Fishing, Diving and Spearfishing Reports and Pictures

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

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Mahi Mahi are off Jacksonville and Northeast Florida!

Full boat today and it was worth it; the rookies had a good time. Everyone had a chance to reel in some fish. We started at the break around 7:30. By 9am we had 4 wahoo and a dolphin in the boat. Katie caught the biggest wahoo, a personal best for her which we estimated around 50pounds. Another hoo in the high thirties and then two teenagers. Katie also caught her biggest dolphin to date which was in the low 20's. After that we had a consistent dolphin bite all day. We ended up with 16 dolphin up to the low 20's. My sister caught and released her first sailfish today. Her Tennessee boyfriend caught his first wahoo and dolphin.

We decided to bottom fish around 2:30pm and it was a good idea. Hit a couple spots here and there. Brian picked off a nice 20# snapper and we added 5 more to the box. Porkchop topped off the day with a an African Pompano. Katie also got her first keeper snapper.

What a day of fishing! Fish were caught at the edge of the gulf stream in about 170-220ft of water east-southeast of Jacksonville at about 104 degrees.

Katie's Dolphin

The catch
Wahoo, dolphin, snapper

Angie's Sailfish


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Snapper and Group close to short out of Mayport, Jacksonville and North east Florida

The snapper and grouper have really turned on in the Atlantic off of Jacksonville. Good gag grouper catches have been reported as shallow as 65 feet along with pretty consistent limit catches of Red Snapper. The Majesty and Mayport Princess have been reporting 30 head of snapper a trip on average when the weather has been good enough to get out.

Natural bottom and artificial reefs have been holding fish. Both live and dead bait have been working well.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Early April Jacksonville and St. Augustine Offshore Fishing Report

We had an weather window this last weekend for fishing. Saturday was looking good but as the fleet headed out they were greeted by north wind and some pretty choppy seas. In most of the reports I have seen people stopped short of the ledge and did some bottom fishing.

The snapper are still biting great with almost everyone fishing for them getting close to their limit. But we need to shut them down? Come on!

People who did make it to the ledge to due some trolling did not find anything that exciting. A dolphin here and a wahoo there but for the most part the great trolling has not happened yet. 2 more weeks and I would guess the Mahi will show up in full force.