Running Shiners Under The Mats On the St Johns River
This is Capt Steve Niemoeller, today’s fishing report was for the St Johns River. I had Andy Susie out they are repeat customers of mine come down about three or four times a year out to St John’s River we also fished over at the Mosquito Lagoon.
Were talking about maybe go out to Rodman Reservoir or Stick Marsh next couple of times, for this trip Andy is really been wanting to learn how to run the shiners back up under the mats and what it feels like to get a bite up there under there and so we did a lot of that Running Shiners Under The Mats On the St Johns River and ended up getting a few Fish, it is a lot of fun and look forward to having those folks come back and do it again, This is Captain Steve Niemoeller with the fishing report for the St Johns River for everybody else out there for all your freshwater fishing adventures Go to BassOnline.
Captain Steve Niemoeller is a full-time Professional fishing guide and Licensed Master Captain, primarily servicing the freshwater lakes of St Johns River, Lake George, and Lake Monroe. Also regularly guides on Harris Chain and Lake Toho and has great success on Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon in the saltwater catching redfish and other species.
About St Johns
The St. Johns River, at 310 miles long, is the longest river in Florida. Its headwaters are at Blue Cypress Lake in Indian River County and empties through its mouth into the Atlantic Ocean, east of Jacksonville. This river is unique as it flows north. St. Johns River is an estuary where saltwater and freshwater mix, creating a brackish environment. However, the river is predominately freshwater because of its groundwater and network of marshes towards the beginning. The history and culture of the nearby towns on St. Johns River are rich in experiences. It’s a place that holds tons of environmental and aesthetic value. St Johns serves as a place to call home for people in town and nature’s wildlife alike.
The longest river in Florida
St John’s large size has it going through or bordering twelve counties in Florida during its 310 miles. The river is almost 3 miles wide at its largest point. The St John’s water basin covers 16% of Florida, covering nearly 9,000 square miles.
This beautiful clear river flows north at 0.3 miles/hour and contains about 3,500 lakes, blackwater streams, and rivers. It got its nickname “the liquid chameleon” because of these characteristics. Because of the excessive number of lakes found in the watershed, the Timucuan Indians named the St Johns River, Wekiva, meaning rivers of lakes.
The river flows north because its headwaters are 27 feet higher in elevation than its endpoint. The St John’s river has a prolonged elevation drop while flowing from south to north. The river drops only 1 inch per mile throughout the 310 miles north, making its total drop less than 30 feet over its entire upstream course to the north from Sanford to Jacksonville.