Monday, July 3, 2017
Shark Fights at Amelia Island
Our next stop was back at the mouth of Jolley, fishing "Jensen Bank" and this did the trick. Elijah and his dad picked up a couple of the Redfish, Elijah put a hard fighting Jack Crevalle in the boat, then he added to that with a 24" Bonnethead Shark catch - a nice fight. Tyler was feeling a bit left out so when his older brother hooked up big, he handed it off to Tyler and the battle began!
It was a big shark- ripping the drag as it headed to deeper waters, but Tyler was up to the challenge and stayed with him. He worked the big fish to the surface a couple of times - it looked five foot long to me - but then it would run and take line with it. Finally, after a long fight, we got the big shark to the boat and broke him off - boy what a battle!
This must have woken Tyler up because from then on he was catching fish! Elijah matched him fish for fish and they both caught a bunch. We hit a couple of more spots, the bite dwindled to nothing, then we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.