Oyster Bay Harbour and Yacht Club

96020 Oyster Bay Drive. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

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Great Fishing Expected at the Jetties

Harbour Master Boat Fernandina Beach, FloridaAfter a slow first quarter of fishing I am looking forward to a great spring. Last week the water temperatures dropped back down below 60 degrees shutting down the black drum bite that just started. Now the water temps are climbing, once it hits mid 60’s everything will be on fire.

The large schools of decent trout only came through the docks a handful of times, nothing like the “every cast” days we had last season.

Luckily the sheepshead, puppy drum, and occasional trophy red took up the slack. Away from the docks the slot reds are still in the flats and will make their way to the jetties. The best chance for a big trout will be at first light, especially when the bait starts showing up. Along with the black drum bite that started a couple weeks ago, anglers harvested a fair share of bull whiting.

Offshore is still not worth it, grouper season opens in May followed by black sea bass in June. By that time cobia and kings may be here. The future bite is bright on the water!

It is also time to begin or review your hurricane plan. Remember we had our first named storm last year develop two weeks before the June 1st Atlantic season. This year’s forecast calls for an active one, with over 16 named storms predicted and at least 3 of them becoming major storms. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or assistance in developing a plan.

Stay between the buoys,

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