Monday, July 27, 2015

Young Angler Bears the Heat

And remarkably well! I fished with Mark Wimberley and his young son Zane today, leaving out of the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and running up the Nassau River to make our first stop at Twin Creeks to fish a high and outgoing tide. There was almost zero wind and we welcomed  a single cloud or two throughout the day. There was tons of bait coming out of the creeks and bigger fish were busting it but we had no real bites on our mud minnows under float rigs. We move on to fish some rocks at Seymore's Pointe in hopes to catch some Mangrove Snapper and after a short while we had a hookup and young Zane reeled in the first fish of the day. I commented to Mark that these Snapper were getting smarter because they robbed us from then on so we made a run around to Jackstaff and began tossing jigs and minnows. We had done about half the bank when Zane had a strong bite and, FISH ON! He worked the fish in, lifting it up and reeling down, and we soon netted a nice feisty Redfish. Our next stop was back at Seymore's Pointe and here the action picked up, somewhat. Both Mark and Zane caught another handful of feisty Redfish then Mark had a hookup of a different kind. The fish came right out of the water and we saw right off it was a nice flounder. Mark fought the fish patiently to the boat and we netted a very nice 17.5" Flounder. We worked the dock thoroughly then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters. 

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