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Jeff and Payton Oney caught their limit of beautiful Gulf red snapper as well as red and gag grouper and other reef fish while fishing off Anna Maria Island with Capt. Larry McGuire and Show Me The Fish Charters. able range of variance between locations. Researchers will use methods beyond catch data in their study. Remote operated vehicles, camera sleds, acoustics and divers will play a role in producing the estimate. Researchers will also be capturing some fish and taking fin clips to develop genetic tags to be used in future estimates. Along with the snapper study, there is excitement over additional information that can be gathered in a study of this size. The distribution and size of other reef fish, as well as the invasive lionfish are of particular interest.

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GEAR GUIDE Beach Marine Products Bay Buddy Bait pens by Beach Marine Products are not your average bait cages. Built by engineers and hard-core anglers, every care was taken to design bait pens that are rugged, durable, convenient for the angler, and stress-free for the bait. They feature a sloped-bottom design and industry-changing false bottom, making recapturing your bait easy. Heavy duty aluminum construction with zinc anode assures a durable product. All hardware is stainless steel and doubled up. The pens are powder coated with no sharp edges to injure or red nose baits. Large oversize doors allow access for cast nets and large dip nets. Beach Bait Pens come in many different shapes and sizes. Their smallest pen is the Bay Buddy, which is ideal for holding shrimp, crabs and multiple species of live baitfish. The Bay Buddy is 20 inches wide by 18 inches deep.

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Kaku Kayak Wahoo 10.5 With the release of their new Wahoo 10.5, Kaku Kayak is building on its reputation of excellent stability and performance with a more compact boat that retains all the features and performance of the larger Wahoo 12.5. The Wahoo 10.5 tracks extremely well for a shorter kayak, is easy to stand in and responds to tight turns easily. It has all the features of its older brother, the Wahoo 12.5, with plenty of gear tracks, a raised aluminum seat and integrated mounting for the Power Pole Micro. It is also rudder ready and comes standard with a great looking deck pad. It is an extremely versatile fishing kayak that offers a stable, roomy platform for standing to cast or sight fish. There is also plenty of storage in the bow hatch, rear tankwell and a rear day hatch.

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Wilderness Systems Kayak Krate Wilderness Systems has built a reputation for producing some of the finest fishing kayaks available. The fishability of their boats is improved with a unique and useful line of accessories designed to help anglers fish harder and more efficiently. The Wilderness Kayak Krate is the ultimate tankwell storage option. The Kayak Krate sophisticates tankwell storage with superior function and a sleek look that make storing and accessing gear hassle-free. An open main compartment accommodates larger gear and tackle boxes and features removable dividers. Smaller items can be stowed in the secondary lid storage. Functional and durable inside and out, the Kayak Krate is blow-molded, water resistant, is easily lashed down and comes with four rod holders.

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Tsunami Forged 12 Lever Drag Reel Tsunami recently introduced its new FORGED 12 lever drag reel. It’s a larger and more powerful version of the popular FORGED 10, and it’s perfect for jigging, bottom fishing and live baiting. The Tsunami FORGED 12 is built to catch the strongest saltwater game fish. Its powder-forged frame is lightweight and precision machined for braided line tolerances and strength. The hardened high-precision stainless steel 4.3:1 ratio drive and pinion gears are strong, tough, and operate smoothly. The completely disengaged “floating” spool rides freely on two shielded stainless steel ball bearings mounted to a spool shaft, giving the FORGED extreme free-spool and maximum castability. The instant anti-reverse bearing, along with two failsafe backup dogs, ensure strong, sure hooksets with no line loss. That is when the smooth, powerful carbon fiber drag comes into play, giving you all the fighting control you need. Look for Tsunami’s FORGED 12 online and at your favorite sporting goods retailer.

