Breaking Down The First Coast
For the purpose of LocalAngler, we’ve defined the First Coast region as the following counties: Flagler County, Putnam County, Clay County, Saint Johns County, Duval County and Nassau County.
Whether you’re looking for an absolutely awe-inspiring Cypress Tree riddled lake or just trying to yank a lunker out of one of the many canal systems, there’s a Largemouth Bass for you. Conveniently harboring a section of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), there’s ample areas to find your redfish, trout and flounder, as well! Don’t sleep on Flagler County, as it’s a homerun no matter which way you look at it.
Two Words: Rodman Reservoir.
Okay, Eleven Words: One of the premier Largemouth Bass Fisheries in the entire world.
Putnam County has plenty of other awesome options, as well, but it’s primarily known for the St. Johns River, it’s portion of Lake Crescent and the glorious Rodman Reservoir, which is capable of bringing in a 40+ lb bag during the right season.
Home to Doctors Lake and miles of shoreline where Redfish are on the hunt, year round, it’s easy to see what’s to like about this place. Not only can you still catch Bass around the structure in the river, but there’s no denying the shell and sand bottom sections for a quality redfish bite. Pay attention to the tides here, as they play a big role in this portion of the St. Johns River.
Saint Johns County
St. Augustine is, without a doubt, a must-fish area. So much ICW to explore with a plethora of awesome mud flats that fill up and drain with the tidal flow. You can also find the Guana River State Park and Guana Lake which was widely known for gator trout. So much to explore here, it’s really not even funny.
Home to the St. Johns River inlet and so much water that brings in so many species of fish. From Bull Reds to Triple Tail, Grouper and more, you won’t grow tired of the tug on the end of your line, here. There’s so many feeder creeks in the area that you can find redfish in the mud flats, quite often.
While the west side of the county is pretty much open land with small ponds and creeks here and there, the east side is riddled in what we can only assume is a saltwater haven. Fernandina Beach is a quiet place with a loud bite. There’s a lot of good fishing up there, and even known to harbor tarpon from time to time. Nothing wrong with that, right?
What We’re Looking For
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