Tag Archives: Fishing

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Well it’s still hard to believe how long this year’s shrimp run has lasted. There are still enough shrimp hanging around to provide plenty of live bait for your next trip out on the river. Although unusual for a shrimp run to last this late into the year, with continued mild weather, small numbers of shrimp could still be around well into January.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

It’s not often we get a shrimp run that lasts well into October, but this year we did. Many months of “just right” weather ended up being a major contributor to this year’s successful season. 

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

It’s been a few years since we’ve had a decent shrimping season. With a decent shrimping season comes some prime time fall fishing. Reds, trout, flounder, and sheepshead become the biggest targets of local anglers, with a nice variety of other species out there to still add to the cooler.

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you haven’t been shrimping yet this year, now is the time to gather your gear and get started. Even though the season is still early, the numbers and the size of the shrimp (mostly larges) are more typical for later in the season. 

Captain David’s Fishing Report 

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

So far this summer, fishing on the St. Johns River has gone right according to schedule, and continues to stay on schedule. From winter, to spring, and now to midsummer, the weather has done its part to help the St. Johns maintain some pretty decent fishing waters. Barring any dramatic change in the rest of this summer’s weather, fishing should remain good and only get better.