Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Flurry of Feisty Redfish

Happy July 4th! A day late! Back fishing, today with Chris Giella and his son Hunter, meeting them down at City marina early. We headed north and made our first stop outside of Tiger Island and began fishing the high and outgoing tide with float rigs and mud minnows. The two anglers were making excellent casts and we had a few bites, but none big enough to take the hook.

We ran up and around into the Jolley River and all the way up to Snook Creek and set up again with the float rigs. Again, no real
bites.  Our next stop was back at the mouth of the Jolley and finally, things heated up. Both Hunter and Chris began to get some feisty Redfish, one after the other, and the fish count climbed quickly. Hunter added a Croaker, Chris added a hard fighting Jack Crevalle, and Hunter followed that up with a keeper sized Flounder. We actually left the fish biting to see if we could find something bigger!

We ran around to the MOA and first cast produced a large Catfish! I think we picked up one or two more feisty Reds, then we made one last stop back at Tiger Island where Hunter wrapped things up with another, even bigger, keeper sized Flounder. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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