Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Another Windy Day But We Caught Fish

Those NE winds kept on blowing today, but we had a plan and it worked! I met Doug Russell, his son Doug, and his grandson Ben down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this morning and we made our way up to the mouth of Jackstaff to fish an outgoing tide with mud minnows. Granddad and dad fished forward with jigs while Ben tossed a float rig out the back. Ben struck first with a hookup and catch of a keeper sized Seatrout!  I believe he added another couple of feisty Redfish then his dad put one into the boat.

We worked the bank, picking up a fish here and there. When we crossed the creek to a submerged sandbar Ben got hot, picking up a couple of Seatrout as he tossed his jig/minnow out deep then let it bounce across the bottom with the current.

After running through Horsehead we made a brief stop at some docks at Seymore's Pointe, fished some pilings, caught a small Jack
Crevalle, had a few good bites, but no takers. We then ran down the Nassau River and set up outside some shell banks. The anglers caught a few feisty Redfish before we moved on up the river, fishing run-outs here and there.

Doug Sr. battled a big Jack Crevalle and landed it while his son and grandson hooked up with a double of Redfish before Doug Sr. wrapped things up with a keeper sized Flounder. Although it has been windy the last two days, we've been able to get in behind the marsh grass and have some successful fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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