Tuesday, September 26, 2017

One Lucky Spot

The mornings are just getting better and better since Hurricane Maria passed way off in the Atlantic. Today I met Domenic Ferelli and his friend Bob up at the north end ramp and we made a quick run over to Lanceford Creek with a plan to fish some dock pilings (that was all that was left from Irma!) on a low and incoming tide. The two anglers were tossing jigs and live shrimp and even though the conditions were perfect, the fish didn't cooperate!

We came back and around the outside of Tiger and made a brief
stop at a small marsh run out, still tossing jigs and live shrimp, but here we had not even a nibble. We bounced around to the Jolley River and switched to float rigs with the live shrimp and we began to ease along a marsh line, facing into the current. Domenic and Bob were making excellent casts and figured out that they didn't have to make a pin point cast - they could just toss it up current and let the breeze and current move their baits up near the shoreline and BOOM! Redfish on! Bob knocked the skunk off with a feisty Red, then Domenic followed that up with a big 25" Slot sized fish. From then on they were catching Reds. Most of them were around 16", but once in while they added another Slot fish. We fished that shore for a good hour or so then moved on up the river to fish some more flooded oyster beds.

Although we couldn't match the success of the previous spot. we did have a couple of good bites that ripped some drag before throwing the hook.

After coming back to the outside of Tiger, Bob added another Redfish and both anglers tangled with some small Mangrove Snapper. One more spot produced a Spotted Seatrout before we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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