Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Typical Summer Time Back Water Fishing

We had a beautiful morning today, although the forecast had called for a 40% chance of rain, and a not a drop fell. We did have a few clouds and nice breeze that made for some great fishing weather here at Amelia Island. I had meet Kyle and Whitney Golden down at the City marina early this morning and we headed north to make our first stop outside of Tiger Island to fish some flooded oyster beds with live shrimp and mud minnows under float rigs on the first of an outgoing tide. Almost immediately, the fish were biting. The
floats were going under one after the other and the two anglers put a few hungry Seatrout in the boat.  They also had to work through a bunch of "bait stealers". We ran up to Jolley River, fished the "bank" and here they caught a couple of small but feisty Redfish and then Whitney put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat. We fished the bank thoroughly, then ran further up the Jolley to fish another marsh line with the oysters just beginning to show. Here, they both tangled with Ladyfish, the high flying "poor man's Tarpon" and then Kyle had a strong hookup that I would have bet would be a nice Redfish. He fought the fish for a second then handed the rod off to Whitney who played the fish patiently to the boat and landed a big 18.5" Seatrout. The picked up a couple of more fish then we ran around to Bell River to fish some dock pilings, Whitney quickly picked up a Flounder to round out her very own Amelia Island Back Country Slam then added a Stingray to wrap things up. After that, we headed in, counting it as another great summer day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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