Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day Outing

We fished today, Darrell Evans, his two sons Grant and Clark, and grandad Richard. We had met down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and headed north up the Nassau River to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe on the very first of an incoming tide.  We had a few bites then both Clark and Grant  hooked up with hard fighting Mangrove Snapper. After putting a few of them in the boat (and releasing them), we headed down to Broward Island.  Here, grandad got on the board when he landed a feisty Redfish then Clark upped him by putting a bigger one in the boat. Then grandad had a strong
bite that took him deep and ripped the line off the reel. We thought for sure we had a nice Redfish but after a good battle, we found it to be a nice Jack Crevalle. Our next stop was back at Jackstaff and here we had a strong flurry of bites. Grandad hooked up with something big that went from bow to stern and back then he handed the rod off to Clark he fought the fish back to the stern and back to the bow. After a hectic battle he landed a nice 3' Bonnethead Shark. Then Grant got hot, catching a Speckled Seatrout, a Black "puppy" Drum (which gave the anglers an Amelia Island Back Country Slam) and then a big Jack Crevalle. Grandad wrapped things up when he put another Bonnethead Shark in the boat. After that, we called it a day , another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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