Friday, August 7, 2015

Flounder Kicks It Off

If fished this morning with John Sykes and his two brother-in-laws, Shane and Derrick. We made the long run from Sawpit Creek boat ramp, up the Nassau River and to Broward Island with plans to fish the ougoing tide with jigs and live shrimp and mud minnows. The anglers unlimbered the jig rods and began tossing to the bank, bouncing the jigs on the bottom as the current swept it along. We could see bait being busted along the edge and after a brief while, Derrick had a strong hookup and landed a nice keeper sized Flounder. We had a few good bites after that but no real takers so we ran back to the Seymore's Pointe area and fished some docks. Here things heated up and all there anglers were putting fish in the boat. Shane had a good bite, set the hook and put a fat Mangrove Snapper in the boat. I believe he had another one then Derrick got on the board when he landed another big Snapper. Derrick and Shane were running neck and neck in the variety count, catching the Snapper, Flounder, etc. We fished Bubblegum Reef briefly but the wind had picked up and was proving difficult to fish in. We made our last stop over in Jacksaff and John wrapped the fishing up when he caught a feisty Redfish. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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