It was almost dead low tide when Jay Gyer, his father-in-law Fred and I left the City marina this morning to head over to the Tiger Island logs. We began ease along the bank from the south end of the island, pitching jigs and live shrimp to the fully exposed logs. Fred hooked up with a hungry Seatrout and shortly after Jay's line went taught and even though it appeared he had an oyster clump or loose tree limb - it pulled back! He fought the fish to the surface and we netted a keeper sized Flounder.
Then Fred hooked up and it too stayed deep -didn't fight too much at first-but when the fish got close to the boat it began to bull deep down. Fred had a huge fight on his hands as the fish went around the boat and pulled deep again and again. But Fred was patient and eventually we landed a 7 1/2lb 24" Sheepshead! Boy what a fish-the biggest I've had on my boat in long while. We made a run up to Jolley bank, fishing the first of an incoming tide and Jay picked up a Puppy Drum while Fred landed another couple of Seatrout. We fished further up into Jolley with no real luck then worked our way back to fish a small creek. This time Jay had a strong hookup and his line ripped from one direction to another then went deep and then ripped back again - SHARK ON! He played the big fish patiently and a after a lengthy battle on light tackle gear, we netted a 36" Bonnethead Shark. We made one more stop then headed in, counting it as another great day to be out on Amelia Island waters!