Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Big Trout Leads to Banner Day

I had the pleasure of fishing again with Dennis Brizzi and his buddy Hal today and boy what a beautiful one it was!  I met Dennis and Hal out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp early and we headed back up the Nassau River to fish the Horsehead area on the very first of an incoming tide.  I think it was the first fish of the day when Dennis had a hookup fishing a jig and live shrimp on the bottom over some old oyster shells and it was a big one! He fought it patiently - I was thinking big Jack Crevalle...or maybe a nice
Redfish...and it turned out to be a big fat Seatrout! Boy what a fish! We fished the area for a while and both Dennis and Hal caught some hard fighting Jack Crevalle's, added a Black "puppy" Drum and a big Catfish then we worked down the oyster bed, still tossing the live shrimp. Hal hooked up and landed two keeper sized Seatrout. There was all kinds of bait moving in as we eased along the oysters then Hal had a good hookup, a good fight and soon landed a Slot sized 20" Redfish. While he was fighting it I saw another blow out of the area. Later we saw two Redfish tails up near the marsh grass but just like yesterday, they wouldn't take our bait. We fished some docks at Seymore's Pointe then worked our way down the rocks and here the fish catching got fast and furious. The two anglers had switched to float rigs and live shrimp and took turns hauling in hard fighting Mangrove Snapper. They caught 'em until time to go! It was another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida!

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