Friday, August 11, 2017

Follow The Rainbow

I had another great day of fishing today, this time with David Cleveland and his son Carter. I had met them down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early, then we headed up the Nassau River and made a quick stop at an oyster shell lined bank, turned the bow into the current, and began tossing jigs and live shrimp. It didn't take long before young Carter "knocked the skunk" off. He hooked up and landed a hungry Seatrout.

This angling duo had a good streak of "fish catching", landing feisty Redfish, a Flounder, more Trout, a Ladyfish, and a Jack Crevalle. At one time Carter had a big, drag ripping fish on but it was too much for the tackle and broke off - that's fishing!

We eased up the river to a marsh runout and fished it thoroughly. In addition to a good handful of feisty Redfish, Carter hooked up with something big while fishing out deeper. He played it patiently and
perfectly, from bow and back to stern, then landed a big 18" Seatrout, boy what a fish!

There was some big rain clouds here and there and off to the south we saw a nice rainbow and coincidently, that was where we heading next!  We made the run down to Pumpkin Hill, set up along the now flooded grass line, and began tossing float rigs. The catching was fast and furious! David put a nice 17" Trout in the boat, added another keeper sized fish, then Carter landed a keeper sized Sandtrout. We fished until we ran out of bait, then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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