Author Archives: Lawrence Piper

Big Red From The Surf!

Angler John Givens sent in his report of this nice BIG Redfish he caught from the surf here at Amelia Island, Florida. John was fishing at the surf this past Friday, September 15 on a high and incoming tide using a “Mortician Rig” (see video below) using a salted clam as bait and hooked up […]

Mackerel, Barracuda, Jacks and Tarpon Off The Beach

8/17/23 Captain Kenney Stewart with Beat The Oddz Charters has had a busy last few weeks fishing off the beach and at the jetties! Capt Kenny reports that on a quick 3 hour trip with kids  he fished with live Pogies (menhadden) and local white shrimp and picked up a handful of hard fighting Jack […]

Huge King Mackerel Just Off The Beach

8/14/23 Captain Scott Thompson with Pipedream Charters reported this huge King Mackerel catch… After cast netting pogies on the beach we headed toward the north side of the north jettie.  Stopping a quarter mile short of the red bouy we started slow trolling.  Bait was busting everywhere and i knew there had to be a […]

Successful Full Moon Fishing

8/2/2023 Angler John Givens reports from the surf today. on the last of an outgoing tide. He caught this 24” 4.86lb Seatrout in the mid-island surf-Amelia Island, using fresh dead shrimp tipped with clam Fishbite on a Carolina rig about 30 yards out in a hole near a run out. That’s a huge “Gator” Trout! […]

July Trout Bite Surprisingly Great!

The last couple of weeks we’ve had some really good Seatrout catches and we’re getting a few that are over 20″. Some of them have been down deep in 15-17′ of water but a good handful are in fairly shallow water (3-5′).   One technique that is standing out is when we have a high and […]

Tripletail in the Backwaters

I got a report from Tandy Morton that he and his grandson were fishing the high tide with float rigs and live shrimp and were catching “rat” reds pretty handily. There was barely any movement when his grandson hooked up and landed this nice Tripletail. He went back to the edge and hooked up with […]