Nearby Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, and some of the best fishing is right behind those shrimp boats. In the spring, bring on the bull reds! Of course, summer is a great time for big game fish close to the shore, including cobia, big game sharks, tarpon, and king mackerel.
For a fast-paced fishing trip the entire family will enjoy, consider Marine Biology 101 with Captain Jim for the kids. Little anglers can catch stingrays, puffers, whiting, jack crevalle, blues, small sharks, and just about anything else that swims is there for the youngsters taking. You will also likely spot porpoise, turtles, manatees, and a variety of birds, such as eagles, spoon bills, egrets, and more!