Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LIke a Light Switch

I got to do a late afternoon trip today with Allen and Ann Richardson and their two grandkids Anna Claire and Walker. We met at the City docks at 3pm and made a long run up the Bell River to fish some docks with the tide about half way down. We had some huge live shrimp which we baited onto 1/4 oz jigs and began to toss to some dock pilings. The anglers were making good casts and we worked a few docks diligently, but we had no real bites. We then ran around and into the Jolley River, up to Snook Creek and
fished some now exposed oyster beds. Again, we worked the area thoroughly, but, no bites! So we are two hours into a fishing trip and no fish in the boat. But these anglers were patient and it paid off. Our next stop was over at Tiger Island with about an hour to go until dead low. It was like someone turned on a light switch. At our first spot we hooked up with a hard fighting Slot sized 20" Redfish then put a keeper sized 16" Black "puppy" Drum in the boat. (All fish were released to be caught another day) We fished up and down the island, landed a small but keeper sized Flounder to make it an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. Walker made a cast to a grassy shore line, bounced it off the bank, and caught another feisty Drum.  As we fished the logs Allen hooked up and landed a keeper sized Seatrout to make it a "Grande Slam" then Anna Claire wrapped things up when she fought and landed the biggest Flounder of the year, a 20" flattie, putting her in first place in the Anglers Mark 2016 Bragging Rights Tournament-Flounder Category (scroll down the right side of this report for standings). And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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