Blackfly Outfitter Weekly Fishing Report and Forecast by Captain James Dumas

This weeks Blackfly Outfitter Weekly Fishing Report is from Capt. Dumas fishing primarily out of the St. Augustine area. After a week of high winds, NE winds and a ton of rain Capt. James is looking forward to a break in the weather over the next couple of days. Plenty of fish around even with the less than ideal conditions. Listen to Capt. James’s report for the details.

Here’s a couple of photos he sent with his report. The shot of James with the snook is from a couple of weeks ago.

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Blackfly Outfitter Weekly Fishing Report and Forecast by Captain John Bottko

As many of you know we have been providing local fishing reports on a weekly basis for a while now. Starting today we will be posting their audio reports here on our Blog. We are featuring Captain John Bottko, a backcountry guide chartering out of Jacksonville and Captain James Dumas, a backcountry guide chartering out of St. Augustine. Both captains are highly regarded as being in the top echelon of charter captains in Northeast Florida. Both are avid fly fishermen and tailor their reports to the fly fishermen in our area. Although they emphasize the fly fishing opportunities, the information that they share is just as valuable to the spin fishermen.
Capt. John’s outlook for the coming week is a very positive. Excellent tides for the flood tide fishermen coupled with low pressure and fairly strong northeast winds promises plenty of water to get the redfish up tailing in the grass.
If the weather allows you to get out to the St. Augustine inlet there are good reports of tarpon still being active and a good flounder bite as well.
Capt. John will be away for a few days on what sounds like quite an adventure, a first for him. Listen to his report for the details.

A very nice red on fly from last years flood tide season, caught by Andrew of Blackfly Outfitter.

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Blackfly Outfitter Weekly Fishing Report and Forecast

As many of you know we have been providing local fishing reports on a weekly basis for a while now. Starting today we will be posting their audio reports here on our Blog. We are featuring Captain John Bottko, a backcountry guide chartering out of Jacksonville and Captain James Dumas, a backcountry guide chartering out of St. Augustine. Both captains are highly regarded as being in the top echelon of charter captains in Northeast Florida. Both are avid fly fishermen and tailor their reports to the fly fishermen in our area. Although they emphasize the fly fishing opportunities, the information that they share is just as valuable to the spin fishermen.
Today’s report is from Capt. Dumas giving us a recap of the fishing over the past couple of weeks, what’s going on right now and what his years of experience tell him about the upcoming fall season.
Here’s his report that he sent to me this morning.


Here are a few photos that Capt. James sent in of some of the activity his clients have enjoyed.

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If you’re interested in shopping for some of the flies that Capt. James mentioned in his report follow this link to our Redfish, Trout and Snook flies that we have in the store.

Over $2K raised to donate to GTMR at the Blackfly Outfitter 2nd Annual Floodtide Festival

THANK YOU!

All of us at Blackfly Outfitter extend a heartfelt thanks to all for making the 2nd Annual Floodtide Festival a resounding success. Your support and contributions made all the difference and we hope everyone had just as good a time attending as we did putting on the event.
As all of you know the main goal of the festival was to raise money for the GTMR, which is a state preserve dedicated to the conservation of almost 74,000 acres of marsh wetlands in NE Florida. With your support and the generous donations from our vendors, we were able to generate over $2,000 for donation to the Oyster Reef Rehabilitation Project and Spartina Marsh Management Program. These projects are crucial to the sustainability of our local marshes for generations to come, so we sincerely thank you.

We are already looking forward to next year; hopefully we will see you all again next August for the 3rd annual festival!

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