Saturday, July 24, 2010

Red and Jack

Greg Barbaree and his family squeezed in a quick vacation to Amelia Island and he set up an Amelia Island backcountry fishing trip with his son Brooks and friends Brett and Trey. We left the South end boat ramp at 7am with the tide expected to peak at it's highest at 8:30am. Our first stop was the mouth of Jackstaff where we anchored up and unlimbered the spinning rods. Greg hadn't cast but once or twice when he hooked up to a hard fighting fish, one that bent Greg's rod for sure, and we had a slot-sized 21" Redfish in the boat right off the bat! The rest of the guys joined in with Brooks pulling in a nice Jack and then Brett and Trey hooking up with Redfish. Brooks had a fat Trout take his jig and put up a good fight; it looked bigger in the water, but when measured was just under the size limit. Then Trey hooked up with something big that didn't run like a Shark so we thought it must be a Redfish. After a long battle he brought to the boat and Greg's waiting net a huge Jack Crevalle. We moved into Nassau River where Brooks hooked up and fought a 4' Bonnethead Shark on 10lb test; they went around the boat for probably 15 minutes until Brooks won out, bringing to the surface the worn out Shark. We broke it off then headed back to Jackstaff where the guys all caught more small Redfish and a few more Jack and with the sun getting high, we headed in, counting it as another great day on the water.


Anonymous said...

Capt. Piper my "guys" had a wonderful trip fishing with you! You had everything already prepared, bait, tackle, etc. so it was much easier for us to travel from South Georgia without these supplies.

The pictures you sent us via email are just perfect and are already heading to find frames to join other family memories framed. Just an example of the extra you go to make sure the trip is an awesome experience during and after. (I especially love the black and white copies...!)

Thank you for making their fishing trip with you another wonderful memory for the Barbaree Family. We will be back and bring our girls along this time! We will gladly recommend you to our friends in South Georgia.

Best regards,
Beverly Barbaree

Greg said...

Wow! we had a great time! Thanks for the pictures! We will be adding them to facebook asap. We will be back. Thanks for a great time.

Greg, Brooks, Brett, and Trey