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The argument still rages as to why. Some say it was overfishing of the apex predators like marlin and swordfish by sport-fishermen, while others maintain the government opened up the feeder fish, mostly sardines, for overharvesting. Let’s look at the problem from both ends of the food chain. The Costa Rican government enforces their 60-mile line vigorously and is very strong against unlicensed commercial operations. These efforts maintain a healthy number of feeder fish. At the apex level, the preservation of billfish has been spearheaded by groups like the International Billfish Foundation and the IGFA. Costa Rica has also taken the lead in this effort by prohibiting sportsmen from removing billfish from the water (no hero shots allowed) and by banning the sale of meat from marlin and sailfish. “The advantage of catch-and-release billfishing is mainly economical,” noted Capt. Mendoza. “Essentially, we want to create a market where these apex predators are more valuable swimming in the ocean than they are on the scale at a fish market.” On average, a full day of marlin fishing costs $900 and provides renewable income for the captains and mates. Conversely, the value of the same fish at an unlicensed fish market can be as low as pennies per pound. Charter fishing lies somewhere in between the bottom-line driven world of commercial fishing and the fun-loving experience of recreational fishing. “A good charter trip should be fun, productive and educational, especially for novice anglers,” said Capt. Mendoza. “These trips can bring together multiple generations, as fishing tactics are handed down from grandfather to father, father to son.” Capt. Mendoza knows all about that. This season, his 22-year-old son joined him in the mate position on the Wanderer to continue the family legacy. By operating under common-sense regulations, the fishing in Nosara should stay strong for generations to come “The ocean provides me with a livelihood, and I want to protect her the way she’s protected me. My idea of a perfect day is catch billfish, get a nice photo, set it free, and get the lines back out there again. Clearly that’s not a bad day at work.” concluded Capt. Mendoza.

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anuary is one of the best months for sight fishing redfish on the mud flats of north Florida. Fish banks & flats that are on the lee side of the flat on falling tides and look for cruising and backing fish. Pick areas to explore and keep the sun at your back and high if you can so you can see the fish with your polarized sun glasses. Grass lines with out flows and current will often produce redfish. A small dark bucktail is one of my go to baits. lead the fish a few feet and barely bump the jig with your rod tip down just above the water as the fish approaches. The jig will slide instead of hop. The hair undulates with very little movement....Less obtrusive and

startling. Sheepshead will be in the mix as well. They can be sigh fished..... Difficult but possible. Also rips of current around the oyster bars will be holding reds, and a well placed jig & shrimp combo will take there fair share of reds also. The trout seem to be hanging in there. As long as the weather holds and water stays warmer than past years, the trout seem to be doing well. Not as many larger trout, but numbers are good. Great catches on TBS Jigs and soft plastics, as well as bait and plugs. Deeper holes can have large numbers of schooling fish. Bluefish and  Black drum will be in many of the same areas. A tasty fresh shrimp & jig will be the ticket. Docks and structure will hold fish also. If you get hung up often, think about a float rig. Black drum are hard fighters and excellent table fare. Good luck, don’t forget it’s still hunting season!!!  

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Approximate Correction Times Palm Valley ICW: H: +2:20 L: +2:00 +/- for Other regional Locations JAX Beach: H: -:29 L: -:20

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01 Mon 12:45 AM -1.22 L 07:13 AM 6.04 H 01:28 PM -1.04 L 07:39 PM 5.03 H 02 Tue 01:37 AM -1.46 L

