Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chasing Tails in the Grass

We finally had a break in the weather today and it made it a nice day to get out on the water. I had met Keith Lutz and his friends Bill and Don down at the City marina early this morning and we headed north up the river to fish some flooded oyster beds with topwater lures and live shrimp under floats. The two guys( Keith and Bill) tossing topwater lures had a handful of spits and Don picked up a Ladyfish on his float rig. Then Bill had a good hit that smashed his lure and then a hookup. He played the fish patiently to the boat and landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. We ran up to the
Jolley River, fished a flooded bank then headed back to fish behind Tiger Island for tailing Reds up in the grass. The grass was flooding quickly and I believe it was our second stop when we all saw tailing fish. They were a little too far to cast to so we got out and waded, tossing weedless spoons on spinning and fly tackle. Although we had a shot at a few fish, they seemed to be on a mission and moving awful fast through the grass - we had no hookups. We checked a couple of more spots out but the water was already up too high, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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