Thursday, July 30, 2015

First Cast Trout

I fished this morning with David and Whitney Nofsinger and their two sons Harper and Willis, meeting down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early and heading up the Amelia River to fish some flooded marsh grass on the last of an incoming tide. We had live shrimp this morning for bait, and mud minnows, too. Starting with the shrimp, the anglers tossed float rigs to the edge of the grass and on the first cast, BOOM! Fish on! Harper patiently reeled the fish in for pictures and release.  I believe we had Trout on the next couple
of casts, with Willis getting in on the action.  We fished a long stretch of bank, picked up a few more Trout and then Harper had a strong bite. This fish was pulling hard but Harper was up to the task and hauled in a hard fighting Jack Crevalle. And shortly after that David hooked up and this was even bigger. He played the fish patiently landed an even bigger Jack. We continued to fish and after making a perfect cast, Willis hooked up. It was fighting like a bigger Seatrout, and sure enough, he landed the biggest one of the day. We fished the bank at Jackstaff, followed that up fishing some docks at Seymore's where we had some bites but no takers, then wrapped up with a few casts at Spanish Drop. The morning had been overcast with a slight breeze which made for great day of fishing her at Amelia Island, Florids.

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