Monday, July 25, 2016

Two and a Half Hours of Fish Catch'n Fun!

Back to "work" today! I met Howard and Emilly Williams and their daughter Maddy down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early this morning and with a clear sky and just a slight breeze, we shoved off and ran up the Nassau River. I had originally planned to run all the way to Broward Island but the tide was still going out so we made a stop at some exposed oysters and were fishing within 10 minutes of leaving the ramp. It took just a while for the anglers to get unwound and in a short time they were getting good bites, but
no takers.  Then, like someone flipped a light switch, they began to pick up fish. Emilly got things rolling when she landed a feisty Redfish then Maddy hauled in a hard fighting Stingray then everyone was catching fish! This trio of anglers landed small but feisty Redfish, then some keeper sized Seatrout (all fish were released today), then a couple of Jack Crevalle, then some Blue Crab (they must have been really hungry because they hung on all the way into the boat), then Emilly had a big bite. I was thinking, "here's a Slot Redfish" as it pulled hard and deep. Emilly kept the
pressure on and after a patient battle, landed a big 20.5" Seatrout! Now that was a nice fish! We continued to catch fish for about two and half hours and probably could have stayed there longer but we decided for a change in scenery and ran down to Broward Island. Although the bite wasn't not as fast they caught a couple more Trout and a Redfish before we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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