Ahoy, fellow anglers! Captain Adam Morley checking in with your St. Augustine fishing report. The arctic blast is behind us, and as we sail into a warmer week, I predict the fish will be chewing with the rising water temperatures.
Despite the recent weather challenges and a dip in angler numbers – myself included, battling nothing but a persistent cold – the reports coming into the shop aren’t bad at all.
Now, let’s dive into the top three inshore contenders this week. Black Drum are making waves, and targeting them requires a strategic approach. Look for them in the deeper holes, and they’ll bite on shrimp, sand fleas, or blue crabs – a triple threat to entice these hearty fighters.
Sheepshead are putting on a show around rocks, docks, and pilings. To target them successfully, arm yourself with live sand fleas. It’s a banquet they can’t resist.
And, of course, the majestic Redfish. Seek them in the shallows, especially around oyster bars. Use live shrimp on a light jig head or finesse them with soft plastics – just remember, in the cool water, slow and steady wins the race.
Heading to the surf, the Whiting bite has decent size, albeit with slightly fewer numbers. Meanwhile, some lucky anglers are still uncovering what appears to be resident schools of Pompano. A bit of persistence might just lead you to these silver speedsters.
With warmer days ahead, gear up and get ready to reel in some fantastic catches in the beautiful waters of St. Augustine. Tight lines, and may the fish be ever in your favor! 🎣