Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Surprise Fish

Although the temperature dropped and was in the mid-40's when we launched, the sun was shining and there was almost no wind, so another beautiful day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. I met Steele and Nicole Clayton and their son Cade down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp mid morning and we ran north to Horsehead to fish the first of an outgoing tide. It was only minutes after these anglers began tossing float rigs and live shrimp when they started hooking up and landing hungry Seatrout.  We were able
to stay in one spot and catch fish for a while, then I began to work along the flooded marsh grass. When we got to a nice marsh runout, they began putting fish in the boat again. Then Cade had a weird bite, one that slowly took his bait and float under, then he had a good fight. When we netted the fish we found that it was a hard fighting Tripletail, only the second caught on The Anglers Mark. I checked my archives and saw that the last one was caught in 2011 down at Broward Island. We moved over to the banks of Jackstaff and began easing up current and again we found fish. Nicole and
Steele were still using the float rigs and Cade had switched to a jig rod and all three put fish in the boat. Our next stop was over at some docks at Seymore's Pointe and here the bite was slow but we did pick up another Trout or two. We made the run down to Broward Island and although we found no Redfish, Nicole put a couple of Trout in the boat. Although all fish were released today, the trio tallied about 6-7 fish that were of "keeper" size, another great day to be fishing Amelia Island, Florida.

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