Friday, July 21, 2017

Working Thru to Catch Some Fish

I think the high and incoming tide today - we're approaching a new moon - had some affect on the early fishing today. But my guest anglers were game and eager to get out on the water and get some fishing done. I met Tim and Jeanne Carson, Jeanne's sister Janice and her husband Rafael down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp early this morning and under clear skies, we ran up the intercoastal and dipped into Jackstaff to begin fishing with float rigs and mud minnows tossed up by the flooded marsh grass. The tide was still
coming in and even though the anglers were making excellent casts - we had nibbles, some bites, but no takers.

We ran thru Horsehead and down to Twin Creeks, set up again with the float rigs, and again, nibbles, bites, but no takers. Our next stop was up by some docks at Seymore's Pointe, fishing for Mangrove Snapper. Again, some good bites, but no hookups. Darn it!  We bounced around to some more docks, the tide was coming out of the
marsh, and finally, Rafael "knocked the skunk off" when he landed a keeper sized Flounder. We added one more hard fighting Jack Crevalle before we picked up and ran.

Pumpkin Hill was looking good as the current flowed out of the creek and it did produce a couple of feisty Redfish that Jeanne put in the boat. Janice had probably the biggest fish of the day right to the boat but it broke the leader and was gone!

Our final stop was back at Spanish Drop and here things picked up - finally! All four anglers were getting bites and they put a good handful of feisty Reds in the boat. Tim's rod got hot and as he hooked up a number of times. Boy was it hot! Luckily that last stop gave us some action so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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