Friday, June 2, 2017

Amelia Island Flounder Flurry

I headed back to the south end today, meeting Trey Dennard and his friends Maria, Anne and Mark down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp, located at the north end of Big Talbot Island Park. We launched at 7:30 and ran up the Nassau River - the water was smooth as a pond - and stopped at Twin Creeks to fish an outgoing tide with float rigs and mud minnows.

It didn't take long for the anglers to get bites. Maria was first in the water and I think it was her first real drift when, BOOM! Fish on!  It fought ferociously but she played it perfectly and after a good battle, landed a hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Then Trey got in on the action and landed a feisty Redfish. Mark followed that up with a keeper sized Flounder that bit his minnow as it floated over the back side of a submerged shell bed. From then on the anglers were getting bites, picking up a keeper Flounder now and then.

We bounced down to Spanish Drop and fished another run out and here both Mark and Maria put some big Flounder in the boat, then Maria added a nice Slot sized Redfish.   We made a stop up at Seymore's Pointe to fish for Mangroves but had no luck, bounced around to some docks where Trey proved adept at catching the Mangroves on a jig and minnow - and he found another Flounder, then we bounced over to Bubblegum Reef where Trey picked up a few more Mangrove Snapper.

After running through Jackstaff we fished the edges of a sandbar with Anne wrapping things up with a nice Jack Crevalle catch. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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