Monday, July 20, 2015

Tough Winds But Still Caught Fish

The Mahan's were back in town, TJ with his son Riley and Harris with his daughter Kelli. They'd booked an Amelia Island back water fishing trip this afternoon so we met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp at 1pm and headed north up the Nassau River to fish the very first of an outgoing tide. Our first stop was at some rocks along Seymore's Pointe and even thought the anglers were making excellent casts, we had no real bites. We ran around to fish  Jackstaff and here things picked up somewhat. TJ "knocked the skunk off" when he battled and landed a 3' Bonnet Head Shark then
Kelli put an "almost legal" Seatrout in the boat. Harris hooked up and landed a nice 20" Slot Red and added a Seatrout. Then TJ caught a Red and a Trout. We were getting good bites and I felt like if we could have worked the bank a little more efficiently we would have put even more fish in the boat, but the wind was whipping us (in more ways than one) so we ran back through Horsehead to fish some docks along Seymore's Pointe and this got us out of the wind. I believe we picked up a small Flounder here, had a few more bites then we ran down to Broward Island to wrap things up with one more small but feisty Redfish. With that, we called it a day, another great one, albeit windy, to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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