Monday, June 1, 2015

Ethan's Snapper Bank

We had a beautiful morning here at Amelia Island, Florida today! I met Mike Snider and his son Ethan down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and we made a run up into Horsehead to fish the last hour of an incoming tide with float rigs and live shrimp. It was slow going for a while but we finally had a hookup and Ethan reeled in a feisty Redfish. A little later he made a good cast to the flooded marsh grass and soon his float went under. We thought we had another Redfish but this one turned out to be a slimy old Catfish! We fished out that bank then hit another and although we
had a few nibbles, we had no takers. We made a run around to the Nassau River, fished Twin Creeks, and again had a few nibbles but no takers. Then Ethan experimented tossing a jig and shrimp out deep and when he felt a tug on his line he set the hook and caught a hungry Seatrout. Our next stop was at some rocks along Seymore's Pointe and it didn't take long to begin getting good bites. Ethan hauled in a keeper sized Mangrove Snapper then both anglers were catching fish. The bite was pretty steady for the rest of the trip. Ethan had a good hand at catching these sneaky fish so we dubbed the spot "Ethan's Snapper Bank". After landing a good handful of fish, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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