Tuesday, September 16, 2014
These Ladies Can Fish
FISH ON! This fish was pulling drag and we could tell right of that it was bigger. But Lisa played the fish patiently and after a good battle, landed a nice 20" Slot Redfish! We continued to fish the island and the trio put a Seatrout and a Sheepshead in the boat to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Sheepeshead. Then Mary had a strong hookup but here line went slack and we thought she'd lost it but then all of a sudden a huge Ladyfish came out of the water right at the boat! There was a lot of yelling (screaming) going on but I stood fast and netted the high flying fish! As it hit the deck both Lisa and Jan yelled, "Fish on!" and they too had fish! They both fought their fish expertly and soon Lisa put a keeper size Flounder (a Grande Slam) in the boat and Jan landed another Redfish. When the bite slowed we made our way to Jolley Bank and fished the first of an incoming tide. Here the anglers stayed pretty busy catching Redfish, Seatrout, Croaker, Catfish, and Perch while tangling again and again with Ladyfish. We ran out of bait just as we were ready to wrap up so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!