Redfish, trout, sheepshead continue to be biting. You can find big drum off the beach and the jetties. Nice size reds are in the rivers and at the jetties.

Amelia Island Fishing Report

By: Don Whitman Winds should be decreasing the rest of the week so the seas should be dropping off. We may have a week to get offshore. Big drum are biting every where. Reds and trout can be found in…
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Fernandina Fishing Forecast

By: Don Whitman The fishing forecast for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island is in for the week of March 25 and we can expect winds mainly out of the Southeast at 10-15, becoming more southerly by Friday. Offshore fishing will…
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Sex Changes and Grouper

By: Jamie Deonas I have been an avid fisherman and sport diver my entire life and not until recently did I understand how scientific complex grouper are. First groupers typically change sex from female to male when they mature. When…
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