Thursday, October 22, 2015

Slot Reds Top The Trip

Finally the wind died down just a bit! I met David Niblett and his friend Vince Zappie down at the City marina early this morning and we headed over to Lanceford Creek to fish some docks on an outgoing tide. The two anglers were tossing jigs tipped with live mud minnows or shrimp to the dock pilings and were making some excellent casts, but the only thing that bit was a small Grouper but we counted that as "skunk off the boat"!  We ran around to fish Tiger Island and here things heated up. After fishing just a short
while we had a strong bite and FISH ON!  Vince fought the big fish patiently and after a good battle with multiple deep runs,  he landed a nice, barely legal, 26 7/8" Slot Redfish! Boy what a fish. A little later Vince followed that up with a keeper sized Flounder. Not to be outdone, David got in the action and put a Slot Red in the boat along with another keeper sized Flounder. They picked up a few small Seatrout and another Flounder before we headed up to the Jolley River to fish the exposed oyster beds. After just a short time, David had another strong bite! When it rolled up near the bank I knew that it was a big Redfish. The big fish made some strong runs up and down the  bank then went deep and into the current. But David kept he pressure on and landed a  nice 23" Slot Red. Although we had a few nibbles after that, there were no real bites (other than 'baitstealers") so we went back to Tiger to fish the incoming tide. They picked up a another Red, another Trout, and another Flounder. Our last stop was up in Eagans Creek and we finished the day catching small but aggressive Seatrout. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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