Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two Slots and a Slam

I fished with Joe Gasper today, and he brought along his friend Adam and Adam's daughers Eliza and Megan. We met at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina and made our longest run out to Bell River to fish some docks with just a couple of hours left in an outgoing tide. The girls set up on the back of the boat and began tossing live shrimp on jigs. It took a few casts but then Megan had a strong hookup. She figured out how to lift the rod and reel down on this nice fish and after a good battle, landed a nice 20" Slot Redfish. They all were getting bites then Adam put a nice Red in the boat then Megan followed that up with another Slot Red!  Adam had a bite that was a little different but he set the hook and landed a hungry Flounder. We made the run around to the Jolley River, stopped at the MOA spot and sparred with some Croaker, caught a few and then Eliza had a really strong hookup and, FISH ON!  The big fish took off towards the stern of the boat and, FISH OFF! It snapped the leader! After fishing for a while,  moved on down to the mouth of Jolley and again, the Croaker were present but Joe found a nice Seatrout to help claim an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Flounder and Seatrout. Our last stop was behind Tiger Island and here Eliza's perseverance paid off when she landed a very nice Redfish on a jig and shrimp. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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