Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Two Anglers Combine for a Grande Slam

We had another beautiful morning today and you could feel Fall in the air as we headed down the river. I had met Stephan Moje and his friend Keith at the City marina and we made our first run up Bell River to fish some dock pilings on an outgoing tide. I kid you not, Stephan's first cast produced a fat Seatrout - a great way to start a fishing trip! The two anglers were tossing live shrimp on a  jig and picked up a few more Trout then Keith put a keeper sized Flounder in the boat. We ran around to the Jolley River and fished some exposed oysters, catching Croaker and a couple of more
Seatrout. Our next stop was the mouth of Jolley and after a few minutes of fishing Stephan had a strong hookup, and, FISH ON! He played the fish patiently and after a good battle on the light tackle spinning gear, he landed a nice 23" Slot Redfish, rounding out the duo's Amelia Island Back Country Slam. But they weren't finished! We fished Tiger Island on the first of an incoming tide and to my surprise, Keith caught a feisty Black "puppy" Drum to make it a Grande Slam! We fished the island thoroughly and after Stephan picked up a keeper sized Flounder, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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