Jax offers an enviable variety of saltwater and fresh angling opportunities. You can sail out to sea in a chartered boat and enjoy deep-sea fishing in the Gulf Stream, drop a line from a bridge or pier, or go fishing on the St. Johns River.
Waterfront preserves and parks along the banks of the St. Johns River provide easy access for fishing. You can expect to catch black drum, flounder, jacks, redfish, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, trout, and other saltwater fish.
Between the barrier islands and the mainland are marshes, wetlands, creeks, and flats making up the Intracoastal Waterway. Docks and piers provide access, but you might prefer to fish from a kayak or boat.
The one-mile-long Nassau Sound Fishing Bridge is one of the best fishing spots in Jacksonville. You can pull black drum, jack, tarpon, and whiting out of the Nassau Sound.