January 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Little Talbot Island – Fishing

Little Talbot Island – Fishing


With over 5 miles of beach, Little Talbot is a surf fishing paradise. The list of species caught from this beach is long. Check with the ranger at the gate or strike up a conversation with one of the regulars; either should know what is biting and where. Pick up a copy of the free local edition of Fishing Connection magazine at the Ranger Station to get the inside scoop on nearby angling.

The coastal salt marsh on the “back” side of the island offers superb light tackle angling. From tailing redfish to bottom hugging flounder, ambushing trout to hard pulling black drum, you are sure to find something to “stretch your string.” Bait fish like mud minnows and finger mullet may be caught using a cast net in the shallows. Shrimp, fiddler crabs and artificial lures are also popular options. The closest bait stores are White Shell Bait Shop at 7736 Heckscher Dr. or Amelia Island Bait & Tackle at 1925 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach. For a real experience, try a guided fly fishing or flounder gigging trip.

Fishing is permitted in accordance with Florida state law. Please go to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to obtain the most current saltwater fishing regulations and to obtain a fishing license online. The park does not sell fishing licenses. All fishing within the park must conform to the regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season.

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Little Talbot Island State Park

Last modified: March 25, 2018

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