Louis Welch consulted his secret book which told him that today it would be best to fish in the morning, so we did. I met Louis and his brother Kenny out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp and we made a quick run around to Christopher Creek and began
tossing float rigs with live shrimp to some flooded oyster beds on the very first of an outgoing tide. It didn't take long before the two anglers began to hookup and one of the first fish was a huge Seatrout that Kenny hooked up with. It took his bait with a vengeance and was ripping drag, but Kenny kept the pressure on and landed a fat 22.5"
Seatrout - squeezing him into 2nd place in the Anglers Mark 2017 Bragging Rights Tournament-Seatrout Category (scroll down right side of this report for standings) Boy what a nice Trout. From then on it was fish catching! Louis fought and landed a 23" Slot Redfish then both anglers were trading Trout catches. Louis added another big 21.5" Trout(tying him for third in the Bragging Rights Tournament) then Kenny had a strong bite and landed another Slot Redfish. The fish catching was fast and furious for almost two hours, then it went cold. Really cold. We ran down the Nassau River and fished some marsh run outs, picked up a small Redfish and a couple of more Trout, and a couple of Jacks, too. We fished the docks at Seymore's, picked up one more Jack, then ran through Jackstaff to fish it's mouth. The tide was down, the sun was up, and it wasn't morning so we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.