Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Trout Bite Picks Up

The weather forecasters called for cloudy skies and very little wind today, and they got the wind prediction right! As it turned out it was clear, sunny skies for the fishing trip this morning when I met Stephanie Wren and her two sons Brandon and Logan down at the Atlantic Seafood dock on a high and incoming tide. We had a bait well full of fresh and fat mud minnows as we headed north to fish Jolley River and it's flooding marsh grass. Our first stretch of bank produced no real bites, much less a fish! So we headed further up
the river and after fishing for a short while Logan drifted his float and bait over a big oyster bed and had a strong hookup. He played the fish perfectly and soon landed a nice, keeper sized Seatrout. Brandon then drifted his bait further in, past a grassy point, and BOOM, FISH ON! He too worked the fish in patiently and landed an almost identical, keeper sized Trout (all fish were released today). We made a run back to the outside of Tiger, fished some flooded oyster beds, and picked up a couple more smaller Trout, a Bluefish, and some baitstealers. We crossed the river and as the tide
started out the fish bite picked up. All three anglers were getting bites and catching Trout. Stephanie put her first Trout in the boat and then followed it up with the biggest of the day. Both Brandon and Logan were catching fish but the water was running out from under us so we moved out to another spot. After getting another Trout on the float, I switched the two young anglers to jig rigs and minnows and right off they were catching fish. We picked up a handful more then called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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