Wednesday, January 18, 2017
January Grande Slam
we made our first stop at Bubblegum Reef. I haven't been having any luck here in the last few months but the tide was right and I just had to try it out. No real bites, other than a "baitstealer" that Kay expertly caught. We moved up the river to fish some dock pilings and sure enough, there were fish. Kay "knocked the skunk off" when she landed a hard fighting Black "puppy" Drum then both anglers put a few Redfish in the boat. We had one big fish hooked up but it was smart enough to wrap itself around a piling and, Fish Off. We bounced up and down the docks and landed a few more feisty Redfish then ran down to Broward Island to fish the first of the incoming tide. The two anglers had a good flurry of fish catching, landing a few Redfish then Dale began to pickup some hungry Seatrout out deep to give them a Slam. He landed a nice keeper sized Black Drum and while he was working it to the boat Kay had a strange bite and hookup. She brought hers in just a minute after Dale's and we netted a keeper sized Flounder, giving the couple an Amelia Island Back Country Grande Slam of Redfish, Black Drum Seatrout and Flounder. We worked up and down the bank and wrapped it up with Dale landing a good handful of Seatrout, caught out deep. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.