Sunday, July 8, 2012
Young Angler Big Fish
The Anglers Mark Saturday morning so we met at the Atlantic Seafood dock at 7am and headed up to the Jolley River to fish the incoming tide. Collin is just 7 years old but already has the skills to do his own casting and catching! We began to ease along the oyster lined bank, pitching jigs and mud minnows up to the edge and bumping it back slowly. Collin was the first to hookup with a hungry Seatrout, then Wesley added one, this one big enough to keep. Wesley had a feisty Redfish and Collin hauled in a Blue Crab then Collin's rod doubled over, FISH ON! He played the big fish all by himself and after a good battle, we landed a nice, 22" Slot Redfish! Later, Collin was fishing a mud minnow under a gloat rig and when his float disappeared, he set the hook and had another strong fight with a Slot Redfish, this one measuring at 21"! The anglers picked up a few more hungry Trout then we headed on up the river to fish on the bottom for Shark. All of the fresh water from the recent tropical storms must have chased the Sharks out of the back country because we had no bites. We made our last stop outside of Tiger Island and within a few minutes Wesley and Collin were trying to see who could get in the water fast enough with their baits because the Trout and Ladyfish were in a feeding frenzy! Collin added another keeper Trout to the box, then we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!