Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Tale of Perseverance

Although we've had some cloudy skies with rain predicted every day, I was able to get fishing with Michael Collins Friday morning, leaving the Atlantic Seafood dock early and heading up to the Jolley River to fish the very first of an outgoing tide after a heavy flood. The water was still up in the grass as we set up at the mouth of marsh runout and began to toss float rigs with live shrimp. We had a few nibbles but no real bites until the tide really started running out. But we hit a few spots and Michael's perseverance paid off. We were still fishing the float rigs and got into a flurry of fish catching. First Michael put a nice feisty Redfish in the boat, then another. We picked up a Sea Trout and then a Slot Red. We fished that area for a while then moved around to fish the logs of Tiger Island where we picked up another fish or two, Even though it was overcast, it made for some quality fishing and even though we had to work for our fish, we had a great day out on the water here at Amelia Island!

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