We then made the long run down to Broward Island with plans to
We were just about to leave the area when his dad, Ken, hooked up. This was a big, big fish! We could hear it laughing at our light tackle. But Ken would have the last laugh. He kept the pressure on, took his time, and after a long, long fight, landed an oversized 31" Redfish! Check out that size 1000 reel in the video below! Note how that trolling motor plays a big part in landing this mighty fish! This fish garners Ken 2nd place in the Anglers Mark 2017 Bragging Rights Tournament-Redfish Category (scroll down the right side of this report for standings).
We made a stop at Pumpkin Hill where Chris put a keeper sized Flounder in the boat to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam. Melanie had already put a few Redfish and Trout in the boat and added a Croaker to her variety. After one more brief stop, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.