St. Augustine Fishing Report: Oct 15th – 21st

The water is still extremely dirty in the St. Augustine area and the water levels are at their highest in many years. The fishing is tough due to the lack of water clarity. For best results soaking live shrimp on the bottom will yield some redfish bites on the outgoing tide. The snook are hungry for live mullet if you can get them to see it. Try a popping cork with either live shrimp or live mullet with a 2 foot leader if you find cleaner water. Book your offshore or deep sea fishing trip with Searok Charters!
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Ponce Inlet Offshore Fishing Report

It’s been a month since Hurricane Irma past through Florida. Offshore fishing is still trying to recover. Heading dead east from the inlet the water was still brown for at least 3 miles maybe more. It started clearing and getting green at 75 feet of depth. We ran to the 120 range and the water was clear but still green. Trolling non was non existent. Not even a bite on the planers which are usually our go to rig. We pulled lines and came back to the Party Grounds. We decided to bottom fish hoping our luck would change. Bottom
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Lake Crescent Fishing Report

Fishing has been difficult due to Irma flooding has lead to relatively high water levels. Getting access to the lake may be tricky with some boat ramps closed or inaccessible. Waters at the start of this month will be murky and very tannin-stained due to runoff.  Numerous deadfalls scattered on the shore will hold bass, with patches of vegetation also holding other species of fish. The deeper edges of the north cut and grass patches along the west shore of the lake will hold crappie and tons of small gators. Anglers should have good luck drifting or trolling minnows or
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September Offshore Fishing Report for New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach & Ponce Inlet

With the weather not wanting to cool down and 2 back to back hurricanes it was a tough month for fishing. We managed to squeeze in a few days offshore with decent results. We ran out to the Party Grounds and the 15’s chasing King Mackerel. Water temp still in the 80’s and the winds out of the east it didn’t take long for the planers to get bit. We ran black/silver spoons along with Bonita strips and a pink sea witch. Trolled over ledges and artificial structures with plenty of kings in the box and even a decent cobia.
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