Monday, September 19, 2016

Big Jack Catch

I fished this morning with Adam and Patty Garner, meeting them down at the Atlantic Seafood dock as the sun came up. We eased north through the no-wake zone then ran up to Tiger Island to fish the logs as the tide came in. These two anglers were making excellent casts but there wasn't a whole lot biting. We did pick up a couple of "bait stealers", a croaker, and a hungry Flounder on jigs an shrimp and minnows. We ran around and up to the Jolley River and fished the "bank", tossing float rigs with live shrimp. I think they found two Trout and then Patty landed a small but feisty Jack Crevalle. We bounced around the corner, set up behind a grass patch with the current sweeping by, and within minutes Patty had a strong hookup, FISH ON!  This fish was pulling hard so we took the trolling motor off anchor and kept the fish off to the side. Patty kept the pressure on as she worked the fish slowly to the boat and after a good battle, she landed a nice, big Jack Crevalle. Boy what a nice fish! We fished that area with both floats and jigs, had some good bites, then ran around to the outside of Tiger. The flood tide was up so we poked the bow up into the grass in a couple of places, looking for tailing Reds. Out of 4-5 spots we saw a couple "backing" in the distance and so we tossed some weedless spoons at 'em, but had no takers. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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