Monday, November 21, 2016

Cold Morning, Red Hot Fishing

Talk about a nip in the air!  It was downright cool this morning, with the temperature hovering right around 40 degrees when I met Bruce and Sharla Newkirk and their adult son Tyson down at the City marina. We eased out of the marina and made a run up Lanceford Creek with plans to fish some docks as the tide started back in. There wasn't a cloud in the sky when we started fishing, the tide was low and coming in, and the conditions were perfect for some Amelia Island Back Country fishing. However, the fish didn't get the message! The three anglers were making excellent casts and
they did pick up a few fish, two of them being keeper sized Seatrout, but it wasn't the action I was hoping for. We made a run over to Bell River and found some structure to fish and this did the trick. They started hooking up with Redfish and they got bigger and bigger the more they caught them! Just when I thought things would slow down, BOOM! Another big fish on! Then the Black "puppy" Drum started biting and they caught them for awhile. Then Bruce, who was quietly experimenting out deep, started catching Seatrout with a couple of them coming in at around 19". Sharla was
holding  up her end of the boat, catching Slot Reds and she added a 19" Drum to the catch. Bruce put a keeper sized Flounder in the  boat which gave them a "Grande Slam" of Redfish, Black Drum, Seatrout and Flounder. We caught fish for about two and half hours in that one spot but eventually the bite slowed to nothing as the tide and sun got up, so with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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