Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Slamming a Variety

We waited for a lower tide to fish today, when I met Gardner Knight,  his son-in-law Ronnie, and their friend Dan down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. We thought it was a good idea to fish the lower tide to improve our chances at catching a Redfish but the wind wasn't cooperating, being low early in the morning and picking up as the day progressed. But we had sunny skies and mild temperatures so we headed up the Nassau River, eased into Horsehead, and fished some docks on the north end of Seymore's Pointe. The anglers had a few bites here and there, picked up a
small Sea Bass and a small Flounder, then we decided to run down to Broward Island and sure enough, out of the wind! We worked the bank of exposed logs with jigs and shrimp and mud minnows and soon Dan found a nice keeper sized 17" Seatrout and hooked 'em up!  We continued to fish and after Gardner had made a precision cast to the shoreline he had a strong hookup and landed a nice feisty Redfish. Working the logs, Dan saw a nice pocket and pitched to it and BOOM! Fish On!  He played the fish patiently and soon landed a nice Slot Sized 21" Redfish.  Then Gardner caught a hungry
Sheepshead (making it a Grande Slam of Flounder, Seatrout, Redfish and Sheepshead) and Ronnie got in on the action when he picked up a Trout. We ran back to Seymore's Pointe, fished some exposed oysters beds, and the anglers picked up a couple of more Trout with one of them being a keeper size. Ronnie added a Whiting and then to wrap things up with a "Super" Grande Slam, Gardner put a rare Weakfish in the boat!

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