St. Augustine Beach: H: -:07 L: -:15 St. A City Dock: H: -:04 L: +:09

08:06 AM 6.14 H 02:18 PM -1.20 L 08:32 PM 5.10 H

03 Wed 02:29 AM -1.52 L 08:58 AM 6.11 H 03:09 PM -1.20 L 09:23 PM 5.11 H 04 Thu 03:21 AM -1.41 L

09:50 AM 5.96 H 04:00 PM -1.07 L 10:16 PM 5.05 H

05 Fri 04:15 AM -1.13 L

10:41 AM 5.70 H 04:52 PM -0.83 L 11:09 PM 4.96 H

06 Sat 05:12 AM -0.76 L

11:33 AM 5.36 H 05:46 PM -0.56 L

07 Sun 12:03 AM 4.83 H

06:12 AM -0.36 L 12:26 PM 4.99 H 06:41 PM -0.29 L

08 Mon 01:00 AM 4.71 H

07:13 AM 0.01 L 01:21 PM 4.62 H 07:36 PM -0.06 L

09 Tue 02:00 AM 4.61 H

08:14 AM 0.29 L 02:20 PM 4.31 H 08:30 PM 0.12 L

10 Wed 03:02 AM 4.55 H

09:14 AM 0.46 L 03:21 PM 4.09 H 09:25 PM 0.22 L

11 Thu 04:03 AM 4.55 H

10:12 AM 0.51 L 04:22 PM 3.99 H 10:19 PM 0.24 L

12 Fri 04:59 AM 4.59 H

11:07 AM 0.45 L 05:17 PM 3.98 H 11:12 PM 0.18 L

13 Sat 05:49 AM 4.67 H

11:58 AM 0.30 L 06:06 PM 4.03 H 12:01 AM 0.06 L

14 Sun 06:34 AM 4.75 H

12:43 PM 0.11 L 06:51 PM 4.09 H

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15 Mon 12:46 AM -0.08 L 07:15 AM 4.82 H 01:25 PM -0.06 L 07:31 PM 4.15 H

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16 Tue 01:27 AM -0.19 L

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07:54 AM 4.88 H 02:03 PM -0.17 L 08:09 PM 4.18 H

17 Wed 02:05 AM -0.25 L 08:32 AM 4.91 H 02:40 PM -0.21 L 08:46 PM 4.20 H

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18 Thu 02:41 AM -0.23 L

09:08 AM 4.90 H 03:16 PM -0.18 L 09:22 PM 4.21 H

2:10 AM-4:10 AM • 2:40 PM-4:40 PM

19 Fri 03:16 AM -0.16 L

09:45 AM 4.86 H 03:52 PM -0.10 L 09:59 PM 4.24 H

2:55 AM-4:55 AM • 3:25 PM-5:25 PM

20 Sat 03:52 AM -0.04 L

10:23 AM 4.79 H 04:28 PM -0.01 L 10:37 PM 4.30 H

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21 Sun 04:30 AM 0.09 L

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24 Wed 12:53 AM 4.58 H

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25 Thu 01:50 AM 4.67 H

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10:19 AM -0.11 L 04:31 PM 4.24 H 10:33 PM -0.60 L

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11:20 AM -0.46 L 05:33 PM 4.43 H 11:33 PM -0.98 L

