Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fishing Before the Front

I fished yesterday afternoon with Steve Vining and his son Sam.  Although we'd had a beautiful
morning, the afternoon weather turned somewhat ugly.  But these anglers were game and we made the best of the conditions to pick up a few fish.  We made our first stop at Temptation Cove just south of Rayonier but had no real bites.  The NE wind was already picking up so we made a run to Tiger Island to have the land mass block the wind.  This turned out to be the ticket because Steve picked up a nice 18" keeper sized Seatrout.  Later, Sam had made a good cast up near the logs and as he worked it back slowly a fish hit
hard!  He played the fish perfectly and we soon netted a nice Redfish.  We worked the bank for a while then headed over to Lanceford Creek to fish some dock pilings.  Unfortunately the wind had picked up even more which made it tough to fish and kept the water high even though the tide was falling.  We had planned to pick up Steve's wife Julia and daughter Abby at the docks for a tour so we made the run to pick them up.  We toured Old Town, the Pogey Plant, Fort Clinch and crossed to Cumberland Island to see some wild horses.  Then we cruised Tiger Island and saw Osprey and had an appearance by one of the Atlantic Salt Marsh minks.  With that, we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!

No comments: