Monday, July 23, 2012
Slam, Slot and Double
The Anglers Mark this morning. We headed up to the Jolley River on the very first of an incoming tide and with a slight breeze to out backs. Using 1/4 jigs and live shrimp, the anglers began making presentations to the oyster lined banks and the bite began almost immediately and lasted for about 2 hours. Although the Croakers were thick, the anglers picked up some nice Seatrout and feisty Redfish, too. Then Mike had a strong hookup and his drag ripped out, FISH ON! He played the fish perfectly and after a good battle, he directed the fish into the waiting net. This 24" Slot Red was a nice fish! Shortly after that Mike and Joe had a double hookup and when they got their respective fish in, it turne out that Joe's Trout trumped Mike's Redfish! Joe went on to catch a couple of keeper sized Flounder (the family released all of their fish) to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam. For a while, Emily was on fire, hooking up Trout after Trout, enough to earn the label, Trout Queen! We fished outside of Tiger later and picked up a few more small Trout and Ladyfish, then called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!