Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quick Amelia Island Slam

It's crazy how you can almost feel that the fishing's going to be good a particular day. Like yesterday, the conditions were perfect when I meet Patrick and Lindsey McStotts down at the south end boat ramp. We headed up the Nassau River with plans to make the long run to Broward Island but I just couldn't pass up a shoreline with exposed shell bank - the bait was moving and the fish were popping!

We pulled up and began to toss shrimp and minnows on jigs to the
bank. Patrick got things started off quick when he hooked up and landed a nice Slot sized Redfish, a great way to knock the skunk off the boat! He followed that up in short order with a hungry Flounder then a keeper sized Seatrout (all fish were released today) to garner a quick Amelia Island Back Country Slam! We worked that bank, tossed a cast net and picked up some more bait, then made that run down to Broward Island.

The duo caught another Flounder or two or three, a small (small) Redfish, then Lindsey had a strong bite and, FISH ON! This was a big fish that was ripping the line off of her spool. But she kept the pressure on and after a good fight, and despite the coaching, landed a nice 24.25" Redfish, boy what a fish! We worked down the bank for a while, then ran back to Pumpkin Hill, switching to float rigs.

Patrick added a feisty Redfish before we made one more stop back at Horsehead where he put 4-5 keeper sized Mangrove Snapper in the boat. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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