Sunday, February 14, 2016

Work'n Hard for Fish

We had another sunny day today with clear skies, but somewhat cooler.  I had met Kyle and Racquel Rausch down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early and with temperatures in the low 40's we were all bundled up and ready to go. We made the first run straight up the Nassau River, picked a dock to fish at Seymore's Pointe and worked the pilings on the very last of an outgoing tide...and had no real bites. We moved to the other side of the dock, fished it for a while...and had no real bites. Ouch! After a run through Horsehead we fished an exposed oyster bank thoroughly
with both anglers making excellent casts to the bank and again, no real bites! What's with this? The wind was picking up and I could see a good chop building out in Amelia River so we ran back through Horsehead and found a sheltered spot to fish the rocks along Seymore's Pointe. I think it was Kyle's first cast, an excellent one right up to the rocks, and BOOM! Fish on!  He played the fish perfectly and after nice battle landed feisty Redfish to knock the "skunk" off the boat.  I think I was happier than he was! But we had no more fish after that. We fished Broward Island briefly but the north wind was kicking our butts so we went over to Christopher Creek where I barely made through the mouth.  This time Kyle found a Redfish down deep and boated it with ease. He had a couple of more good bites, some drag ripped, but the fish threw the hook and after really working the area good, we called it a day, another great one to be out on the water at Amelia Island, Florida.


Unknown said...

Can't say enough about how much fun we had fishing with Captain Lawrence today! Knocked another item off the bucket list and will certainly be booking be booking again in the future!! The knowledge and experience he has really paid off and made for a great day of fishing!! Thanks Captain Lawrence!

Timothy Parker said...

Thats why it's called fishing and not catching.Glad you were able to find a few.My younger brother and I met in Louisiana on our 1st Redfish trip back in 2005.1 of us coming from AZ and 1 coming from GA.We fished 2 days out of a lodge and guide service.The food was good,the wind both days was blowing 30 mph and it was very cold those days we spent in late March.We caught some fish.Both got our 1st Reds the 1st day,along with a few Trout,flounder and puppy drum.But 2 days with lodging for $1200 dollars.We expected more to say the least.Money spent with Capt.Piper has always been money well spent.My 1st Red was a multi spot,still got the pic and soft plastic bait framed together.I hope to fish on board the Anglers Mark again soon.