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Jacksonville, St. Johns River, and St. Augustine, Florida, Fly
Fishing Report

03/02/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Bheepshead, and big ones, are being caught along with big Black drum. Fish shallow
oyster beds and rock jetties. The Black drum are in the St. Johns Riverl. Look for
dropoffs at the channels and hard bottom.

Description of the waters:
The St. Johns River is mainly freshwater south of the Fuller Warren Bridge and the
water gets brackish as you get closer to Jacksonville. You need a boat as there is
not enough shore access for fishing. Jacksonville offers a variety of places to fish
from jetties, piers, and bridges.

Spotted Sea Trout
Black Drum
Jack Crevelle
King mackerel
Spanish Mackerel

The fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for Barracuda, Cobia, Redfish
This is a good time for Barracuda, Redfish, King Mackerel. and Shark
Fall it a great time for Barracuda, Cobia, Redfish, King Mackerel and Pompano,
Is probably the most popular time to fish for Cobia, Redfish, Sheepshead, and

Tide Chart: Jacksonville

Weather: Jacksonville

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout):

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
Bottom Prawn
Mantis Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  

Olive and White Finger Mullet
Green Barred Baitfish
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Fishing Report Archives:
The St. Johns River makes this area, as well as Jacksonville to St.
Augustine, a prime fishing spot. The crustaceans are thick providing a great
food source for Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Sea Trout, but with colder
weather moving in they will move to warmer waters. This, does not seem to have
happened yet. Sheepshead are still biting good
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 8 weight, depending on species
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.