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Lots of flotsam; be careful

*Lots of flotsam; be careful* JIM SUTTON **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** If you’re planning a freshwater trip to any of the lakes this weekend, be sure to call ahead. Several lakes have been closed by the FWC because they’re too high. More likely the homeowners on these lakes don ...
 Florida st Johns County 9-22-17 
It’s water, more water, everywhere

It’s water, more water, everywhere JIM SUTTON fIShING REpORT THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES: A Ouija board would give you as good a freshwater fishing report as me. Out of around two-dozen bait shops and guides I call from the western part of the county, I could get through to two. ...
 Florida st Johns County 9-15-17 
Words of wisdom for Crustacean Nation

Words of wisdom for Crustacean Nation JIM SUTTON **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES: Let’s talk shrimp.** We’ve come to that time when the Crustacean Nation goes nuts in the St. Johns River. There are plenty of shrimp, concentrated from Palatka down to Georgetown. Problem is, these ...
 Florida st Johns County 9-1-17 
Big blow threatens weekend

Big blow threatens weekend JIM SUTTON fIShING REpORT **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** If you’ve been waiting for the right time to rinse off that shrimp net and patch a couple of last year’s holes, get to it. We’re officially calling the beginning of shrimp-worth-working-for sea ...
 Florida st Johns County 8-25-17 
Attack of the midget mangroves

Attack of the midget mangroves JIM SUTTON fIShING REpORT THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES: The peculiar bite of spawning speckled perch continues on Newnans Lake — and nowhere else. Had a report of one pair of anglers who caught 97 specks but culled down to 50 in the ice chest. It’s ...
 Florida st Johns County 8-18-17 
Florida Fish and Wildlife ,Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder

List all boat ramps within a county. **Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission** Florida Fish and Wildlife ,Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder **Welcome** [***Find a Boat Ramp***][1] Map A County List by County Search by Proximity Advanced Search List o ...
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Kailua Kona, Hawaii Fishing Reports

The last several weeks have seen a definitive uptick in the fishing here in Kona. As of today, 2 hours into a 6 hour ¾ day charter we are 3 for 4 on Blue Marlin and 1 for 1 on Shortbilled spearfish. Yesterday we caught a really nice tuna for a client on a ½ day charter. Mix in a few Mahi Mahi a ...
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Plenty of small shrimp in river

*Plenty of small shrimp in river JIM SUTTON* THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES: The wide-open bite on Newnans Lake continues, but now the bluegill and catfish have joined the speckled perch in the big run. Limits are coming out of the lake. Conventional wisdom says the strange run of speckled ...
 Florida st Johns County 8-11-17 
Whale shark creates memory for charters

*Whale shark creates memory for charters* *JIM SUTTON fIShING REpORT* **ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** Tom the Bait Man says “it’s raining specks and catfish” still at Newnan’s Lake. He added that the fish are “jet black” and up to 2 pounds. They’re being caught in the pads ...
 fl st Johns County 8-3-17 
Strange happenings in western lakes

*FiShing RepoRt* Strange happenings in western lakes* *JIM SUTTON* **The St. Johns River and area lakes:** I told you last week about the weird speckled perch spawn in Newnans Lake. We’ll, if anything, it’s gotten hotter this week. There are still limits of specks being caught. And ...
 Florida st Johns County 7-28017 
A summer speck spawn? You read it here first

**A summer speck spawn? You read it here first JIM SUTTON** **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** Here’s the strangest report. Anglers on Newnans Lake are catching the fire out of speckled perch. And Tom the Bait Guy said many of the females are bearing roe. This is just about as 180 aroun ...
 Florida st Johns County 7-21-17 
Sport Fishing Television , Sports Network ,, Boat Us up !

