Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Steady Fish Catching

We had a beautiful day to fish this morning...I had met Mike Bennett, his daughter Michelle and his son-in-law Joey down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp with plans to run up into Horsehead, which is what we did. The tide had been going out for a few hours when we pulled up to a small outcrop of marsh grass and oysters. We had a live well full of live shrimp and mud minnows and the trio of anglers began to work the point with jigs and it wasn't long before Mike "knocked the skunk off" when he landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. Then only minutes later, Joey pulled in a keeper sized
Flounder. Now that's the way to start off a fishing trip. They continued to fish the same spot, picked up a couple of small Redfish, then Michelle had a strong bite and, FISH ON! She fought the fish patiently and after a good battle landed a Slot sized 22.5" Redfish. They now had an Amelia Island Back Country Slam in the boat! We caught a few more fish there then bumped up a short distance, fished a run out, then ran further up the Nassau River to fish just west of Bubblegum Reef. Joey caught a Trout as we trolled up to the Reef. We anchored there for a while and the anglers
caught a fat Catfish, a Jack Crevalle, and a couple of small Black "puppy" Drum. They also were able to put a few keeper sized Croaker in the boat. Our next stop was down at Broward Island where we picked up a couple of more Reds. We made our final stop back at Seymore's Pointe and tried our hand at catching Mangrove Snapper.  It was a great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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