Thursday, June 30, 2016

Big Fish Day

The Williams family was back in town this week and I got to fish with Ricky and his two sons Riley and Cooper. We met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp on a high and just outgoing tide and ran up the Nassau River to make our first stop at Twin Creeks. I thought for sure we'd get a fish or two here, but not a bite! We skipped over to Seymore's Pointe and broke out the float rigs just to see a float go under! The trio of anglers tangled with small Mangrove Snapper and seeing that they weren't going to get any
bigger, we went back to some old oyster beds along the Nassau and this did the trick. Cooper knocked the skunk off with a feisty Black "puppy" Drum catch then all three anglers were putting fish in the boat. We had a couple of small Trout, Riley fought a nice Jack Crevalle, then Cooper hooked up and did battle with a big 40" Bonnethead Shark, which he landed. Someone caught a small Flounder then William had a good bite and fought to the boat a keeper sized 20" Slot Redfish. We continued to fish up and down the bank, picked a up a small Red or two, then Cooper had a big
bite and, FISH ON! After fighting that shark this fish was no match and Cooper landed another Slot Red, this one measuring at 23.5".  Somewhere in there William landed a keeper sized Flounder! We were about ready to leave when Riley had a big bite. His fish zinged across the shallow bar, ripping one way then coming back and ripping the other. But Riley was up to the task and after a long fight, landed a big 48" Bonnethead. Now that was a battle!  We ran up to the west of Bubblegum and fished the now exposed oysters but had no real bites other than an ugly old Toad fish! We made our last stop over at some docks, picked up a couple of small Snapper, then called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. Feeling blessed to be at the beach?  Check out Ricky's new website

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