Monday, March 20, 2017

First Cast Redfish Leads To Slam

It was another outstandingly beautiful day today! I met Jean and Mike Ryan-Fry up at the north end boat ramp and we made the short run around to Eagans Creek with plans to fish the last of an outgoing tide with jigs and live shrimp - hitting the dock pilings. I did a couple of demo casts then handed the first rod over to Jean and BOOM! Fish ON! She worked it patiently to the boat and after a good fight, landed a nice 19.5" Slot Redfish! Now that's the way to start a fishing trip. Mike was tossing out into deeper water and
found a "honey hole" of hungry Seatrout. After wading through a good handful of them, he landed  nice keeper sized one. When the tide hit bottom the bite stopped so we made the run around to Tiger Island and began to fish the logs. It took until the tide started back in but then the fish began to bite. We picked up a couple of more Redfish and again, Mike found the Trout and had a good flurry of catches. After working the bank up and down we were just about to wrap things up when Jean had a strange bite. It didn't put up much of  fight until it got to the boat but by then it was too late - we netted a 16" keeper sized Flounder to round out he duo's Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder. After that we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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