Category Archives: Backwater Fishing

Amelia Back Country Boats

NL- 18 Back Country Boating “Amelia Back Country Boating” By Terry Lacoss Without saying if you haven’t ever been grounded on a bar or oyster out cropping, you simply are not going to every enjoy Amelia Island back country fishing to the fullest.  With this in mind, there are several types of fishing boats that…
Read more

Big Bite Sheepshead

NL 18 Winter Sheepshead Bite “Winter Sheepshead Bite” The cooler water temperatures of Northeast Florida winter finds excellent eating and fighting sheepshead finds large adult sheepshead bunching up at offshore structures.  Particularly where there are plenty of crustaceans growing on wrecks, broken concrete and similar bottom structures.  The annual winter spawn is typically triggered by…
Read more

Big Backwater Bite

“Big Backwater Bite” By Terry Lacoss After power poling down with both Power Poles and just within casting distance of a fishy Amelia Island boat dock,  Seconds later Glenda Crosby was playing a huge “Gator” trout that literally amazed the nearby dock owner! “That’s the biggest trout I’ve ever seen caught around my dock,” the…
Read more

high water low water game fish

NL 17 high and low water game fish Photo – Paul Braeger deep baited for this 20-pound Gag grouper while fishing offshore at Amelia Island’s popular FA live bottom. Photo – Black sea bass are numerous offshore and are excellent eating too. Keith Williams is pictured with a nice sea bass. Photo – Kay Granitz…
Read more