Yes, RIGHT NOW is always Jacksonville's best time of year for inshore light tackle fishing.
Want to fill the box for a family holiday fish fry? Well, you're missing it!!
-Speckled Trout by the limits
-Redfish, all sizes
-Sheepshead, all sizes
-Black Drum, all sizes
All while going on NO long boat ride. Believe me, that's the reason I git out of the "offshore" fishing business. Too long, too rough, and days were always limited this time of year.
Here's an example of what I did yesterday with a group of four, with one experienced fisherman;
2.5 miles to the inlet....slick dead calm, no wind, incoming tide. Anchored up along our massive jetty rocks. We sat hammering limit after limit of Speckled Trout, yellowmouth Trout, and picked up a Sheepshead, too.
No long boat ride, easy fishing for my crew from Indiana and Texas, yesterday.
These are just a few of what was caught 12/29, with the group of four. We still had abunch in the box.
I taught my crew the how-to of the float-rig, and they commenced to "catchin." We had ACTION, all day long.
Unlike last year at this time, we're experiencing wonderfully warm days, sunny skies and low winds.
Winter of 2010 and early 2011, being one of the coldest in a hundred years made it one of the tougher winter's I've seen in my 28 years of fishing the area.
It took awhile for our Trout fishing to bounce back during the rest of 2011. And now, being that the water's are cool and comfortable the Speckled trout are on fire!
Here's a few VIDEO links of slick calm, warm December days.
-Solo day: http://youtu.be/Xp7xA35ENR8
-With Doc: http://youtu.be/6o_HFK66Cgs
When in the Jacksonville to Amelia Island Florida area, there's on charter service to call for your light tackle fishing vacation.
Many charter customers in November booked two days in a row to get the best of the best. That's a good idea, because we can try a few different angling techniques.
www.captdaves.com - full-time guide since 1996, fishing aboard the 26' Jettywolf.