Monday, March 7, 2016

Keeper Fish Come Late

We couldn't have asked for a better day - forecast highs in the mid 70's, just a slight wind, and sunny skies greeted us this morning when I met Paul Haber and his longtime fishing buddy David out at the Goffinsville Park. The tide was right at high when we launched so we headed over to Horsehead, thru the marsh and set up fishing some flooded marsh grass with float rigs and live shrimp. And we fished. And we fished. Then we moved over to Jackstaff and switched to jigs and shrimp and finally David "knocked the skunk off" when he put a hungry Seatrout in the boat. But with few bites
happening, we decided to ran back thru the marsh and fish some docks. David was picking up a Trout here and there up near the marsh grass but we weren't having much luck on the jigs near some dock pilings. We repositioned and in just a few minutes Paul had a nice feisty Redfish on. We picked up a couple of more Reds and a couple of more Trout then made a brief stop at Twin Creeks (where we had no bites) before heading down to Broward Island. It wasn't an ideal tide - the current was really moving out - but these two anglers were able to handle it. Both were picking up small Trout out deep until Paul had a stronger than usual bite and a stronger than usual fight. He played the fish patiently and soon landed a nice 18" keeper sized Seatrout.  We worked downed logs and found a few more Redfish with two of them being of keeper size. It was a beautiful day to be out on the water fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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