Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We Started Off Good

We fished this morning under overcast skies, but it was a bit cooler and with the slight breeze, it was some good fishing conditions. I met Darrell Evans and two of his sons Clark and Will down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and we made our first run up the Nassau River, stopping at some exposed oysters to fish the last hour of an outgoing tide.

The bait shop was out of all live bait! Ouch! But I had cast net for
about two dozen finger mullet after launching so the trio of anglers began to toss them on a jig up to the bank. Clark knocked the skunk off when he hooked and landed a keeper sized Flounder. Bumping up the river to a large twin runout, young Will hooked up with a  nice fish. He played it perfectly and after a good battle, landed an "almost legal" feisty Redfish.  And shortly after that, Darrell put another Flounder in the boat.

But we had gone thru our minnows, so we ran down to Broward Island and fished the first of an incoming tide with artificial grubs and minnows. We came pretty close to tossing every color in the box at them to no avail.  We were getting "bumps" but no takers as we worked the bank, up close and out deep but he fish just weren't having it.

We fished Pumkin Hill for a good while and finished up over in Jackstaff as the tide covered the oysters and although the fish catching had fallen off, we still counted it as another great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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