Monday, June 27, 2016

Slam And Sharks

I fished with Chris Jones and his "boys" this morning, Alex and Andrew and son in law John, meeting them down at the City marina. We eased through the no-wake zone and made a brief stop at the mouth of Bell River to fish some exposed oysters on the last of an outgoing tide. Young Andrew put the first fish in the boat, a hungry Croaker, but that was all that we caught. We ran around to Tiger Island, fished the logs thoroughly, had no bites, then ran up to the Jolley River. Alex's first cast produced a fat and still hungry
Seatrout and later Chris worked a feisty Flounder to the boat. Then Alex caught a slightly undersized Redfish and John added a Black "puppy" Drum to make it an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. We ran further up the Jolley, made a stop at Snook Creek as the tide started back in, and here John had a strong bite, and FISH ON! It was a big fish but John kept the pressure on and patiently worked it to the boat. After multiple runs and some serious patience, John landed a 3"+ Bonnethead Shark. During the commotion, Andrew caught and landed a nice Flounder. We made one more run around to Bell River Where Chris added to his catch when he landed a Seatrout then Alex wrapped things up by catching a feisty 2' Black Tip Shark. With that, we called it day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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