Thursday, July 2, 2015

Trout Fest

I had the pleasure of fishing with Roy Carter and Rodney Mills today, meeting down at the Atlantic Seafood dock with plans to run up Bell River a short ways and fish a flooded oyster bank on a high and still coming in tide. The two anglers mixing it up with live shrimp and mud minnows and it didn't seem to matter as both put a couple of small but hungry Seatrout in the boat. We ran through Tiger Basin and to the outside of Tiger and eased along a flooded grass line and again found Seatrout to catch. There was ton's of bait in the water and bigger fish were popping everywhere but we couldn't get them to bite. Our next stop was up in Jolley River and we had only been fishing for a short time when Roy's float got sucked under and, FISH ON! He played the fish patiently as it dug into the marsh grass, slowly working it out into deeper water, then taking his time to bring it to the net, a nice 22" Slot Redfish! We worked that bank thoroughly then made one last stop back at the mouth of Jolley, picking up another Trout or two then calling it a day , another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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