29 Mon 06:03 AM 5.48 H

12:18 PM -0.82 L 06:30 PM 4.65 H

30 Tue 12:30 AM -1.34 L

06:59 AM 5.69 H 01:11 PM -1.14 L 07:24 PM 4.86 H

31 Wed 01:24 AM -1.60 L 07:51 AM 5.80 H 02:01 PM -1.34 L 08:15 PM 5.01 H

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n November 16, 2017 legendary angler Don Combs passed weighed 125-pounds. “One thing I have learned though is that wahoo prefer to strike a away after a long battle with cancer leaving behind an ocean full of accomplishments both in fishing, friends and family. I had the lure that is trolled under the surface and is also trolled in a dead straight opportunity in writing about his fishing skills through the years which line,” Don Combs said. Don Combs and fishing party once hooked 21-wahoo in a single soon learned that Don Combs was not only a special angler but a very day while fishing offshore of St. Augustine, Fl. special person as well. “So thankful for the time I had with Don Combs,” Jacksonville’s Don “Wahoo are one of the fastest swimming fish in the ocean,” Don Dingman said. “Don was the best fisherman I have ever met and I have Combs said. “They also jump during the cooler months and I have seen met a lot of great fishermen! I hope I never lose the sound of his voice hooked wahoo jump as high as my flying bridge. Boy is that a sight to in my head while leadering a fish. Don was a great role model, teacher see”! Fishing with his wife Cynthia they captured the first “Super Slam” and mentor for not only me, but for so many other fishermen”. Today new generations of wahoo fishermen are following in Don ever recorded in Northeast Florida and in one year caught and released Comb’s footsteps while bumping up their wahoo trolling speeds from 52- billfish off North Florida as well. Don Combs with brother Roger Combs also marketed and purchased 8-10 knots to 13-18 speedy knots. However Don Comb’s biggest accomplishment in the fishing world was designing and marketing the ever so popular “Salt Life” logo and apparel with great success. “Don and Roger made a great team,” Gary Walker said. “Don could “C&H” lures with his brother Roger Combs. His specially designed see into the future what was going to high speed trolling lures be successful and how it should be including the C & H “Mr. marketed. Roger was the innovator of Big”, “Wahoo Whacker XL” Salt Life keeping the wheels turning and the “American Express and rapidly growing the business into are today some of the most a real profitable business”. popular blue water trolling Gary Walker and Associates lures. One of my favorite marketed Salt Life with great success Don Comb’s articles goes as as well. However Gary Walker also follows. became close friends both on the golf “The sun was just about course and fishing too! to set when I noticed a “Don was an avid golfer and large school of bait being once witnessed my hole in one golf pushed up to the surface by shot while playing located at Black game fish deep below,” Don Hammock Beach,” Gary said. I struck Combs said. “The nervous a perfect wedge shot that appeared to school of bait fish showered hit the green and roll straight for the hole”. the surface of the calm “At that very moment Don said, “It ocean, indicating game fish went in the hole”! were feeding on them at Don Combs was also very active will.” Legendary blue water in starting the Northeast Florida angler Don Combs and Marlin Club and held several records. his fishing party aboard However Don Combs biggest the St. Augustine, Florida contribution to fishing was his based sport fishing boat, energy in communicating with other “Shark Bait,” were fishing fishermen and willingness to share, for sailfish in three hundred promote and conserve our Northeast Florida fishery and fishermen. feet of water. The sailfish Don Combs certainly left bite had been excellent behind a fishing legacy that we all during the past few days will remember each time we set out off from Flagler Beach, a spread of “C & H lures!fisherman Florida, which led them to who boasted many North East Florida believe that sails were more fishing records, especially for billfish. than likely working the pod Don Combs in his element.... proudly shows off a big wahoo His expertise and contributions to our of baitfish. “We trolled right through that nervous school of bait, resulting in area and especially our club will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and a big fish striking a black and blue ‘Flame’ lure,” remembers Combs. prayers go out to his family, he will be surely missed. “We fought that big wahoo for almost a half hour before we were able to bring the hooked fish up close to the transom of my sport fishing boat, ‘Shark Bait’. Suddenly a giant wahoo stuck its head out of the water and shook the hook loose. I knew that wahoo had to weigh well over 100-pounds!” Don Combs and his “Shark Bait” fishing team established the now existing Northeast Florida Marlin Association’s wahoo record, which COASTALANGLERMAG.COM • THEANGLERMAG.COM