**Sport Fishing Television** About SFTV **Sport Fishing Television** Powered by Ram, takes you to the hottest domestic saltwater fishing destinations each week! NBC Sports TV Listings & Livestream Schedule for Sport Fishin Television Click here : http://www.nbcsports.com/tv-listing ...
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Whiting mangroves plentiful

*Whiting mangroves plentiful* *JIM SUTTON* *FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** Seems like panfish responded to the new moon Saturday. There were reports of bedding shellcracker and bluegill scattered over the area. That’s par for the course. It’s getting late in t ...
 Florida st Johns County 6-30-17 
***Mangroves, lanes and African Pompano***

***Mangroves, lanes and African Pompano*** *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The news this week is that some of the cast netters working the deeper holes around Black Creek and Doctors Lake are catching some eating-sized shrimp, and in decent numbers. A coup ...
 Florida st Johns County 6-23-17 
Flounder, cobia best bets for weekend

*Flounder, cobia best bets for weekend* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES: The panfish bite is excellent. This may be the last, best shot to get lots of quality bluegill and shellcracker this year. There is a last-gasp spawn going on over most of the area; you, k ...
 Florida st Johns County 6=16=17 
Big water, big moon are on tap

*Big water, big moon are on tap* *JIM SUTTON* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The big rains did nothing to slow the panfish bite in the river, creeks and lakes. More often, it has the opposite effect. The majority of water bodies in our part of the state are, basically, puddles in ...
 Florida st Johns County 6-12-16=7 
Shrimp boats, a mullet run and African pompano

*Shrimp boats, a mullet run and African pompano* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** For whatever reason, speckled perch fishing on Crescent Lake is excellent. There were reports of a couple of limits, and the anglers were culling a lot of small fish. The t ...
 Florida st Johns County 5-2=17 
Weather for weekend looks good, crowds look bad

*Weather for weekend looks good, crowds look bad* *JIM SUTTON* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** If you’ve ever wanted to hit the St. Johns River for the May spawn of bluegill and shellcracker, now would be an awful time to try. Memorial Day weekend on the big river is more a time ...
 Florida st Johns County 2-26-17 
The wind has made fishing a chore

*The wind has made fishing a chore* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The windy weather has had an effect on all our waters, inshore, offshore and freshwater. The hottest ticket on the St. Johns this week continues to be the bream bite. But most of the guide ...
 Florida st Johns County 5-19-17 
Kingfish show up on local bottom

Kingfish show up on local bottom *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** OK. All winter and most of the spring, I have religiously reported that the speckled perch bite would be “on,” generally around a full moon. As far as I know, there’s no such thing a ...
 Florida st Johns County - 
Interlopers invade for panfish spawn

*Interlopers invade for panfish spawn* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The bass spawn has just about ended, but from most reports it was a very good year. That, of course, bodes well for the years to come, as this group of fingerling bass spread out and grow up. The speckled perch bite ...
 Florida st Johns County 4=5=17 
*Blackfins, Mahi are on menu offshore

*Blackfins, Mahi are on menu offshore* *JIM SUTTON* *FISHING REPORT* **ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** A few speckled perch are still being taken in deeper water, but it looks like those looking for a real spawn up in the lily pads this season are likely out of luck. It’s likely beca ...
 Florida st Johns County 4-27-17 
Dolphin show up for Mahi Madness

*Dolphin show up for Mahi Madness* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The number of panfish being caught right now is an embarrassment. One group of Alabama anglers in two boats fished two days out of Dunn’s Creek and cleaned over 400 shellcracker and blueg ...
 Florida st Johns County 4-21-17 
It’s a trash fish slam in the ICW

**FISHING REPORT** It’s a trash fish slam in the ICW JIM SUTTON **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** The full moon early in the week has set the shellcracker to bedding, especially in the creeks. The bluegill did not seem to follow suit, but all the reports are that they are ravenous ...
 Florida st Johns County 4-14-17 
ICW anglers are singing the blues

*ICW anglers are singing the blues* *JIM SUTTON* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** There were scattered reports of speckled perch action ranging from excellent to nothing. The excellent news came from Black Creek where one angler brought in a stringer of specks (verified by a reliab ...
 Florida st Johns County 4-7-17 
Tough week on the ICW

