Saturday, May 16, 2015

Getting Out On The Water

I fished this morning with Jeff Parks and his wife Penny, meeting them down at the Atlantic Seafood boat ramp and heading up Bell River to fish some flooded oyster beds just as the tide started out. We were tossing float rigs with live shrimp and both anglers were making excellent casts to the marsh edge. It took a while, but Penny finally knocked the skunk off when she landed a hungry Seatrout. We made a run through Tiger and then around to Jolley River where the anglers continued with the float rigs. Jeff "called his
shot" on one cast and put his offering at a point of grass and when his shrimp floated by, a nice Trout took it. Jeff played the fish patiently and brought it to the net. We moved on up the river, set up along another bank and Penny was soon getting bites. Her float went under once and her shrimp was gone. But she went back to the same spot and within a minute she had a fish on! She fought the fish to the boat and landed a nice feisty Redfish. Both anglers tangled with some high jumping Ladyfish then we made a run back to the other end of Bell River, fished some docks, then called it a day, another great one to be out on the water here at Amelia Island.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Parks said...

Unbelievable day Capt. Piper!! Penny and I enjoyed your safety and patience as we mastered the technique. We also loved your knowledge and education of the water and historic lands that surrounded us.You are a great guy and a fantastic guide! Thank you! Go Gators!