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t’s that time of the year where we sit back and relax just waiting f for the New Year to begin. We have finalized our list of event dates and locations for the year and will modify them the dates for tournaments are posted. This year, we are looking forward to our overnight event and we added back in the float trip. As in the past, we are thankful for Browns Creek Fish Camp for letting us utilize their facility as our home base and Palm Valley for supplying us with bait. So it seems that the winter weather has finally settled in. This is actually a good thing for those looking at the opportunity to start bagging some gator trout. Our first event this coming year is February at Palm Valley Outdoors and many of our veterans stand a good chance at catching that gator trout, as long as the winter weather holds. The trout and reds are starting to school up and feed voraciously on just about anything that gets in front of them. This time of the year, the trout seem to like artificials as slow as possible. When I say slowly, I mean twitch, twitch and take a nap. That’s how slow. The reds are starting to school and are making it easy to catch a limit very quickly when you come upon these schools. Crab has been working better than anything else. Throw it out and let it sit. We will be going back to Sebastian Inlet State Park, Florida for our overnight event in April/May. This year we are also adding a float trip as the first one was so much fun. Heroes on the Water is not solely about kayak fishing. Sometimes we just want to be one with the water and with nature’s serenity. We are looking forward to floating in some cool water with that summer sun. As in the years past, we are looking at a blow out at the end of the year for our Veteran’s day Event. This year, we will also be venturing to the other side of the dam at Lake Ponte Vedra (Guana) and taking a

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he weather last winter was one of the mildest on record here in Northeast Florida and produced some of the best inshore saltwater fishing in decades! Weather conditions last January with above average air temperatures and warmer than normal water temps created optimal fishing conditions for local anglers targeting a variety of species. In fact, local surf fisherman enjoyed the best fishing in recent memory as huge schools of pompano and whiting spent “winter” closer to the Northeast Florida region instead of migration to south Florida. However, for January 2018, the weather conditions are forecasted to be much different. Typically, January is the coldest month of the year with low temperatures averaging 41.9 degrees (F) and high temps averaging 64.2 degrees (F). (The average ocean temperature in January at the Mayport jetties is about 56 degrees.) With the record early winter freezes we experienced in December, Meteorologists are predicting colder than normal weather patterns will continue in Northeast Florida throughout the month of January. This is good news for avid sheepshead fishermen! BEST BET FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA In early January, look for moderate to large sized redfish “pods” to be tightly-schooled and feeding on “warm” mud flats in the upper reaches of major saltwater feeder creeks (Brown’s Creek, Clapboard Creek,

Hanna Mills, Sister’s Creek, Shad Creek, Chicopit Bay/Mt. Pleasant Creek and Sherman Creek.) Arrive at your favorite creek fishing spots when low-tide is around 1:00PM (when the mud-flats are fully exposed to the sun) then “sight-fish” the flats for schooling redfish during incoming tide. Massive schools of small speckled trout (up to 15”) will be “stacked-up” at Nassau Sound near the southwest (old fish camp) bank between the two A1A bridges. Perfect for wade fishing, you can catch dozens of trout in 3 to 4 feet of clean water using your favorite DOA ¼ once “shrimp lure.” (I prefer the DOA Pearl/Redhead #310, Root beer/Gold Glitter #304 and in low light conditions I like the Nite Glow #305!) There is no doubt that trout and redfish action will be good this month but your BEST BET for catching quality fish in January is to target the illusive, hard-fighting sheepshead! In fact, massive schools of 2 to 4-pound sheepshead have converged around area inlet bridge pilings, dock pilings, oyster bars, rock piles channel markers and the jetties in the lower St. Johns River and ocean inlets. The bridge pilings at Nassau Sound, Ft. George Inlet, St. Augustine and Fernandina are local favorite “hotspots” for catching your limit. In calm conditions, the jetties at Mayport (riverside and ocean side,) St. Augustine and Fernandina can produce big numbers of sheepshead up to 10 pounds. (Currently, the minimum size limit for sheepshead is 12 inches and the daily bag limit is 15. Currently, the state record is 15.2 pounds.)

