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Bienville Plantation, one of America's most renowned hunting and fishing operations, caters to individual sportsman, as well as families and corporations.



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
Nov. 28, 2015

Amelia Island Fishing Report

2015 Scott Hood Memorial Backwater Tournament

Sunday, December 6, 2015
The 2015 Scott Hood Memorial Trout & Red Tournament will be held on Sunday, December 6th. from the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Entry fee is $50.00 per angler with a 75�ayout. Cash awards will be paid for Largest Sea Trout, 3-places,Largest Redfish, 3-places and 1st place heaviest aggregate weight including one redfish and one sea trout. Largest sea trout for youth 16 and younger, $100.00 plus trophy.
A captain's meeting will be held on Saturday, December 5th., 7:00 pm at the Amelia Angler Outfitter Courtyard. Tournament times are safe light until 3:00 pm. on Sunday, December 6th. Weigh in will be held at the Fernandina Harbor Marina with awards and refreshments served at the Amelia Angler Outfitters following the weigh-in. For more information please visit and scroll down to the bottom of the home page, or call 904-261-2870. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Photo: Schools of large redfish have made their way into Amelia Island backwater, inlet and beach waters and are simply loads of fun to catch on a wide variety of fishing tackle and techniques. Captain Benny Hendrix, Captain Terry David Lacoss and Captain Allen Mills recently guided Omni Hotel's "American Chemistry group fishing party last to a large school of inlet redfish. "I stopped counting at forty reds weighing from 15 - 40 pounds," Captain T.D. Lacoss said. "All were released in excellent shape and hopefully challenge our fishing party on a future fishing outing on the Amelia Angler II!"

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".
Shark fishing is excellent while fishing the deep waters of Cumberland Sound with a large chunk of cut bait fished on a 8/0 saltwater hook. A six foot section of 100-pound wire is a must while fishing with 30-50 pound fishing tackle. Black tip sharks, also commonly referred to as "Spinner Sharks" are plentiful along the beaches where working shrimp boats are discarding their bi-catch.
Largemouth Bass: Certainly the winter and spring fishing seasons produce the very best bass fishing action from northeast Florida lakes and rivers. Locally the St. Mary's and Nassau rivers and their tributaries offer excellent freshwater bass fishing during stable weather conditions. Free lining shiners and floating them under small floats next to typical shoreline covers can produce largemouth bass weighing over the ten pound mark. A 12 pound largemouth bass was recently caught and released by a local bass angler casting a swim bait in the St. Mary's River!

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. A few pelagic game fish are present with the clinging warm water temperatures including cobia, kingfish and dolphin.

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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