*Tough week on the ICW* **JIM sutton** **the st Johns River and area lakes:** There may be no better time to fish the St. Johns River than the next few weeks. The bass bedding has exploded from Lake George up to Jacksonville. One guide caught an 8-pound, a 10-pound, 4-ounce and a 10-pound ...
 Florida st Johns County 3=30-17 
Slow week plagues the ICW

*Slow week plagues the ICW* *jIM sutton* The speckled perch bite is on at Lake Lochloosa, but that seems to be about the only place it’s happening. Strangely, they’re saying the fish are being caught up in the lily pads, but are showing little or no roe. They should be full if they’re ...
 Florida st Johns County 3-24-17 
Amended Senate bill weakens penalties for shark fins trade

*Amended Senate bill weakens penalties for shark fins trade* ***Revision now has serious punishment for fishers found in possession of fins*** Environmentalists sighed in disappointment after a Florida Senate bill banning the sale and trade of shark fins was amended last week, weakening it ...
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Weather making fishing tougher

*Weather making fishing tougher* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** Catch of the week was a 25-pound channel cat caught on a Zebco close-face reel. Reaffirming the old adage, “big baits, big fish,” the catfish inhaled a whole dead stumpknocker on a circle h ...
 Florida st Johns County 3-17-17 
Best bass fishing of the year right now

Best bass fishing of the year right now *JIM SUTTON* Before we begin, and if you have young anglers or wannabe anglers, see the calendar entry below… **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES:** If you ever wanted the best chance to catch (and release) lots of stout largemouth bass — and w ...
 fl st Johns County 3-10-17 
The fame that got away

The fame that got away *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* I told you last week I’d get the picture of that 13-pound tripletail caught off a Palm Valley dock, and I got it. But it’s been preempted by another, more tantalizing fish. Here’s the tale of the mystery fish that was much more. A l ...
 Florida st Johns County 2-24-17 
Change is considered

*Change is considered* *JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT* Before we start, we’re considering moving the fishing report to Fridays beginning March 3. I suspect that will improve our ability to bring more up-to-date information to you prior to the weekend. If you see a problem with that, let ...
 Florida st Johns County 2-15-17 
How To Predict Tides & Understand Charts

How To Predict Tides & Understand Charts Tides are described as the rise and fall of sea levels caused by gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. You can use tidal information from your charts and almanac to maximise the efficiency of your sail. S ...
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Optimistic eyes on the full moon Friday

*Optimistic eyes on the full moon Friday* **JIM SUTTON** **THE ST. JOHNS RIVER AND AREA LAKES** I know. You hear this a lot. But fishermen are an optimistic clan, if nothing else. It’s going to be good fishing this weekend. Bass and the panfish are very late in spawning this year. ...
 Florida st Johns County 2-9-16 
Fishing looks great, until the weekend

*Fishing looks great, until the weekend* **JIM SUTTON FISHING REPORT** Sorry to be late. The sports section needed the room yesterday for all the stories about our local athletes signing with colleges. It was a very good cause. **The ST. JOhNS RiveR aNd aRea lakeS** This may have been ...
 Florida st Johns County 2-3-17 
Look to catfish for max bite

**FISHING REPORT** Look to catfish for max bite *JIM SUTTON* **THE ST. JOHnS RIvER anD aREa lakES** While none of the reports from freshwater were bad this week, none were great either. You can catch your supper, but you probably won’t be feeding the church covered dish this Sunday. ...
 Florida st Johns County 1-26-17 
Surf fishing taking turn for the better

*Surf fishing taking turn for the better* JIM SUTTON **FISHING REPORT** **The St. Johns River and area lakes:** The big spawn that was so anticipated on last week’s full moon fizzled, though a good number of the female speckled perch caught are filled with roe. And the numbers are def ...
 Florida st Johns County 1-19-17 
All eyes on a speck spawn

*FISHING REPORT All eyes on a speck spawn JIM SUTTON* **The St. Johns River and area lakes:** What folks have been catching isn’t as good a story as the anticipation today and through the weekend. Here’s why. We should have had a big spawn of speckled perch already. It’s late. The ...
 Florida st Johns County 1-12-17