Monday, November 10, 2014

What's a Little Bit of Wind?

I had met Dick Miree and his friend Katherine down at the Atlantic Seafood dock early this morning with the weather forecast calling for 12-15mph winds by noon. But they hadn't picked up yet so we headed north to fish the logs of Tiger before the incoming tide got up too far. The two anglers were tossing jigs with live shrimp or mud minnows up to the bank and fishing it slowly down the river bottom.  The first area we fished produced no real bites so we adjusted our position and within a few minutes both anglers hooked
up, almost at the same time! We had a double! Katherine worked her fish in gradually and soon landed a feisty Redfish, then Dick patiently landed his, which turned out to be a keeper sized Slot Redfish. We fished that spot for a while longer then made another adjustment and it turned out to be a good one. Dick hooked up and landed a keeper sized Trout, and then he had an even stronger hookup and a battle on his hands, FISH ON!  Hep played the fish perfectly and after it ran from one side of the boat to the other, landed a very nice 24" Slot Redfish!  After he landed another keeper sized Trout, Katherine got back into action and after getting a strange bite (we both thought she might have been hung on the bottom), BOOM! The drag began to rip and we then knew she had a nice fish on!  Katherine worked it to the boat and landed a fine 18" Flounder to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. She followed that up with a keeper sized Seatrout. We made a run to another spot, this time fishing with float rigs, and found a handful of smaller Trout. At our last stop Katherine found one more keeper sized Trout, and with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!
 Here's a video of the Shark Fight:

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