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CATCHING SHEEPSHEAD CAN BE CHALLENGING Sheepshead fishing is one of my favorite types of inshore fishing and the month of January is one the best times of the year to catch your limit! If you have not had the pleasure of targeting and catching sheepshead, I must warn you that sheepshead fishing is perhaps the most challenging “type” of inshore saltwater fishing you will ever experience! Seriously, I have personally filmed and witnessed two experienced “seasoned coastal anglers” fishing side-by-side using exactly the same fiddler crab bait… using almost identical rods, reels and tackle… dropping their fiddler crab baits down to the exact same piling only a few inches apart. One fisherman caught their limit of 2 to 4-pound sheepshead and the other fisherman did not catch ONE fish (from the exact same spot!) This type of fishing can be frustrating, but if you employ certain time-tested techniques and strategies, it can also be extremely rewarding. First, sheepshead feed on barnacles, crustaceans (shrimp,) mollusks (oysters, clams and scallops.) They use their specially adapted (human like or “sheep” like) incisors (front teeth) and crushing molars to feed. Sheepshead use their front teeth to scrap barnacles from pilings then crush the barnacles with their molars (to extract the nutrients) and finally they “spit out” the shells. Fiddler crabs also feed on barnacles and oysters so naturally, a feeding sheepshead will quickly inhale a fiddler crab (as an easy snack,) quickly crush it (to extract the nutrients) and then “spit out” the shell. This happens in a split second and it is almost impossible to “feel” the bite! (If you do feel the bite, it is already too late!) Mastering the art of effectively and consistently catching sheepshead takes time and patience… but it is worth it! Sheepshead fishing can provide non-stop action so get ready for a fish fry! TIPS FOR CATCHING SHEEPSHEAD

• Fishing near ocean inlets is your “best bet” for catching larger sheepshead in the 2 to 4-pound class and up to 10 pounds or more. • The bridge pilings at Nassau Sound, Ft. George Inlet and St. Augustine are local favorite “hotspots” for catching your limit. • In calm conditions, the jetties at Mayport (riverside and oceanside,) St. Augustine and Fernandina can produce big numbers. • Fish clear water with slower moving current. Scout and select your fishing spot at dead low tide to look for best structure. • At low tide, look for bridge pilings with significant barnacle (and oyster) growth which will attract more feeding Sheepshead. • Generously “chum” your fishing spot periodically with fresh barnacles (scrapped from pilings) to attract the larger sheepshead. • Use a metal scrapper with the handle bolted inside a 10-ft. PVP pipe (to reach lower underwater barnacles attached to pilings.) • For bait, use live fiddler crabs (larger males with a “big claw” work best,) other small crabs, clams, sand fleas or small shrimp. • Use 30 lb. braided line, a 10” leader, a 1 to 1 ½ oz. egg sinker, a #7-barrel swivel and a #4 wide-bend bronze hook. • Use a 7-ft. medium-action rod (Ugly Stik GX2 or Tiger Series) and a medium sized bait caster or spinning reel (Penn or Okuma) • Fish just off the bottom. Keep your line tight for better feel. Slowly raised your line 12 inches. Set a hook with ANY vibration. Thank you for the privilege sharing a few sheepshead fishing tips with you. I hope you catch a ton of sheepshead this month! Be safe and enjoy the great outdoors! - With over 25 years of corporate experience as a writer, director and producer, Terry Newsome has personally filmed and produced over 100 outdoor television shows and instructional fishing videos internationally. He is an avid coastal angler and is a former co-owner of Pine Island Fish Camp on the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Augustine, Florida.

