Fishing, Diving and Spearfishing Reports and Pictures

Bringing you offshore fishing and diving reports from Jacksonville, St. Augustine and now San Carlos, Mexico!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Jacksonville and St Augustine Offshore Report

The wahoo bite has slowed down over the last couple weeks. High speed trolling hasn't been producing many wahoo bites at all. It seems that the few that have been caught have been on trolled ballyhoo. The fish seem to be holding in the 150-165ft range if they are there. Sailfish have been caught here and there as well.

Bottom fishing in 150-160ft off of Jacksonville near the ledge has been producing great catching of big trigger fish and red porgies (pink snapper). Of course the amberjack are think out there as well. The grouper and snapper bite out deep seems to be fairly slow.

The snapper and grouper have moved a bit offshore but the bite has been hot. Snapper limits have been consistent in the 100-125ft range over the last 2 weeks. Elton Bottom and 21 fathom areas and ledges have been producing great catches. There are still some grouper in the party grounds but you'll have to be patient and wait for the bite and weed through the trash fish and sharks. Anchor over the structure and put down a few big baits. If you're patient you should get a shot at a couple nice grouper.

Friday, December 5, 2008

St. Augustine Offshore Fishing Report


Sorry we forgot our camera so no pics. Finally got offshore after a couple months of no fishing. We put in our high speed lures around 145' of water out of St Augustine. Within just a few minutes we had about a 50# Wahoo in the boat.

Lines back out. We worked the same area a little longer and caught another Wahoo. This one was about 30# and hit our cedar plug. Somehow it did not get to the mono and we got it in the boat.

We headed offshore and saw plenty of tuna busting the surface. We put 2 blackfin tuna in the boat. Both hit the blue/white cedar plug. One smallish fish and one about 18#. We trolled a bit more and didn't get any other action so we decided to bottom fish.

We pull about a 14# snapper off of the ledge along with a Yelloweye Snapper. Moved back in to 21 bottom and did pretty well. Using chunk bait and drifting we put a 23# gag and a 12# gag in the boat. Tim topped off the day by landing a nice mule snapper that was pushing 30#. It was a monster!

Great steady day and a lot of meat for an empty freezer!