FISH ON! That's the way our fishing trip ended today - with Kelly Marsteller and her boyfriend Jeff Woodall fishing on The Anglers Mark in the back waters of Amelia Island. Kelly and Jeff were staying at The Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Fernandina Beach so all they had to do was step out and meet me just across the street at the Fernandina Harbor Marina this morning. We headed up the river and made our first stop on the outside of Tiger Island. Jeff was tossing a topwater lure and Kelly was fishing a live shrimp under a float. Jeff had a couple of hits at his lure and Kelly
picked up an angry Jack Crevalle. We moved on around to the mouth of Tiger and Kelly picked up a couple of undersized but hungry Seatrout. We made a run to the Jolley Bank and here Jeff got on the board with a keeper sized Seatrout, now fishing the shrimp under a float. We ran further up into Jolley and trolled a good looking bank and it paid off when Jeff's float disappeared and he had a good fight on his hands. He played the fish patiently and we soon netted a big 19.5" Seatrout! We moved on up into a creek, picked up another Trout or two, then ran back to the mouth of Jolley and fished the first of an outgoing tide. Kelly caught a larger Jack but other than that, not much more was biting. The sun was getting hot and just as I had said, "OK folks, it's time to go", Kelly yelled "FISH ON! and it was a big one! She fought the fish from stern to bow and back to stern and patiently worked the fish into the net - a big 20.5" Seatrout! With that, we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!