I fished today with Mike Perry and we got an earlier than usual start with the bait shop opening a tad bit early this morning. After getting our live shrimp we launched down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and ran up the Nassau River to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe with a few hours to go on an outgoing tide.
Mike was making excellent casts to the base of some pilings and it didn't take long before he had "bump" on his jig and shrimp and he had a hookup. He neatly landed a nice fat Seatrout. We worked up
and down the docks and both of caught a handful of Trout with two being of keeper size. When things slowed we crossed the river and fished some exposed oyster beds and although we had abite or two, we had no takers. So we ran further up Nassau and down a ways to fish some rocks along the Nassauville side and here we had multiple Redfish catches floating a live shrimp along the rocks.
That slowed and after a short trip down to the Broward Island, we were back fishing, jigs and shrimp.
My hotspot was cold but we persevered and worked the bank and began to catch Trout. Then Mike had a strong bite, his drag ripped, and BIG FISH ON! This was a big one - it ran deep a few times, ripping drag, but Mike kept the pressure on and worked it slowly to the boat. It ran deep again and made its way down current but Mike was up to the task and let the rod do the talking. After a good long battle, Mike landed a Tournament sized 26 1/2" Slot Redfish. And to top it off, it was loaded with spots! We counted a total of 28, a sure winner in most any Redfish Spot Tournament.
The Safe Harbor Boys Home Redfish Spot Tournament is fast approaching, to be held Saturday April 7th. Click Here for more information. Our Amelia Island Guides Association Redfish Spot Tournament is Saturday Sept. 8th and will be held at the Amelia Island Yacht club. Click Here for more information.
We wrapped up the trip catching one Seatrout after the other, most in the 14" range, but we did pick up one more of keeper size. And with that, we called it day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida