September Fishing on Amelia Island

September Fishing on Amelia Island
Written by Jamie D.

In addition to the gorgeous early fall weather we have seen over the past couple of weeks the fishing here off Amelia Island has gotten better and better. The flooded marshes have continued to push huge numbers of Mullet into the deeper water as it has over the past month or so. This happens every year about this time when we have large amounts of rainfall and this year is no different.

These feisty Mullet congregate in schools along the shoreline and can be found in large numbers near the Cumberland Sound jetties all the way to the North end boat ramp. Red fish follow the Mullet migration along these beaches giving surf fisherman an excellent opportunity to land a keeper. The Whiting have also shown up in good numbers along with Trout.

This mixed bag makes fishing this time of year really fun for all ages and with the cooler weather it’s a great time to be outdoors. For bait use fresh local shrimp or if your good with a cast net try a live Mullet, both should be fished right on the bottom. Surf gear for a rod and reel is a must and give the outgoing tide a try; I’ve been told it’s the best.

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