Three Things You Need to Know About Summer Fishing on Amelia Island

July 2, 2021
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Fishing on and around Amelia Island is a year-round activity, but like the tide comes and goes, so does the season – and the summer fishing season is heating up. Here are three things to keep in mind:

1)What’s on the line? 
There’s plenty to catch every season, but during the summer months, you can expect to reel in some local favorites. Depending on exactly where and how you fish, inland and offshore you can expect to catch flounder, grouper, dolphin, wahoo, cobia, redfish, sea trout, amberjack and sheepshead. And if you’re looking for some freshwater fun, bass are plentiful in St. Mary’s and Nassau rivers, especially during the month of June. 
2)Where to fish? 
During the summer months, there’s really no wrong answer. Pier fishing and surf fishing are great for any age and level of expertise. George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier State Park and Fort Clinch State Park are the perfect place for saltwater fishing with both feet on the ground. 
Inshore charters often come across schools of redfish, flounder and more along the brackish waters, under the bridges, and along oyster beds. For something a little more adventurous, join one of our many qualified fishing guides offshore. Patience and a little luck is what you’ll need to catch the big one!  
3)Where to dine? 
Fresh fish is always on the menu on Amelia Island. Did you know you can take your catch to some of your favorite restaurants and have them cook it for you? The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill will prepare it just the way you like it, with all the perfect sides. If you’re staying on the other side of the island, see what Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island can do for you. Browse our list of amazing restaurants and call ahead before you walk in with your delicious catch.
Ready to plan your fishing trip to Amelia? Visit today to start your adventure. 

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.