03-21-2006, 05:54 PM
Can anyone telll me if any of these spots in Jacksonville Florida are good to fish from shore or with mild wading? This will be my first time fishing salt water.
1. Clapboard Creek
2. Sisters Creek
3. Nassau Sound (Ft. George River)
4. Hugenot Park
5. The Big Jetties
6. St. Johns River
7. Chicopit Bay
8. Little Jetties Park
9. Hanna Park
10. Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
11. Dutton Park
12. Old Atlantic Blvd. Intracoastal bridge
13. Hugenot Pond
14. Palm Valley
15. Pine Island
16. Guana Lake (Lake Ponte Vedra)
17. Guana River
18. Jacksonville Beach Pier
I have fished the Jacksonville area on foot a few times. But I do not have my logbook with me at work today. I have fished an area in St Augstine and around Amelia Island, with some success. I will reveiw my logs for beach names and locations and post them here on Monday. Also the wife and I are heading there April 1st for one week so I will post a fishing report from there or upon my return. Best luck was with a guide fishing the ICW for Redfish. Highly recommended.
03-24-2006, 03:31 PM
Thanks for replying, I was begining to think no one would respond. I'll look forward to reading you log entry on Monday. I will be there from 4/3-4/9, I'll post if I have any luck.
The area I waded the most was Little Tabot Island State Park. You will be able to walk the beach for two miles sight fishing for Red Fish. The guides I fished with used black over red clousers. Another place my brother-in-law and I fished quite a bit was the Anatasia State Recreation area just south of St. Augustine. I will be there from the 1st throught the 9th and will try and post reports while there. Do not forget to pick up a license, my first stop is always Walmarts to take care of this. I have read that Sisters and Clapboard Creeks are wadable, but I never tried there. You can access these creeks from SR 105 north of Jax.
03-29-2006, 09:34 AM
Thanks for all your help! I already got my license online, so I'm ready to fish! :biggrin:
Would you please share the web site? I would like to get mine before I go also.
03-30-2006, 06:37 AM
The web site is http://myfwc.com/fishingareas.html. It takes a week or two to get the licence in the mail but they do give you and id number you can use while you wait. There is also an extra 2% charge for ordering online.
04-11-2006, 02:13 PM
The only thing I caught on the fly was a blue crab :roll: . I did catch some blue fish, spotted sea trout, and silver perch on bait from a large pier. Still had fun. I did notice my flies looking beat up pretty quick in rolling surf. Was that just the action of the waves or should I have used a different head cement then I use for fresh water?
04-12-2006, 12:26 AM
I just got my latest issue of Eastern Fly Fishing and they have a whole article about fishing the Jacksonville area. Unfortunately, it came too late to help you out!
04-12-2006, 08:06 AM
That's all right we were visiting my sister-in-law so odds are there will be anouther chance sometime. :)