Jacksonville Beach - I got down to the beach about 7:30 AM which was a few minutes before high tide. The tide didn't come in as far it typically does this time of year, but there was plenty of deep water within casting distance. I casted out half a finger mullet and let it soak for about half an hour without a single bite, so I cahgned to shrimp flavored Fishbites. I started getting bites immediately and pulled in a couple of small croakers. I continued to pull in small spot and croakers, for the next couple of hours. A few of the croakers were decent sized so I threw them in the cooler for lunch. Around 10:30am I felt a hard hit and hooked what felt like a much bigger fish. It turned out to be a weakfish about 18 inches long. I knew it was some kind of trout, but in the past I had only caught spotted sea trout, so I had to look it up to identify it. The weakfish, despite it's name, put up a good fight. I took home 4 croakers and the weakfish, whcih we ate for a late lunch. I had a blast as usual. If you are interested in publish your fishing reports, please shoot me a quick email and I will send you instructions. Tight Lines!!
22 June 2016 |