Backwater Fishing

Backwater Fishing with Amelia Angler



Truly one of the best fishing opportunities at Amelia Island, comes from the numerous saltwater estuaries, flats and inlets, all offering a wide variety of light-tackle fishing opportunities. Although fishing in these secluded waters is excellent year round, the warmer seasons offers the best fishing action.


Backwater Fishing with Amelia Angler

Large schools of redfish can be found on the flooded marsh flats and at low tides at creek mouths and the shallow sides of oyster bars. Sea trout school in fast moving currents at the Nassau Bridge, Shave Bridge, deep river channels and flooded oyster bars. Flounder fishing is excellent during the falling tide at the St. Mary's jetties, creek mouths and the deep sides of oyster bars.

Backwater redfish can weigh up to 30-pounds, sea trout weigh up to 10-pounds and flounder can weigh over the 15-pound mark!

Tarpon fishing is also excellent in the backwaters during the summer months at the Nassau Sound and River during the falling tide as well. Amelia Island tarpon often weigh over 100-pounds!


Backwater Fishing with Amelia Angler


Huge schools of jack crevalle, spanish mackerel and blues can also be targeted by the light tackle angler during the moving tides.

Our backwater fishing guides carry a variety of light tackle on board for our guests, including spin, casting and bottom fishing gear. We carry on board a variety of lures and baits to make your day on the water a memorable experience. However one of the most exciting forms of back-country fishing, is casting a topwater plug to a school of hungry shallow water game fish!

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