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This is Captain Steve Niemoeller with the St Johns fishing report for the day.
I took Ronnie from JB Fish Camp and restaurant out today again, for a second time this week. Were still looking for a (10) ten pound fish for him. A ten pound bass is what he is wanting, we fail a little shy of that today.
We went out and fished a few shiners, had a descent morning caught a few fish. The biggest one a (3 1/2) three and a half to (4) four pounds. We were fishing the shiners on the edge of the weeds, running them up under the weeds fishing right alone the edge. I also took the cork off one of the lines to run the shiner all the way up under the weed line as far as you could get them to go. The other one, just leaving the cork on just running down the edge of the weeds.
The water temperature is down around 79 to 80 degrees on the St Johns river now, the river has started to slow down a bit, so it now not moving quite so fast. You can now get into some of the places and do pretty good fishing. Your anchors will hold you now, where a few weeks ago it was pretty tough to get any type of anchor to hold you without having a lot of line out.
If you get in shallow enough water its okay, we were sitting in (17) seventeen to (18) eighteen feet of water throwing up to the weedline. If you can get in shallow enough water just stick down your power poles, that will keep you right there.
If you want to book a trip on the St Johns River, give us a call.
We will talk to you next time, Capt Steve Niemoeller.