Thursday, March 30, 2017

First Fish Ever

We had another beautiful morning today, and I had the pleasure of fishing with Paul Landahl who brought along his friend Eileen. We met down at the Big Talbot Island Park and after a brief safety orientation, headed up the Nassau River to make the long run around to Broward Island. The conditions were perfect with an incoming tide creeping in as the anglers set up to toss jigs with live shrimp to the shoreline. We had a nibble here and there then a hookup and Paul landed a hungry Seatrout. Then we had a another bite, this one stronger, and Eileen was on the rod this time. She
patiently played the fish and soon landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout - a fish that she proclaimed to be the first fish she'd every caught! Now that's what I like to hear! We worked along the bank and just as we were preparing to move further north we had another good bite. Paul kept the pressure on, played it perfectly, and landed Slot sized Redfish. We finally did move up and were greeted with a Bald Eagle sighting. After fishing under the scrutiny of the Eagle, we made a run around to Seyomor's Pointe and fished some dock pilings, to no avail. We fished some rocks, some flooded
oysters -twice- but had no more bites. Even though the "catdching" was slow, we had a great day out on the waters of Amelia Island, Florida.

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