Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Flurry of Redfish
up a small Redfish here and there then we really go into them. Paul had a "spot" that he had zeroed in on and was getting good hookups regularly. He put 2-3 Slot Reds in the boat and then Carol reeled in a nice Slot fish of her own. There must have been a small school of Reds down there because for a short while we hooked up with a good handful of them Paul also put a keeper sized Flounder in the boat (all fish were released today). We ran around to the Jolley River, fished the "bank", had a few nibble here and there, then Paul caught another Redfish and another Flounder on float rigs and minnows. After running further up the River we found a spot where the oysters were flooded. There were a ton of small Ladyfish in the area and the two anglers tangles with them. Paul landed a Seatrout to round out his Amelia Island Back Country Slam then Carol had a strong hookup. We knew right off that it wasn't a Ladyfish - there was no jumping- and Carol kept the pressure on, fighting the fish to the boat. When it surfaced we saw that it was a 2.5' Black Tip Shark. After pictures we released it then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters.