Category Archives: Back Country

Redfish On Fire

December 27, 2022 I ran into Capt Benny Hendrix with Heavy Hitter Fishing Charters at Old Town Bait and Tackle today. I had seen him at AIBT yesterday morning and when I asked how he did he reported that they had “tore them up”!  Capt Benny was fishing some dock pilings on the first of […]

Hot Bite On Cold Morning

December 26, 2022 I ran in to Capt George Smith with Her Money Fishing Charters, out at Goffinsville Park as he was coming in with some guests visiting from Michigan. They had launched this morning with temperatures at 23 degrees – now that’s cold! But they had a bait well full of live shrimp and […]

Trout Fishing at Amelia Island

Three of us old Fernandina High football players get together each year -Class of 1975 and 1976, -and we usually do pretty good in the “catching” department, and yesterday was no different. We had met out at Goffinsville Park, Tony French, Daniel “Bubba” Rhodes and with a tide that had been coming in for a […]

Capt. Matt Harrelson Trout Action on DOA Shrimp

December 7, 2022 I spoke to Capt Matt Harrelson with Spartina Tails Charter Fishing this morning and he reported some good Trout action down at the Seymore’s Pointe area. He was fishing between two docks on an outgoing tide and was tossing DOA Shrimp in the “Electric Chicken” color. Capt Matt said he’d make a […]

Capt. George Smith Fishing Report

December 5, 2022 …just in from Capt George Smith of Her Money Fishing Charters: “The fish bite has gotten better as the water temperature has dropped into the mid to lower 60’s. Targeting Sea Trout with an adjustable float in the 6-8′ water column around the Fort Clinch area has been productive. The Redfish have […]

Pontoon Fishing Machine

I ran across this guy at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this week and his rig struck me as a “fishing machine”!  He launched it off a trailer and ran it around the dock using his remote control to run the Minnkota I-Pilot, then he use a remote to drop the micro Power Poles. It […]