Cobia can be taken near the beach or from the beach on menhaden, blue crabs, mullet, and large shrimp. They also can be found in deep waters next to the jetties on the St. Marys River.
Sharks are plentiful behind shrimp boats discarding by-catch, Drift dead bait in the slick for quick action. Don’t forget to get a free shark fishing certificate before targeting sharks. visit www.myfwc.com.
Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish
Spanish Mackerel and bluefish will be at the mouth of the St. Marys River and Nassau Sound this month.
Seatrout and redfish feed on finger mullet as a rising tide floods oyster beds. Morning is the best time. The trout spawn is taking place this month so it is the best time of year for a gator trout. Drifting a 3 to 5-inch live finger mullet, or pogy under a small float is also a deadly fishing tactic for summer sea trout and redfish.
Surf fishing will light up with excellent eating whiting, pompano, and trout. Fishing with fresh shrimp or sand fleas during a flooding tide is key. It is not unheard of the catch a redfish or cobia using menhaden, blue crabs, or mullet this time of year.