Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Four Guys Fishing

Ricky Williams and his two sons Riley and Cooper were in town and brought along their friend Jackson to do some back country fishing here at Amelia Island. We met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and headed up the Amelia River then eased into Jackstaff to fish an extremely low tide with jigs and mud minnows. All four anglers were making excellent casts but it was Riley who knocked the skunk off, reeling in a high flying Ladyfish and then a hungry Seatrout. We worked the entire bank, crossed over to fish a sandbar, then ran through the marsh to fish
Bubblegum Reef. Cooper picked up a fairly nice sized Croaker then we moved over to fish some dock pilings. Here, Ricky got on the board when he caught a hungry Mangrove Snapper. Jackson wrapped the catching up when he patiently played and landed a feisty Redfish. We tried our hand at Tarpon fishing with some heavier tackle that I brought along, using dead Pogies as bait and we had about 12 Tarpon roll near us but they wouldn't bite. It was cool to see though and it's only a matter of time before we hook one up. The fish catching was kinda slow today but we didn't get skunked and had a great time fishing the back country of Amelia Island.

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