A Short Econlockhatchee River Fishing Report

Only got out two days this week, both walking trips on the Econ. I did not take any pictures. Thank you for reading this short Econlockhatchee River Fishing Report!

We are still running the book offer- three of my book titles are now available for five cents each, only from my website. Thanks to all of you who have already taken advantage!
Flyrodding Florida Salt
How and Where to Catch Redfish in the Indian River Lagoon System
Fishing Florida’s Space Coast
Shipping is still $5.95 each. The mailers cost money, the post office wants a cut, and the mail boy has to bring the package to the post office. But you can have each of these titles delivered to your door for six bucks until June 15. Act now!


Readers of this blog may have noticed a lot of paddle fishing around Florida by yours truly over the past couple years. I do like to paddle fish, but I was also researching a book. This email (segment) came this past week-


“We have scheduled the publication of Fishing Florida by Paddle: An Angler’s Guide for October 28, 2019.” So all you paddling fishermen should start saving your pennies so you can get this new book! 


Fishing News- https://www.theonion.com/u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-reintroduces-straw-hat-w-1834677493


Shore-fished a section of the Econ with spin tackle and soft plastics, worms and shad. Caught fish on both. No big ones landed. I had one about four pounds swim up the middle of the river, high in the water. Tossed the worm in front of it and to my surprise he took it. Thought I stuck him pretty good, but when the fish jumped off the point of the hook was in the worm. Saw quite a few fish, but had to work for every one. All in all it was a lovely day.

Shore-fished a different section of the Econ with spin tackle and soft plastics, worms and shad. Only got two fish, both on a purple worm. Got the first while fishing on a high bank, watched the fish come right up beneath me and suck that worm in like it was a piece of linguini. Fish was about a pound.

For the second I was standing on a different bank and three fish came swimming down the river, over a shallow flat. I tossed the worm past and out in front of them. When it hit the water they raced each other to it. I got the winner, also about a pound.

Only got one other bite other than the gar, which I missed.

That’s this week’s Econlockhatchee River Fishing Report! Thanks for reading!

Life is great and I love my work!

Life is short- Go Fishing!

John Kumiski