Thursday, July 6, 2017

Two of Four Hot Spots

We're having beautiful mornings for fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. Today I met Mike McClane and  his granddaughter Gabby up at the Eagans Creek boat ramp and we headed out of the creek with a live well full of mud minnows (no live shrimp at any bait shop). We ran over to the outside of Tiger Island, fished some flooded marsh grass just as the tide had started out, and had good nibbles, but no takers.

We bounced over to fish a large creek mouth and BOOM! Abby had a hookup. She played the fish perfectly and soon landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. From then on it was Trout bite after Trout bite. Both Mike and Gabby took turns reeling in fish and although there wasn't a whole lot of size to them, they were fun to catch. While we were fishing we were treated to some manatee sightings, lolling around just 20 feet away.

We ran out and around and up to the Jolley River and all the way to Snook Creek, fished it thoroughly, but had no real bites.

Our final stop was back at the mouth of Jolley. Working a now exposed oyster bed, the anglers were tossing there float rigs and minnows up near the shore and they began to get Redfish. One after the other. Some minnows caught three fish. They didn't have a whole lot of size to them either, but they were fun to catch, too. Switchign to jigs, finally, Mike had a strange bite and he reeled in a keeper sized Flounder. Gabby added a Croaker and they wrapped up the day catching feisty Redfish. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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