I wrapped my week up fishing with the Sutherland's - Sherry and Randy, who had brought along their daughter Holly and her husband Skyler. We had clear skies as we ran down the Bell River with plans to fish some docks as the tide crept in. On the second dock Sherry got things started by landing a nice keeper sized Seatrout, caught on a mudminnow and jig. Shortly after that she tangled with a high flying Ladyfish. After fishing those docks thoroughly, we ran around to the Jolley River and fished some flooded oyster beds with float rigs and the minnows. Although
these anglers were making excellent casts, the fish just weren't cooperating. We may have picked up a Trout or two and some Ladyfish, but there wasn't too much to brag about. Yet. Our next stop was on the outside of Tiger Island and they quickly picked up a couple of Trout. We worked the bank, switching back to the jigs and the catching heated up. Randy was in a groove and landed a few keeper sized Flounder and some smaller Trout then all four anglers were catching fish. Skyler put the biggest Trout in the boat and after Randy had landed a larger Flounder, Holly put an even
bigger one in the boat. We went through all our minnows catching fish then switched to an array of artificial baits, and they too caught fish. For bragging rights we summed up the trip as Sherry catching the first fish, a keeper; Randy had the most fish; Holly had the biggest Flounder; and Skyler had the biggest Trout. It was a great way to finish up another Amelia Island fishing trip.