Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slammed with Flounder

I got to fish again today with Chuck Leshinsky and his sons Ryan, Aiden, and Nathan.  We met up at the Atlantic Seafood dock at the City marina at 7am and headed up to the Tiger Island area to fish the very first of an outgoing tide with mud minnows under float rigs.  At the first location we had some nibbles, but no real bites so we re-positioned back a ways and the anglers then caught a few fish.  Chuck set the pace with a hungry Flounder, Seatrout and Snapper.  The others had some good bites, but we decided to move on up to the Jolley River and fish the still flooded oysters.  Ryan caught a nice Trout and later hooked up with what we thought was a big "oyster fish" on a jig and mud minnow fished at a creek mouth.  He was working it in patiently to detach his hook when it started pulling back!  FISH ON!  He played the fish perfectly and we soon landed a very large 20" Flounder, putting him in first place in The Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament (see right column).   We moved on up the river, fishing the MOA (Mother of All) spots with no luck then held up at the mouth of Snook Creek which turned out to be the trick.  All of the anglers were catching fish:  Chuck rounded out his personal Amelia Island Back Country
Slam with a couple of Redfish and Nathan picked up his Back Country Slam, too, adding a the largest Seatrout of the day to the box.  Ryan had a number of Seatrout and Aiden seemed to find his own personal Trout hole and probably boated the most Trout.  We found a couple of more nice keeper sized Flounder then called it a day, another great one to be out on  Amelia Island waters!

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