Wednesday, July 6, 2016

You Never Know What You Are Going To Catch

I fished today with Josh Snow and his son Ben, with the trip being set up by Patrice Paton. We had arranged to meet down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early this morning with plans to fish the first of an incoming tide. After a brief safety orientation, we ran up the Nassau River and made a stop at some exposed oyster beds, tossing live shrimp and jigs up current and slowly fishing them back...and....FISH ON!  First Cast! Ben was on the rod and patiently worked in a nice feisty Redfish! Both anglers began to fish
and landed a keeper sized Flounder and another Redfish or two. We ran further up the river, fished some more oysters, and found a Catfish and Sea Robin to add to the variety count. We eased over to some docks, fished the dock pilings and Josh quickly found the knack of catching small but feisty Mangrove Snapper. Ben landed a rather large Pinfish then another keeper sized Flounder before we went around the corner, switched to float rigs, and tangled with some bigger Mangrove Snapper. We made one final stop over at the mouth of Jackstaff where Josh landed a hard fighting Jack Crevalle to round out another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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