Wow! What a way to start a fishing trip! I had just met Patrick Verner and his sons Bryan and Patrick up at the Dee Dee Bartels boat ramp and after we had crossed the river we began to fish with live shrimp under a float rig with a short leader and BOOM! Young Patrick had a hookup! Big fish on! He worked it in patiently and we had the first fish of the day, a 25" Slot Red with some big shoulders!
All three anglers went back to the same spot and BOOM! Another big Redfish on - almost identical is size. BOOM! Another big Redfish
on. BOOM! Another big Redfish on! BOOM! This one was a big Black Drum - big for our light tackle - it was 24"+ in size, but it was no match for Patrick.
I was thinking, man this is going to be an awesome day of fishing, and it was, but the fishing fell off after that. We had a bite here and there, caught a couple of Rays, then called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.