Wednesday, April 5, 2017

And After The Blow

We had strong winds and a bunch of needed rain the night before last and it affected the fishing just a tad. I met Wes Methaney again down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and he had his brother in law Steve and nephew Evan with him to round out the team. We made a quick run over to the docks at Longpointe and fished the dock pilings with jigs and live shrimp on an outgoing tide. The first thing I noticed was how muddy the water looked. The anglers had no bites so we ran up the Nassau River and made a stop at some marsh runouts and exposed oyster beds and we began easing along,
tossing to the shell. About halfway up we spotted a huge tail waving at us as a big Red nosed around in the oysters but he would not bite.  We saw it a couple of times, and it may have been a second fish, but they just wouldn't take. Evan finally knocked the skunk off the boat when he caught and landed an angry Bluefish. We ran up the river to some docks at Seymore's Pointe and here both Evan and Wes put a couple of Redfish in the boat. We bounced down to another dock and Steve had a strange bite - he played it patiently to the boat, and landed a nice keeper sized 16.5"
Flounder. This fish put's Steve in first place in the Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament - Flounder Category (scroll down the right side of this report for standings)  Our next stop was down at Pumpkin Hill and here Steve landed a hungry Seatrout. We jumped down to Broward Island and fished up and down the bank. Wes put a couple of Trout in the boat, another Redfish, then Steve caught one too, giving him his own Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Flounder, Seatrout, and Redfish. I  noted that all stops the water was very muddy. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing at Amelia Island, Florida.

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