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Fishing at Amelia Island

Nassau Sound is one of the best fishing areas in northeast Florida and home to the state record flounder. Fishing is popular from the shore of Amelia Island State Park as well as from the adjacent George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier that spans Nassau Sound. The fishing pier is closed to vehicle traffic and offers a mile-long fishing opportunity. One of the reasons for the vast popularity of the bridge is the vast array of fish species. The species of fish include whiting, redfish, flounder, speckled sea trout, jacks, and tarpon.

Redfish and speckled sea trout are available throughout the year, but offer higher numbers in the spring and fall. For popular baits, including mullet and shrimp, the fisher can cast a net along the shoreline. Artificial baits are also very popular. Along the south end of the fishing bridge, several small grass flats hold a wide variety of fish. Tarpon follow the fall mullet run into Nassau Sound and gorge themselves before continuing their migration to more southern waters.

While the Nassau Sound Bait and Tackle is closed, restroom facilities still are open to the public.

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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