The St. Johns River is 310 miles in length, so it’s no surprise that fishing is one of the most popular activities in St. Johns River Country. Our rivers and lakes are picturesque places that serve as the perfect setting for a memorable day of fishing. Take a closer look at what the majestic St. Johns River has to offer visitors to Florida.
The Waters of the St. Johns River
The St. Johns River is known for many things, including the variety of fish that live in it. It is home to white, striped, shoal, and largemouth bass, to name a few. The St. Johns River is sometimes referred to as “Florida’s bass factory.” Other types of fish in the river include flathead catfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, Florida gar, and chain pickerel. The St. Johns is a favorite spot for fishermen of all ages.
Popular Fishing Areas
There are several lakes and rivers connected to the St. Johns River. One of the most appealing places for fishing is Lake George. The springs in the lake supply enough salt to the environment to make it a great place to find blue crabs, mullet, and striped bass. Drayton Island is located at the northern end of the lake and serves as a peaceful fishing spot. Another popular place for fishing is the Wekiva River. This river is known for its large amount of striped and sunshine bass. Lake Jesup is an excellent option if you want to visit a lake that is a little off the beaten path. Lake Jesup has an abundant amount of black crappie, redear sunfish, and bluegills.
Get a Guide and Find the Perfect Spot for Fishing
St. Johns River Country is home to many experienced guides who can direct visitors to some of the best fishing spots on the St. Johns. They know when to fish, where to fish, and what lures to use to catch various types of fish. One example is Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters. Captain Tom Van Horn directs visitors to Indian River Lagoon and Mosquito Lagoon as well as to other areas where the fish are jumping! Van Horn welcomes fishermen of all skill levels. There are many captains who serve as fishing guides and can equip their boats with everything a visitor and their group need to make it a successful day of angling.
Whether you decide to go it alone or fish with an experienced guide, you will enjoy spending the day taking in the scenery of St. Johns River Country.