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weet water fishing is excellent during stable weather conditions both in the upper reaches of the Nassau and St. Mary’s river systems where a variety of both fresh and saltwater game fish are abound. Striped bass fishing is excellent during the first hour of the falling tide while fishing on the bottom with cut mullet, or working a white spinner at the mouths of feeder creeks. Largemouth bass will be fattening up for the winter spawn while feeding in the shallow sloughs where feeder creeks are key. Drifting a wild shiner is key in catching heavyweight bass. Schooling bass will readily take a #11 gold Rapala worked close to shoreline cover. One of my favorite sweet water creeks includes Lofton Creek where on one stretch of the this brackish creek just below the power lines, you are apt to catch sea trout, largemouth bass, redfish or striped bass! Black drum fishing is excellent in the deep waters of both Cumberland and Nassau Sounds when a warm winter in-coming tide arrives in late afternoon. Seasoned black drum fishermen prefer fishing with fairly heavy fishing gear including 30-50 pound tackle while fishing dead on the bottom with ultra-fresh shrimp or a quarter blue crab. Offshore fishermen will be targeting excellent eating black sea bass at KBY reef where broken concrete strewn along a rough bottom is a huge attraction for these excellent eating fish. Best baits include fresh squid, or cut baits. A sporting fishing technique includes employing twentypound spinning tackle with the spinner filled with twenty-pound braided fishing line. A four-foot length of fifty pound fluorocarbon shock leader is attached to the tag end of the main line using back to back “Uni” knots. Finally a four-ounce buck tail jig is tied to the jig using a “Loop” knot. Drop the buck tail jig down to the bottom, engage your spin reel and begin to jig the lure slowly making sure that the jig makes contact with the rough bottom. Keep in mind that most winter bottom feeders will prefer to feed along the bottom where they can easily trap their meal against the structure. January bottom fishing is also excellent at FA, FB, FC and HH fish havens during the month of January. Winter offshore fishermen can also expect to catch gag grouper, flounder, sheepshead and red snapper. Be sure to check the latest FWC fishing regulations by visiting www. myfwc.com. Further offshore winter wahoo fishing can be red hot at Northeast Florida’s “Continental Shelf ”. A favorite setup for wahoo begins with 50-pound class trolling rods

set at the transom and fished with weighted lines. A 24-ounce trolling weight is rigged to a 15-foot section of 200-pound mono shock leader is attached to the trolling weight for high speed trolling to up to 15-knots. At the business end, a blue and white rubber skirted “Jet Head” is attached. Today specially designed and rigged trolling lures are luring the speedy wahoo which are capable of chasing down a high speed lure at speeds up to 60-miles per hour. Here trolling speeds are bumped up from 12-18 knots. Heading the list of high speed lures includes C & H “Mr. Big”, “Wahoo Whacker XL” and the “American Express”. Inshore fishermen will be targting hard hitting redfish during a flood and low tide. Sight fishing for redfish is becoming more and more popular where many inshore fishermen have sold their jetty and offshore fishing boats and are now chasing redfish with a shallow water boat. Prime areas to sight fish for January redfish include the marsh bays located just south of the “Shave Bridge”. Look for the last of the falling tide to uncover large schools of redfish that art huddled up in a shallow pool feeding on crabs and shrimp. Best lures include the Berkley Gulp shrimp in the “New Penny” color pattern and a ½ ounce gold spoon. Sea trout will be holding along the deep waters of the Intra Coastal Waterway where fishermen will be drifting live shrimp deep under a trout float. A key area includes the rough and rocky shoreling located just south of the mouth of Egan’s Creek. For more fishing and charter information please call the Amelia Angler Outfitters 904-261-2870, or visit www.ameliaangler.com Amelia Angler Outfitters is located at 111 Centre, St. Fernandina beach Fl. 32034.

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ell it’s the first of the year and I hope your new years resolution has something to do with spending more time in the outdoors. Grab those new polarized sunglasses you got for Christmas and hit the flats as the reds are schooled up and eating good! Red fishing on the flats isn’t an early morning ritual like in the summer; waiting for the sun to rise and warm the waters is your best bet. A low mid morning incoming tide is a perfect scenario as the sun heats the oyster beds and once the tide floods schools of redfish will sit on these hot spots for warmer water. Approach the school with stealth as not to

