Thursday, March 21, 2013

Birthday Girl On Fire

Mark Pettijohn and his kids Gareth, Chloe, and Lincoln were visiting Amelia Island all the way from Kansas and using the weekend to celebrate Chloe's birthday.  We met at the Atlantic Seafood dock this morning at 7:30am and with a NW wind blowing, we headed up into Lanceford Creek to fish the last few hours of an outgoing tide.  Our first cast with a jig and live shrimp produced a huge bite but this craftt fish was more ready than us and headed into the pilings after a brief battle and broke us off, OUCH!  But it was a sign of good things to come because the anglers began to catch Sea Trout and Redfish.  Chloe expressed mild interest at first but when the bite got hot, so did she!  Her and her dad both put keeper Sea Trout in the boat and they also added a couple of Sand Trout.  Mark had a strong hookup and after a long battle brought to the boat a nice 19 3/4" Sea Trout to the boat, putting him in first place in my Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament - Sea Trout category (scroll down right side of this report).  Both Gareth and Lincoln added to the take total, catching Trout and Reds.  We eventually braved the wind and made a run to the logs of Tiger Island and these anglers continued to catch fish regularly.  Chloe added another keeper Trout and also picked up a nice Puppy Drum while Lincoln landed a frisky Black Tip Shark.  With the sun getting high, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be out on Amelia Island waters!

No comments: