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Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Keeping up with Florida Fishing Regulations can be a challenge to say the least. Long time residents have witnessed an extraordinary amount of change over the years, while newer residents face the challenges of having to learn these regulations from scratch.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

If you haven’t had a chance to get out on the St. Johns lately you have been really missing out. For most of the summer, the fishing has been nothing less than great. From the Fuller Warren Bridge, south to Markers 18 and 19 in Green Cove Springs, catches have been well into the dozens — reminding many of how fishing the St. Johns used to be.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

Earlier this summer, our area of the St. Johns River was looking an awful lot like the Intracoastal Waterway. With salinities very high from lack of winter rain, larger than normal numbers of saltwater species of fish were already finding their way up the river to some of our favorite fishing spots. It appeared we were in for a superb year of fishing for saltwater species until June’s record breaking rainfall quickly reversed that trend.

Capt. David’s Fishing Report

St. Johns River Fishing Tips

By Captain David Lifka
mail@floridanewsline.com

We are reaching the favorite time of the year for many area fishermen who fish the St. Johns River. Starting about now and easily running into early fall, we can expect all sorts or saltwater fish to move into our area of the river. One of the main reasons we can expect this increased fishing activity is that this is also the same time of year that shrimp make their annual run.

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.