During the 2016 fishing season Amelia Angler aired two fishing shows including "Reel Time" with George Goetze and "Lunkerville" with Mike De Avila. "Reel Time" showcased large reds and high leaping tarpon! Lunkerville showcased both redfish and sea trout action with some 100-fish caught! Above first two photos.
Fishing Report: Backwater fishing is excellent during the winter fishing season where large schools of redfish offer excellent light tackle fishing opportunities both with spin and fly fishing tackle. Sea trout are also schooling during the winter fishing season as well. Black drum, bonnet head sharks, bluefish and flounder will also test your Winter fishing skills! Jetty and bay fishing is offering excellent "Bull" redfish action with giant redfish weighing to 50-pounds. Red drum measuring over the 27 -maximum Florida FWC measurements must be revived and released. Black drum are also running at the inlet and jetties along with a variety of sharks, whiting, bluefish and a rare cobia.
Offshore fishing is producing excellent action for a variety of reef game fish including barracuda, gag grouper, black sea bass, trigger fish and the occasional king mackerel. Fishermen will also hook up to 5-30 pound red snapper which are a real treat to catch but currently must be released.
Jetty and bay fishing is offering excellent "Bull" redfish action with giant redfish weighing to 50-pounds. Red drum measuring over the 27 -maximum Florida FWC measurements must be revived and released. Black drum are also running at the inlet and jetties along with a variety of sharks, whiting, bluefish and a rare cobia.
Trophy largemouth bass are being caught in the many freshwater rivers and lakes located in Northeast Florida with Lofton Creek offering trophy bass fishing and a scenic tour of one of Florida's best tidal rivers. Guests will also have the opportunity to hook into a nice school of redfish, or striped bass while fishing in some of the saltier portions of these tidal rivers.
Offshore charter boats have been slow trolling cigar minnows, Spanish sardines and live menhaden while hooking up to a variety of saltwater game fish including king mackerel, Barracuda, grouper, dolphin, cobia and more. Bottom fishing with cigar minnows and cut baits is producing lots of red snapper to 30-pounds, gag grouper, triggerfish, sea bass, flounder and sheepshead.
Jetty and inlet fishing charters have been doing real well while targeting bull redfish weighing to 50-pounds, a variety of sharks including bull, lemon, spinner, hammerhead and more, tarpon and black drum. Captain Benny Hendrix skipper of the Heavy Hitter charter fishing boat recently guided his charter clients to 12 black drum weighing to 20-pounds!
Backwater Fishing Charters have been doing real well with schooling redfish weighing to 15-pounds during the last few hours of the falling tide. Large live shrimp, or cut mullet fished right on the bottom with a 1/4 ounce jig head has been working real well for schooling redfish. Sea trout fishing has been best during the last few hours of the in-coming and the first few hours of the falling tide. Live shrimp fished under a bright colored float is the best fishing tactic for sea trout weighing to six pounds. Flounder fishing is also excellent right now while working a live bullhead minnow barbed to a 1/4 ounce jig fished slowly over a shallow shell laden flat.
Come visit us at the store!
Our store location is 111 Centre Street - Historic Fernandina Beach, Florida. Just a half Largea 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