Sunday, January 10, 2016

Started With Trout Ended With Reds

David Thomas was in  town this week for business and they decided to take in some Amelia Island fishing before they started their work. I met David and his associate and friend Tom down at the City marina and we started our day mid morning with a high and outgoing tide. We had headed up to Eagans Creek to get out of the wind and this really helped but the two anglers had no real bites on their float rigs baited with live shrimp. We hit some dock pilings as the tide got down and it took a while but they began to pick up
some hungry Seatrout and then they really got the hang of it and hooked up regularly. Some of the Trout were of keeper size to 17" but we threw them all back to be caught another day. Then they had some stronger hookups and the fish fights ensued, FISH ON! The trick was to keep these big fish out of the dock pilings and I think it was a tie - David and Tom boated four Slot sized Reds to 24.5" and I think four other big Reds found their way into the pilings and broke themselves off.  There were a number of smaller "feisty" Reds caught. They also picked up two Black "puppy" Drum to round out their Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Seatrout, Red Drum and Black Drum. We ventured out into the wind to fish Tiger Island and even they we got buffeted around pretty good, they landed another small Redfish and one of the bigger Seatrout of the day, caught way down deep. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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