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Captain  T.D. Lacoss     National Tournament Winners  Captain Terry Lacoss
   "As the elder half of one of the most successful father/son fishing teams in the USA, Terry Lacoss joins the I.G.F.A. representatives with several Bass, Kingfish and Redfish titles. " International Angler Magazine
Amelia Island Charter Boat Association has the "BEST" captains available for your day on the water!

Amelia Island offers a wide variety of sport fishing, sailing and sightseeing opportunities including for large groups, family and for the hard core "Big Game" angler. The Amelia Island Charter Boat Association & Amelia Angler Outfitters has been in business since 1978 and sends our guests out on the water with the very best fishing, sailing and sightseeing boats and captains in the southeast!  The Amelia Island Charter Boat Association is also extremely proud to be the preferred vendor for the Omni-Amelia Island Plantation since 1978 and The Ritz carlton Hotel since 1991!

Deep sea fishermen will have the opportunity to reel in a wide variety of saltwater species within a short boat ride from the St. Mary's inlet.


Amelia Island harbors excellent backcountry fishing for a wide variety of shallow water, tidal creek, bay and freshwater game fish.   Numerous salt marshes and freshwater rivers provide some of Florida's very best fishing opportunities!

Amelia Angler Outfitters can schedule fishing and sailing group charters to Cumberland Island for guided walking tours to the "Dungeness" ruins, catered cocktail cruises and family fishing fun.


On Sale Now!

How to catch and release Redfish
$19.95 plus $2.00 S&H each
(includes DVD)
How to catch and release Kingfish
$17.00 plus $2.00 S&H each

Fishing Boats
$17.00 plus $2.00 S&H each

Captain Terry Lacoss's "Redfish", "King Mackerel" amd his latest book, "Fishing Boats Rigged Right" are on sale at most tackle shops, including the Amelia Angler and Amelia Island Charter Boat Association. To purchase your copy of either best seller call 904-261-2870.

Daily Fishing Report
August 31, 2014

Amelia Island Fishing Report
Photo - Redfish are now running once more in our Amelia Island Coastal waters with some of the best action coming during a low falling and mid in-coming tide. Be prepared for a "Big Fight"!
Giant schools of striking fish have arrived at many of Amelia Island's offshore fish havens! Kingfish are heading the list with bonito, barracuda, cobia, Spanish mackerel and the occasional sailfish holding where bait fish schools are plentiful.
Big schools of redfish have popped up on many of the local flats and bays where a huge run of brown shrimp is the main attraction. Brown shrimp spawn offshore then migrate into the beaches inlets and backwaters of Amelia Island during the month of June. The big shrimp bloom ignites excellent fishing action, particularly for redfish and sea trout.
Tarpon fishing has picked up during the last few days with some of the best action coming during the flooding tide at the St. Mary's inlet. Captain Kenny Crawford recently guided young Rob Vael to a 150-pound tarpon, Captain TD Lacoss guided Jamie Nelson to a tarpon well over 100-pounds yesterday and Captain Danny Flynn has been deep jigging tarpon and bull reds at the jetties. Kingfish are showing up to along the beaches and inlets of Amelia Island. Most of the larger kings are taking large live baits including mullet and menhaden. Reportidly a 40-pound kingfish was also caught recently between the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Omni Amelia Island Plantation in real shallow water depths.
Cobia fishing is currently excellent as well at Cumberland Sound and offshore fish havens. Cobia average weight is close to 30-pounds and are both excellent fighters and eating too. Cobia are typically caught in the deep shipping channel, ends of jetty rocks, deep waters of Cumberland Sound, along the beaches and at offshore wrecks and big lime rock ledges. Lure fishing is nothing short of heart stopping when a 50-pound cobia takes your lure, or fly right on the surface. However Amelia Island cobia will also take live and dead baits fished deep on the bottom as well

Jetty and bay fishing for giant red drum and black drum is now taking place while fishing on the bottom with blue crab, large fresh shrimp, or conch. Add to the mix delicious eating cobia and a variety of pelagic sharks. Great family fishing fun without taking that long run offshore!

Backwater Bays & Tidal Rivers: Amelia Island sea trout and red fishing just doesn't get any better! Back country fishermen are hooking up to limit catches of excellent eating and hard fighting redfish, sea trout, flounder, jack crevalle, bluefish and a variety of shallow water sharks within eyesight of the Fernandina Harbor Marina. . Some of the more productive redfish and sea trout lures include gold spoons, in-line spinners, surface chuggers and fishing with Berkley Gulp shrimp fished dead in the school of reds and retrieved slowly on the bottom is key. Flounder, redfish and sea trout are taking live shrimp drifted under a "Popping Float".

Offshore: Look for excellent bottom fishing action to come from the FA "Live Bottom" which is located just 9-miles southeast of the St. Mary's inlet. Drift fishing action in water depths from 60-100 feet of water is producing catches of gag grouper, red snapper, amberjack, flounder, black sea bass, sheepshead, reef sharks, cobia,trigerfish, gag grouper and red snapper. Live bait trolling is producing excellent catches of cobia, kingfish, barracuda, Spanish mackerel and the occasional sailfish.

Surf: Beach fishing is producing catches of whiting, blues, puppy drum, redfish and spotted sea trout during the last of the incoming and the first few hours of the falling tides. Fish on the bottom with ultra fresh shrimp. Casting a 1/4 ounce led head jig rigged with a 2-inch molten colored Berkley Gulp shrimp is also working well for a variety of surf species. The 52-M Mirror Lure is an excellent choice when casting to sea trout and blues that are schooling in the surf.

New Location!

Our new store location is 111 Centre St. Fernandina Beach, Florida. Just a half a block from the marina. We now carry a full line of backwater redfish and sea trout tackle including those hard to find topwater plugs. Also fly fishing gear including Umpqua, Redington, Sage, Rio and more. A fishing school is also on the calender with classes on backwater spin, fly and casting, techniques, live and dead bait fishing, topwater fishing and how to beat the tides!
We also will do our best to pair you up for a deep sea, or backwater fishing trip if you are a single, or small group.
For more fishing information, call the Amelia Angler: (904)261-2870. Cell (904) 753-3776
Terry Lacoss/Amelia Angler

Captain Terry David Lacoss Captain Terry David Lacoss

Captain Terry Lacoss is one of the most knowledgeable and at the same time nicest fishing experts you�ll ever find. He�s the total fishing man. He runs Amelia Angler Outfitters, and also is an accomplished outdoor writer, having authored the books Sportsman�s Best: Redfish and the Southern Kingfish Association-produced Kingfish book.

Captains Terry & his son Terry David Lacoss are one of the most successful father / son fishing teams in the country, having won national bass, kingfish and redfish events including the ESPN Cocodrie, Redfish Cup, Johns Pass Kingfish and Florida Bass Trails.

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