Jacksonville Beach - Wes and I got to the beach about 7:30 AM. Tide was incoming, with high tide about 8:30. Conditions overall were pretty good. It was a bit slow, but we did get a few bites throughout the day. We ended up with 3 bluefish for the day. The spring bluefish are usually a bit larger than the blues we catch in the fall, and these were no exception. The largest bluefish pictured above was almost 2 ft long. They average about 14 inches in the fall. We had a blast as usuall.
Jacksonville Beach - Wes and I fished Saturday morning from 7:30 to 10:30 with no bites! We did hawever catch a few mullet in the cast net. We didn't see any schools of mullet, but random tosses in the shallow surf were yielding one or two big finger mullet at a time. We caught enought mullet to keep fresh bait on the lines and put a few up in the freezer at the end of the day. It was a beautiful morning.
Emily joined me on the beach on Sunday at 7:30 the tide was nearly out when we first got there, exposing an outsuck from a trough that was emptying as the tide receded. I ran over, with my castnet to the point where the water leaving the trough was funnelled into a little stream. I covered the stream with a toss of the castnet, and pulled in about a dozen mullet, which got us started for bait. We fished on through low tide without much luck. The blues werent biting cut mullet so I hooked up some live and tossed them out. I got bites on the live mullet , but only manged to hook one blue, pictured above. The bluefish are very good at steeling bait when the pieces are large enough. They can easily snatch a whole mullet, or simply bite off half, without getting near the hook. The blues continued to enjoy the fresh mullet, but we didnt land any more. The weather was nice and the sun came out about 9:30. We had a blast!
Jacksonville Beach - Wes and I got down to the beach around 7:30 am. It was aroud 60 degrees F with a light wind from the southwest. The tide was heading out and we were fishing from trhe sandbar in ankle deep water. The morning started out slow, but we started getting bites after an hour or so, as we were able to cast into the deeper water. We had steady bites in the late mrning and ended up bringing home 6 bluefish. The picture above is from last week. It's my neighbor Emily bringing in two bluefish at once. We had blast.
Jacksonville Beach - My neighbor Emily and I got down to the beach at around 7:40 AM. The tide was coming in with high tide predicted for about 10:20 AM. It was a nice morning but still a little chilly. Things started slow with only one bit during the first hour or so. Around 9AM Emily started to get bites on cut figer mullet. She started haulling the bluefish in, shortly thereafter. She brought in two blues at once on her double-drop rig. I changed from shrimp flavored Fishbites to cut finger mullet and started catching bluefish immediately. We ended up with 15 good size bluefish. It was the first time we've caught anything worth mentioning since the end of December. We had a blast!!