Posted August 05, 2019

The St. Johns River has caught FIRE this month. The Shrimp-Run has returned for the 1st time in several years and it has turned the fish on in my favorite stretch of the St. Johns River and it’s connecting tributaries. Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Tarpon, Black Bass and more are fired up. If you like to catch fish on artificial lures then I’m your guy. The night bite for spotted seatrout is as good as it’s going to get. This is No-Exaggeration. My latest trip was yesterday. We had 2 bites on soft plastic lures from tarpon over 5 ft. long. One jumped more than 5 times before breaking the line on a bridge piling. We also limited on spotted seatrout using Cotton Cordel Redfin plugs. This was a 4 hour trip. I expect this action to continue until the 1st cold front in October. It should stay good as long as we can keep those ‘Named Storms” away. Nice Seatrout like the one depicted in this photo are common this time of year and advance anglers that can Walk the Dog often catch them on Topwater plugs like the Heddon Spook Jr. Let’s Go Soon while the Bite-is-On!

This Trip's Catch

Spotted Seatrout