Monday, November 16, 2015

Another Big Red Starts The Day

Today was probably the prettiest day we've had in the last week - just a little cool, clear, slight breeze and sunshine as the day wore on. I had met Anthony and Cindy Alejandro down at the City marina and we headed north to fish Tiger Island on an incoming tide with live shrimp and a few mud minnows. At our first stop Anthony had a good bite that ripped his drag, but it didn't stick. Shortly after that, BOOM! FISH ON! We knew that this was a big fish because it was having nothing to do with coming to the boat. It stayed deep and tried to get up into the logs but Anthony kept the pressure on. He had a good battle that took him from the thoroughly after that, had some good bites but no takers, then ran up to the Jolley River to fish a flooded oyster bank with float rigs. Here, Cindy got on the board with a nice fat Seatrout. Our next stop was on the outside of Tiger and here things heated up. Both anglers caught a few Seatrout each and three times we had rather strong hookups but the fish must have crossed some oysters and they cut themselves off. But we stuck with it and Cindy soon landed a keeper sized Seatrout. Our last stop was over in Bell River. We had a few nibbles but no takers - the tide had gotten up in the grass - so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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