Monday, July 17, 2017

Last Cast: BOOM!

Although the weather report called for a high percentage of rain around mid day, we felt like we could get a half day of fishing in, so I met Cathey Grossman and  her friend Diane down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp early this morning and we headed up the Nassau River to make our first stop along the river with an outgoing tide. The oysters were already exposed so we went with jigs and minnows.

Both anglers were making excellent casts and it didn't take long
before we began to put fish in the boat. An wouldn't you know it, when Cathey hooked up, we knew it was a good fish by the way the drag was ripping. She played it patiently and soon landed a nice 21" Slot sized Redfish. From then on, both her and Diane caught fish - mostly small, but feisty fun-to-catch Redfish. Cathey also put a hard fighting Jack Crevalle in the boat.

We moved up river and continued to fish with the jigs and caught another handful of Reds. Our next stop was at some docks at
Seymore's Pointe and we added a couple of Mangrove Snapper to the catch before Cathey had another strong bite and FISH ON! But this fish was smart and made it's way into the pilings. Cathey kept the pressure on, then released the pressure, then tightened back up again and pulled the big fish away from the pilings. She kept the pressure on and soon landed a bigger 22" Slot Redfish.

We made a brief stop at Pumpkin Hill then made our way down to Broward Island and fished some logs. There was a bunch of bait being busted up near the bank but we had no takers until we called "last cast" and wouldn't you know it, Diane had a good bite. This fish was fighting hard and came to the surface and thrashed but Diane played it perfectly and eventually landed a fat 18" Seatrout, wrapping up another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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