MY BROKEN RECORD
As I understand it, but I could be wrong. The Jax Boat Club is mostly family folks. Looking for a enjoyable day on the water, that for what ever reason, don't want to dive into boat ownership, boat storing, boat maintenance, boat towing.
"all those other things that are so wonderful about owning something that's soaked in saltwater" (sarcasm)
I know first hand (and second and third hand) because of the nature of my business. (23 year charter fishing guide) How hard it is many times for people to even feel a bite! Or know when their sinker hits the bottom, and how to keep it there, while simply bottom fishing the St. Johns River. Around here, it's a learned skill, fishing that current!
And I won't even add youngsters into this conversation!
That's when my "Broken Record", starts to play!
The traditional, Float-Rig.
I most likely mentioned it, many times last year. And like a broken record, here I am mentioning it again.
So what's so special about fishing the Float-Rig? First off, instead of fighting the current (tide), you'll use it to your advantage. Secondly, you never have to "feel" the bottom, or a "bite", because it's a visual fishing technique, just watch your ''float''. Thirdly, no fancy tackle is needed. Light weight rods and reels, friendly for all to use. And fourthly, starting RIGHT NOW through Mother's day. Is the best time of year to utilize the Float-Rig.
Bait, is always a live Shrimp. Everything eats a Shrimp. So that means, "you can catch ANYTHING!"
Here's a Bonita, (little tunny) caught by Tom O. on the float-rig at the Mayport Jetties. Not a everyday catch!
There's many side benefits of learning how to float-rig fish, also.
-You'll learn more about water movement, current velocity.(how the tides work)
-How to fish structure.
Leanne, isn't a pro-angler. But caught this 23 lb. Bull Redfish using a Float-Rig on the rod and reel behind her.
Not much larger than Bass tackle!
Take it from me. You can learn. And if you need it, I CAN HELP.
Check out this video that includes Dan. A Jax Boat Club member from a 2018 video on my Youtube channel.