Hi all! My name is John and myself and a couple buddies come to florida once a year for a fishing trip and to visit my family in orange park. We spend the whole week on the water but are usually chasing our tails. We are hillbillies from the Appalachian mountains and are completely lost in salt. Last year we spent half the time driving and looking for ponds to catch those infamous "florida strain largemouths" and after 1 fish in 3 days we switched to salt. A few nights on piers and beaches later we finnaly found Nassau Sound and the fishing bridge there and hooked up with several small cat fish and whiting and 1 good fighr with a sting ray. So now you know thw history and just how lost we are. We are avid anglers and know basics of fishing so you can use big boy words but when and where to fish is our biggest problem. We want to target reds of basically any size, a few slots would be nice (id love to try eating them ive heard great things) but 99% of everything we catch will be released so size isnt an issue. We film our trips and just want to catch as many and as many different species as we can. But I guess our "targets" would be reds, flounder, sheepshead, Jack, and snook. We also want to try on a few sharks but I know that's basically cut bait in the surf and hope for the best and one of my bucket list dream fish is a tarpon but I also know that is an unrealistic goal on a week trip with no knowledge. We will have kayaks and dont mind a small drive but want to stay close to our rental house in mayport. We will be there 9/14-9/21 and any help would be very greatly appreciated! If you ever want to come catch small mouth or mountain trout on flies id be happy to return the favor on everything I know!
Sorry for the novel here just wanted to give as much info as I could in hopes of getting as much specifics as we can thanks again folks!!!