What Fish is Fresh this September in Jacksonville?

Sep 23, 2020 | Uncategorized

Fresh is always best when it comes to seafood. If you find yourself asking about the catch of the day when you dine out, then this post is for you. From locally caught crustaceans to deep-sea delicacies, the Palm Valley Fish Camp team knows a thing or two about top-quality seafood. Read on for everything you need to know about eating local, fresh fish around Jacksonville this September. 

Typical Fish You Can Expect to Catch Throughout the State

Before we get hyper-specific with the season and location, it’s always nice to know your fishing and eating options throughout the year. Florida is a fishing destination for anglers all around the world. In turn, our coastal cities boast some of the best dining options you can find. The most common types of fish you can catch or find on menus include:

  • Red Drum
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Grouper
  • Snook
  • Spotted Sea Trout
  • Sailfish
  • Tarpon
  • Snapper

Jacksonville’s Fresh Catches of the Month

Late summer in northeast Florida offers plenty of opportunities to source fresh fish. Local seafood spots are bound to feature multiple of these fish throughout the month. At Palm Valley Fish Camp, we serve our fresh catch a few different ways. From a gourmet dinner platter to an irresistible sandwich, you can’t go wrong if you order our catch of the day.

  • Bass
  • Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Tilapia

Simple Ways to Prepare Your Catch at Home

A great day on the water yields pounds of fresh seafood. Whether you’re the one out there tossing in a line or you’re the designated chef, it doesn’t take much to create a great meal. All you need is the right seasoning, a couple of your favorite sides, and a non-stick pan. 


6-8 oz white fish fillets

Garlic Salt


Olive oil and butter

Lemon wedges and chopped herbs, to garnish

Always pat your fish dry and let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes. Sprinkle generously on both sides with your garlic salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. 

Place the fish in the heated skillet for 2-3 minutes, then flip. The fish should be crispy and golden on both sides. Serve hot with a squeeze of lemon, drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of herbs. 

Visit Palm Valley Fish Camp for Locally Caught, Seasonal Seafood

Our team knows the value first-hand of top-quality, local fish. We work closely with trusted fishermen to source the best fish for our customers. If you’re curious about what we’re serving on a certain day, just give us a call! We’re here to serve you for dine-in and carry out