Saturday, June 29, 2013
BOOM! FISH ON!
I had the pleasure of again hosting the Kesel family fishing this year - Russ and Denise and their two young anglers Noah and Sam. We met yesterday morning at the Atlantic Seafood dock and headed up river to fish some dock pilings of Eagans Creek. As I was getting the jig rods ready I handed one off to Russ who made a good cast up to the pilings and BOOM! FISH ON! First Cast! He played the big fish patiently and landed a nice Slot Redfish! Boy what a way to start a fishing trip! From then on it was a good 'ole fish catching time. Noah was catching Slot Reds, Denise joined in on the action and then Sam had a strong hookup and the fight was on! He and his dad worked the big fish around the stern, to deep water and back, and after a few deep runs, they brought to the net the biggest fish of the day, a 28 1/4" oversized Redfish! All of the Kesel fish were photographed and released. They also had a number of fat Snapper, a couple of black Puppy Drum and some Croaker. We then hit another dock where Noah caught another Slot Redfish and then a very nice keeper sized Trout. We fished Jolley River and had a few bites, then the outside of Tiger Island to wrap up another great day to be out on Amelia Island waters!