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Cast a Line at the Best Fishing Spots Around Jacksonville

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Who’s ready to catch some fish? If you’re new to the activity or even if you are a well-versed fisher who’s been wanting to learn all of the best spots in and around Jacksonville, then this list is for you. And for the best part? You don’t need a boat to access any of these prime fishing spots!

So, we hope you’ve got your gear together because here are the best fishing spots around Jacksonville!

Parks, Lakes, & Rivers

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1. Stinson Park

Located adjacent to the Ortega River Bridge in the Lakeside Park neighborhood, Stinson Park makes a great fishing spot! This park also features picnic tables, a playground, and a non-motorized boat launch, so there’s plenty to do.

πŸ“ 4050 San Juan Avenue Jacksonville FL 32210

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2. Stockton Park

With an amazing riverfront view and a peaceful area for relaxing, Stockton Park is another great option for fishing. You can even see Downtown Jacksonville from this location. Fishing with a great view sounds pretty ideal if you ask us!

πŸ“ 4021 Ortega Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210

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3. Bethesda Park

If you’re looking to be immersed in wildlife, then the lake at Bethesda Park is for you! This hidden gem of a park is nestled in the back of a quiet neighborhood. Bethesda Park features long shady trails and a boardwalk, making it the perfect place to spend a peaceful day fishing.Β 

πŸ“10790 Key Haven Jacksonville FL 32218

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4. Guana Dam

This fishing spot is unique since saltwater from the Intracoastal Waterway flows into the south side of Guana Lake during high tides. Therefore, you can find a variety of fish in this lake’s brackish water. Many people like to fish off the Guana Dam which is right where the saltwater enters the lake!

πŸ“ 505 Guana River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

5. Lake Shore Pier

If you want to fish further upstream, then the Lake Shore Pier is perfect for you! However, this location tends to get pretty busy during the day, so show up early to claim your spot. While there’s a bit of noise from the nearby road and rail bridges, we know Lake Shore Pier is a prime fishing spot since it is adored by our locals!

πŸ“ 4699 Lake Shore Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Oceans

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1. The Jetties at Fort Clinch

Located at Forth Clinch State Park in Amelia Island, these jetties are a popular fishing spot. The beaches in this state park are also a great area for surf fishing. Plus, you can even purchase fishing tackle and bait at the Fort Clinch Visitor Center if you happen to need some!Β 

πŸ“ 2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034

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2. Huguenot Memorial Park

Not only is Huguenot Memorial Park a perfect place to fish, but it also is a great campground and you can drive your car out onto the beach! That means no more lugging all your fishing gear to your prime fishing spot. Pretty convenient if you ask us!

πŸ“ 10980 Heckscher Dr,Β Jacksonville, FL 32226

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3. Porpoise Point

Porpoise Point is a popular spot for fishing located in Vilano Beach. This unique location is best for four-wheel-drive vehicles and you should account for minimal vehicle access at the Porpoise Point access ramp. If you’re lucky, you might spot some dolphins passing through!

πŸ“2750 Anahma Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

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4. Little Talbot Island

At Little Talbot Island in Jacksonville, you can fish right off the rocks and the shore! With a beautiful, quiet beach, this fishing spot is a perfect place to soak up some sunshine and cast a line.Β 

πŸ“12157 Heckscher Dr,Β Jacksonville, FL 32226

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5. Vilano Beach Pier

Located just north of St. Augustine’s historic district, the Vilano Beach Pier offers great fishing and plenty of sight-seeing opportunities. This pier is free to the public and is also an amazing spot to catch a sunset while you fish!Β 

πŸ“ 260 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Best Fishing Spots Around Jacksonville

Ultimately, visiting a great fishing spot is the perfect way to get outside and unplug. And who are we kidding, reeling in a fish is always exciting regardless of how many you’ve caught!Β  So, whether you prefer to peacefully fish alone or alongside your buddies, check out these best fishing spots around Jacksonville.

For more exciting places to visit in Jacksonville, be sure to check out our Instagram,Β Facebook, andΒ TikTok! We love sharing all the fun stuff to do in Jax and hearing back from you!

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