Thursday, July 9, 2015

Snapper Action

We had another beautiful morning here at Amelia Island. I had met Matt Sedgwick and his son Luke down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and we made a run up the Nassau River to fish Twin Creeks with float rigs and live shrimp. We did get one bite but I believe the tide had already gone out too much so after a few minutes of fishing, we continued on to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe. There was a lot of "bait busting" action going on and soon Matt had hooked up with a high flying Ladyfish. Luke
took over and worked the big Lady in and soon landed it for a picture and release. I was expecting Mangrove Snapper here but we didn't get a one so we moved around to fish some dock pilings and this did the trip. Both Luke and Matt had some good bites and landed a good handful of Mangroves up to about 14" in size. Our next stop was down at Broward Island and here we picked up a feisty Redfish. There was tons of bait in the water and all kinds of fish smashing the bait. Luke had one fish that he found right up in the logs. He got the hookup but this fish was smart and stayed in the structure until the leader broke. We made one more stop over in Jackstaff then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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