Sunday, February 28, 2016
It's been a great fly fishing month overall with a combination of some great catches made by my clients in the saltwater marshes to the fresh waters of the upper St. Johns River. That includes species of Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, Black Drum, American Shad, Hybrid Striped Bass, Red Belly Bream and Crappie. We typically run down to the upper St. Johns River this time of year to catch Shad but also had a nice surprise this year with some Hybrid Striped Bass(a.k.a. Sunshine Bass) up 7 lbs. These fish were a great fight for my clients on 6 weight fly rods! The Shad also ran pretty big this year up to 20". Jacksonville's Timucuan Preserve salt marsh also gave us some consistent action mostly with Redfish holding in the deeper holes. A special thanks and congratulations to 14 year old Mason who was with his uncle Derek catching his first saltwater fishes and Redfish! He's hooked for life now! Tight loops & Lines to all!
Posted by Capt Rich Santos