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St Johns River Fishing Seasons
Start your year off by casting a line in the St Johns River! January falls right in the middle of Florida’s dry season, which means you’ll be able to head to the upper river’s marshy waters for Bass and Crappie.
Florida’s dry season continues, and so does the Bass and Crappie action in the river’s freshwater fishing grounds. Looking for saltwater action? Head to the brackish waters around Jacksonville for schooling Redfish.
This is when the St. Johns River’s fishing action really heats up! Huge Redfish and Spotted Seatrout are cruising in the waters around Jacksonville, and the Bass action stays hot in the upper stretches of the river.
It's time to focus your attention on hooking trophy-sized Striped Bass. The brackish waters near Lake Monroe are especially plentiful. Don't forget to hit the upper river for Largemouth Bass when the wet season hits!
Thanks to the wet season, the upper river’s Largemouth Bass and Crappie population migrates to the marshes. Instead, head to the lower river’s brackish waters to hook Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout!
The Atlantic's salt waters move even further into the river in June. This means that Flounder, Redfish, and Trout can be found anywhere from Jacksonville to the lakes that lie at the midway point of the St. Johns River.
The weather reaches seriously high temperatures during July, so cool off by spending your day out on the water! Tarpon and Snook can be found in the lower river’s brackish waters, near its meeting point with the Atlantic.
You’ll still be able to target a whole host of Bass species during September, with Largemouth and Sunshine Bass being especially plentiful. The Crappie bite is strong, too, especially around Lake Harney.
The Crappie bite is well and truly on, with the freshwater upper and middle sections of the river offering up plenty of these fish. In brackish waters, there’s one species on everyone’s lips: Bull Redfish!
As the waters cool, head to Jacksonville for the chance to battle even more Bull Redfish. They’re joined by Flounder and Spotted Seatrout, too. Freshwater fishing? The Crappie bite is strong around Lake Monroe.
Give yourself the best Christmas present by embarking on a St. Johns River adventure! This month offers up plenty of freshwater Crappie fishing, and the Redfish bite is hotter than ever.