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Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you are new to fishing, just getting started may seem to be a bit intimidating. Equipment, tackle, when, where, how, and costs are just a few of the many thoughts that come to mind — not to mention what to do with the fish after you catch them. However, with a little time, effort, and outdoor fun, you might just discover that these hurdles weren’t quite as high as you first thought.

Choosing the right equipment and tackle will depend on where you are fishing and what you are fishing for. A six- to seven-foot medium action rod with a matching medium sized spinning reel will cover a surprisingly large number of fishing situations in our area. Most rods and reels have recommended line sizes stamped on them making it easy to create matches. Somewhere in the 10 to 17 pound test range should be fine.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Getting kids out the door over summer vacation is often quite a chore. It seems many kids today prefer an artificial environment in an artificial world. While today’s devices are capable of providing hours of entertainment and stimulation, these same devices also seem to be denying today’s children the pleasures of an outdoor world that awaits them.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

With another mild winter behind us, the possibilities of another early and productive fishing season seems to be already taking place. Add in the shortage of any significant rainfall here or to the south, and we’ve got a situation where our area of the St. Johns River is looking very much like areas on the other side of downtown Jacksonville.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

It’s hard to believe, but there are shrimp in the river right now. Unfortunately in Duval and St. Johns counties, the months of March and April are closed to shrimping. Winter shrimp in our area of the river is not unheard of, but it is somewhat of a rare occurrence. With a milder than normal winter, and a shortage of rainfall occurring, conditions have been right for shrimp to be much farther up the river than usual for this time of year.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Following Florida’s coastline from Jacksonville to Pensacola there exists an affordable way to enjoy offshore saltwater fishing. It’s readily available, year round and can be easily enjoyed by friends, groups and families. It’s deep sea fishing at its finest. With spray in your face, sea life to watch, sunsets and sunrises to admire and fish to catch, Florida’s party-boat fishing fleets provide saltwater adventures the whole family can enjoy.