Saturday, September 26, 2015

Squeez'n In a Fishing Trip

We had a window in the weather this morning and Betsy Tansey and her son Ryan were able to squeeze in a fishing trip prior to Betsy's work engagement so we met down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and headed up the Nassau River to fish an extremely high tide that just started out. The grass was flooded still and on our first stop at Twin Creeks just had one feisty Jack on our live shrimp under a float. We fished a dock at Seymore's Pointe then ran through Horse Head to fish the mouth of Jackstaff, sticking with the float rigs and
shrimp. It took a while but eventually both Betsy and Ryan hooked up and landed some nice fat Seatrout. Then, after Betsy had made an excellent cast to a small grass island, her float went under with a vengeance and, FISH ON! The drag was ripping and I saw a big Red boil up on the edge of grass but it was not to be, FISH OFF! Ouch! But it was a good battle while it lasted.  We fished the area for a while, picked up another Trout or two, then moved over to fish another flooded bank.  Ryan switched to a lighter jig rig and soon got the hang of hooking up fish. He landed a couple of Croaker, a Whiting and another Seatrout with the rig. We fished back at Seymore's Pointe, picked up a couple of more fish and then ended our day down at Broward Island where Ryan wrapped it up with one more Seatrout. The rain held off, we had a nice breeze, over cast skies and another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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