Thursday, May 7, 2015

Big Jack Fight

We had to postpone yesterday afternoon's fishing trip but I was able to meet Dennis Brizzi and his buddy Hal out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp this morning to squeeze in some fishing before the winds picked back up. We hit Bubblegum Reef first but the tide had already been coming in for an hour so the fish bite was lite. Hal did pick up two hard fighting Catfish and we also landed one fat Seatrout. We hit some docks at Seymore's Pointe and after a few minutes the fish catching picked up. Hal had two consecutive strong bites with his drag ripping out, but to no avail. Both fish went straight through some pilings and after a tense battle, broke themselves off. Shortly after Dennis had a strong hookup. But this fish stayed near the boat, pulled hard, but Dennis kept the pressure on. After a good fight he landed a 5lb Jack Crevalle. And then both he and Hal had hookups - we had a double! Hal got his in first, a keeper sized Mangrove Snapper, and then Dennis worked his in, another big Jack. We had good bites there for a while, then moved around to another dock, this time fishing float rigs, and although we had a few bites, no real takers. We fished Broward Island briefly but the wind was too strong so we returned to Christopher Creek where Hal found a plump Seatrout. With that, we called it  day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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