Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Legend of Robert Redshirt....

began today when Robert rode into Fernandina (with his parents Rob and Jenny) to slay (not really)
the mighty Amelia Island Redfish.  The wayfarers met met at the rustic Atlantic Seafood dock in downtown historic Fernandina Beach and we pointed the old bow of The Anglers Mark out to sea (actually the back country waters of Amelia Island).  We made our first stop in Lanceford Creek  and it wasn't long after Robert Redshirt made his first mighty cast with the TFO Tactical spinning rod that he hooked up and did battle with a feisty Amelia Island Redfish.  He struggled mightily with  the fish as it fought valiantly,
but Robert Redshirt was up to the challenge and subdued the beast and eventually brought it to the net, for pictures and release!  He and his dad continued to fish the dark and murkey waters and each pulled a number of Redfish to the boat.  Rob Sr. added a nice Puppy Drum to the mix.  We made a run to the logs of Tiger Island and Robert Redfish rounded out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam by hooking up and subduing a couple of hungry Seatrout.  The slight wind was blocked by Tiger Island and as we eased away from the island we saw our first Manatee of the year crusing down the river - what a way to wrap a great day of fishing at Amelia Island!

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