I've wanted to fish salt with a fly for quite some time. I finally got the opportunity last Monday. It was kind of a last minute plan, but I did my best to take advantage of the situation. I dropped my sister off at the airport in Jacksonville at 5:15am and I was on my way to Fort George Island east of Jacksonville soon after. It's not much more then 30 min to my destination, but after the runaround trying to get a license, it was past 7:30am before I wet a line.
I spent most of my time in the Jacksonville Huguenot Park. I parked within 50 yards of the beach and started casting. I spoke to a few bait fisherman who were catching Whiting on dead shrimp. I walked where Shad Creek came in and fished the confluence. I had a few missed strikes and saw a couple fish slash at my fly, but I couldn't seem to find the right rhythm.
I fished with a few flies I tied last minute before flying out from Utah. I caught a Bluefish on the glass minnow clouser. This is my first saltwater fish on a fly and it's a trophy to me! I can't wait to get back out on the salt!
I saw an array of sea-life while walking the shoreline including a sea turtle, stingrays and busting bait-fish. I waded about mid-thigh deep into the water and as I was walking out, I about stepped on this jellyfish. It was hard to get a good shot since it wanted to stay deeper in the off-color water.