Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Fishing

I had Chip Watt, his son Hansell, and son-in-law Adrian fishing with me the day after Thanksgiving; they were visiting Amelia Island for the holidays. Although we had a very brisk wind and temperatures in the low 40's we looked forward to a day of fishing with a forecast sunny day. We left the south end boat ramp at 7:30am and ran up to the Horsehead area to begin our trip. After warming back up with a round of hot tea, we began to toss our trout floats to the bank, offering up live shrimp. The sun came up and we began to get some bites, boating a few Trout at our first stop. We moved over to Jackstaff creek, fishing an outgoing tide and picked up some more trout and a few Blues. We lost a nice flounder at boat side along the way. Moving around to Spanish Drop we picked up a few more Trout and then Hansell hooked up with a hard fighting fish and eventually boated a nice keeper sized Flounder. We wrapped it up with that and headed back to the house for some Thanksgiving leftovers, counting it as another, great day out on the water!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Capt. Piper, we had a fantastic morning with you on your comfortably-sized and well-equipped boat last Friday! We definitely plan to return! Hooking two flounder and a ray, in addition to a number of trout, was great fun for all 3 of us. The hot tea you provided was tasty and very welcome that windy winter morning! Have a successful 2010!
Chip Watt, Thomasville, GA/Houston, TX