Under the T-top Fishing Report

This past week here on Amelia Island has seen some much cooler weather and lots of wind. The seas have been in the 4-6’ range for most of the past month and as of right now not much relief is in sight. The inshore report has been constant for the past 45+ days, Red Bass are everywhere. I never thought I would find myself reporting on the same specie of fish as much as I have this year with the Red’s. Many locals are finding these feisty fish in nearly every inch of Amelia Island. From the beach to inshore reefs and everywhere in between Red’s seem to be holding in both good numbers and size.

The offshore scenes have been hit and miss as the weather has kept many boats tied to the dock. Several charter boats and a few die hard locals have reported both Grouper and Snapper at all the popular inshore reefs. Fresh local squid is still the number one bait of choice and if Boston Mackerel is available try adding it to your hook just to give the finicky fish something else to feed on.

Flounder are still abundant at the north end jetties. A live mud minnow or live shrimp bounced along the bottom will surly get you some action and a fresh meal for the grill. Head out to the pier at Fort Clinch and walk the jetties at low tide. If nothing more it will get you out of the house and some great exercise, the fish as always will become a bonus. Till next time.

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