Thursday, August 10, 2017

If You Like Trout

Boy, pretty day today! I met Bob Blalock down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and we made the long run on slick water down to Broward Island to take advantage of the first of an incoming tide. The bait shop was out of mud minnows but they live shrimp and I had also tossed a cast net for some nice finger mullet. Bob started right off making excellent casts to the downed logs and although we had a nibble or two, we had no takers other than a couple of small Mangrove Snapper. We began to ease up the bank, tossing jigs to the shoreline, and Bob did find a couple of feisty Redfish to put in the boat.

We dropped back down the Nassau River and went in to Pumpkin Hill and this did the trick. We had switched to float rigs and shrimp and I think Bob's first cast had his float disappear, missed him! But this didn't deter Bob and within a cast or two he was hooked up with a big fish which he played perfectly, soon landing a nice 19" Seatrout. From then on we enjoyed a good flurry of fish catching. We put a couple of handful of Trout in the boat with four more being of keeper size. We also landed three Sandtrout one of which was of keeper size.

Moving back down the Nassau, we made a stop at Seymore's Pointe and tossed dead shrimp under the float for Mangroves but they weren't home. Our last stop was at Twin Creeks and Bob did have one solid hookup, a good battle with a nice fish that ripped the drag and took him under the boat,and, FISH OFF! Hah! But we'd had a pretty good stretch of fish catching so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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