Saturday, March 3, 2018

Extreme Low Tide Causes Issues

I also fished yesterday afternoon, meeting Dick Miree and Katherine at the north ramp on the last of the outgoing tide. We made the long run up the Bell River and fished some docks with jigs and live shrimp. The current was still ripping, blown even faster by the wind and even though we had a bite or two, we had no takers. We continued on, around into the Jolley and made stops at three different banks of oyster beds on the very last of the outgoing tide.  I don’t know if I have ever seen the tide so low. We had no real bites.
When the tide hit bottom we went around to the mouth of Tiger and tried to enter but the water was too shallow and we couldn’t get in to fish that first of the incoming tide. So we changed our plans and went over to Eagans Creek and fished some structure, which paid off. Katherine landed the first fish of the day, a feisty Redfish. We put a couple of those in the boat, a small Trout or two, and did battle with a huge Seatrout that was wiley enough to throw the hook right at the boat! Boy what a fish!

The tide had come in a bit so we ran back to Tiger, slowed for a passing submarine, then made our way to the backside to fish the logs. Both Katherine and Dick put some “almost big enough” Redfish in the boat and both landed a couple of Black “puppy” Drum. The last two stops and submarine viewing saved the day and made for a great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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