Friday, March 18, 2016

Fish Catch'n Day

We came back north today, fishing out of the Atlantic Seafood dock. I met Denis Collins and his two friends Ed and Rich this afternoon with plans to fish the first of an incoming tide, we ran around to Tiger Island and began tossing jigs and live shrimp to the shoreline. our two areas produced nothing but "baitstealers" so we bounced down and hit a third and boy what a move! BAM! Dennis had a strong bite. BAM! Rich had a strong bite. We had a double and they were big! There were drags ripping and fish running and it
was ....pandemonium! But these two anglers were up to the challenge with both playing their respective fish patiently and they soon began to tire the fish out. Rich's came to the surface first and we netted a 23" Redfish and shortly after Dennis brought his to the net, a 25" Red. We continued to fish the area and Rich landed a hungry Seatrout then Dennis had another big bite. This was the biggest fish so far and it put up a huge battle. Dennis worked it to the surface slowly and we eventually netted a nice 26" slot Redfish. Later, we ran around and fished Jolley Bank, caught a nice whiting
and a Seatrout, then moved further up Jolley to fish Snook Creek where we found no takers, We continued on around to Bells River and within minutes of arriving the trio began to catch fish. We stood out a ways and they tossed their jig/shrimp combo up to the docks and as the current swept their bait back they'd get a bump and a bite and a hookup on Trout. Many were of keeper size (all fish caught today were released) and all three were catching fish. I believe Ed put the biggest trout in the boat, and Rich had the biggest variety catching, in addition to his Trout and Redfish, a small Sea Bass, A Stingray, and a Blue Crab! Dennis added a small Black "puppy" Drum to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout, and Black Drum. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

1 comment:

Timothy Parker said...

Sounds like a GREAT day to be on the Anglers Mark.The water in the pics looked my fishing juice's flowing.