alert the school of your presence before getting into casting distance. Z-man paddle tails or flies are my choices for catching redfish. Once the school is on the move bomb a Sebile Stick Shadd out in front of the school twitch a few times and hook up! Creek fishing for Seatrout is about as sure as it gets this time of year. Jigging for Trout in creek holes with a ¼ ounce Slayer Jig and Slayer inc. SST (paddle tail) will get the attention of every schoolie in the hole. Most Trout will be on the small side but if numbers is your game, creek hole fishing is the place. Small Reds also occupy the same creek holes and can be caught with live shrimp; small split shot and a Daiichi 82Z 1/0 circle hook. Fly fisherman get great opportunities on landing the elusive Sheephead on fly this month. Sheephead can be found on the most oyster-laden flats during low incoming tides, these striped bandits will be foraging for oyster crabs so a crab pattern is the best fly for the job. If fly fishing isn’t your thing, live bait fishing with fiddler crabs and a fish finder rig vertically fished around bridges, docks and rocks will put the bend in the rod..

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Fishing Report St. Johns River By: Richard Hamilton

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irst off, as our way of thanking all my current and future customers we are offering a one month seven percent (7%) discount. I know, it doesn’t sound like much, but at the prices we charge, well, we’re hard to beat, so from January 1-January 31, 7% off all items in the Shop.  No special orders at this discount.  AND, you’ve got to mention it at the start of that purchase. So let’s get on with the show.  Specks should be starting to get with it.  The Creek should start showing promise with minnows and road runners being the way to go.  The area lakes should be slammin’ with the moons triggering

and influx of activity. Remember, start in the deep and work your way shallow.  Eventually you’ll pinpoint them and have the ability you obtain a few sandwiches out of it. Next will be the stripers and the hybrids.  Eating up a storm, especially during these northeasters, the worse the weather the better the bite.  Shiners free lined or under floats towards pilings at the Shands should produce.  Keeping in mind that working lipless crank baits and jerk baits, also is a productive method.  Movin’ tides are the trick.  So buy a couple of dozen and work them over. Largemouth bass will be crushing bait pads and then after a series of cold fronts, head for the front of creeks to hang and start waiting for that right time.  Flukes, top water and shiners are a good bet.  So go and enjoy yourself! Red fish and drum should be active on the warmer days, looking for anything to eat.  Bait shrimp works well as does night crawlers and crab.  So look at drop offs and edges of weed lines and get active cause if you don’t, someone else will and you’ll miss out. Catfish during the choppier times but also late on those morning days when you got some night crawlers or grunts and time enough to obtain these whiskered beauties. Well, got to finish up for now.  So ‘til next time, keep your line wet and your lure movin.’  -- Richard R & J Tackle 501 S Orange Ave, Green Cove Springs (904)284-5081

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ecently, I was enjoying a quiet morning on the boat, all by myself, catching several fish in a remote place on the lower end of the Apalachicola River system. The bass were chomping on my topwater jerkbait like they’d never seen one before, and I got complacent while de-hooking one. The fish made a sudden, violent shake and suddenly I had two hooks in my hand with a flopping fish on the jerkbait’s third hook. This is one of the many hazards anglers should be prepared for when they occur; and hazards WILL occur, it’s just a matter of time. Being an old experienced salt, the removal of those hooks from my hand was not that big of a deal; it just took some time because I was alone and had only one hand to use. Had that happened to an angler who’s never had a hook in his hand, it might have been a different story. Imagine this happening to your child, an elderly person or a loved one… would you know what to do? Obvious hazards like foul weather, high winds and extreme cold are easy to negotiate as a recreational angler; you just don’t go that day! It’s the calm, pleasant, inviting days when you least expect some hazardous event to take place that they seem to occur. My intent is to inspire you to prepare for the unexpected as best you can. There are way too many hazardous scenarios that could play out in a day of fishing, so the following is just an overview of a strategy. People getting hooked, cut or falling in or out of a boat are likely the most common hazards anglers experience. Make sure everyone on board knows exactly where lifejackets and throw cushions are located and how and why to use them. Lifejackets are obvious, but some might not realize the importance of the throw

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