Tuesday, June 2, 2015

High and Incoming

The high and incoming tide is not my favorite tide to fish but when that's what you have you've got to make the best of it. That's what Billy Rowe and is two sons Cameron and Greg did today. We started off fishing the bank at Jackstaff and had a strong hookup with what I thought was a big Redfish on the 2nd or 3rd cast. Cameron fought the fish perfectly but it was not to be as the big fish threw the hook. OUCH! But we fished on and had some good hookups later. Billy knocked the skunk off when he landed a feisty
Jack Crevalle then he put a nice Slot Redfish in the boat. Cameron had a big bite and, FISH ON! This fish made some strong runs and I thought sure it was a big Shark but after a good battle we found it to be a large Jack Crevalle.  Greg got in on the action when he caught a nice multi-spotted Redfish. We crossed the creek, fished another stretch of flooded marsh grass, then ran through Horsehead to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe with jigs and shrimp on the first of an outgoing tide. The two anglers at the stern had no real bites but just as we were getting ready to move, on, Greg yelled,
"Fish On" and sure enough, he had a Redfish!  We hit some rocks along Seymore's and the action picked up drastically. I believe every Mangrove Snapper the trio caught were of keeper size (no fish were kept today) and one was the biggest I've seen in  while. It was a good way to wrap up another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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