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Shawn Arnold presents the 2021 Angler of the Year awards to Audrey Schoen and Ed Johnson.

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Have you seen the video from our latest surf fishing outing?  Check it out HERE


Leading the charge on handling bull redfish

Everyone likes catching big fish. They put up a great fight, come with serious bragging rights, look super cool in a profile pic and, if harvested, they can feed lots of friends and family. Bull redfish are just one example of a popular saltwater species that have anglers chasing “the big one” for their next fish tale. While there is no doubt that monster reds have rightfully earned their place in the big leagues, any redfish angler worth their salt will tell you 


Right Whales

Help us get the word out about how anglers can avoid right whale collisions.

As you may know, last year, there was a collision between a boat operating in a tournament and a mother and calf right whale off the coast of St. Augustine. The boat involved in the collision was luckily close enough to shore to beach itself, allowing crew and passengers to leave the boat safely. The calf in the incident died and the mother was severely injured. The boat was a total loss.

We are hoping the information in this attached flier might help anglers and boaters avoid similar scenarios. We already have had out first right whale sighting off Florida this year.

Can you please share this with your tournament participants or anywhere you feel is appropriate? Also, if you are having an upcoming meeting and would like FWC staff there, we can work on scheduling something.

If you need anything more from us on our end, my contact information is below. Thanks.

Amanda Nalley

Public Information Specialist

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Florida Spring Fishing Tips for Your Next Jacksonville Boat Outing

Courtesy JAX Boat Club

When it's time to get out and enjoy fishing in the spring throughout Jacksonville, there are plenty of great places to go. Along with a good spot for fishing, a few good tips can help you on your next Jacksonville boat outing. Let's look at a few top Florida spring fishing tips to make your outing more successful.



There are many places you can go fishing throughout the Jacksonville area. One of the best Florida spring fishing tips is to find the right place for you.

The flats, bays, and jetties are very popular options when you want to get out on the boat and enjoy a day of fishing. You will find plenty of game fish throughout the bays in the Jacksonville area. The flats are very popular for redfish and snook but maybe a bit harder to reach without the right boat.

If you don't have a boat, bridges, piers, rivers, and shorelines offer some good options for fishing in the spring in Jacksonville.


Fishing in deep flats is different than fishing in the bays or shallow flats. When you want to catch more fishing during the spring in Jacksonville, match your technique to the type of fishing you're doing.

It's also a good idea to have a few techniques handy in case one isn't working so well. The right technique can ensure you have the best chances of catching more fish and really enjoying your day on the water.


You won't catch many fish if you don't have good bait. When you head out in the spring, consider using shrimp, pinfish, mullet, sardines, and grunts for live bait. You can also choose several other types of bait, depending on the type of fish you're after in saltwater or freshwater.


If you want to catch more fish during the spring, don't miss the passes and inlets. These are good places to find fish and use jigs, live bait, or bottom fishing techniques. You can drift with the current while fishing a jig on the bottom for a very good technique in these areas of the water.


Some of the best fishing spots in the Jacksonville area are hard to get to without a good boat. You can fish off the beach and from the shoreline, but the best fishing, especially saltwater fishing, is only reachable with a good fishing boat.

This spring, when you want to head out for a boat outing and enjoy fishing, consider Jax Boat Club. We offer all types of fishing boats you can use to reach the best fishing spots in the area. No matter the type of fishing you prefer in the spring, we have the right boat for you.

If you're headed out to fish during the spring in Jacksonville, use these tips to make your trip more successful. Find a good spot, use the right technique, choose the right bait, and take out one of our boats.

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