Friday, May 15, 2015

The Trout Are Getting Bigger

We had a little more wind blowing this morning, and overcast skies, but it was kinda nice not having the sun heating things up. I had met Debbie and Jerry Corbett and Debbie's son Liam down at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina early and we headed up Lanceford Creek to fish some flooded marsh grass on the very first of an outgoing tide with float rigs and live shrimp. It took a little while but then Jerry's rod heated it up and he started putting one fish in the boat after another! I think it was his first fish that was his biggest, a nice 19.5" Seatrout that put him in 2nd place in the
Anglers Mark 2015 Bragging Rights Tournament-Trout Category (scroll down right side of this page to see standings) and he continued to find the Trout along the same edge of the marsh grass. Then he had a strong hookup and this fish fought differently. But Jerry played the fish patiently and soon landed a nice 20" Slot Redfish! I think he put a couple of more Trout in the boat and maybe another Red. Debbie added a Croaker to the catch then we moved down the river to fish some dock pilings. Debbie was the first to hookup on a jig/shrimp combo, landing a feisty Redfish, then Jerry found his one :"honey hole" by drifting his trusty float rig up by the pilings and landing a couple of more of the Reds. We ran around to Tiger Island, fished the deep water and picked up a Flounder to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam, then we also landed a couple of more Trout. Debbie fought a big Jack Crevalle to the net and Liam got in on the action by landing a Stingray then a keeper sized Seatrout. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island Florida!

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