Monday, May 4, 2015

Fishing on Fire

After a long Shrimp Festival weekend I was back to work this afternoon, meeting Lewis Welsh and his friend Stanley out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp. We headed over to Horsehead, ran through Jackstaff and fished it's mouth, starting with float rigs and live shrimp. Stanley knocked the skunk off when he landed a nice 18" Seatrout. We continued to fish the bank, switched to jigs and shrimp and had a few good bites, with Lewis picking up another Seatrout and tangling with our first Ladyfish of the year. We ran
back through the creek and made a stop at some docks at Seymore's Pointe. It wasn't long and we picked up a 18" Flounder. The conditions were right but we just weren't getting the bites so we relocated onto the other side of the dock and this did the trick! Stanley caught another keeper Trout then started catching keeper sized Mangrove Snapper. Then Lewis began to get the Snapper and then BOOM! BIG FISH ON! It was ripping drag and trying its best to get up under the dock pilings but Lewis kept the pressure on and patiently fought the fish. After a good battle he landed a slot sized 23" Redfish. From then on the two anglers stayed busy caching fish. Stanley landed another Slot Red while Lewis added keeper sized Sheepshead and Black "puppy" Drum. They continued to pick up the Snapper and caught another keeper sized Seatrout. We made one more move, fished a bit longer then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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