Friday, February 27, 2015

Kinda Cool Today

Michael Purser and I had already postponed one fishing trip this week so when we saw a window of low winds predicted, he and I and is wife Robin made the plan to meet early this morning and squeeze in a fishing trip. It wasn't that the air temperature was that cold, but with the wind blowing, we knew we'd be in for some tough fishing conditions. But Both Michael and Robin were up for the challenge and it paid off. We made our first stop up in Eagans
Creek and the two anglers hadn't been fishing but for a short while when BOOM! Robin had a strong hookup. BOOM! Just like that. She worked the fish to the boat nonchalantly and before we knew it, she had a nice Slot sized Redfish in the boat. And just minutes later Michael got in on the action, landing another feisty Redfish. We found that his presentation had to be right up to a specific spot and if he got it there he was almost guaranteed a fish. Both he and Robin had a quick nibble on occasion and their bait was gone and finally Michael outsmarted the bait stealer and landed a keeper sized Sheepshead. In between Redfish he caught a nice 17" Seatrout to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Sheepshead and Seatrout. The bite slowed so we made the run into the wind and around to Tiger Island where we were somewhat sheltered and again the two anglers found a handful of feisty Redfish and one more Sheepshead, this one even bigger than the first. It was a cool, blustery day but we made the most out of it and it ended up being another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island!

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