Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rainbow Trout

We had another excellent morning to spend out on the back waters of Amelia Island. I met David and Sandra Wilke down at the City marina and we made an easy run up to the outside of Tiger Island to fish the peak of a high tide with float rigs and fresh mud minnows. Sandra was along to enjoy the scenery and David was up on the bow with the whole marsh to himself! The current wasn't really moving but David was able to pick up some high flying Ladyfish to get things started. We ran up to the Jolley River and fished the "bank", trolling along the marsh line and David found a couple of
hungry Seatrout and a feisty Redfish. Sandra took time out from relaxing at the stern to reel in a small but hungry Mangrove Snapper. We ran further up the Jolley, fished the mouth of Snook Creek, slipped in to Snook Creek and fished it for a few minutes. There was a couple of rain storms off in the distance and we saw two nice rainbows along with them.  We then ran out and around to the MOA. Sandra did battle with a hungry Catfish and David put another Seatrout in the boat. The tide was down now so we made a stop back at Jolley Bank and fished jigs on the bottom. David was making excellent casts and staying just beyond the oysters, fishing his jig slowly, and landed another Trout and Redfish. Our last stop was back at the Tiger Island logs and even though the tide was almost perfect, the sun was up and it had gotten rather hot so the fish were through biting, and with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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