Saturday, May 21, 2016

Gettin The Boys Out Fishing

I fished with the Kenner family today, Kari and Shannon and their two young sons Mclain and Hudson, meeting them this morning down at the Atlantic Seafood dock with plans to fish the last of an incoming tide. Kari and Shannon are owners of the local business Waxhead Sun Defense products.  We ran north and made our first stop outside of Tiger Island and began tossing float rigs with live shrimp. Kari "knocked the skunk off" when she landed a high flying Ladyfish, the "poor man's Tarpon". We made our next stop further around Tiger and here both Mclain and Hudson got in on the action,
expertly reeling in a couple of hungry Seatrout. We fished the area thoroughly then ran through Tiger Basin and over to Bell River to set up alongside a grassy point with the tide still coming in. The anglers had some good bites here and picked up another Trout or two. Our next stop was over in Lanceford Creek and now that the tide had started out I was expecting some fish to bite for sure, and a few did! After getting a couple of smaller, hungry Trout and a couple of Pinfish, we had  a strong bite, strong enough to cause the drag to rip, and FISH ON! Mclain and Hudson teamed up on this one with Mac holding the rod while did the reeling. After a good battle they landed a nice keeper sized 18" Seatrout. We fished some oyster beds on the way back to the marina and had a big hookup, some drag that ripped, the big fish ran,  and a breakoff, OUCH! Kari wrapped it up when she landed a nice Black "puppy" Drum. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island waters.

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