Wayne Lynn and I exchanged texts and phone calls yesterday and this morning, trying to determine if it was feasible to fish with the forecasted thunderstorms heading our way. We saw a window and took it, meeting up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park boat ramp.
Myself, Wayne, and his brother-in-law Ernie headed over to Tiger Island to fish the logs on an incoming tide with 8w outfits and my "Live Shrimp Fly" - a weighted version made to resemble the color of a live shrimp. The two anglers traded off, tossing that fly up and
We ran around to the Jolley River and fished a large marsh run out, switching to a black "Troy James Fly". This did the trick. In short order Wayne had a bump and a bite. He strip set the hook and patiently hauled in a small Flounder. People seem surprised when I tell them we caught a flounder on a fly but it happens more often
I wanted to continue on up the Jolley but there was a huge thunderstorm heading our way so we headed back and when we came out of the mouth of the Jolley we were met by a Coast Guard gun boat who advised us to wait until a passing submarine had passed through. We headed their advice! We made one more stop over in Bell River but the thunderstorms were inching closer, so we called it a day, another great, albeit short, day on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.