Monday, November 23, 2015

Braving The Florida Cold

We had clear and sunny skies forecast for today, but it was also our first "cold" day of the year. The thermometer in my truck showed 40 degrees (ok, I said Florida cold) as I was launching but we also had 10-12mph winds which added to the chill. But Pete Nolan and his daughter Sidney were game to go fishing so we  met down at the City marina and headed  up Lanceford Creek to fish some flooded marsh grass on the first of an outgoing tide. I think we had a Trout hookup on the first cast or two which Sidney reeled in then both anglers were getting bites. Sidney was new at fishing but she picked it right up and quickly found a nice spot to catch hungry Trout after hungry Trout while her dad slipped his bait in once in a while. Most of the Trout were on the small side but we did have one bite that ripped some drag off. Sidney played the fish patiently and soon landed a nice 18" Trout. And shortly after that she had another big bite - this fish was pulling harder - but she kept the pressure on and landed a keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum. We fished the area thoroughly, picked up a few more Trout, then ran through the wind to Eagans Creek where each angler caught a Trout. Our last stop was back at Bell River then we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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